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Russia approves tough budget as sanctions restrict growth

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MOSCOW - The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown.

Russia approves tough budget as sanctions restrict growth

MOSCOW - The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown.

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Russia approves tough budget as sanctions restrict growth

MOSCOW - The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown.

UPDATE 1-Russia approves tough budget as sanctions restrict growth

MOSCOW, Sept 18 - The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown.

Finnish government conditionally approves nuclear plant, Greens quit

HELSINKI - The Finnish government has decided to conditionally back an updated application from Finnish-Russian group Fennovoima to build a nuclear reactor in the north of the country, prompting the Greens to quit the administration.

Finnish government conditionally approves nuclear plant, Greens quit

HELSINKI - The Finnish government has decided to conditionally back an updated application from Finnish-Russian group Fennovoima to build a nuclear reactor in the north of the country, prompting the Greens to quit the administration.

Pimco cuts euro zone, China growth expectations

NEW YORK - U.S. bond firm Pimco cut its growth expectations on Wednesday for the eurozone, China and so-called BRIM countries (Brazil, Russia, India and Mexico) for the next 12 months.

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Arrest of billionaire hurts business climate - Russian minister

MOSCOW - The arrest of Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov on money laundering charges has hurt Russia's business climate and could spur capital flight, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday.

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Arrest of billionaire hurts business climate - Russian minister

MOSCOW - The arrest of Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov on money laundering charges has hurt Russia's business climate and could spur capital flight, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Arrest of billionaire hurts business climate - Russian minister

MOSCOW, Sept 18 - The arrest of Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov on money laundering charges has hurt Russia's business climate and could spur capital flight, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday.

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Australian PM says police raids follow threat of beheading

SYDNEY - Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation. | Video