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Russia's Rosneft says 2014 net profit falls 10 percent

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MOSCOW - Rosneft , Russia's top oil producer, said on Wednesday that its 2014 net profit was 350 billion rubles ($5.7 billion), down 10 percent year-on-year, due to unfavorable economic conditions.

UPDATE 1-Russia's Rosneft says 2014 net profit falls 10 pct

MOSCOW, March 4 - Rosneft, Russia's top oil producer, said on Wednesday that its 2014 net profit was 350 billion roubles ($5.7 billion), down 10 percent year-on-year, due to unfavourable economic conditions.

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Britain won't back down on Fridman's North Sea deal with RWE - government source

LONDON - Britain will not back down over its opposition to Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman's purchase of North Sea gas licences having cemented its objections at a meeting attended by Prime Minister David Cameron, a government source told Reuters.

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Ukraine security crisis weighs down economic reforms - IMF's Lagarde

WASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday that an infusion of financial support for Ukraine and its impact largely hinges on how the security crisis over Russia's actions in Ukraine is resolved.

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French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition

PARIS - France's highest appeals court paved the way on Wednesday for the extradition to either Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion (3.9 billion pounds) from his former bank BTA.

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Henkel says Russia, Ukraine crisis to weigh on 2015 profit

FRANKFURT - German consumer goods group Henkel warned on Wednesday of a bigger-than-expected hit to its operating profit from the crisis in Russia and Ukraine this year, sending its shares as much as 5 percent lower.

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Russia's Putin says he doesn't want rerun of gas rows with Ukraine

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he did not want a gas conflict with Ukraine similar to ones that took place in the past, and that Kiev only had enough pre-paid gas from Russia to last two days.

UPDATE 1-Russia's Putin says he doesn't want rerun of gas rows with Ukraine

MOSCOW/KIEV, March 4 - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he did not want a gas conflict with Ukraine similar to ones that took place in the past, and that Kiev only had enough pre-paid gas from Russia to last two days.

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Russia's Putin calls Nemtsov's murder political

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was a shameful tragedy that carried a political subtext.

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Russia's Putin calls Nemtsov's murder political

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was a shameful tragedy that carried a political subtext.

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Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal

MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. | Video