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Reuters Select: The Chapo and the olive branch

The extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman came on the eve of Donald Trump's swearing-in as president. Some officials see this as an olive branch to Trump, who said he would kick Guzman’s ass upon taking office. The Mexican Attorney General's office rejected claims the move was related to Trump's inauguration. Reuters' Nate Raymond and Alexandra Alper report.

UPDATE 1-Rosneft sends oil to Hungary, Slovakia with Glencore's help

MOSCOW, Jan 20 Russia's biggest oil producer Rosneft has started supplying oil to Hungary and Slovakia with Glencore, expanding into new markets after recent acquisitions, three industry sources told Reuters on Friday.

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In Trump We Trust - Inauguration prompts celebration in Russia

MOSCOW The Kremlin may have spent years reviling America, but Russians hoping Donald Trump will usher in a new era of detente marked his inauguration on Friday with parties and trinkets from commemorative coins to "matryoshka" nesting dolls in his image.

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Russian rouble edges up ahead of Trump inauguration

MOSCOW The Russian rouble edged up on Friday, buoyed by stronger oil and end-of-month tax payments, with thin trading ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Spain arrests Russian bank-account hacker wanted by FBI

MADRID Spain has arrested a 32-year-old Russian computer programmer at Barcelona airport who is alleged to have designed and used software to steal bank account details from banks and individuals, Spanish police said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Russia's economy minister forecasts 2 pct growth if no shocks

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20 Russia's economy could grow by 2 percent in 2017 as long as there are no external shocks such as a renewed fall in oil prices, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Syria's Assad hopes for 'reconciliation' deals from Astana talks

BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed peace talks in Kazakhstan would lead to local "reconciliation" deals with rebels, a sign of his confidence in a process launched by his Russian allies after the opposition's defeat in Aleppo.

U.S. reviewing invitation to Syria talks in Kazakhstan - official

WASHINGTON The United States is reviewing an invitation to attend upcoming talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, a State Department official said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Russia could rebuild fiscal reserves at $55 oil price

MOSCOW Russia is considering a new budget rule that would keep the rouble weak and mean its depleted fiscal buffers start recovering at a Urals crude price of $55, finance ministry documents seen by Reuters showed on Thursday.

Exclusive - Russia could rebuild fiscal reserves at $55 oil price

MOSCOW Russia is considering a new budget rule that would keep the rouble weak and mean its depleted fiscal buffers start recovering at a Urals crude price of $55, finance ministry documents seen by Reuters showed on Thursday.

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Trump, now president, pledges to put 'America First' in nationalist speech

WASHINGTON Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. | Video