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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would not stint on spending money to stage the soccer World Cup in 2018 at an end-of-year news conference on Thursday. <p /> (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Alex ...more

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LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revisited his German bribery trial in a mischievous Christmas card depicting himself handing over $100 million to a masked highwayman pointing a pistol at him. "This is not a robber ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Western sanctions have been an important factor in the current economic crisis, but not the only one.Putin said Thursday the influence of Western sanctions acounts roughly for 25 to 30 per ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says that Western sanctions 25-30 percent responsible for Russian economic crisis. ...more

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World stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest rates.KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 jumped 2.2 ...more

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DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.Drones can pen ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most North Koreans have never even seen the Internet.But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has managed to orchestrate a string of crippling cyber infiltrations o ...more

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BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's central bank has imposed negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits, with the aim of preventing the Swiss franc from gaining more strength against other currencies.The move forces commercial banks ...more

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By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testi ...more

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the central bank and government were taking adequate measures to support the rouble and that Russia's current economic situation was caused by external factors. He told his ...more