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18th Oct 2017

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Russia signs 30-year gas contract with China

Russia’s Gazprom and China’s CNPC on Wednesday signed a 30-year contract on natural gas supplies to China worth $400 billion, reports ITAR-TASS. The document was signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Gazprom shares went up by two percent immediately after the deal.

EU rejects UK claim it's slowing Brexit talks

The EU is "not confident, but hopeful" that the UK will achieve sufficient progress for 'stage 2' by December, as Britain's Brexit negotiator blames the slow pace of negotiations on the EU ahead of a crucial summit meeting.

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  2. Austria's Green leaders step down following election failure
  3. Icelandic journalists protest ban on reporting PM's finances
  4. UK to begin registering EU nationals by end of 2018
  5. EU countries want compensation from Israel in Palestine
  6. Spanish Court declares Catalan referendum law void
  7. EU to keep 'Dieselgate' letter secret
  8. No deal yet on Mediterranean alliance for EU agencies

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