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Main news of April 6

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


* Egypt's military Supreme Council, which is temporarily governing the country, denied media reports about a secret agreement with ousted President Hosni Mubarak on letting him leave the country

* Nitrogen will be injected into a reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to reduce an explosion risk, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) was quoted by the Kyodo news agency as saying

* Russia will not become involved in any military operations to stabilize the situation in Libya, but will comply with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, President Dmitry Medvedev said

* Russia has suspended imports of fish and seafood from 242 Japanese plants in the wake of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which led to a leakage of radioactive water into the ocean, the government said

* The outflow of highly radioactive water into the sea from Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has stopped, the Kyodo news agency reported quoting the plant's operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company


* An advisory council to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says it is close to finishing a report into the death in custody of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009


* Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko is expecting his pink slip from the government to leave his job on the board of directors at the state-run RusHydro, following an initiative by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to remove ministers from the boards by July 1

* Bank of Moscow's embattled CEO Andrei Borodin said a few investors, including Russian, were ready to join a consortium to buy out the bank's shares from VTB, the banker said

* The lawyer for Sergei Aleynikov, a Russian-born programmer convicted of stealing computer codes from the U.S. financial firm Goldman Sachs, has requested his client be released pending another appeal, after an initial appeal was turned down

* Russian-British joint venture TNK-BP signed a deal on purchasing a gas block in Vietnam from British oil major BP

* Russia's state-owned hi-tech conglomerate Russian Technologies signed an agreement with German engineering group Siemens to establish a joint venture to produce high-voltage transformers

* Russia and the United States intend to intensify their dialogue on mutual investment and Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said


* The silver medalist in the marathon at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, Nailya Yulamanova, will be awarded the gold after the winner was disqualified, the Russian athletics federation said

* The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the southern Russian resort city of Sochi will have six new events, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said

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