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RUSSIA

Two gunmen died on Saturday in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan following a shootout with special forces soldiers, the National Anti-terror Committee (NAK) said.

The European Union's implementation of the Third Energy Package could lead to a deficit of energy resources in Europe, Presidential Administration head Sergei Ivanov warned.

Russia's chairmanship of the G20 group of nations will promote measures to stimulate the world economy and create jobs, President Vladimir Putin promised.

Migrant workers arriving in Russia to find employment face tests of their knowledge of the local language from today, as a new law comes into force.

Georgia and Russia should resume dialog between them without preliminary conditions, Zurab Abashidze, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili’s special representative for relations with Russia, said.

 

WORLD

Thousands of Islamist protesters took to the streets near Cairo University in support of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's unilateral Constitutional Declaration last week.

Mexico's new President Enrique Pena Nieto was sworn in prior to his ceremonial inauguration later today.

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for the Moscow Conference on the Middle East that has repeatedly been postponed to be held as soon as possible.

The Russian Federation took over the presidency of the Group of Twenty major economies from Mexico.

The United States said it will provide financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) despite the PA’s new UN status.

The US Senate unanimously approved a measure that would effectively end the relationship between the Pentagon and Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state run arms export firm which has provided weapons to the Syrian government.

The United States condemned on Saturday North Korea's plan to launch its rocket calling it "provocative".

Georgian investigators questioned former prime minister Vano Merabishvili on Saturday over his attempt to cross the state border with a forged passport, officials said.


SPORT

Russian boxer Khabib Allakhverdiev has taken the vacant WBA super-lightweight title, beating Joan Guzman on a technical decision after the Dominican fighter suffered a leg injury.

Dynamo Moscow cruised to a 3-0 win over Rubin Kazan in a Russian Premier League game played behind closed doors.

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