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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

WORLD

* Russia and Bulgaria agreed to set up an engineering company to complete Bulgaria's Belene nuclear plant and appointed the first strategic investors in the project

* Whistleblower website WikiLeaks claimed to be the victim of a fresh cyber attack

* Three parties in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan agreed to form a three-party coalition government

* Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych vetoed the country's controversial tax code following severe criticism and mass protests against it, and urged the government to prepare new amendments before December 2

* Russia has called for a diplomatic solution to tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin said, a week after the North shelled a South Korean island

* Moldova's Communist Party leads in Sunday's early parliamentary elections after all ballots have been counted, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reported

* Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad admitted that a cyber attack created problems for some of Iran's uranium enrichment centrifuges

* The Russian Reporter weekly, a WikiLeaks partner, published the U.S. correspondence on the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia

RUSSIA

* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delivered his third state of the nation address to both houses of parliament in the Grand Kremlin Palace

* The wellbeing of Russia's youth is crucial to the future stability of the country, Medvedev said in his annual address to the nation

* Medvedev submitted to parliament amendments to the country's Criminal Code which would reduce punishments for minor offenses

* The cables leaked on Sunday by the Wikileaks website will not affect Moscow's relations with other countries, including the United States, Russian presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich said

* Organizers of the monthly Day of Wrath rallies have applied for permission to hold a protest in front of Moscow's City Hall on December 12, the Left Front movement said

* Russia's foreign intelligence service, the SVR, is holding a minor staff reshuffle following the recent Russian-U.S. spy scandal, SVR Director Mikhail Fradkov said

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is to give an interview to record-breaking U.S. talk show host Larry King Tuesday

BUSINESS

* Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell agreed to consider further cooperation in exploration and production of hydrocarbons in western Siberia and Russia's Far East

DEFENSE

* The chief of Russia's Armed Forces General Staff denied media rumors that Russia had deployed short-range nuclear missiles near its borders with NATO allies

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