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OPEC tentatively agrees to oil cut, waits for Russia to commit

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OPEC tentatively agrees to oil cut, waits for Russia to commit

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak flew home from Vienna earlier for talks with President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg. Novak returns to Austria's capital for discussions among Saudi-led OPEC and the group's allies on Friday. The price of crude has fallen almost a third since October but U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries make oil even cheaper by refraining from output cuts.