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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Team Arrives

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- A high-powered U.S. trio was to open talks in Moscow on Thursday on steps the government of Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov must take for financial aid to begin flowing again to Russia.

Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the Clinton administration's top Russia policy-maker, arrived Wednesday for the three days of scheduled meetings, a U.S. Embassy official said.

He was to be joined later in the day by Deputy Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, who oversees economic policy and Vice President Al Gore's top adviser on Russia, Leon Fuerth.