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Russia central bank says BRICS FX pool won't shrink Russian reserves - yet

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MOSCOW - Russia's contribution of $18 billion to a BRICS currency reserves pool will not reduce the country's official reserves until a member state applies for help, the head of the Russian central bank said on Tuesday.

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Russia says new BRICS bank a good stimulus for member states

MOSCOW - The development bank being set up by the BRICS emerging nations is a good stimulus for building infrastructure in member states and projects undertaken by large Russian firms such as Rosneft could get funding, Russia's finance minister said.

UPDATE 1-Russia central bank says BRICS FX pool won't shrink Russian reserves - yet

MOSCOW, July 7 - Russia's contribution of $18 billion to a BRICS currency reserves pool will not reduce the country's official reserves until a member state applies for help, the head of the Russian central bank said on Tuesday.

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Ferrer a surprise inclusion for Russia tie

BARCELONA - Spain's new Davis Cup captain Conchita Martinez sprung a surprise on Tuesday by naming world number seven David Ferrer in her team for next week's Group I tie away to Russia.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ferrer a surprise inclusion for Russia tie

BARCELONA, July 7 - Spain's new Davis Cup captain Conchita Martinez sprung a surprise on Tuesday by naming world number seven David Ferrer in her team for next week's Group I tie away to Russia.

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German 'Grexit' calls raise pressure on Merkel

BERLIN - "Today we need the Iron Chancellor," read the front-page headline in top-selling German newspaper Bild on Tuesday, next to a picture of Angela Merkel in a Prussian helmet.

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German 'Grexit' calls raise pressure on Merkel

BERLIN - "Today we need the Iron Chancellor," read the front-page headline in top-selling German newspaper Bild on Tuesday, next to a picture of Angela Merkel in a Prussian helmet.

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Hoax letter to Russian media seeks to tie U.S. senator to Ukraine

WASHINGTON - A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker, Senator Richard Durbin, was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk how to run his government, Durbin's office said on Monday.

Bulgaria eyes Poland fighter deal to cut dependence on Russia

SOFIA - To reduce its dependence on Russia, Bulgaria is working to sign a contract with Poland as early as July to service Sofia's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, maintained until now by Russia, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Monday.

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Insight - Tensions with Russia could prompt NATO strategy rethink

BRUSSELS - NATO is preparing for a long standoff with Russia, reluctantly accepting that the Ukraine conflict has fundamentally transformed Europe's security landscape and that it may have to abandon hope of a constructive relationship with Moscow.

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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

VIENNA - Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said. | Video