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Russia considers banning chocolate and flowers from EU - food safety watchdog
After Monday’s extension of EU sanctions, Russia wants to prolong and expand its food embargo. This may include flowers and chocolate, said Russian food watchdog spokesman Aleksey Alekseenko in an interview with Gazeta.ru.

23.06.2015 07:34

​Expensive oil a curse that hindered Russian economic reforms – Kremlin administration head
High oil prices are not a blessing for Russia, however their current level and the ruble exchange rate are ideal for starting structural reforms, the head of the Presidential Administration Sergey Ivanov said in an interview with the Financial Times.

22.06.2015 07:25

75% of Canadians have ‘never heard of TPP’ – poll
The majority of Canadians don’t know that their government is negotiating with 11 other countries in one of the biggest international free trade deals known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a recent poll suggests.

19.06.2015 20:41

Pepper first emotional humanoid robot to be sold in Japan for $1,600
A joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Alibaba and Foxconn Technology is bringing the emotional human-like robot Pepper to the global market. It’s the first step to make robots available to general consumers for home and work.

19.06.2015 07:14

‘This road of austerity is spiral of death’ – Greek minister
Today Greece represents a friction of opposition between two different visions of Europe – a Europe of austerity and a Europe looking back to its old social model, Greek Minister of Administrative Reform George Katrougalos, told RT.

19.06.2015 13:21

EXCLUSIVE: MoD confirms Britain is arming Saudi Arabia in Yemen conflict
Britain’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is providing technical support and arming Saudi Arabia in its ongoing war against Yemen, RT has learned.

19.06.2015 11:25

US House passes standalone fast track bill giving president more authority in TPP talks
The US House has passed Trade Promotion Authority bill that boost presidential authority in negotiating trade deals. This version of the legislation is not linked to any other bill.

18.06.2015 16:36

2015 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
The 19th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is underway. Despite sanctions, more than 7,000 guests and 1,000 international companies are represented, among them the heads of BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total. RT will keep you updated.

17.06.2015 14:08

China and Australia sign ‘historic’ free trade agreement
After a decade of negotiations China and Australia have sealed a free trade agreement which is expected to deliver a $20 billion boost to mutual trade by 2035. Currently trade between the two stands at almost $160 billion annually.

17.06.2015 07:25

Obama’s fast-track authority stuck in House slow lane
President Obama will have to wait up to six more weeks before getting fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals, such as TPP. The House put off a vote on the bill required to pass the authority, giving Obama time to drum up support within his party.

16.06.2015 19:52

China’s second-largest e-commerce company JD.com expands to Russia
Chinese online retailer JD.com (Jingdong Mall) has chosen Russia as the first overseas market for its expansion, said company's official Victor Xu. The firm aims to become an e-commerce leader in the Russian market within five years.

16.06.2015 12:18

​Russia’s Gazprom and China’s CNPC to exclude dollar from gas settlements
Russia and China expect to use the ruble and yuan in payments for gas supplied using the western Altay pipeline. When it and the eastern Power of Siberia pipeline is open Beijing will become the biggest consumer of Russian gas.

16.06.2015 11:08