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Elusive Snowden Could Cause New Hitch in U.S.-Russia Ties

Journalists flocked to Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Monday to board a flight to Cuba that supposedly would also contain fugitive Edward Snowden, who is attempting to escape arrest by U.S. authorities for revealing highly classified surveillance programs.

Nabiullina Clear on Her Success Criteria

The new head of the Central Bank has vowed to continue her predecessor's battle against inflation, resisting calls for radical monetary stimulus and a weaker ruble to revive the economy.

Sky-High Apartments at Soaring Prices

A Saudi prince is considering Moscow as one of the possible locations for the tallest skyscraper in the world, and though it faces competition from Shanghai, London and New York, the Russian capital can well claim to be a prime spot for such a project.

Russia Could Stand in Way of Obama's Nuclear Cuts

The Associated Press
By saying he intends to bargain with Russia over new reductions in nuclear weapons, rather than make cuts on his own, U.S. President Barack Obama is asking for cooperation from a former Cold War foe in no mood to agree.

Snowden a No-Show as Reporters Head to Cuba

All eyes were on seat 17A as a planeload of journalists strapped themselves in for an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Cuba with former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Medvedev Says Need to Optimize Spending

The government, facing an economic slowdown, will have to focus its spending efforts on priority areas, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.

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