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Main News of May 30

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Main News of May 30 - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Enriching uranium to 20 percent is Iran's right, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview with French television network France 24

* The Special Court for Sierra Leone In the Hague has sentenced former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 1991-2002 military conflict in the region, the BBC reported


* Moscow considers the "blunt" statements by U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to be totally unacceptable while his lack of professionalism could be detrimental to the reset of Russian-U.S. relations, a senior Russian diplomatic source said

* Moscow city authorities have refused to allow the Russian opposition to hold a proposed protest march in downtown Moscow on June 12, Russia Day, suggesting a different route for the action, the Left Front movement’s leader, Sergei Udaltsov, said

* Opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny publicized the identities of the literary figures and businessmen - including the vice-president of the country’s biggest insurance company - financing his efforts to tackle Russia’s rampant corruption


* Lukoil, the biggest privately-owned oil company in Russia, said it is considering a buyback of $2-$3 billion of its Moscow-listed shares to later sell them as part of a secondary share listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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