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Oil prices slump as OPEC and Russia consider output boost

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NEW YORK Oil prices fell more than $2 per barrel on Friday as Saudi Arabia and Russia discussed easing production cuts that have helped push crude prices to their highest since 2014. | Video

Exclusive: Blacklisted fan bypasses Russia's World Cup security system

MOSCOW A soccer fan blacklisted by Russian authorities for bad behavior was granted a document allowing him to attend World Cup matches, while several other fans have skirted a stadium ban, Reuters has found. | Video

World, Jordan, Sports 3:01pm EDT

OPEC, Russia prepared to raise oil output under U.S. pressure

ST PETERSBURG/DUBAI Saudi Arabia and Russia are discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil production by some 1 million barrels a day, sources said, while OPEC's chief said a complaint from U.S. President Donald Trump over high prices had triggered the idea of upping output.

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FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers

WASHINGTON The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic.

Tech, 1:52pm EDT

Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch shortly before inauguration: source

WASHINGTON A Russian oligarch with links to the Kremlin met Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen at the Trump Tower in New York City less than two weeks before Trump's inauguration as president, a source familiar with the meeting said on Friday.

Politics, Election 2016, 1:07pm EDT

Putin, Macron bond over shared unease at Trump's actions

ST PETERSBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday found a common cause in their shared unease at U.S. President Donald Trump's actions on Iran, climate change and international trade.

World, 12:51pm EDT

Russian city ditches direct elections after anti-Putin mayor quits

MOSCOW Russia's fourth largest city abolished direct mayoral elections on Friday and accepted the resignation of its outspoken mayor, bringing an end to Yekaterinburg's unusual dalliance with the liberal opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

World, 12:33pm EDT

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia responsible in MH17 downing

THE HAGUE The Netherlands told Moscow on Friday it will hold the Russian state legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014, after investigators concluded that a Russian army missile system was used in the attack.

World, Aerospace & Defense, 11:30am EDT

Putin says efforts to set up summit with Trump beset by problems

ST PETERSBURG, Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia was ready for dialogue with the United States, but that a proposed summit between him and U.S. President Donald Trump was not working out for now and was beset by problems.

World, 10:54am EDT

U.S. ambassador skips encounter with sanctioned Russian tycoon

ST PETERSBURG, Russia U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. stayed away from an event on Friday that would have required him to be in the same room as Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian metals tycoon subject to U.S. sanctions.

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On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea summit

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday dangled the possibility that a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "open hostility." | Video