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UPDATE 3-Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying
MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A court on Friday extended by two months the pre-trial detention of a former U.S. Marine who has been held in Russia on suspicion of spying since December and who accused Moscow prison authorities of injuring him.
Ryanair to shut four Spanish base next year: union
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair
has decided to close its Spanish bases in Las Palmas, Tenerife South, Lanzarote and Girona from January, putting the jobs of more than 500 pilots and cabin crew at risk, the local USO union said on Friday.
Russia's Kuznetsov gets four-year IIHF ban after cocaine test
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Friday it had suspended Russian national team player Evgeny Kuznetsov for four years for testing positive for cocaine.
Trump squares off in court with House Democrats over financial records
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG
and Capital One Financial Corp from handing the financial records of the president's family and the Trump Organization to Democratic lawmakers.
Paris prosecutor opens inquiry into whether Epstein committed crimes in France
PARIS (Reuters) - The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French victims, prosecutor Remy Heitz's office said in a statement on Friday.
EU countries agree to share out Ocean Viking migrants
BRUSSELS/MILAN (Reuters) - Six European Union countries have agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel, ending the latest standoff in the bloc over migration across the Mediterranean.
UPDATE 2-EU countries agree to share out Ocean Viking migrants
BRUSSELS/MILAN, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Six European Union countries have agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel, ending the latest standoff in the bloc over migration across the Mediterranean.
Oil prices slides 3% as U.S.-China trade war escalates
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell nearly 3% on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.
France, Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms
BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - France and Britain aimed on Friday to present a united front on how to deal with Iran, where they have been at odds with the United States, as world powers prepare to discuss tensions on the issue during the G7 leaders' summit.
EXCLUSIVE-'Dear Vladimir': VTB asks for Putin's help to create Russian grain champion
MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Russian state-controlled bank VTB has asked President Vladimir Putin to help it create a Russian grain champion to curb the role of foreign traders and give the state greater control over exports, a letter seen by Reuters shows.
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