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UPDATE 1-Italy's PM-designate still stymied over economy minister pick

* Bond yields rising, Moody's threatens downgrade (Adds Salvini comment)

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Japan's Marubeni to take part in Russian chemical cluster project

ST PETERSBURG, May 26 Japan's Marubeni Corporation has signed a deal to help build a methanol production plant and create a chemical cluster in the Russian city of Volgograd, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Saturday.

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Spain's Ciudadanos party open to alternative candidate to oust PM Rajoy

MADRID, May 26 Spain's centre-right Ciudadanos party said on Saturday it would be willing to back an unspecified neutral candidate to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over a far-reaching graft case engulfing members of his People's Party (PP).

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REFILE-Trump says Venezuela has freed American 'hostage' Josh Holt

WASHINGTON, May 26 The Venezuelan government on Saturday released an American, Josh Holt, who it has held since 2016 on weapons charges, U.S. President Donald Trump and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said in separate posts on Twitter.

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Italy's PM-designate still stymied over economy minister pick

ROME, May 26 Italy's prime minister-designate's efforts to put together a cabinet remained stymied on Saturday as his political backers pushed for a eurosceptic economy minister who the president has so far refused to accept.

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