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Putin rules out Internet curbs despite cyber attacks

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MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not restrict Internet access for Russians but Moscow must protect state domains against a surge of cyber attacks since the Ukraine crisis began.

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Putin rules out Internet curbs despite cyber attacks

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not restrict Internet access for Russians but Moscow must protect state domains against a surge of cyber attacks since the Ukraine crisis began.

Soccer-Serbia manager Advocaat axes misfits Subotic and Ljajic

BELGRADE, Oct 1 - Serbia's Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic and AS Roma midfielder Adem Ljajic will take no part in the Euro 2016 qualifiers under Dutchman Dick Advocaat, the Balkan nation's coach said on Wednesday.

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Winter season heightens Russia-Europe gas game

PRAGUE/BERLIN - A cat and mouse game is on between Europe and Russia over gas supplies as the continent switches into the winter heating season.

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Hulk suffers racial abuse in Russian league game

MOSCOW Russia - The Russian Premier League was rocked by a second instance of racial abuse in less than a week when it was confirmed that Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk was the target of monkey chants from visiting Spartak Moscow fans on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-Russian central bank prepares strategy for sharp oil price drop

* Central bank mulls possibility of oil price falling to $60

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Hulk suffers racial abuse in Russian league game

* Hulk incident is second to hit Russian Premier League in a week

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Only Ukraine and EU can change trade deal, Barroso tells Putin

BRUSSELS - Amendments to a EU-Ukraine trade deal at the centre of tensions between Russia and the West can only be agreed between Brussels and Kiev, the head of the European Commission has said.

Only Ukraine and EU can change trade deal, Barroso tells Putin

BRUSSELS - Amendments to a EU-Ukraine trade deal at the centre of tensions between Russia and the West can only be agreed between Brussels and Kiev, the head of the European Commission has said.

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SocGen CEO sees no sign of discrimination by Russian authorities

PARIS - Societe Generale said it remained committed to its business in sanctions-hit Russia and that France's second-biggest listed lender would easily cope even with an extreme situation of expropriation.

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Defiant Hong Kong protesters demand leader steps down

HONG KONG - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, and students threatened to ramp up demonstrations if the city's pro-Beijing leader did not step down. | Video