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    * The leaders of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan signed a package of agreements on the legal basis of the Customs Union in Dushanbe

    * Tajikistan will hold a rotating chair in the Eurasian Economic Community (Eurasec) in 2008 and its leader will supervise the work of the organization, the Russian president said

    * Next year Armenia will hold a rotating presidency in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the president of Kyrgyzstan, which currently chairs the CSTO, said

    * Former prime minister of Russia Mikhail Fradkov has been appointed the head of the Russian foreign intelligence service, President Vladimir Putin said

    * The leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) agreed to set up a special body overseeing migration processes on the post-Soviet area, Russian President Vladimir Putin

    * A total of eight Russian tourists were injured on Saturday in a traffic accident in a tunnel under the Suez Canal, Egypt, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Cairo said

    * Rescuers in the Russian Far East found a body of a fourth passenger from a utility helicopter that crashed two days ago into the sea near the western coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia's Far East

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