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Main news of November 23

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

WORLD

* South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ordered to punish North Korea's shelling of one of the South's border islands "through action," in a bid to prevent further provocation

* A senior Russian lawmaker criticized the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee for approving sanctions against Russian officials

* The wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton is to take place on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, Clarence House said

* Georgia is committed to the peaceful resolution of its conflict with Russia and will not use force to restore its territorial integrity, President Mikheil Saakashvili said

* Iran plans to produce nuclear reactor fuel for its research reactor in Tehran by September 2011, Iranian media quoted the country's nuclear chief as saying

* The reactor cap has been placed on the core of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, the ISNA news agency said

RUSSIA

* The heads of governments of the 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRC) adopted a declaration to save the wild cats from extinction

* A lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party urged government agencies to report on how Russian journalists abroad are protected

* The Russian government approved an agreement with NATO allowing the alliance to carry supplies to and from Afghanistan via Russian territory

* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned of a looming crisis in public utilities, saying most of the country's infrastructure is dilapidated

* Russia and China sealed a number of deals on oil, gas, coal and nuclear cooperation, as trade volumes between the two countries increase

* Outdoor advertizing in Moscow is getting out of hand and needs regulation, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said

BUSINESS

* The rate of inflation in Russia will amount to 8-8.5% in 2010, Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina said

* Russia and China have lifted restrictions on trade in the rubles and the yuan

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