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* Russia hopes to raise the efficiency of the fight against terrorism with a new treaty on European security, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the 2009 Brussels Forum

* Four people died and eight others were injured in a stampede at a discotheque in a small town in Russia's Urals, the country's main investigative body said

* RusAl, the world's largest aluminum producer, and Onexim Group controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, announced that they had reached an agreement on restructuring RusAl's $2.8 bln debt

* About 2,500 people participated in the parade in downtown Moscow to celebrate the Irish national holiday, St. Patrick's Day

* Police seized 1.5 kilograms of heroin from a Tajik national in the town of Lyubertsy southeast of Moscow, a Moscow Region police spokesman said

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* Two U.S. astronauts finished a 6 1/2 hour spacewalk to install a Global Positioning Satellite antenna on the Japanese Kibo laboratory in efforts to prepare the International Space Station for future flight missions, NASA said

* Ukraine's minister for European and international integration welcomed NATO's willingness to resume cooperation with Russia

* Afghan troops captured twenty-two Taliban militants in the southern Kandahar province in Afghanistan, the country's Defense Ministry said

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