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Russia says Twitter mobile slowdown to remain until all banned content is removed

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MOSCOW, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Russia will continue slowing down the speed of Twitter (TWTR.N) on mobile devices until all content deemed illegal is deleted, state communications regulator Roskomnadzor told Reuters, as Moscow continues to make demands of Big Tech. Russian authorities have taken steps recently to regulate technology giants......

West asks whether Iran is serious or stalling as talks set to resume

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VIENNA, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Iran and world powers will meet in Vienna on Monday to try to salvage their 2015 nuclear deal, but with Tehran sticking to its tough stance and Western powers increasingly frustrated, hopes of a breakthrough appear slim. Diplomats say time is running low to resurrect......

No need for hasty decisions in oil market over Omicron, Russia’s Novak says

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The OPEC logo pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Russia sees no need for urgent action......

Moscow says 27 more Russian diplomats due to leave U.S. in January

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A Russian flag flies outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to the United States said that 27 more......

Lithuania says Belarus will keep testing West, urges NATO rethink

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda visits troops deployed at the Belarus border in Druskininkai, Lithuania November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Janis Laizans Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Sunday that the NATO military alliance needed to adjust its stance......

Low expectations on nuclear talks as Iran creates facts on the grounds

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The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register PARIS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – World powers and Iran return to Vienna on Monday for a last ditch......

U.S. says ‘all options’ on the table over Russian troop buildup near Ukraine

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A serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces takes part in military drills at a training ground near the border with Russian-annexed Crimea in Kherson region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine press service November 17, 2021. Press Service of General......

Zelenskiy says Ukraine uncovers coup plot involving Russians; Kremlin denies role

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news briefing following the Ukraine-EU summit in Kyiv, Ukraine October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Zelenskiy says plotters tried to rope in Ukraine’s richest man Tycoon Akhmetov: Zelenskiy’s statements are “absolute lie” Ukraine fully prepared......

Russian rouble pares some losses, stocks recovery falters

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MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The rouble pared some losses on Thursday while a partial recovery on Russian stock indexes, which had fallen sharply on geopolitical fears, appeared to run out of steam. By 1330 GMT, the rouble had gained 0.4% against the dollar to 74.73 , retreating from the......

Rouble dives to lowest since mid-2021, stocks sink amid geopolitical woes

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Rouble hits 74.99 vs dollar, falling more than 2% Currency hits weakest point since July 8 Geopolitical risks harming demand for Russian assets Russian stocks at lowest since late August MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The rouble fell to its lowest since mid-2021 on Monday, coming within a whisker of......

Zverev downs Medvedev to win second ATP Finals crown

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TURIN, Italy, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Germany’s Alexander Zverev swept aside Russian world number two and defending champion Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday, claiming the title for the second time in his career. Zverev, who also beat world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday,......

Poland says Belarus border crisis may be prelude to “something worse”

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WARSAW/VILNIUS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned on Sunday that the migrant crisis on the Belarus border may be a prelude to “something much worse”, and Poland’s border guard said Belarusian forces were still ferrying migrants to the frontier. The European Union accuses Belarus of flying......

Belarus opposition leader urges Austria to do more to counter Lukashenko

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Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya visits Warsaw, where she meets with the Belarusian diaspora in Warsaw, Poland October 6, 2021. Dawid Zuchowski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VIENNA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Belarusian opposition leader in exile Svetlana Tikhanouskaya urged Austria’s government and......

Kremlin accuses West of artificially whipping up Ukraine tensions

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People remove debris inside a machine-building plant, which local workers said was damaged by recent shelling, in the rebel-controlled town of Yasynuvata (Yasinovataya) in the Donetsk region, Ukraine November 21, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The Kremlin on......

Venezuela claims Guinness World Record for largest orchestra

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CARACAS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras – known as “El Sistema” – has set a new Guinness record for the world’s largest orchestra with 8,573 musicians playing together, the country’s government said on Saturday. A week ago more than 12,000 musicians played a......

Hamilton on pole in Qatar with Verstappen second

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Hamilton on pole for Mercedes in Doha Red Bull’s Verstappen will line up second, Bottas third Gasly qualifies fourth despite puncture Alonso fifth for Alpine DOHA, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes on pole position for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix with......

Medvedev serves up Ruud awakening to reach Turin final

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TURIN, Italy, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Defending ATP Finals champion Daniil Medvedev stormed into the final of the season-ending tournament on Saturday after crushing Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-4 6-2. Russian Medvedev will face either Novak Djokovic or Germany’s Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s final. Medvedev started strongly against Ruud, breaking early......

Poland reports fewer attempts to cross its border with Belarus

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WARSAW/BIALYSTOK, Poland, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The number of migrants trying to force their way into Poland from Belarus fell again on Friday after an apparent change in tack by Minsk that could help calm a crisis that has escalated into a major East-West confrontation. The Polish Border Guard said......

Russian rouble slides past 73 vs dollar as oil drops

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MOSCOW, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The Russian rouble gave up early gains on Friday, sliding back past 73 to the dollar, as oil prices swung from positive to negative and geopolitical tensions depressed sentiment. By 1058 GMT, the rouble was 0.6% weaker against the dollar at 73.47 , nearing a......

Belarus clears migrant camps at EU border, but crisis not yet over

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Camps on Polish border now empty First repatriation flight to Iraq since August Belarus wants EU corridor for 2,000 migrants Germany rejects proposal EU says Belarus orchestrated the crisis BRUZGI, Belarus, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Belarus authorities on Thursday cleared the main camps where migrants had huddled at the border......

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