Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer, said on Wednesday it swung into the black in the first three months of 2015 thanks to a weaker ruble and cost controls, although it warned weak prices would pose a challenge in future. The Hong Kong-listed Russian company posted a net profit of $228 million in the three months ending March 31, compared with a $246 million loss for the same period last year. "The company's first quarter of 2015 results demonstrate that our strategy to focus on efficiency and our value added products portfolio is paying off," chief executive Vladislav Soloviev said in a statement to the city's bourse. Its operations saw revenue rise 16.7 percent to $2.48 billion while costs were reduced 7.5 percent year-on-year partly thanks to a depreciation in the ruble against the US dollar, the Moscow-based firm reported. The company also decreased its net debt by $213 million in the quarter. "The key factors driving our results were our supply discipline and cost control, strongly supported by local currency depreciation," Soloviev said. The company noted however the industry was facing a "challenging" period with falling prices partly due to rising imports from China and fears over a supply glut. The average London Metals Exchange aluminium price fell 8.5 percent quarter on quarter , with a "downward trend" on product premiums across all key markets, the company said. The "competitive landscape becomes fiercer", Soloviev said.
Meghan Markle threatened to break up with Prince Harry if he didn't release a statement confirming their relationship, report says
A source told the Times of London's Valentine Low that Harry was "freaking out" about the situation.
Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney said she will do "everything I can to make sure he's not the nominee."
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Former top Pence aide: Trump claim that presidents can declassify docs by thinking about it ‘absurd’
Former top Pence aide Marc Short on Friday rejected a recent claim from former President Trump that presidents can declassify documents by thinking about it, calling the notion “absurd.” “That’s absurd, obviously,” Short told CBS News. “I think it would make it very difficult for the intelligence community to have a classification system if that was…
Prince William and Kate Middleton realized they needed to 'up their game' after Meghan Markle's first royal engagement, according to a new book
According to Katie Nicholl's book "The New Royals," the Fab Four's relationship transitioned after Meghan Markle's first royal engagement in 2018.
Trump said he could declassify documents with his mind, but he may have also accidentally admitted to taking them 'intentionally,' NYT reporter says
New York Times Correspondent Maggie Haberman said Trump may have deviated from the narrative that classified documents ended up at Mar-a-Lago accidentally.
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Tropical Storm Ian grew overnight in the Caribbean still with a path that could bring it to Florida next week as a hurricane prompting Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency across the Sunshine State. The National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update puts Tropical Storm Ian’s center about 230 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica and about 430 miles southeast of Grand Cayman with maximum ...
After making several stunning appearances at New York Fashion Week, Amelia Gray Hamlin is now turning heads on the runways in Milan. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills daughter recently walked in Giuliano Calza’s GCDS show, where she bared her backside in an unexpected look. “My butt had her first cameo,” Amelia captioned a September 22 Instagram Story video of herself on the runway. While it initially appeared Amelia was modeling a white tank top and jeans, it turns out the pants only had fro
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Prince William ‘simply can’t forgive’ Prince Harry for his behavior following royal exit, author claims
Vanity Fair's royal correspondent Katie Nicholl alleged that the Prince of Wales was hoping that his younger brother, the Duke of Sussex, would be "his wingman."
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A man charged in the assault of a flight attendant on an American Airlines plane had to be restrained by fellow passengers and cuffed to a seat
Alexander Tung Cuu Le was arrested and later charged following the incident on a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte & Prince Louis Are No Longer the Cambridge Kids—Here’s Why They Have a New Last Name
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Denver Riggleman, a former adviser to the Jan. 6 committee told "60 Minutes" the White House switchboard called a rioter during breach.
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Princess Diana’s and Meghan Markle’s differences in treatment of staff are ‘stark,’ royal expert says
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Donald Trump will fight hard against Letitia James' lawsuit. Ex-AG insiders say these are his top 5 defenses.
Former NY AG prosecutors predict a slow-motion legal brawl where Trump will cry foul, claim ignorance, and delay, delay, delay.
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The former president malfunctioned at a campaign event in North Carolina.
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The former Ohio State quarterback watched his son play for the Buckeyes at tight end.
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Floyd Mayweather, 45 years young, knocked out MMA star Mikuru Asakura on Saturday (in the U.S.) in Japan.
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Watch and listen to everything Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst had to say about Ohio State after the Buckeyes won going away. #GoBucks
The last time a British monarch abdicated, it sparked a constitutional crisis in the UK, but it also led to the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Video appears to show Donald Trump supporters being told to stop making one-finger QAnon salute at rally
Security guards told Trump supporters to stop doing a QAnon one-finger salute at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, a video appears to show.
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An estimated 7,000 attend funeral for Hells Angels leader Ralph "Sonny" Barger at Stockton 99 Speedway
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