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    France blocks extradition of Kazakh oligarch to Russia
    Dec10

    France blocks extradition of Kazakh oligarch to Russia

    Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine all accuse him of having embezzled billions of dollars during his time as head of the Kazakh bank BTA. …read more Source: World...

    Qatar acquires stakes in Russian state oil firm
    Dec10

    Qatar acquires stakes in Russian state oil firm

    Qatar’s Investment Authority (QIA) and Swiss Commodity trading Glencore have agreed to acquire 19.5 per cent of Russia’s largest oil-producer, Rosnet. The deal is worth €10.2 billion ($11.3 billion), US Bloomberg Economic reported. The agency said yesterday that Glencore, which took charge of attracting investors on behalf of the...

    US, Russia, trade barbs at European security meeting
    Dec09

    US, Russia, trade barbs at European security meeting

    The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) remained divided over the conflict in eastern Ukraine at the end of a two-day meeting in Hamburg, with the United States accusing Russia of blocking a resolution …read more Source: The Daily...

    Cruising Chelsea face West Brom, aim for cloud nine
    Dec09

    Cruising Chelsea face West Brom, aim for cloud nine

    Antonio Conte’s Chelsea juggernaut rolls back into action against West Bromwich Albion tomorrow with the Premier League leaders chasing a ninth consecutive win. Chelsea produced the most impressive display of their winning streak last weekend when they came from behind to win 3-1 at Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. They have not won...

    United’s Mkhitaryan breaks duck
    Dec09

    United’s Mkhitaryan breaks duck

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first Manchester United goal to set up a 2-0 win over Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine on Thursday and take Jose Mourinho’s side into the last 32 of the Europa League. United required only a point to secure progress from Group A but Mkhitaryan’s 48th-minute strike and a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal separated the...

    Joshua eyes Klitschko prize in Molina bout
    Dec09

    Joshua eyes Klitschko prize in Molina bout

    World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua fights Eric Molina tonight, but all the talk this week has been about who the Briton could fight next. Joshua’s second defence of his IBF world crown might not be generating as much excitement and anticipation as his previous fights, but much is on the line. Should he prevail, Joshua will be set to...

    Le Clos breaks 100m fly world record
    Dec09

    Le Clos breaks 100m fly world record

    Chad le Clos, rebounding from what he considered a disappointing Rio Olympics, won his second gold of the Short Course Swimming World Championships on Thursday with a world record-setting victory in the 100m butterfly. The South African’s time of 48.08sec improved his own world record of 48.44, set at the previous edition of the...

    EU breaks deadlock over visa waivers
    Dec08

    EU breaks deadlock over visa waivers

    BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) will allow Ukrainians and Georgians to visit the bloc without a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the plan. Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU leaders who...

    Russian shares hit record high after Rosneft stake sale
    Dec08

    Russian shares hit record high after Rosneft stake sale

    Emerging market stocks climbed the most in a month yesterday, as Russia’s approval of the sale of a €10.5bn stake in its largest oil firm sent Moscow shares to a record high and forecast-beating Chinese trade data lifted the mood.MSCI’s emerging market index jumped 1.3% in the wake of China reporting upbeat trade figures, with exports...

    Dealmaking king returns with Glencore’s bets on oil, Russia
    Dec08

    Dealmaking king returns with Glencore’s bets on oil, Russia

    A year ago Ivan Glasenberg (pictured) was fighting to save his company from short sellers. Today, the CEO of Glencore is back to doing what made his reputation: Cutting deals that shake up global commodity markets.Making a big bet on both the battered oil industry and Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund...

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