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U.S. eyes new ways to prepare and win future war in space

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States needs disruptive new technologies, new ways of acquiring equipment and bandwidth, and closer ties with global allies to stay ahead of growing challenges in space from China, Russia and others, the head of U.S. Air Force Space Command told Reuters.

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Two Russian opposition parties unite after Nemtsov killing

MOSCOW - Two Russian opposition parties agreed on Friday to run on a joint platform in 2016 parliamentary elections, aiming to make a first step in uniting fractious Kremlin adversaries after the killing of party leader Boris Nemtsov.

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Russian rouble plunges 5 pct as rate cut expectations mount

MOSCOW - The Russian rouble plunged over 5 percent on Friday ad a recent rally ran out of steam and markets digested the probability that the central bank will soon cut its main lending rate again.

Russian bond rally spilling into local debt on rate cut expectations

LONDON, April 17 - A months-long Russian Eurobond rally that drove some sovereign debt prices to multi-year highs is spilling into rouble bonds, with double-digit yields and the promise of interest rate cuts luring foreigners.

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U.S. military trainers in Ukraine may destabilise situation - Kremlin

MOSCOW/KIEV - The Kremlin said on Friday the arrival of about 300 U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train Kiev's National Guard could destabilise the situation in the east of the country, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting Ukrainian government forces.

Soviet-era thriller 'Child 44' hits screens — but not in Russia

LONDON - A Hollywood film about a Soviet-era serial killer hits cinema screens on Friday, but it will not be shown in Russia after Moscow pulled the movie because of what it called a "distortion of historical facts". | Video

Soviet-era thriller 'Child 44' hits screens -- but not in Russia

LONDON - A Hollywood film about a Soviet-era serial killer hits cinema screens on Friday, but it will not be shown in Russia after Moscow pulled the movie because of what it called a "distortion of historical facts". | Video

UPDATE 2-Russia's United Wagon Company to float 10 pct of shares

MOSCOW, April 17 - Russian railcar manufacturer United Wagon Company plans to float at least 10 percent of its shares on the Moscow exchange, it said on Friday, representing Russia's first initial public offering (IPO) in more than a year.

U.S. military trainers in Ukraine may destabilize situation: Kremlin

MOSCOW/KIEV - The Kremlin said on Friday the arrival of about 300 U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train Kiev's National Guard could destabilize the situation in the east of the country, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting Ukrainian government forces.

Russia, Ukraine made progress in expert-level gas talks: EU

BRUSSELS - Expert-level talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission made progress toward resolving differences over Russian gas supplies to Ukraine but no date has yet been set for a high-level meeting, the Commission said on Friday.