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Istanbul bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz nationals: Turkish official

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ISTANBUL Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 42 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a Turkish government official said on Thursday. | Video

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Istanbul bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz nationals - Turkish official

ISTANBUL Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 42 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.

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Russia will countenance an Assad exit in Syria, but not yet

MOSCOW Russia will countenance Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving office, but only when it is confident a change of leader will not trigger a collapse of the Syrian government, sources familiar with the Kremlin's thinking say.

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Russia will countenance an Assad exit in Syria, but not yet

MOSCOW Russia will countenance Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving office, but only when it is confident a change of leader will not trigger a collapse of the Syrian government, sources familiar with the Kremlin's thinking say.

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U.S. says Russian ship raised false signal in incident

BERLIN The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of deliberately displaying the wrong naval signals and interfering with a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea, in the latest salvo about a June incident that both countries blame on each other.

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Russia agrees to talks with NATO after Warsaw summit - France

PARIS Moscow has agreed to a Russia-NATO council after the alliance's summit in Warsaw next month, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday, as both sides seek to defuse military tensions exacerbated by the Ukraine crisis.

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Russian, Turkish leaders agree to close 'crisis chapter' in ties

MOSCOW/ANKARA The presidents of Russia and Turkey agreed on Wednesday to resume bilateral cooperation, including in the fight against terrorism, after a period of diplomatic tension and said they wanted to hold a face-to-face meeting.

UPDATE 1-Russian, Turkish leaders agree to close "crisis chapter" in ties

* Erdogan, Putin eye meeting at September G20 summit (Adds quotes from Erdogan's office , details, context)

UPDATE 1-Russia's Gazprom values shares it will buy out from VEB at $2 bln

MOSCOW, June 29 Russian state gas company Gazprom values the shares it will buy out from state development bank VEB at 130 billion roubles ($2 billion), Gazprom Deputy Chief Executive Andrei Kruglov told reporters on Wednesday.

Otkritie Financial Corp eyes more foreign loan deals for corporate Russia

MOSCOW, June 29 Russia's biggest private bank Otkritie Financial Corporation aims to build on its success in organising foreign loans for Russian companies starved of financing from state lenders hit by Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict.

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Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 in attack on Afghan police cadets

KABUL Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said. | Video