David Cameron does not currently believe Russia should be stripped of hosting the 2018 World Cup but is not surprised the issue is being raised, Downing Street says.
The announcement of an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko suggests the recent tragedy has altered the government's attitude towards Russia.
There may be loads of worthy developments contained in the second-quarter results statements of BP and Shell this week, but there's a chance nobody will be listening.
'It is terrible that they have been torn from our society in this way'.
The Conservative party is facing calls to hand back £160,000 given to its general election fighting fund by the wife of a former minister in Vladamir Putin's government after she won an auction at a fundraising event.
Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Douglas Costa may be looking to leave Ukraine – and Arsenal are reportedly interested.
Russian investment banking activity has been hit this year by the faltering economy and the Ukraine crisis, putting pressure on Moscow bankers to get creative in offering local firms different ways to raise capital instead of the standard fare of international share and bond issues.
John Mack, the former chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, said he’s leaving the board of Russian oil producer OAO Rosneft, a month after the U.S. sanctioned the firm’s CEO.
A final decision hasn’t yet been made.
Investment banks in Moscow led by VTB Capital, Sberbank CIB and JPMorgan endured a 67% slide in fees so far this year as the Ukraine crisis brought threats of stiffer U.S. and European sanctions.