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Big guns in east Ukraine fall silent, two more die from wounds in Kiev protests

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KIEV - A fragile truce between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists appeared to be holding on Tuesday as both sides made a renewed effort to silence their guns and make the much-abused ceasefire work.

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Big guns in east Ukraine fall silent, two more die from wounds in Kiev protests

KIEV - A fragile truce between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists appeared to be holding on Tuesday as both sides made a renewed effort to silence their guns and make the much-abused ceasefire work.

UPDATE 1-Russia says oil output could decline if prices stay low

MOSCOW, Sept 1 - Russia will not deliberately cut oil production to prop up prices, however its output may decline if prices remain low, local news agencies quoted Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks

WASHINGTON - The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday.

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Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

NEW YORK - Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

NEW YORK, Aug 31 - Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired.

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Exclusive - U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks

WASHINGTON - The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Russia's Medvedev says CEO of state-owned RusHydro to step down

GORKI, Russia, Aug 31 - Evgeny Dod, the head of Russia's largest hydropower producer RusHydro, is leaving his post, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday, in the second major change at a state corporation this month as the country battles an economic crisis.

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Russia to see bigger slump as global outlook worsens - Reuters poll

MOSCOW - Russia's economy is heading for a bigger contraction this year than previously expected as a lower oil price and weaker global economy weigh, a Reuters poll of analysts predicted on Monday.

Lithuania presses charges over deaths in 1991 Soviet crackdown

VILNIUS - Lithuania has charged 66 citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine with war crimes and crimes against humanity over the deaths of 13 civilians in a Soviet crackdown on the Baltic state's pro-independence movement in 1991, prosecutors said on Monday.

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Migrants protest as Hungary shutters Budapest train station

BUDAPEST/BERLIN - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as European Union asylum rules came close to collapse under the strain of unprecedented migration. | Video