BERLIN, April 19 (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he wished as much emphasis would be placed on preventing an escalation of tensions with Russia over Ukraine as there is at the moment in threatening economic sanctions.
surrounding Sergei Magnitsky who died in Russian jail few years ago; Bill Browder is carrying ..... and Malaysia on Saturday [April 26]. Russia and Mexico rate decisions are on Friday ..... such as low P/E as that can lead to Russian stocks. Pg 37: Heartbleed bug was discovered
* Russia writes off almost $10 billion North Korea's debt
MOSCOW, April 19 (Reuters) - The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said, in a departure from the previous explanation that they were on routine exercises.
* Russia eyes gas pipeline, railway via North Korea to South Korea
MOSCOW, April 19 (Reuters) - Russia 's government has enough resources honour all its social spending pledges although this will not be easy, Prime Minister Dmitry
MOSCOW, April 19 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed NATO's selection of former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as its new head, saying on Saturday the pair had "very good relations" but that it was up to the West to improve ties.
of the prior week. Earnings news, the Russia -Ukraine situation, and economic reports ..... However, rumors of a settlement between Russia and Ukraine pushed rates up on Thursday ..... indexes to see if a slower China and the Russia -Ukraine situation rattled any manufacturers
(Adds Kerry's phone calls with Lavrov and Yatseniuk, in paragraphs 10-11 and 14)
* Pro- Russian gunmen hold positions, Kiev Maidan also sits tight