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BRUSSELS—European officials are scrambling to lock down energy supplies they would need to keep their economies churning if hostilities around Ukraine imperil natural gas piped from Russia, and have turned to the U.S. for help finding backup sources beyond Moscow’s control. In recent weeks, as Russia has positioned more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine, European Union energy officials have huddled with U.S. counterparts and are jetting to gas producers including Azerbaijan and Qatar to hunt for fallback sources.
Organizations: European Union Locations: BRUSSELS, Ukraine, Russia, European, Azerbaijan, Qatar
The nuanced Kremlin reaction made clear that Russia was not rejecting the U.S. and NATO responses out of hand or closing the door to diplomacy. The Russian foreign ministry said the best way to reduce tensions was for NATO to withdraw forces from eastern Europe, but also sought to quash fears of an invasion. Russia is the world's second-largest oil producer, and the crisis over Ukraine has fanned fears that energy supplies to Europe will be disrupted. Ukrainian, Russian, German and French diplomats discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine in Paris on Wednesday and agreed more talks should be held in Berlin in two weeks. He said Moscow believed Washington was preparing to deploy short and intermediate range missiles to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Persons: Jan, Dmitry Peskov, Russia's, Alexei Zaitsev, Peskov, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Joe Biden, Sergey Pivovarov Read, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Dmytro Kuleba, Sergei Lavrov, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Vladimir Ermakov, Biden, Nikolaj Skydsgaard, Natalia Zinets, Pavel Polityuk, Matthias Williams, Dmitry Antonov, Maxim Rodionov, Vladimir Soldatkin, Alexander Marrow, Mark Trevelyan, Timothy Heritage, Nick Macfie, Gareth Jones Organizations: NATO, U.S, Reuters, Kyiv, Russian, REUTERS, Ukraine's, NATO REDEPLOYMENTS TASS, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, MOSCOW, Russia, United States, Europe, Russian, Ukrainian, Rostov, U.S, Turkey, Turkish, Ankara ., Crimea, Paris, Berlin, Washington, Asia, Pacific, Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Copenhagen, Ankara, Kyiv
Russia said that it didn’t see much reason for optimism that the West would accept its demands over de-escalating the standoff over Ukraine, and said Russian President Vladimir Putin would take his time in considering proposals delivered by the U.S. and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a day earlier. The U.S. and the Washington-led military alliance had late Wednesday sent written responses to Moscow over its security demands that would redraw Europe’s security architecture by barring former Soviet states from joining NATO and hosting U.S. military bases.
Persons: Vladimir Putin Organizations: U.S, Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO Locations: Russia, Ukraine, U.S, Washington, Moscow
Leading gains on the benchmark S&P 500 was a 18.4% surge in hard-disk maker Seagate Technology's shares (STX.O) followed by a 13.5% jump in digital workflow company ServiceNow Inc (NOW.N). The S&P 500 hit a three-month low last week as fears over uncertainty around Fed policy tightening hit richly valued growth stocks. read moreThe S&P 500 index fell in the previous session amid volatile trading, flirting with a correction for its third straight session. Analysts expected earnings from S&P 500 companies to grow 24.4% year-over-year, according to Refinitiv, as of Wednesday. The S&P index recorded 16 new 52-week highs and three new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 14 new highs and 84 new lows.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, William Ackman, David Bahnsen, Jerome Powell, Thomas Hayes, Bansari Mayur, Shounak Dasgupta, Maju Samuel Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Intel, Netflix, Dow, Nasdaq, Federal Reserve, Seagate, ServiceNow Inc, Netflix Inc, Microsoft, Bahnsen, Great, Capital, Dow Jones, Tesla Inc, Intel Corp, NYSE, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, Ukraine, Russia, New York, Bengaluru
KYIV, Ukraine—Eight years after Russia seized Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and fomented war in the country’s east, Kyiv’s once-feeble military is bigger and better armed. It is still far outgunned by Moscow, but it could inflict a high price on any invading army, its leaders and analysts say. Facing off against the troops and tanks that Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed around Ukraine in recent months is a force of roughly 260,000, trained by Western advisers and equipped with its own upgraded armored vehicles, U.S. and British antitank missiles and Turkish armed drones.
Persons: Kyiv’s, Vladimir Putin Locations: KYIV, Ukraine, Russia, Ukraine’s Crimean, Moscow, British
Russian politicians have pressed for a change of tack by the central bank, which has proposed restricting cryptocurrency trading and mining because of concerns it may cause financial instability. President Vladimir Putin has called for the central bank to find a consensus on how to deal with the cryptocurrency business, which central banks and regulators around the globe have been grappling with. Kostarev said Russia, where the central bank says the annual volume of cryptocurrency transactions stands at about $5 billion, was strategically important for Binance. Russia for years opposed cryptocurrencies, saying they could be used in money laundering or to finance terrorism. Kostarev said Russia's approach now could help determine how other nations in the region dealt with cryptocurrencies.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Jan, Vladimir Putin, Gleb Kostarev, Kostarev, cryptocurrencies, Binance, Elena Fabrichnaya, Alexander Marrow, Edmund Blair Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
A screen displays the Fed rate announcement as a specialist trader works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., January 26, 2022. read moreTech-heavy Nasdaq futures rose 0.4%. Fed Chair Jerome Powell warned inflation remains above its long-run goal and supply problems are bigger and more long-lasting than previously thought. read moreTraders priced in nearly five rate increases by December after the Fed announcement, after previously fully pricing for four. ET, Dow e-minis were up 43 points, or 0.13%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 14.25 points, or 0.33%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 62.5 points, or 0.44%.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, William Ackman, Jerome Powell, they've, Thomas Hayes, Bansari Mayur, Shounak Dasgupta Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Intel, Netflix, Dow, Nasdaq, Federal Reserve, Netflix Inc, Microsoft, Fed, Great, Capital, Tesla Inc, chipmaker Intel Corp, Dow e, ServiceNow Inc, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, megacap, New York, Ukraine, The U.S, Europe, Moscow, Bengaluru
Some insurance companies cited “act of war” exclusions to try to avoid covering the damage of a Russian cyberattack against Ukraine in 2017 that rippled outward internationally, causing billions of dollars in damage. Now, as U.S. officials warn of similar hacks, insurers might not be able to invoke that protection. In November, Lloyd’s Market Association, a trade group, published four first-of-their kind recommendations for how insurers can articulate act-of-war exclusions that cover hacks. Some cyber-specific insurers hope their in-house security expertise can help businesses avoid disruptive hacks and subsequent claims. Policies offered by Mr. Motta’s firm exclude acts of war, as designated by a government, but cover cyber terrorism.
Persons: , Joshua Motta, Motta, Jen Psaki, Drew Angerer, I’m, Moller, Thomas Walsh, , ” Judge Walsh, Merck didn’t, Judy Selby, Mondelez, Biden, Motta’s, it’s, Catherine Stupp, Elisa Cho, David Uberti Organizations: Ukraine, Merck, Co, Coalition Inc, Kremlin, White House Press, House Press, FedEx Corp, Maersk, Superior, of New, Law, Inc, Ritz, Insurance, Zurich, Zurich American Insurance, Lloyd’s Market Association, Coalition, Mr Locations: Russian, Jersey, Ukraine, Russia, Ukrainian, Washington, U.S, Kenilworth, N.J, of New Jersey, Illinois, Chicago
But he said U.S. and NATO statements that Russia's main demands were unacceptable did not leave much room for optimism. The nuanced Kremlin reaction made clear that Russia was not rejecting the U.S. and NATO responses out of hand or closing the door to diplomacy. Russia denies planning to invade Ukraine but says it wants to enforce "red lines" to protect its own security. He has warned of an unspecified "military-technical response" - something defence analysts say could relate to missile deployments - if Russia's demands are ignored. Ermakov said Moscow believed Washington was preparing to deploy short and intermediate range missiles to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Persons: Jan, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Sergey Pivovarov Read, Antony Blinken, Washington, Dmytro Kuleba, Kuleba, Sergei Lavrov, Lavrov, Putin, Russia's, Vladimir Ermakov, Ermakov, Nikolaj Skydsgaard, Mark Trevelyan, Timothy Heritage, Gareth Jones Organizations: Kremlin, U.S, NATO, Russian, REUTERS, Kyiv, Beijing, TASS, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, MOSCOW, Russia, United States, Washington, Europe, Rostov, U.S, Ukrainian, Kyiv, Russian, China, Asia, Pacific, Copenhagen
The United States said it had offered a “diplomatic path forward” in the standoff with Russia over Ukraine. In a series of bold security demands last month, the Kremlin asked that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other ex-Soviet countries and roll back its military deployments in Central and Eastern Europe. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan hand-delivered a response to the Russian security demands in Moscow on Wednesday. Alexander Zemlianichenko / APNATO also conveyed its written proposals to Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said late Wednesday. Meanwhile, Russia continued to enlarge its military presence near its borders with Ukraine, intelligence and defense officials told NBC News.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Antony Blinken, Biden, won’t, Russia John Sullivan, Alexander Zemlianichenko, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Dmitry Peskov, Alexander Grushko, Russia’s, Dmitry Medvedev, Medvedev, Putin, Ria, , Organizations: Kremlin, NATO, Washington, U.S, NBC News, Intelligence Locations: States, Russia, Ukraine, Moscow's, Europe, Central, Eastern Europe, Moscow, U.S, , Belarus, Minsk
International stock indexes dropped and U.S. equity futures sold off, as investors worried about the speed with which the U.S. Federal Reserve would move to lift interest rates and otherwise tighten monetary policy. The global downswing followed the latest in a series of choppy trading sessions for U.S. stocks, which registered big intraday gains Wednesday, only to pull back sharply. Markets have been buffeted by a series of concerns about inflation and interest rates, how the Omicron variant will affect the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.
Organizations: U.S . Federal Locations: Ukraine
Roman Haller owes his life to a 20-year-old housekeeper. It was there, sometime in the second week of May 1944, that Roman Haller was born. “He stayed with us because of troubles with his family,” Roman Haller said. The baby whose life Opdyke made possible was by then about 40 years old. In media interviews later in life, Opdyke said she got the most joy out of telling her story to children.
Persons: Roman Haller, Irena Gut, Haller, Gut, Ida, Lazar ., ” Haller, Yad Vashem, , Greg Schneider, there’s, you’ve, ” Schneider, , Eduard Rugemer, ” Gut, Rugemer, , ” “, ” Weeks, William Opdyke, Irene Gut Opdyke, Irene, Jeannie, Jeannie Opdyke Smith, , ” Roman Haller, Hendrik Schmidt, ” Irene, Roman Haller Haller, Opdyke Organizations: Nazi, , Conference, Yad, Holocaust, Gestapo, Soviets, United Nations Locations: Poland, Munich, Polish, Germans, Ternopil, Ukraine, Rugemer, Russia, Soviet, West Germany, U.S, New York, California, Germany, Nuremberg
Russia has issued a series of demands to address what it says are security concerns about Ukraine while mounting a large-scale military build-up along the border shared by the two countries. The U.S. and its allies have discussed Russia’s demands in several rounds of negotiations and offered counterproposals to Moscow this week. Western officials warn that a Russian assault may occur in coming weeks, with Moscow citing threats to its security. Here’s a look at what Russia wants, based on documents issued by the Russian foreign ministry, and what the U.S. is proposing or has said about those demands, culled from public statements and Wall Street Journal reporting.
Persons: counterproposals Organizations: Russia, Wall Street Locations: Russia, Ukraine, U.S, Moscow, Russian
Gold held steady on Thursday following a sharp drop in the last session, as safe-haven demand driven by concerns over Ukraine countered gains in the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields as the Federal Reserve signaled interest rate hikes starting in March. Higher yields and interest rate hikes dent the appeal of bullion by raising the opportunity cost of holding non-interest paying gold. The dollar index, as measured against six major trading currencies, rose to a level last seen on Nov. 22. "Heightened geopolitical tensions have spurred some safe-haven interest, but gold prices tend to hold their value rather than rally significantly amid such a flight to safety," said Standard Chartered analyst Suki Cooper. Holdings of the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, rose to a five-month high on Wednesday.
Persons: Gold, It's, Brian Lan, Jerome Powell, Suki Cooper Organizations: Perth Mint, Ukraine, U.S ., Treasury, Federal Reserve, GoldSilver, . Treasury, United, Holdings Locations: Perth, Australia, United States, Europe, Moscow, Ukraine
Oil prices fell on Thursday as the U.S. dollar strengthened following signs that the U.S. Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy in the world's biggest oil user. The dollar rose on higher U.S. Treasury yields, lifting the U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against major peers, to 96.604, near five-week highs. "Continued supply challenges and mounting Russia-Ukraine tensions continue to support crude oil prices. An increase in crude oil and gasoline inventories in the United States alleviated some of the concerns about supply. Gasoline stockpiles rose by 1.3 million barrels last week to 247.9 million barrels, the EIA said, the most since February 2021.
Persons: Brent, WTI, Vivek Dhar, Commonwealth Bank's Dhar, Howie Lee Organizations: U.S ., U.S . Federal, greenback, Brent, . U.S . West Texas, Federal Open Markets, Commonwealth Bank, Treasury, U.S, omicron, OPEC, OCBC, Energy Information Administration, EIA Locations: Dyurtyuli, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, ., Ukraine, Europe, Commonwealth, OPEC, Covid, Singapore, United States
Russia has demanded NATO pull back troops and weapons from eastern Europe and bar its neighbour Ukraine, a former Soviet state, from ever joining. DIALOGUEIn Paris, diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany held more than eight hours of talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, part of the wider crisis between Moscow and Kyiv that risks becoming a full-scale war. 1/3 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. A day after the U.S. delivered Javelin anti-tank missiles, launchers and other hardware to Ukraine, Germany came under criticism for saying it would supply Kyiv with 5,000 military helmets while stopping short of providing weapons. U.S. officials say they are in talks with major energy-producing countries and companies worldwide over a potential diversion of supplies to Europe if Russia invades Ukraine.
Persons: Blinken, Jan, Antony Blinken, Wang Yi, Ned Price, Vladimir Putin, Alexander Grushko, Joe Biden, Putin, Dmitry Peskov, Brendan Smialowski, Peskov, Dmytro Kuleba, Vitali Klitschko, Jen Psaki, Psaki, John Irish, Rami Ayyub, Mark Trevelyan, Gareth Jones, Grant McCool, Michael Perry Organizations: Kremlin, United, Foreign, State Department, NATO, Washington, U.S, Putin, REUTERS Read, Wednesday, . State Department, White, United States, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Kremlin Russia, Ukraine, Paris WASHINGTON, MOSCOW, United States, Europe, Moscow, U.S, Russia, Soviet, Washington, Britain, Paris, France, Germany, Kyiv, Normandy, Berlin, Washington , U.S, Belarus
Jan 27 (Reuters) - Australian shares fell into correction territory on Thursday, driven by tech and gold stocks after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled interest rate hikes as early as March, with investors now looking to next week's Reserve Bank of Australia meeting. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index (.AXJO) closed lower for a fourth straight day, down 1.8% at 6,838.3 - its lowest since April last year. Already battered, Australia's tech stocks (.AXTX) ended the day 5.1% lower, taking losses so far this year to around 20%. New Zealand's S&P/NZX 50 index (.NZ50) fell 1.1% to 12,050.32, a day after it snapped a five-day run of losses. read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Roushni Nair in Bengaluru, additional reporting by Nikhil Kurian Nainan; Editing by Subhranshu SahuOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jerome Powell, Steven Daghlian, Roushni Nair, Nikhil Kurian Nainan, Subhranshu Sahu Organizations: U.S . Federal Reserve, week's Reserve Bank of Australia, Fed, West, Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Woodside, Myanmar, New, Bengaluru
U.S.'s Blinken holds talks with China's Wang on Ukraine risks
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. Brendan Smialowski/Pool via REUTERSJan 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi about Ukraine on Wednesday, highlighting global security and the economic risks that could stem from further Russian aggression, the State Department said. "Secretary Blinken ... conveyed that de-escalation and diplomacy are the responsible way forward," department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. Global security and the economic risks posed by further Russian aggression against Ukraine figured in the talks, the department added. The United States and its NATO allies reject that but say they are ready to discuss other topics such as arms control and confidence-building measures.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Brendan Smialowski, Wang Yi, Blinken, Ned Price, Akriti Sharma, Clarence Fernandez, Robert Birsel Organizations: State Department, REUTERS, Foreign, Global, United, NATO, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Washington , U.S, United States, Europe, Moscow, Soviet, Bengaluru
Senior Chinese diplomat calls for calm in Ukraine
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BEIJING, Jan 27 (Reuters) - China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that all parties involved in the Ukraine issue should remain calm and refrain from actions that stir tension and hype up the crisis, as he held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Russia has demanded that NATO pull back troops and weapons from eastern Europe and bar its neighbour Ukraine, a former Soviet state, from ever joining. Washington and its NATO allies reject that position, but say they are ready to discuss topics such as arms control and confidence-building measures. read moreOne country's security cannot be at the expense of the security of other countries, and regional security cannot be guaranteed by strengthening or even expanding military blocs, Wang told Blinken by telephone. read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Ryan Woo; Editing by Clarence FernandezOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jan, Wang Yi, Antony Blinken, Wang, Ryan Woo, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: China's, U.S, NATO, Washington, Thomson Locations: BEIJING, Ukraine, Russia, Europe, Soviet
Pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures tumbled 2.88%, FTSE futures lost 1.98%, Nasdaq futures dropped 1.73% and S&P 500 e-minis shed 1.56%. Fed funds futures showed traders pricing in as many as five hikes by December, after previously fully pricing for four increases. YIELDS JUMPExpectations of Fed tightening sent the policy-sensitive U.S. 2-year yield to a top of 1.1920% in Asian trade, a level last reached in February 2020. These in turn helped the dollar, lifting the dollar index, which measures the greenback against major peers, to 96.604, near five-week highs. The spread between the U.S. and Japanese 2-year yield widened to 124.22 basis points on Thursday, its highest since late February 2020.
Persons: Powell, David Chao, Chao, Hong, HSI, we've, it's, Matt Simpson, Simpson, Andrew Galbraith, Alun John, Richard Pullin Organizations: SHANGHAI, Federal, Nasdaq, Asia Pacific, country's, Nikkei, Index, U.S, United, Brent, . West Texas, White, Thomson Locations: Asia, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Invesco, U.S, Tokyo, Sydney, United States, Europe, Moscow, Hong Kong
Soldier shot five serviceman at a military plant in Ukraine
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KYIV, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A Ukrainian National Guard soldier shot security guards at a military factory in central Ukraine for unknown reasons, killing five people and injuring five others, police said on Thursday. The incident took place in the early morning of Thursday in Dnipro at the Pivdenmash missile factory during the issuance of weapons to the guards, it said in a statement. Police are looking for the escaped soldier. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Kim CoghillOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jan, Pavel Polityuk, Kim Coghill Organizations: Ukrainian National Guard, Police, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Dnipro
EU rejectionIn November 2013, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's pro-Russian president, rejected closer ties with the European Union by refusing to sign an association agreement on the eve of a summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. Yanukovych was pressured by Russia, which subsequently offered Ukraine economic assistance to the tune of $15 billion. Beeldbewerking | iStock | Getty ImagesMarkets roiledA market rally on Wall Street faded Friday afternoon on rumors of the Russian military action. Elsewhere, companies with high exposure to Russia and Ukraine included French carmaker Renault, which fell 5% that Monday, and Italy's UniCredit, which dropped 4.1%. 'Little green men'The Russian president initially denied that the unbadged soldiers in Crimea — now known as Putin's "little green men" — were Russian troops, before an admission the following month.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Ivan Buvaltsev, Sergei Shoigu, Mikhail Klimentyev, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's, Yanukovych, Ukraine's hryvnia, DAX —, Sberbank, French carmaker, Italy's, , Sean Gallup Organizations: AFP, Getty, European Union, International Monetary Fund, iStock, Gazprom, Mobile, French carmaker Renault Locations: Russian, Leningrad, Ukrainian, Crimea, Ukraine, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kyiv, EU, Vilnius, Lithuania, Russia, Brussels, Moscow, French, Crimea —, Perevalne
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailPutin has been 'rather careful' with Germany in his threats of a gas supply cutoff: Ex-Swedish PMCarl Bildt, co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations and former prime minister of Sweden, discusses what the implications might be for Europe if Russia cuts off gas supplies in response to the Ukraine crisis.
Persons: Putin, Carl Bildt Organizations: Germany, European Council, Foreign Relations Locations: Swedish, Sweden, Europe, Russia, Ukraine
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTrump's former energy secretary says Nord Stream 2 is nothing more than a way to hold Europe hostageFormer U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry shares his views on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline amid fears Russia may invade Ukraine.
Persons: Rick Perry Organizations: Former U.S . Energy Locations: Nord, Russia, Ukraine
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTrump's former energy secretary says Biden's contingency plan to divert gas to Europe won't workFormer U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry discusses President Joe Biden's efforts to divert gas to Europe amid fears Russia will invade Ukraine.
Persons: Rick Perry, Joe Biden's Organizations: U.S . Energy Locations: Europe, Russia, Ukraine
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