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Vimpelcom, Hutchison close to striking Italian mobile deal - sources

LONDON/MILAN - Russia's Vimpelcom and Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa are close to a deal to merge their Italian mobile phone businesses, sources close to the deal said.

Vimpelcom, Hutchison close to striking Italian mobile deal: sources

LONDON/MILAN - Russia's Vimpelcom and Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa are close to a deal to merge their Italian mobile phone businesses, sources close to the deal said.

Vimpelcom, Hutchison close to striking Italian mobile deal - sources

LONDON/MILAN, Aug 4 - Russia's Vimpelcom and Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa are close to a deal to merge their Italian mobile phone businesses, sources close to the deal said.

Ex-medic testifies that accused Taliban fighter shot at U.S. troops

RICHMOND, Va. - A former Army medic testified on Tuesday that an accused Russian Taliban fighter shot at U.S. troops during a firefight that followed a failed insurgent attack on an Afghan base in 2009.

Ex-medic testifies that accused Taliban fighter shot at U.S. troops

RICHMOND, Va. - A former Army medic testified on Tuesday that an accused Russian Taliban fighter shot at U.S. troops during a firefight that followed a failed insurgent attack on an Afghan base in 2009.

Syria foreign minister in Tehran for talks with Iran, Russia

DUBAI - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with officials from allies Iran and Russia that are expected to focus on efforts to end the civil war in his country.

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Syria foreign minister in Tehran for talks with Iran, Russia

DUBAI - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with officials from allies Iran and Russia that are expected to focus on efforts to end the civil war in his country.

Russia resubmits claim for energy-rich Arctic shelf

MOSCOW - Russia said on Tuesday it has resubmitted a claim to the United Nations for some 1.2 million square km of the Arctic shelf, a drive to secure more of the mineral-rich region where other countries have rival territorial interests.

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Russia resubmits claim for energy-rich Arctic shelf

MOSCOW - Russia said on Tuesday it has resubmitted a claim to the United Nations for some 1.2 million square km of the Arctic shelf, a drive to secure more of the mineral-rich region where other countries have rival territorial interests.

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Doping story is 'unimaginable nonsense' says Russian coach

MOSCOW - Allegations of widespread doping by Russian athletics stars are "unimaginable nonsense", the trainer at the center of the latest scandal to engulf Russian sport told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Anti-Houthi fighters score more gains in south Yemen

ADEN - Fighters loyal to Yemen's deposed president seized about 10 southern villages from Houthi forces on Tuesday, pursuing their offensive a day after capturing the country's biggest air base, residents and loyalist sources said.