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Putin says he hopes election will bring Ukraine stability

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he hoped Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Oct. 26 would help bring stability to country. He told an investment summit that economic and political stability in Ukraine was in Russia’s interests, and that he regarded the former Soviet republic as Russia’s “most brotherly” nation. Russia wanted a “predictable” and “reliable” relationship with Ukraine, he said. (Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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Putin says sanctions will not stop Russia becoming economic power

By Darya Korsunskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin took aim at “unwarranted” Western sanctions on Thursday, saying they would not stop Russia developing into a stronger economic power. Occupying the higher ground, Putin said that despite the difficult conditions, Russia would have an independent and strong economy, one with a healthy balance sheet that would have no need to restrict the movement of capital. “We truly want a country that is strong, flourishing, free and open to the world,” he told the VTB Russia Calling investment conference. …

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Toyota keeps European sales target despite Russian market slump

By Agnieszka Flak and Laurence Frost PARIS (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp expects to ride out the worst effects of the slump in Russia’s car market, a senior executive said at the Paris auto show, and is sticking to its target of increasing sales to a million vehicles in Europe next year. Though Russia’s car sales this year could drop to their lowest level since the financial crisis as Western sanctions over Ukraine weaken the economy further, Toyota says its focus on higher-end vehicles will help to keep its Russian numbers steady this year. “There is a lot of uncertainty in Russia … …

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Russia sees chance of six-party talks on North Korea resuming

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with North Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday that he saw a possibility of six-party talks resuming on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme but that it would take time. North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China, Russia and the United States began talks in 2003 with the aim of ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons but they were suspended after Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile. “The talks today confirmed that resuming the six-party talks is possible. …

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Merkel says may be necessary to rethink EU energy partnership with Russia

By Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday there were good reasons to continue the European Union’s energy partnership with Russia for the time being but that might change if Moscow continues to violate basic principles. Merkel, speaking at a news conference in Berlin with Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, said that in the medium- to long-term it might be necessary to reconsider that energy partnership with Russia. … …read more

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