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    A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


    *Arkady Gaidamak, an Israeli businessman of Russian origin, has returned to Israel after two years of self-imposed exile in Russia to attend a court session reviewing money-laundering charges against him

    *Russia will not "swallow up" the Ukrainian economy as a result of the blossoming relationship between Moscow and Kiev, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said

    *Heads of the international energy corporations Chevron and Total and the Turkmen leadership will discuss participation in developing the country's Caspian shelf, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said

    *A 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica

    *Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva said during an address to the people of the Central Asian country that  parliamentary elections will create a new system of government


    *United Russia proposeD 4 candidates to Medvedev for Moscow mayor post

    *Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that all four candidates proposed by United Russia for the position of Moscow mayor were capable of heading the capital

    *The list of candidates for new Moscow's mayor indirectly makes evident that the post of the city's mayor and the chairman of the Moscow's city government may be divided, Speaker of Russia's Upper House of Parliament Sergei Mironov saiD

    *Russian sea ferry Georg Ots will arrive to the port of Vladivostok in Russia's Far East to serve as a floating hotel during the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit

    *People still have not destroyed the biological diversity of Lake Baikal, deputy director of the Limnological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences said


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