Main news of April 26

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Russia and Denmark signed a host of economic agreements

* The NATO-led military operation in Libya does not aim to eliminate Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the commander of coalition forces said

* The French and Italian leaders called on the EU to reform its Schengen treaty

* Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko named European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso an "ass"

* Chinese space officials confirmed plans to build a 60-ton space station by 2020

* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych visited the only church within the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear plant

* Former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adly appeared before a criminal court on charges of ordering the shooting of civilians


* Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sharply criticized NATO's military actions in Libya

* Many Russian regions are running short of gasoline and diesel fuel, the Russian Fuel Union warned

* The charges against Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in custody in 2009, were fabricated, according to an inquest conducted by the Russian presidential council on human rights


*Russian Helicopters has set a price guidance of $19-25 per Global Depositary Receipt ahead of an initial public offering in London and Moscow

*Russia's state-run gas giant Gazprom and Japan Far East Gas Co. has agreed to conduct a feasibility study on construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and a gas chemical complex in Vladivostok

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