Medvedev heading to G8 summit in France

Medvedev heading to G8 summit in France

MOSCOW, May 25 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has a broad agenda for the Group of Eight summit in France, an aide said Wednesday.

Gazprom looks at Libya's oil reserves

MOSCOW, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom will take part of Eni's stake in an oil field in Libya as part of an asset swap, a Russian presidential aide said.
Medvedev in Scandinavia for energy talks

Medvedev in Scandinavia for energy talks

OSLO, Norway, April 26 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is focusing on energy and maritime issues during a state visit to Norway, a presidential aide said Monday.

Russia may offer Chavez weapons financing

MOSCOW, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Moscow could offer Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a loan to help him purchase Russian weapons, a senior Kremlin official says.

Medvedev in Germany to talk Nord Stream

MUNICH, Germany, July 16 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss energy security and the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
EU-Russian summit to tackle economy first

EU-Russian summit to tackle economy first

MOSCOW, May 20 (UPI) -- The Russian-European Union economic summit starting Thursday will concentrate on the global economy, presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said in Moscow.

Medvedev, Obama to meet in London

MOSCOW, March 28 (UPI) -- The presidents of Russia and the United States plan to sign statements related to future talks on arms and international relations, a Kremlin aide said.

Russia, EU to meet in Khabarovsk

MOSCOW, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The upcoming Russian-European Union summit is to be held in Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East, officials said Friday.

Russia, Belarus to sign air defense pact

SOCHI, Russia, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Russian officials say they will sign a pact creating a unified air defense system with Belarus after a meeting between the countries' leaders.

Russia urges U.S. to renew arms treaty

TOYAKO, Japan, July 6 (UPI) -- An expiring 17-year-old strategic arms agreement between Russia and the United States could be renewed by the end of the year, a Russian official said Sunday.

UPI Energy Watch

Finland criticizes EU's energy road map; Russia, Bulgaria to hold energy talks; France inks nuclear deals with Gulf states
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Australia to gain more access to U.S. arms

SYDNEY, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and Australian Prime Minister John Howard announced a new treaty to give Australia better access to U.S. defense equipment.

Putin makes first visit to South Africa

CAPETOWN, South Africa, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first state visit to South Africa Tuesday for talks on bilateral trade and to sign a treaty on partnership.

Italian, Russian leaders to meet

SOCHI, Russia, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrived in Russia Sunday for a three-day visit to develop "cultural and humanitarian ties" between the countries.

Russia to sell surface-to-air missiles

MOSCOW, March 5 (UPI) -- Russia is reportedly marketing a vehicle-mounted surface-to-air missile to Arab states and its first client is Syria.
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