McDonald's Corp reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a food scandal in China and intense competition in the United States.
Russian and French experts were investigating on Oct. 21 a plane crash at a Moscow airport which killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet struck a snowplough on takeoff.
A fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine hasn't ended the fighting. Human Rights Watch says Ukraine's army has fired cluster bombs into populated areas and has called on Kyiv to sign an international treaty banning their use.
Russia will impose a temporary ban on fruit and vegetable imports from Ukraine from Wednesday, Russia's agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Oct. 21.
Russia is optimistic about setting out a temporary agreement to help resolve a natural-gas pricing dispute with Ukraine at talks today, according to Energy Minister Alexander Novak.
The Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU) has concluded that it is impossible to organize the election process which would meet international standards in most constituencies in Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
Evidence collected by New York-based Human Rights Watch suggests government forces have used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists may also have done so, the rights watchdog said on Oct. 21.
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Lviv region - New Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak is engaged in the urgent rearmament of the Ukrainian army, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
The Ukrainian military has not used weapons banned by international agreements in the military operation in eastern Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council said.
Russia's Central Bank said on Oct. 21 it had conducted 8.63 billion rubles ($210 million) worth of forex interventions to defend the ruble on Oct 17.
Moscow - African swine fever was identified in four of five samples of finished meat products produced at the Minsk Meat-Packing Plant and shipped to the Murmansk region, Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.
MOSCOW - Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said on Oct. 21.
A criminal case on an attempt to kill parliamentary candidate in the constituency No. 98 (Boryspil, Kyiv region), Volodymyr Borysenko, has been reclassified from an attempt on somebody's life into terrorist attack, Prosecutor General's Office press service reported.
Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies on Oct. 21 as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner.
Moscow - Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is imposing a temporary ban on shipments of monitored plant products from Ukraine starting Oct. 22, the watchdog said in a statement.
Ukraine hopes to raise nearly 1.5 billion euros of the donor funds to restore Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Presidential Commissioner for Crisis Resolution in Donetsk and Luhansk region, MP Iryna Heraschenko, said.
Russian stocks advanced, erasing earlier declines, as Norilsk Nickel jumped on prospects of an interim dividend and Brent crude increased.