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Russian creator of malware ordered to pay $6.9 million

NEW YORK A Russian man who spent about three years behind bars in the United States for creating the computer malware known as Gozi was ordered on Monday to pay $6.9 million to cover losses to bank customers but spared further U.S. prison time.

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Hulk's two penalties help Zenit win Russian Cup

MOSCOW Brazil forward Hulk converted two penalties as Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit St Petersburg cruised past CSKA Moscow 4-1 to win the Russian Cup in Kazan on Monday.

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Second European-Russian mission to Mars delayed to 2020

MOSCOW The second stage of a joint European-Russian mission to search for signs of life on Mars has been delayed from 2018 to 2020, the European Space Agency and Russia's Roscosmos said on Monday.

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Haas 'between Earth and the Moon' after Sochi

SOCHI, Russia The Haas Formula One team came back down to earth with a bump in China two weeks ago but Sunday's Russian Grand Prix put the U.S.-owned newcomers back into orbit.

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Mercedes surprised by Ferrari's lack of pace

SOCHI, Russia Ferrari are still waiting to take the fight to Formula One champions Mercedes after a Russian Grand Prix that left even their dominant rivals surprised by the gap in performance.

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Russia says talks to extend Syrian lull in fighting to Aleppo

MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia said on Sunday talks were taking place to include Aleppo in a temporary lull in fighting declared by the Syrian army in some western parts of the country, a sign of intensified efforts to halt a surge of violence in Syria's former commercial capital.

Motor racing-Team by team analysis of Russian Grand Prix

SOCHI, Russia, May 1 Team by team analysis of Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, fourth race of the Formula One season (listed in championship order):

Kvyat and Red Bull apologise to Vettel for crash

SOCHI, Russia Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat apologised to Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, and braced for criticism, after crashing into the German in a moment of May Day madness at his home Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Rosberg joins select group but title is the target

SOCHI, Russia Nico Rosberg joined an ultra-select group of Formula One drivers with his seventh win in a row for Mercedes at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday but the German will remain the odd man out for some time yet.

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Mercedes F1 boss hits back at conspiracy theorists

SOCHI, Russia Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff denounced social media conspiracy theorists after a Russian Grand Prix weekend during which Germany's Nico Rosberg won his seventh race in a row and world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton endured more engine problems.

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Kerry aims to extend truce to Syria's Aleppo as ceasefire unravels

AMMAN/GENEVA Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has left a ceasefire in tatters and torpedoed peace talks. | Video