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Morning re-cap of main news, July 21

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* First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said the candidacy for Putin's successor as Russian president could be announced soon

* First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the ruble must become a reserve global currency

* Russia's Foreign Ministry said only a UN Security Council's resolution based on agreements between Belgrade and Pristina could determine a legitimate status of Kosovo

* Russia's Prosecutor General's Office said it would make Monday an official statement regarding its cooperation with British authorities in the investigation of the widely-politicized murder of Alexander Litvinenko

* One person was killed and at least seven were injured in an attack on an environmentalist camp in the Irkutsk Region in southeastern Siberia, police said

* A prominent religious and public figure has been killed in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, local police said

* An Italian citizen was beaten and robbed early Saturday in southwestern Moscow by a group of assailants who were later apprehended by police officers, a Moscow police source said

* Germany's foreign ministry said it had no substantial evidence confirming executions of two German hostages held by Taliban militants in Afghanistan

* Italian police said they had discovered and broke up an al-Qaeda militant cell in central Italy that had set up a terrorist training camp in a mosque

* Pratibha Patil, a 72-year-old female politician has been elected Indian president in a symbolic victory over centuries-long gender discrimination in the country

* India and the United States said they had made significant progress on a major agreement in the sphere of civilian nuclear cooperation after four days of intensive negotiations that ended Friday in Washington

* Saddam Hussein's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as "Chemical Ali," who was sentenced to death in late June for using chemical weapons against the Kurds, will be executed in Baghdad, an Iraqi paper said

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