Main news of November 7

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* Moscow is concerned over the emerging instability in Georgia, as protesters continue to demonstrate in the capital Tbilisi, and believes the Georgian people deserve better

* The State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, voted in favor of President Putin's bill to impose a moratorium on the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty

* Around 7,000 Communist supporters marched in Moscow to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, a local police spokesman said

* American interference is aggravating relations between Georgia and its two breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Gen. Yury Baluyevsky, the chief of the Russian General Staff, said

* Russia will evacuate its last military base in Georgia, whose capital, Tbilisi, has been swept by opposition protests, ahead of the deadline, the chief of the Russian Ground Forces said

* Russia's federal agency for nuclear power said the country would supply uranium products to China for 11 years starting from 2010

* Russia has invited more international monitors to the upcoming parliamentary elections than the U.S. did for last year's congressional elections, a Russian deputy foreign minister said

* The Russian Imperial House said it will appeal to international institutions, if the Russian Prosecutor General's Office fails to exonerate the last tsar's family

* A court ruled that workers at a Ford car manufacturing plant near St. Petersburg postpone a strike which went ahead Wednesday by 20 days, a company spokesperson said

WORLD

* Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili has issued a decree declaring a state of emergency in the country's capital, Tbilisi, Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli said

* Georgia's president said in a TV address to the nation that Russia's special services were behind recent events in Tbilisi

* Georgian riot police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse rallies of thousands of protesters demanding President Mikheil Saakashvili's resignation and early elections

* Afghan President Hamid Karzai declared three days of national mourning following a terrorist blast that killed at least 41 people, including six members of parliament

* The trial of Serbian ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes, opened at the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague

* NATO hopes the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty will remain in force and an adapted treaty ratified, the bloc's spokesman said

* The EU and Serbia initialed a key document paving the way for the Balkan country to join the 27-member bloc, the EU press service said

* An Indian girl born with four arms and four legs who underwent surgery to remove the extra limbs, could start to learn to walk in a few weeks' time, the chief surgeon said

* At least eight students were killed and more than 10 injured when a pupil opened fire at a school in Tuusula, southern Finland, local media said

BUSINESS

* Imperial Energy, a British company focused on oil exploration and production in former Soviet republics, has received an offer from Gazprombank, a subsidiary of gas giant Gazprom, for a 25% stake

* Dutch companies are offering Russia their expertise to develop natural gas fields in the Yamal peninsula in northwest Siberia, Russian Industry and Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko said

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