A Ukrainian commercial airliner carrying at least 170 passengers crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport in the early hours of January 8 killing everyone on board.
“All is well!” tweets Trump, adding: “Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good!” Iranian foreign minister says “We do not seek escalation or war”.
Russian state lender VTB has filed a lawsuit in Britain’s High Court against a Mozambican government company to try and recover a $535mn loan it made to the government for an ambitious project to develop the country’s natural resources.
Vakifbank, meanwhile, has approval to issue €1bn of mortgage-backed securities abroad and to recall $500mn of 10-year subordinated (Tier II) eurobonds.
Once famous for its dark arrival halls and legendarily long immigration queues, Russia’s leading international airport Sheremetyevo has transformed itself into one of the world’s best airports.
Czech firearms company Ceska Zbrojovka Group SE is considering an IPO on the Prague Stock Exchange to finance an expansion in the United States
US president left casting around for strong backing from allies. Iranian commander, meanwhile, says only appropriate response to killing would be “complete destruction of America in the region”.
Nuclear plans account for 19% of Russia’s aggregate electricity generation compared to the 40% European average.
The EU’s newest member Croatia started its first six month presidency of the European Council on January 1.
Former prime minister Milanovic elected as Croatia takes on the presidency of the EU Council for six months expected to see the adoption of the next EU budget and the UK's exit from the bloc.
Hundreds of thousands of mourners take to streets in Iranian cities. Chants of “Iran’s wearing black, revenge, revenge”. Suggestions Tehran may seek a strategic vengeance in putting an end to US presence in region.
Opposition politicians joins ruling party in interim government after PM Zoran Zaev stepped down following the EU’s failure to set a date to start accession negotiations.
Russia suspended oil deliveries in the first week of January as it failed to agree a new supply contract with Minsk, but supplies were resumed on January 4 after talks between the two countries' prime ministers.
The sale came at the right time for oligarch Lorinc Meszaros, as Matrai Eromu’s preferential agreement with former owner RWE on carbon prices will expire in 2021, and its future is also in danger due to tighter rules on EU carbon-powered plants.
Law stripping the Serbian Orthodox Church of hundreds of religious sites in Montenegro sparks mass protests and punch-ups in both parliaments.
The previous supply contract expired on December 31, 2019 and the two sides had been trying to agree a new deal.
“We tell everyone, be patient and see the dead bodies of Americans all over the Middle East,” says Esmail Ghaani. Donald Trump claims he “does not seek war”.
Ukraine and Russia have agreed on the principles of a five-year gas transit deal that still needs to be signed before December 29 just as the first US company suspends construction activities on Nord Stream 2 pipeline after new sanctions were imposed
A1, the asset recovery arm of Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group, has launched a “Rewards for Information” campaign in London in an effort to recover GBP2.5bn that it claims was stolen from Russian retail bank Vneshprombank.
Polls show any of the three frontrunners have a chance of taking the presidency, with vote set to go to a runoff in January.