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U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a U.S.-Russia crew to the International Space Station for a year-long flight, a NASA Television broadcast showed. | Video

U.S. sees alternatives to Iran shipping stockpile abroad

WASHINGTON - Iran would not necessarily have to ship its stockpile of highly enriched uranium abroad under a nuclear pact with major powers, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Monday.

U.S. sees alternatives to Iran shipping stockpile abroad

WASHINGTON - Iran would not necessarily have to ship its stockpile of highly enriched uranium abroad under a nuclear pact with major powers, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Russian steelmaker NLMK proposes new dividend policy

* Sees Russian steel demand down 5-7 pct this year (Rewrites throughout, adds details)

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Russian steelmaker NLMK proposes new dividend policy

LONDON/MOSCOW, March 30 - Russian steelmaker NLMK said on Monday its board of directors had proposed to pay dividends on a quarterly basis, depending on the ratio of its net debt and earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA).

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Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | Video

UPDATE 2-Cash reserves at Russia's Surgut up 80 pct in 2014

MOSCOW, March 30 - Cash reserves at Russia's third-largest oil producer Surgutneftegaz have jumped 80 percent to 1.8 trillion roubles ($31.2 billion), company data and Reuters calculations showed on Monday.

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Dutch MH17 crash investigation focuses on Russian missile theory

AMSTERDAM - Dutch prosecutors said on Monday they are looking for witnesses in eastern Ukraine who may have seen a Russian-made BUK rocket being fired at Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, saying this was the "leading scenario" in their crash investigation.

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Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin - Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | Video

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Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began - Assad

MOSCOW - Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.

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Saudi-led strikes again hit Yemen overnight

ADEN - Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night, striking the group's northern stronghold of Saadeh, the capital, Sanaa, and the central town of Yarim, residents and media said. | Video