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Main news of March 24

A round up of what happened in the past 24 hours


* Russia and the United States have synchronized all the documents on a new strategic arms pact, which could be signed in Prague, a Kremlin source said

* The Jerusalem Municipal Government approved the building of 20 new apartments for Jews in East Jerusalem

* UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called on the Palestinians to continue indirect peace talks with Tel Aviv despite Israeli settlement plans for East Jerusalem.

* UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged Iran to resume talks with the six international mediators over its controversial nuclear program


* Russia's largest private crude producer LUKoil abandoned the Anaran oil project in Iran due to international sanctions, the company said

* A criminal case was opened against Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov's deputy Alexander Ryabinin on suspicion of extortion, the Russian Investigative Committee said

* Russia's drug control chief, Viktor Ivanov, will announce new proposals for eliminating the narcotics threat from Afghanistan at the Russia-NATO Council meeting in Brussels, a law enforcement source said

* Russians will be able to take part in writing a new law on police reform, the Russian Interior Minister said

* The lower house of the Russian parliament passed a bill to ban holding suspects of economic crimes in pretrial detention

* A mixed task force from the Russian Pacific Fleet started a series of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) drills in the Sea of Japan, a fleet spokesman said

* Judges in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia have made an unprecedented bid to accuse leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov of exerting pressure on the courts

* The Russian-British joint oil venture TNK-BP has confirmed its readiness to sell a huge Siberian gas field after several years of attempts to recoup its investments, a business daily reported


* Ukraine may receive a $6 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2010, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister on Economic Issues Sergei Tigipko said

* Peacekeepers from Russia, Moldova and Transdnestr will practice interoperability during joint exercises on March 24-25, the head of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Transdnestr said

* Ukraine's new Prime Minister Mykola Azarov will try to persuade his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to review Russian gas prices for Ukraine during a meeting in Moscow on Thursday

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