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    A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

     

     

     

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    *All nuclear material on Russian territory is safely protected, says a Russian memorandum on nuclear security distributed at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington

    *Russia is ready to address Kiev's concerns over gas prices and discuss its proposals, President Dmitry Medvedev said 

    * Russia and the U.S. will each dispose of 34 metric tons of excess weapon-grade plutonium, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

    * The Kyrgyz Constitutional Court said was forced to heed the demands of the country's interim government that the court be disbanded, although it claimed this decision was a "mistake"

    * North Korea will only be invited to the next nuclear security summit in 2012 if it returns to the negotiating table and abandons its nuclear program, the South Korean president said

    * Polish military prosecutors have opened an investigation into the plane crash that claimed the lives of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of the country's top officials, Polish Attorney General Krzysztof Parulski said

    * Tehran is still open to discussion on a nuclear fuel swap with any supplier, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said

    * Deposed Kyrgyzstani President Kurmanbek Bakiyev said he will resign only if the interim government guarantees his and his family's security and order in the country.

     

    RUSSIA

     

    * Twenty-six members of terrorist groups involved in a deadly attack on a Moscow-St. Petersburg express train in late 2009 have been eliminated and another 14 arrested, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) chief said

    * The Russian navigation system Glonass will cover 100% of the Earth's surface by yearend, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said

    * Russia's Black Sea Fleet will receive up to four frigates and four diesel-electric submarines in the next five years, a Navy source said

    * Russia will not float out a new nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine as planned on May 7 due to technical reasons, a source in the shipbuilding industry said

    * Russia is ready to address Kiev's concerns over gas prices and discuss its proposals, President Dmitry Medvedev said

     

    BUSINESS

     

    * The Russian government commission on foreign investment approved a deal for the reverse takeover by Kazakh gold miner KazakhGold of its parent company Polyus Gold to boost stock liquidity

    * China's largest Internet company, Tencent, has bought 10% of Digital Sky Technologies (DST), a leading Russian Internet investment firm, in a bid that may signify Chinese expansion into Russian cyberspace, business media reported

     

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