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Ford CFO says sees ongoing problems in Russia: Handelsblatt

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FRANKFURT - The finance chief of Ford Motor Co expects ongoing problems in Russia where the decline of the rouble and the struggling economy was weighing on its market share, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.

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Ford CFO says sees ongoing problems in Russia - Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT - The finance chief of Ford Motor Co expects ongoing problems in Russia where the decline of the rouble and the struggling economy was weighing on its market share, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.

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Gas-filled balloon completes record-breaking Pacific flight

- A gas-filled balloon co-piloted by an American and a Russian touched down safely in the waters off Mexico on Saturday, completing a week-long trans-Pacific flight that unofficially broke two world records, a spokeswoman said.

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Dortmund back at the bottom after Leverkusen stalemate

BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga runners-up for the last two seasons and champions the two seasons before that, went back to the bottom of the table after a scrappy goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Dortmund back at the bottom after Leverkusen stalemate

BERLIN, Jan 31 - Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga runners-up for the last two seasons and champions the two seasons before that, went back to the bottom of the table after a scrappy goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

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Gas-filled balloon completes record-breaking Pacific flight

- A gas-filled balloon co-piloted by an American and a Russian touched down safely in the waters off Mexico on Saturday, completing a week-long trans-Pacific flight that unofficially broke two world records, a spokeswoman said.

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McDonald's to slow Russia expansion due to fall in rouble

MOSCOW - McDonald's Corp. will open fewer new restaurants in Russia this year than last because a fall in the rouble has increased expansion costs and is hurting consumers, its Russian chief executive Khamzat Khasbulatov told Reuters.

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McDonald's to slow Russia expansion due to fall in rouble

MOSCOW - McDonald's Corp. will open fewer new restaurants in Russia this year than last because a fall in the rouble has increased expansion costs and is hurting consumers, its Russian chief executive Khamzat Khasbulatov told Reuters.

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Russian government sees 2015 GDP down 3 percent, more optimistic than other forecasts

MOSCOW - Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop.

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Russian government sees 2015 GDP down 3 percent, more optimistic than other forecasts

MOSCOW - Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop.

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Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. | Video