Morning re-cap of main news of June 16


* The final transfer of North Korea's previously-frozen $25 million from a Macao bank has been held up by technical problems, the U.S. envoy at six-party nuclear talks said

* The foreign affairs committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and Russia's State Duma will hold a joint session next week, after a two-year hiatus, the House press service said

* Russia will participate in modernizing the North Korean Railroad, the president of Russian Railways, a railroad transportation monopoly, said

* The remains of a Red Army officer, buried by a Soviet-era memorial in Tallinn and returned to Russia following an exhumation in early May, were reburied near the southern city of Rostov-on-Don

* Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko will meet with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in late June, a presidential aide said

* Pro-presidential opposition party Our Ukraine will only form a coalition with the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc in a new parliament, the party leader said

* Grigory Yavlinsky, the leader of the liberal Yabloko party, will be nominated for the Russian presidency in the March 2008 election, the party press service said

* A powerful explosion went off outside the Supreme Court building in the Tajik capital, emergency services said

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