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Rio puts $5 billion Mongolia mine expansion on hold

MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - Rio Tinto <RIO.AX><RIO.L> has put on hold a more than $5 billion underground expansion of its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia, after the government said parliament would need to approve financing for the project. Full story

Global markets: Europe lower ahead of data

   CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as mining stocks offset losses with Rio Tinto reporting solid figures that booted investor confidence.

France saves jobs with sale of Alpine aluminum plant

PARIS (Reuters) - France breathed a sigh of relief at the weekend after Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto <RIO.AX> said it had received a binding offer for its French aluminum plant, in a deal that - if approved - would save more than 500 jobs. Full story

Rio Tinto wins end to human rights abuse lawsuit in U.S.

(Reuters) - Benefiting from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Rio Tinto Plc has won the dismissal of a nearly 13-year-old U.S. lawsuit accusing the Anglo-Australian mining company of complicity in human rights abuses on the South Pacific island of Bougainville. Full story

Rio suspends Mozambique coal exports over security fears

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mining company Rio Tinto <RIO.L><RIO.AX> has suspended coal shipments from northwest Mozambique after the opposition Renamo party, a former guerrilla group, threatened to disrupt the Sena railway "coal corridor" to the Indian Ocean. Full story

Rio Tinto overhaul plans dented as diamond sale scrapped

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Ltd <RIO.AX> has scrapped the proposed sale of its $1.3 billion diamonds business, a setback for its plan to sell a swag of mines and company stakes to tighten operations during a global industry downturn. Full story

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Smoke billows from chimneys at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery in Gove
Smoke billows from chimneys at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery in Gove

Smoke billows from chimneys at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery in Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, located 650 kilometers east of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

Mining operations can be seen at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery and bauxite mine in Gove
Mining operations can be seen at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery and bauxite mine in Gove

Mining operations can be seen at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery and bauxite mine in Gove, also known as Nhulunbuy, located 650 kilometers east of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory July 16, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

A ship is loaded at a port at the Rio Tinto alumina refinery in Gove