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Main News of May 25

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours




* NATO planes pounded Tripoli and its suburbs with some of their heaviest air strikes yet after the United States said Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi would “inevitably” be forced from power


* UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged on Wednesday an end to clashes between Yemeni protesters and government troops in the capital of Saana




* EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said she was "deeply disappointed" by the decision of the Moscow City Court to uphold the verdict in the jailed Russian tycoons Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev case


* The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized Amnesty International's labeling of jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky as a "prisoner of conscience."


* The Russian Orthodox Church urges against rushed decisions over the removal of the embalmed body of Communist leader Vladimir Lenin from the mausoleum on Red Square


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