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    A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

    RUSSIA

    * Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said:

    - The United States should advance the process of strategic arms reduction

    - He strongly opposes the appearance of new members of the so-called nuclear club

    * Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev congratulated President Barack Obama on his Nobel Peace Prize award and welcomed the U.S. leader's positive impact on global affairs

    * Two Russian nuclear-powered strategic submarines have test-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Defense Ministry said
    * One police officer was killed and seven injured in an explosion outside a market in Chechnya's capital, Grozny, investigators said

    * The Russian Prosecutor's Office confirmed the death of Vyacheslav Ivankov, a notorious crime boss known as Yaponchik (Little Japanese)

    * Russian military prosecutors said they would not press charges against Lt. Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, the commander of Russia's Airborne Troops

    WORLD

    * U.S. President Barack Obama said he was "surprised and deeply humbled" by his Nobel Peace Prize award, which he called an "an affirmation of American leadership"

    * At least 49 people were killed and some 100 were injured in a suspected suicide car bombing by a crowded market in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, Iran's PressTV channel reported

    * Talks on ways to resolve a political crisis in Honduras have ended in deadlock after the interim government refused to reinstate ousted president Manuel Zelaya

    * Jacques Rogge was elected for a four-year second term as president of the International Olympic Committee

    * Ukraine has not received requests from the United States to host anti-missile facilities on its soil, President Viktor Yushchenko said 

    * Moldova handed over its presidency of the Commonwealth of Independent States to Russia during the CIS summit in Chisinau

    BUSINESS

    * General Motors signed a deal to sell its Hummer SUV brand to Chinese heavy equipment maker Tengzhong for an undisclosed sum

    * Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Russia was not holding any talks on switching to non-dollar oil payments

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