Main news of September 3

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

WORLD

*Warsaw and Kiev will continue cooperation despite the EU's criticism over the trial against the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on Saturday

*Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC), based in Benghazi, will move to the capital of Tripoli next week, al Jazeera quoted NTC' s chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil as saying

*Leaders of a post-Soviet alliance called on Saturday for signing a delayed free trade agreement and peacefully resolving conflicts in their final statement rounding up the summit

*Belarus's long-standing leader Alexander Lukashenko was conspicuous by his absence at a summit of the leaders of former Soviet republics in Tajikistan on Saturday

*Ukraine's president said on Saturday that the national energy company Naftogaz would never merge with Russian gas giant Gazprom for the sake of lower gas prices

*Russia's foreign minister said on Saturday that Moscow had invited new Libyan authorities to discuss the future of energy projects signed under fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi

RUSSIA

*Moscow is ready to defend its interests on the gas contract with Kiev in any court since Ukraine's plans to scrap energy company Naftogaz in order to tear up the gas deals are inadmissible, Kremlin said on Saturday

*Russia's Defense Ministry and the Russian Helicopters holding have reached a long delayed agreement and signed a $4 billion deal, a senior defense sector official said on Saturday

*Over 16,000 police officers, Interior Ministry troops and police helpers will ensure order at City Day celebrations in Moscow on September 3-4, a deputy head of Moscow police said

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