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Putin to push trade in Turkey despite disagreement on Syria

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ANKARA/MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey on Monday will have trade and energy issues at its heart, but is not expected to bridge deep differences over Syria and Crimea.

Putin to push trade in Turkey despite disagreement on Syria

ANKARA/MOSCOW, Nov 28 - Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey on Monday will have trade and energy issues at its heart, but is not expected to bridge deep differences over Syria and Crimea.

Russian economy to contract in 2015 as woes mount - Reuters Poll

MOSCOW - Russia's economy will eke out growth this year but shrink in 2015 as a slump in oil prices and Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis drag on activity, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

Oil producing emerging market Eurobonds in heavy post-OPEC selloff

LONDON, Nov 28 - From Russia to Ghana, the Eurobonds of energy-exporting emerging markets suffered a heavy selloff on Friday as the slump in oil towards $70 a barrel raised fears about the creditworthiness of many exporters.

Sanctioned Russian firms struggle to turn East for bonds -sources

MOSCOW, Nov 28 - Sanctioned Russian companies hoping to tap Asian bond markets for financing are struggling to find lawyers, underwriters or even bourses to help with potential deals, banking sources said on Friday.

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LONDON - Brent crude falls to a fresh four-year low, sending oil-related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut. (MARKETS-GLOBAL/ (WRAPUP 5), moved, by Alistair Smout, 730 words)

Russia protests over anti-Russian billboards in Montenegro

PODGORICA - Russia has protested to Montenegro over anti-Russian billboards that popped up this month in the small Adriatic republic bearing the NATO logo and rejecting the "Russian boot".

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

MOSCOW - A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises.

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NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

MOSCOW - A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises.

UPDATE 2-NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

MOSCOW, Nov 28 - A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises.

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Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano

KANO, Nigeria - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.