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WORLD

* Russia has agreed to create a working group with Ukraine to revise contracts on gas supplies, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said.

* Russia and Germany will coordinate their positions in the run-up to a series of top level meetings, including a NATO summit, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

* Moscow called on Washington to investigate reports of human rights violations committed by U.S. servicemen during the military campaign in Iraq between 2004 and 2009.

RUSSIA

* The elimination of Moscow's notorious traffic jams is a "viability test" for the federal government and a key to making the capital a world financial hub, President Dmitry Medvedev said.

* Moscow’s new mayor put forward three strategies for solving the Russian capital’s notorious traffic problems - increasing the number of parking places, developing public transport, and road construction.

* The widow of Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn presented an abridged edition of The Gulag Archipelago that publishers hope will eventually be read by every Russian student.

* Russian special forces have broken up a militant group that planned a terrorist attack in the North Caucasus city of Pyatigorsk earlier this week, the head of the Federal Security Service said.

* Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights if he is found guilty in the ongoing second case against him and his partner, the businessmen's lawyer said.

MILITARY NEWS

* Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said it was ready to discuss the delivery to Iran of arms that fall outside UN sanctions.

* Russian state arm company Rosoboronexport says it has no contracts for delivery of Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles or the associated Bastion missile system, which Russia's defense minister said will be sold to Syria over U.S. and Israeli objections.

* Russia's arms exports are expected to hit an all-time high of over $10 billion in 2010, the head of Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.

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