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New NATO leader offers olive branch to Russia

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BRUSSELS - NATO's new leader offered an olive branch to Russia on Wednesday, saying he saw no contradiction between a strong alliance and building a constructive relationship with Moscow.

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Toyota sees flat 2014 sales in Russia despite market slump

PARIS - Toyota Motor Corp expects to keep its sales in Russia at last year's levels despite a market slump there, helped by its focus on more downturn-resistant higher-end vehicles, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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Ramos double drives Dortmund to 3-0 win over Anderlecht

BRUSSELS - Substitute Adrian Ramos scored twice as a weakened Borussia Dortmund beat Belgian champions Anderlecht 3-0 on Wednesday to stay top of Champions League Group D.

Ramos double drives Dortmund to 3-0 win over Anderlecht

BRUSSELS, Oct 1 - Substitute Adrian Ramos scored twice as a weakened Borussia Dortmund beat Belgian champions Anderlecht 3-0 on Wednesday to stay top of Champions League Group D.

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New NATO leader offers olive branch to Russia

BRUSSELS - NATO's new leader offered an olive branch to Russia on Wednesday, saying he saw no contradiction between a strong alliance and building a constructive relationship with Moscow.

EU-Russia gas duel deepens with Slovakia supply cut

PRAGUE - The cat and mouse game between Europe and Russia on gas intensified on Wednesday with Slovakia saying its supply from Russia was down by a half and its prime minister calling the move part of a political fight.

Slovak prime minister says Russian gas supplies down by half

PRAGUE - Russian gas supplies to Slovakia have been cut by 50 percent, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday, the deepest so far in a string of reductions in recent weeks that have affected flows into the central European country.

UPDATE 3-Russian central bank prepares strategy for sharp oil price drop

* Central bank mulls possibility of oil price falling to $60

UPDATE 2-Russia's Sberbank files lawsuit against indebted Mechel

* VTB says it will drop lawsuit if payment agreement reached

UPDATE 1-Slovak prime minister says Russian gas supplies down by half

PRAGUE, Oct 1 - Russian gas supplies to Slovakia have been cut by 50 percent, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday, the deepest so far in a string of reductions in recent weeks that have affected flows into the central European country.

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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resign

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. | Video