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Main news of September 30

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Main news - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Ukraine will buy 41 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in 2011 instead of the contracted 55 billion, the Kommersant-Ukraina newspaper said

*Russia will be ready to accept restrictions imposed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) only after it has joined it, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

*Russia and the United States are likely to sign a child adoption agreement by the end of 2010, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said



*Two police officers were killed after unidentified assailants opened fire on them in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria

* Seventeen policemen were wounded after an explosive device went off on a highway in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan

* A businesswoman has been gunned down in north Moscow in what police say has the hallmarks of a contract killing

* Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will take the development of the volatile North Caucasus region under his personal control as the head of a special new commission, the Vedomosti daily said

*A Russian expedition vessel has been detained in the Canadian port of St. John's on the island of Newfoundland over debts

*The second All-Russian census kicked off in the country's Far East



* Gazprom's oil arm Gazprom Neft is considering an appeal against the government's decision to bar it from an auction for the right to develop Siberia's Trebs and Titov oil fields, a source in the company said

*Russia is preparing a law requiring foreign investors to get government permission for a purchase of five or more percent in the country's financial infrastructure companies, Vedomosti business daily quoted Head of the Federal Service for Financial Markets Vladimir Milovidov as saying



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