Main News of September 2

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours.

WORLD

 

* Britain is against the execution of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, but his fate should be decided by the Libyan people, the Evening Standard quoted Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell as saying

 

* Russia has invited the Libyan National Transitional Council's (NTC) officials to Moscow, Russian envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov, said

 

RUSSIA

 

* Kiev plans to liquidate its state-run energy firm Naftogaz, and to scrap all current gas deals with Russia, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said, in an escalation of a bitter row with Moscow over prices for gas

 

* A much heralded reform of Russia’s police force has failed to produce immediate results, with officers committing almost 70 crimes in the last ten days, according to figures released by the country’s Investigation Committee

 

* Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov said he could run for the presidency in 2012 if his Right Cause party does well in December’s parliamentary polls

 

* Investigators charged former police colonel Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov  with organizing the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the Investigative Committee said

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