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Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy

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WASHINGTON The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. | Video

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U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday labelled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability."

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Sanctions-hit Russian firms ask government for $1.6 billion in liquidity - Interfax

MOSCOW Russian companies hit by U.S. sanctions, including aluminium giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion roubles (1.2 billion pounds) in liquidity support from the government, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Friday.

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Sanctions-hit Russian firms ask government for $1.6 billion in liquidity: Interfax

MOSCOW Russian companies hit by U.S. sanctions, including aluminum giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion rubles ($1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the government, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Sanctions-hit Russian firms ask government for $1.6 bln in liquidity - Interfax

MOSCOW, April 20 Russian companies hit by U.S. sanctions, including aluminium giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion roubles ($1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the government, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Friday.

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Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender, says state TV

BEIRUT Insurgents in the last area outside Syrian government control near Damascus agreed on Friday to withdraw, but the army's bombardment continued pending a full surrender deal, state media and a war monitor reported. | Video

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Metro lowers outlook on weak Russia business

FRANKFURT German retailer Metro on Friday lowered its earnings outlook for its 2017/18 financial year, citing poor performance at its Russian operations, sending its shares lower.

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Metro lowers outlook on weak Russia business

FRANKFURT German retailer Metro on Friday lowered its earnings outlook for its 2017/18 financial year, citing poor performance at its Russian operations, sending its shares lower.

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Lithuania wants more NATO anti-aircraft missiles to deter Russia

VILNIUS Lithuania wants the United States to bring more defence systems such as long-range Patriot and short-range Avenger missiles to the Baltics where some fear Russia is more powerful in the air.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Russia's Lukoil starts up Uzbekistan gas plant for Chinese exports

BUKHARA, Uzbekistan, April 19 Russia's No. 2 oil producer Lukoil has started operations at a $3.4 billion gas processing plant at its Kandym gasfield in Uzbekistan, which is seen as central to its efforts to boost gas production and exports to China.

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Myanmar police 'set up' Reuters reporters in sting-police witness

YANGON A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.