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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident

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MOSCOW - The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plough during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said.

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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident

MOSCOW - The chief executive of French oil major Total , Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said.

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Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland

WARSAW - Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves.

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Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland

WARSAW - Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves.

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Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland

WARSAW - Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves.

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Price pressure weighs on Philips as lighting split looms

AMSTERDAM - Philips slid to a net loss in the third quarter, weighed down by one-off charges and weak demand in Russia and China -- a setback for the Dutch healthcare-to-bulbs group as it pushes ahead with a radical plan to spin off its lighting arm. | Video

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Price pressure weighs on Philips as lighting split looms

AMSTERDAM - Philips slid to a net loss in the third quarter, weighed down by one-off charges and weak demand in Russia and China -- a setback for the Dutch healthcare-to-bulbs group as it pushes ahead with a radical plan to spin off its lighting arm. | Video

UPDATE 1-Russian diamond miner Alrosa's Q3 output down 2 pct

MOSCOW, Oct 20 - Russian state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa said on Monday its third-quarter production decreased by 2 percent due to a shift to underground production at a mine in Russia's Far East.

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Hope and obstacles as Russia and Ukraine seek gas deal

MOSCOW/KIEV - A tentative agreement between the Ukrainian and Russian presidents has raised hopes of ending a dispute in which Moscow has halted natural gas supplies to Kiev, but several obstacles still have be overcome.

Hope and obstacles as Russia and Ukraine seek gas deal

MOSCOW/KIEV - A tentative agreement between the Ukrainian and Russian presidents has raised hopes of ending a dispute in which Moscow has halted natural gas supplies to Kiev, but several obstacles still have be overcome.

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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

ANKARA/BEIRUT - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. | Video