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  • Tearful Putin wins back Russian presidency

    March 04 2012 5:56 PM

    Vladimir Putin triumphed in Russia's presidential election on Sunday and, tears rolling down his cheeks, called his victory a turning point that had prevented the country falling into the hands of enemies.

  • Tearful Putin claims victory in Russian election

    March 04 2012 3:24 PM

    Vladimir Putin claimed victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday and, tears rolling down his cheeks, said it was a historical turning point that had prevented the country falling into the hands of enemies trying to usurp power.

  • Putin wins Russian presidency, opponents allege fraud

    March 04 2012 1:32 PM

    Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud.

  • Putin wins Russian presidential election - exit polls

    March 04 2012 12:16 PM

    Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud.

  • Putin wins Russian presidency - exit polls

    March 04 2012 12:08 PM

    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won a six-year term as Russia's president in an election on Sunday, exit polls showed.

  • Putin seeks return to Kremlin

    March 04 2012 11:08 AM

    Vladimir Putin sought a convincing victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday to strengthen his hand in dealing with the biggest protests of his 12-year rule, but faced allegations of widespread fraud.

  • Russia's Putin seeks convincing Kremlin return

    March 04 2012 6:24 AM

    Vladimir Putin sought a convincing victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday to strengthen his hand in dealing with the biggest opposition protests since he rose to power 12 years ago.

  • Putin set to reclaim the Kremlin in Russian vote

    March 03 2012 7:16 PM

    Vladimir Putin is almost certain to win a third presidential term in an election that began on Sunday in Russia's far east, though opponents have challenged the legitimacy of a vote they say is skewed in his favor.

  • UK sales of organic products fall 3.7 percent in 2011

    March 02 2012 2:08 PM

    Sales of organic products in the UK fell 3.7 percent in 2011 to 1.67 billion pounds, a third successive annual decline, Britain's largest organic certifier said on Friday.

  • Exclusive: JPMorgan trumped competitors in commodities last year

    March 02 2012 10:40 AM

    Blythe Masters, JPMorgan's global head of commodities, has steered the bank's expanded franchise to record revenues exceeding $2.8 billion in 2011, more than long-time industry leaders Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the three banks' data showed this week.

  • France, Germany to decide on EU firewall in March

    March 02 2012 9:32 AM

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he had agreed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to take a decision by the end of March on whether to strengthen a European firewall to stem contagion from the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Chocolate may be good for your heart: study

    March 02 2012 9:08 AM

    Eating chocolate is not only a treat for the tongue -- it may also have some tangible benefits for heart health, such as lowering blood pressure slightly, according to a study involving more than a thousand people.

  • Shares firm after flood of EU liquidity shores

    March 01 2012 7:40 PM

    Asian shares and the euro inched up on Friday, after a flood of cheap European Central Bank funds this week eased debt worries, allowing markets to overcome some weak data and concerns over surging oil prices.

  • Markets dampened by Bernanke, factory data in focus

    March 01 2012 12:40 AM

    Asian shares fell on Thursday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke put the brakes on a recent rally by curbing optimism about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery, but without signalling any further monetary easing to stimulate growth.

  • Barter, other steps help Iran firms beat sanctions

    February 29 2012 9:08 AM

    Iranian firm AHT exports millions of dollars worth of nuts and dried fruit from Iran each month but Western financial sanctions mean it gets little money in return. Instead it is paid with other goods, such as cardboard boxes and metal cans from China.

  • Broad gains as ECB fund injection awaited

    February 29 2012 1:08 AM

    Asian stocks rose to a seven-month high while the euro and commodity currencies held their ground on Wednesday on hopes a fresh cash injection by the European Central Bank will help further temper market tension and underpin risk appetite.

  • Cocoa, sugar boost UK Fairtrade sales

    February 27 2012 3:08 PM

    Sales under the ethical Fairtrade label grew 12 percent in 2011 and are set to climb even higher this year as confectionary makers increasingly use Fairtrade cocoa and sugar in their products, the Fairtrade Foundation said Monday.

  • G20 works for huge euro crisis rescue deal in April

    February 26 2012 4:16 PM

    The world's leading economies worked on Sunday to line up a deal on a second global rescue package worth nearly $2 trillion to stop the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis from spreading and putting at risk a tentative economic recovery.

  • Glass is still half full for flush American farmers

    February 26 2012 3:56 PM

    Brian Roach scrawled a simple outlook for corn prices in a spiral notebook, with a line diving from the upper left hand corner to the lower right.

  • G20 works on huge rescue deal for April

    February 26 2012 1:56 PM

    The world's leading economies worked on Sunday to line up a deal on a second global rescue package worth nearly $2 trillion to stop the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis from spreading and putting at risk the tentative recovery.