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Morning re-cap of main news, December 2

* Radiation has been discovered on a Finnair plane at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Russia's Transportation Ministry said

* British Airways jetliners singled out for radiation checks as part of investigations into the death of a Russian ex-FSB officer in London have been pronounced safe, the airline said

* Irish experts have found no traces of radiation in a Russian ex-prime minister's system, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported

* President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill reinstating disciplinary barracks, or guardhouses, in the country's armed forces, the Kremlin press service said

* Peace plans for Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine are unviable without consensus and coordinated efforts of the international community, the Russian foreign minister said

* The sacking of Ukraine's foreign minister will not affect relations between Moscow and Kiev, the Russian foreign minister said

* United Russia is sure to win the upcoming parliamentary election, the pro-Kremlin party leader said

* Sergei Chemezov, head of Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, has been elected to the supreme political council of the pro-Kremlin party, United Russia said

* President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with permanent members of Russia's Security Council, a presidential spokesman said

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