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Medvedev says Russia adapting to new economic reality

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MOSCOW - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Russia was suffering significant economic problems because of international sanctions, but the situation could have been much worse and Russia was adapting.

UPDATE 1-Medvedev says Russia adapting to new economic reality

MOSCOW, April 21 - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Russia was suffering significant economic problems because of international sanctions, but the situation could have been much worse and Russia was adapting.

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U.S. begins training Ukrainian guardsmen despite Russia's concerns

WASHINGTON - U.S. Army paratroopers began military training for small units of the Ukrainian national guard on Monday despite Russian warnings that the action could destabilize the country's tenuous cease-fire.

Russia says kills head of North Caucasus Islamist insurgency

MOSCOW - Russian security forces killed the leader of an Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus during a raid on a house in the Dagestan region, the national Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) said on Monday. | Video

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Russia's World Cup critics should 'stay at home', says Blatter

SOCHI - World politicians unhappy that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup should "stay at home", FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to host venue Sochi on Monday.

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Britain orders sale of Russian billionaire Fridman's North Sea fields

LONDON - Britain ordered Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell his North Sea gas fields within six months, an intervention that ratchets up the pressure on one of Russia's most influential tycoons two weeks before a UK election.

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Rothschild vehicle considering offer for coal miner ARMS

- A trust controlled by British financier Nat Rothschild and the parent of Russia's Siberian Coal Energy Co are considering making a cash offer for coal miner Asia Resource Minerals Plc , which has most of its operations in Indonesia.

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Rothschild vehicle considering offer for coal miner ARMS

- A trust controlled by British financier Nat Rothschild and the parent of Russia's Siberian Coal Energy Co are considering making a cash offer for coal miner Asia Resource Minerals Plc , which has most of its operations in Indonesia.

UPDATE 3-Britain orders sale of Russian billionaire Fridman's North Sea fields

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EU to charge Russia's Gazprom with market abuse - sources

BRUSSELS - The European Union will launch a legal attack on Russian gas giant Gazprom this week, ramping up tensions with Moscow, when antitrust agents will accuse it of overcharging buyers in eastern Europe, EU sources told Reuters on Monday.

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Migrants' bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort

CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe. | Video