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Putin says ready to work with United States: TV
Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview.
China wants to follow rules on currency basket: IMF official
China does not want to bend the rules in its favor to include the yuan in the IMF's basket of major reserve currencies, the No. 2 official at the International Monetary Fund said.
Russia gas deal would not solve Greece's problems
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Saturday he was happy over a report that Greece was poised to sign a gas deal with Russia, though he added it would not solve the cash-strapped euro zone nation's economic problems.
U.S. military trainers in Ukraine may destabilize situation
The Kremlin said on Friday the arrival of about 300 U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train Kiev's National Guard could destabilize the situation in the east of the country, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting Ukrainian government forces.
Wall Street tumbles, hit by weak earnings, China
Wall Street tumbled on Friday, with the major indexes down one percent or more, on investor concerns over new regulations in China, Greece's debt negotiations and disappointing earnings reports from U.S. corporations.
Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Friday the territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea was of concern for the world because global trade will be hit by China's reclamation.
Putin says S-300 sale to Iran prompted by progress in nuclear talks
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Iran's drive to find a solution in talks over its disputed nuclear program had spurred his decision to renew a contract to deliver S-300 missile defense systems to Tehran.
Putin says Washington told leaders not to attend World War Two parade
President Vladimir Putin accused Washington on Thursday of putting pressure on some world leaders not to attend events in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.