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Russia's Rusal says Q2 aluminium sales, prices up y/y

MOSCOW, July 27 Russian aluminium maker Rusal on Thursday reported a 4.6 percent rise in second-quarter sales to 1.0 million tonnes and a 22 percent jump in average aluminium prices to $2,087 per tonne.

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Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources

SAN FRANCISCO Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort.

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Exclusive - Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign: sources

SAN FRANCISCO Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort.

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U.S. indicts suspected Russian 'mastermind' of $4 billion bitcoin laundering scheme

NEW YORK/ATHENS/MOSCOW A U.S. jury indicted a Russian man on Wednesday as the operator of a digital currency exchange he allegedly used to launder more than $4 billion (£3.04 billion) for people involved in crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking.

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U.S. indicts suspected Russian 'mastermind' of $4 billion bitcoin laundering scheme

NEW YORK/ATHENS/MOSCOW A U.S. jury indicted a Russian man on Wednesday as the operator of a digital currency exchange he allegedly used to launder more than $4 billion for people involved in crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking.

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U.S. lawmakers reach deal for Senate Russia sanctions vote

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW/BRUSSELS U.S. lawmakers reached an agreement on Wednesday paving the way for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill as soon as this week to impose new sanctions on Russia and bar President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without Congress' approval. | Video

Factbox - How proposed new U.S. sanctions would affect Russia

MOSCOW The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on Moscow, triggering an angry reaction from Russian officials, but analysts are playing down the impact.

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EU warns U.S. it may respond swiftly to counter new sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS The European Union warned on Wednesday that it was ready to act within days to counter proposed new U.S. sanctions on Russia, saying they would harm the bloc's energy security.

German industry says vulnerable to Russia sanctions fall-out

BERLIN Plans under consideration in the U.S. Congress to impose tougher sanctions against Russia would hurt German companies, endanger Germany's energy security and appear to be designed to favour American firms, a German industry association said on Wednesday.

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U.S. energy secretary duped into fake interview with Russian comedians

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine's prime minister.

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Hezbollah and rebels agree ceasefire at Lebanese-Syrian border

BEIRUT A ceasefire took effect on Thursday in a mountainous area of the Lebanese-Syrian border where Lebanon's Hezbollah says it is on the verge of defeating jihadist militants in their last foothold at the frontier.