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U.S. natgas speculators switch from net long to net short -CFTC

May 27 U.S. natural gas speculators switched their positions to net short after being net long since the start of April, betting prices will have to remain low to encourage generators to burn more of the fuel left in inventories after a warm winter.

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UPDATE 1-U.N. urges Greece to improve conditions for transferred refugees

GENEVA, May 27 Refugees removed from a makeshift Greek camp near the Macedonian border have been taken to sites with "sub-standard conditions" in derelict buildings with insufficient food, water, toilets and showers, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-Managers take over operations, reopen pipes at French oil hub

* Union members to meet on Monday to decide next step (Recast with managers taking over operations)

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UPDATE 1-Finland's Fortum buys waste treatment firm Ekokem for $525 mln

* Fortum looking for M&A following power grid divestments (Adds CEO, analyst comments, Fortum M&A drive)

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Italians need convincing as well as connecting to join digital drive

* But weak demand puts returns for network investments at risk

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