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Kim Jong-Il in Russia for economic talks

Aug 24, 2011
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il makes a rare foreign visit today to Russia. Other countries like South Korea see it as a positive step towards opening the country up to economic cooperation.
Posted In: Russia

Russians demand a better debt rating

Aug 10, 2011
With more than $500 billion in currency reserves and a budget surplus, Russia is upset with its BBB rating, which puts the country just behind Ireland, Cyprus and the Bahamas
Posted In: Russia

After debt drama, Putin calls U.S. a "parasite"

Aug 2, 2011
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is "living beyond its means" and world should move away from U.S. dollar as reserve currency.
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China invites US to hold hands, sing kumabaya

Jun 22, 2011
Chinese vice minister Cui Tiankai told reporters yesterday that China has no beef with the U.S. and that "'the international community ought to...
Posted In: China, hacking, Russia

Financial flight in Russia fueled by election fears

Jun 21, 2011
Nine months before Russia's presidential election, much of Russia's investor capital is flowing out of the country because of investor uncertainty and anxiety.
Posted In: Russia

Annual economic gathering kicks off in Russia

Jun 16, 2011
Business and political leaders from across the world gather today in St. Petersburg, Russia, to attend the city's big annual economic forum.
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Russia works to strike gas deal with China

Jun 16, 2011
This week, Russia is hosting the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. China's President Hu Jintao is attending this year's forum in hopes of announcing a new gas deal between China and Russia.
Posted In: China, Russia

Putin pledges $52 bil. to boost births

Apr 21, 2011
The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to increase Russia's flagging birthrate by 30 percent, as Peter Van Dyk explains.
Posted In: Russia

Is Russia cracking down on the Internet?

Apr 13, 2011
Last week, we reported on the outage of blogging site Live Journal that left President Dmitry Medvedev miffed. This week, Reuters is reporting that...
Posted In: China, Gmail, hotmail, Russia, security, skype