Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Business / Economy Feb 5, 2019

Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Russia's economy expanded 2.3 percent last year, growing more quickly than the government and the IMF had predicted, according to state statistics published Monday. Russia's growth rate accelerated from 1.6 percent in 2017 and exceeded the economy ministry's prediction of 1.8 percent as well as ...

Iran deplores 'unjustifiable' German banning of Mahan Air

Business Jan 23, 2019

Iran deplores 'unjustifiable' German banning of Mahan Air

Iran's foreign ministry on Tuesday deplored Germany's decision to ban Iranian airline Mahan air from its airports, describing the move as "hasty and unjustifiable. "The rescinding of Mahan Air's flight permits to Germany is a hasty, unjustifiable act," the ministry said in a statement. "This action ...

U.S. hits Russian intelligence and troll farm with fresh sanctions

Business Dec 20, 2018

U.S. hits Russian intelligence and troll farm with fresh sanctions

The U.S. Treasury hit 15 members of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency with sanctions Wednesday over their alleged roles in interference in the 2016 presidential election and hacking the World Anti-Doping Agency. Also sanctioned were two GRU agents who allegedly attempted to assassinate Russian defector ...