Russia backs Bosnia’s integrity amid Serb calls for secession

By Daria Sito-Sucic and Maja Zuvela SARAJEVO/BANJA LUKA, Sept 21 : Russia supports the peace accords that ended Bosnia’s war in the 1990s and the country’s territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, dismissing allegations about any negative influence by Russia in the Balkans. Lavrov arrived in Bosnia two weeks before Bosnia’s […]

Election in Russia’s Far East to be re-run after fraud scandal

By Polina Nikolskaya VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sep 20 : A regional election in Russia’s Far East will be re-run, the local election commission said on Thursday, dealing a rare blow to the Kremlin after allegations the vote had been rigged in its candidate’s favour. The ruling, in Russia’s Primorsky Region which includes the Pacific port of […]

Russian oil firm seeks dollar alternative amid US sanctions threat-traders

* Surgutneftegaz is Russia’s fourth biggest oil firm by output * Wants buyers to agree to use euros if necessary-traders * Some traders link push to threat of more U.S. sanctions * Company relies on short-term contracts and so more vulnerable By Gleb Gorodyankin and Olga Yagova MOSCOW, Sept 19 : – Russian oil producer […]

Russian official calls for rare vote re-run over fraud in Far East

By Polina Nikolskaya VLADIVOSTOK, Sept 19 : Russia’s top election official recommended on Wednesday that a regional election be re-run following allegations that it had been rigged to secure victory for the Kremlin’s candidate. Communist Party supporters took to the streets of Vladivostok to protest after the incumbent governor of the far eastern Primorsky region […]

Swiss investigate alleged Russian cyber attack on World Anti-Doping Agency

By John Revill ZURICH, Sept 15 : Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether Russian agents tried to hack the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Office of the Attorney General said on Saturday, broadening the scope of alleged espionage against institutions in Switzerland. Criminal proceedings were launched in March 2017 on suspicion of political espionage, the OAG said […]

UK court says Ukraine-Russia $3 bln Eurobond case should go to trial

By Claire Milhench and Natalia Zinets LONDON/KIEV, Sept 14 : Britain’s court of appeal ruled on Friday that Ukraine had a justiciable defence in a $3 billion Eurobond case that was originally brought by Russia and said the case should be allowed to go to full trial. The decision in effect sets aside a lower […]