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Russia injects hope into morose oil market

Russia’s openness to deeper oil production cuts has generated optimism among OPEC members about a new push to clear a global supply glut.  Moscow said on Friday it was ready to revise a deal reached between OPEC and non-OPEC producers in December 2016 to shore up prices through trimming output. ...

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Helicopter crash kills 4 Greek army officers

Four Greek army officers were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a hilly area in the center of the country, military authorities said. A female sergeant major on board the military aircraft was injured but is expected to recover. The dead include a major general, a colonel, a ...

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UK Parliament approves early general election

The British Parliament has voted almost unanimously in favor of an early general election proposed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted 522 to 13 on Wednesday to support the motion put forward by May a day earlier. The election will be held on ...

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France’s Le Pen targets immigration for vote boost

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen sought on Tuesday to turn the debate in the final week of France’s presidential election to immigration as she looked to reverse a dip in polls. Surveys of voting intentions have for months shown Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron qualifying on Sunday for the ...

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European shares hit 3-week low over UK, France votes

European shares hit three-week lows on Tuesday in volatile trade after Britain’s prime minister called for an early election and the first round of France’s presidential election loomed. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.9 percent, while Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 1.3 percent. The British blue-chip index hit a ...

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Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France discuss Minsk truce deal

Berlin says leaders of Germany, Ukraine, Russia and France have renewed their commitment to implementing a truce deal reached in 2015 aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday that she held phone discussions on the Ukraine crisis with Russian, ...

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