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Kerry wants 'all or nothing' truce at Syria talks

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MUNICH/BEIRUT Major powers were beginning a new round of Syria peace talks on Thursday focusing on calls for a ceasefire and access for humanitarian aid. | Video

Russia presses on with plans for Urals crude futures, improving pricing

LONDON, Feb 11 The Russian government has taken another step towards launching futures for its flagship Urals crude oil blend in an attempt to promote the grade and narrow the pricing gap with global benchmark Brent, according to a government document.

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Kremlin critic Navalny files lawsuit against Putin

MOSCOW Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny said on Thursday he had filed a lawsuit against Vladimir Putin after a company in which the Russian leader's son-in-law is a shareholder received $1.75 billion in state support.

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Kerry wants 'all or nothing' truce at Syria talks

MUNICH/BEIRUT Major powers were beginning a new round of Syria peace talks on Thursday focussing on calls for a ceasefire and access for humanitarian aid.

Kremlin critic Navalny files lawsuit against Putin

MOSCOW, Feb 11 Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny said on Thursday he had filed a lawsuit against Vladimir Putin after a company in which the Russian leader's son-in-law is a shareholder received $1.75 billion in state support.

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Russia says U.S. planes bombed Syria's Aleppo on Wednesday

MOSCOW Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that two U.S. aircraft had bombed the Syrian city of Aleppo on Feb. 10, and that Russian planes had not been operating in the area.

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Aleppo victory seen giving Russia first Syria exit ramp, if it wants it

MOSCOW Aleppo's return to full Syrian government control could give Russia an opportunity to scale back or suspend its air strikes, but Moscow is keeping its options open, experts close to the Kremlin and the defense ministry told Reuters.

Aleppo victory seen giving Russia first Syria exit ramp, if it wants it

MOSCOW Aleppo's return to full Syrian government control could give Russia an opportunity to scale back or suspend its air strikes, but Moscow is keeping its options open, experts close to the Kremlin and the defence ministry told Reuters.

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Kurdish forces said to take air base near Turkish border

BEIRUT Kurdish fighters backed by Russian bombing raids have driven Syrian rebels from a former military air base near the border with Turkey, a group that monitors the war said on Thursday.

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Russia helps mediate local deals with rebels in Syria: minister

DAMASCUS Russian mediators are helping the Syrian government to broker deals with rebels seeking to lay down their weapons or to relocate to insurgent strongholds, as Moscow plays a role underwriting local truces with besieged opposition fighters. 

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Einstein's gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone

WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Scientists said on Thursday they have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. | Video