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Main news of October 5

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Main news of October 5 - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours.


*NATO's Euro missile defense program will become fully operational by 2018, the alliance's chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said

*The Syrian opposition condemned Russia and China on Wednesday for vetoing a UN Security Council draft resolution urging the Syrian regime to immediately stop violence against protesters or face "targeted measures," the Sawa radio station reported, quoting opposition leader Burhan Ghalyoun

*Any UN resolution on Yemen should reflect the actual situation in that country, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said

*France together with Libya’s Transitional National Council (TNC) and other allies are working to prevent the spread of weapons from Libya to other countries in the region, a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said

*Moscow will oppose any attempt to “abuse” UN Security Council decisions to achieve the overthrow of “undesirable regimes,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said


*Jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will have to choose between personal meetings with relatives and interviews with journalists, Russian Federal Penitentiary Service official said

*Russia's Right Cause party will return almost 650 million rubles ($21 million) of donations made to support its former leader Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire’s spokesperson said

*Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the outspoken leader of Russia's ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR), promised on Wednesday that some 10,000 officials will be jailed after next presidential elections in March

*Minor airlines must get consolidated or merged with leading air companies or quit the market, a deputy prime minister said during a business forum in Moscow

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