The amount that Russia's addicts spend on drugs each year is 50 percent more than the nation's annual defense budget, the head of the Federal Drug Control Service has said.
Russian billionaire Victor Kharitonin has bought a majority stake in the famous Nurburgring German Formula One race track after a local buyer failed to make good on his bid.
Concerns are rising among US businesses in Russia that Washington lawmakers could move to enshrine sanctions on Russia in new legislation, extending their impact and delaying their repeal.
It's been a busy week for some of the world's major central banks.
On Oct. 31, the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a faltering recovery. Across the Pacific, the Federal Reserve took the opposite step earlier in the week. Judging that the US economy was on strong enough footing, the Fed unwound a big stimulus program as it upgraded its assessment of the US job market.
WARSAW -- Prime Minister Viktor Orbanof Hungary said on Oct. 31 that his government would abandon, at least for now, a proposed tax on Internet usage that drew tens of thousands of demonstrators to the streets this week.
The Russian central bank's gambit worked for all of about two minutes today.
State-run Oschadbank of Ukraine received about Hr 20 billion in refinancing from the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) January through October 2014, Oschadbank Board Chairman Andriy Pyshny said.
Naftogaz Ukrainy and Russia's OAO Gazprom in spring 2015 will start negotiating the price of Russian natural gas for Ukraine for summer, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev said.
Head of the State Border Service of Ukraine Viktor Nazarenko held a meeting with Acting Head of the Border Guard Service of the Russian Federation on Oct. 30, which resulted in the signing of a protocol on the joint control of Kuibyshevo-Diakove checkpoints, the Ukrainian president's press service reported.
The presidents of Ukraine, the Council of Europe and the European Commission issued a joint statement before the start of the provisional application of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.
Rinat Akhmetov, Hennadiy Boholiubov and Ihor Kolomoisky top the list of 100 richest Ukrainians, with a net worth of $10.1 billion, $2.6 billion and $2.3 billion, respectively, according to the Novoye Vremya (New Times) magazine, which is publishing the list for first time.
The Cabinet has allocated about Hr 1.609 million for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine to urgently evacuate Ukrainian citizens from the Gaza Strip.
The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has agreed the proposal for the allocation of additional 350 million euros for the completion of the New Safe Confinement at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the bank's press service reported.
Venta LLC pharmaceutical distributor (Dnipropetrovsk) has raised a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the amount of $17 million to support the investment program for 2014-2016.
A Russian state watchdog has warned a radio station known for its critical reporting of President Vladimir Putin's government over a talk show it broadcast about the Ukraine conflict, the station said on its website on Oct. 31.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has delivered arms and military equipment worth Hr 150 million to the military, Deputy Defense Minister, Chief of Staff Petro Mekhed said.
A Russian action film star is facing backlash after a video, circulated throughout Russia and Ukraine, showed him firing a machine gun toward Ukrainian lines.
Donetsk -- Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland.
AMSTERDAM -- The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.