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Main News of July 22

© RIA NovostiMain News of July 22
Main News of July 22 - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Prince William’s wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace said in a statement

* Investigators in Panama discovered two Soviet-built MiG-21 fighter jets while unloading a North Korean ship that was seized last week with 240 tons of concealed weapons parts on board as it tried to enter the Panama Canal en route to North Korea from Cuba, media reports said

* Ukraine said Monday that it had informed Libya that the seizure of a Ukrainian-manned ship in the port of Benghazi was an unfriendly action


* Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed on Monday a resolution obliging officials of nearly 30 state companies to report their incomes and expenditures, in an apparent bid to crack down on corruption.


* The Kremlin's spokesman on Monday said President Vladimir Putin had played no role in opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s sudden release from jail last week

* Moscow prosecutors said Monday they have lifted a ban on the activities of the Russian opposition Left Front movement, which had been ordered to suspend its activities earlier this year over alleged legal violations


* A trial over riots at a large anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow last year witnessed an unusual and rare twist Monday as a riot policeman declined to testify against a protester accused of attacking him

* Powerful bombs have been discovered at the entrance to a Shiite mosque in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee said

* A court in Russia's Tula Region sentenced the former governor to 9 ½ years in prison Monday after finding him guilty of taking a 40 million ruble ($1.2 million) bribe


* Dutchman Guus Hiddink on Monday resigned as coach of wealthy Russian football team Anzhi Makhachkala after a year and a half on the job, the team said


* Russia's Izhmash arms factory, manufacturer of the legendary Kalashnikov assault rifle, has won a 13 billion ruble (about $400 million) Defense Ministry tender for antitank missiles, the company said Monday, in one of its “largest state orders in recent years.”

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