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Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, July 20, 2012

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today POLITICS Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the opposition not to substitute democracy with anarchy and avoid using populist ideas to achieve political gains. (Vedomosti, Izvestia) ECONOMY & BUSINESS The Russian government may have to dig into the Reserve Fund as early as in the second half of 2012 ...

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No Way Out for Assad

As events in Syria unravel, there is a growing concern that Syrian despot Bashar Assad will use his chemical weapons arsenal to punish those rising up against him in a desperate bid to stay in power. Eli Lake reports that the CIA is, as I type this, "scrambling to get a handle on the locations of the country’s chemical and ...

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Commission Calls For Ban Of Atlantic Deep-Sea Fishing

Friday, 20 July 2012, 3:59 pm Press Release: Greenpeace European Unit Commission Calls For Ban Of Destructive Deep-Sea Fishing In The Northeast Atlantic Brussels, 19 July 2012 – Greenpeace welcomed a plan presented by the European Commission today to ban some of the most environmentally damaging fishing practices, under a review of EU rules governing deep-sea fishing in the Northeast ...

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US Navy helicopter with 5 crew crashes in Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed Thursday in the Gulf nation of Oman with five crew members aboard, according to the U.S. military. Lt. Greg Raelson, a spokesman for the Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, gave no immediate word on the fate of the crew. But an Omani air…

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Teen dies after playing nearly two days of Diablo III at Taiwanese Internet cafe (Video)

Related topics TaiwanDiablointernet cafeblood clot Advertisement Tainan – If you think the average American or Canadian child plays too much video games – reports say a young person can accumulate 10,000 hours of video game playing by the age of 21 – then you should look no further than Taiwan, where a man was found dead in February from cardiac ...

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Spitzer space telescope finds possible exoplanet smaller than Earth

Related topics Science & SpaceAstronomyexoplanetsSpitzer Space Telescope Advertisement The Kepler space telescope has already started finding its first exoplanets which are about the size of Earth or smaller, and the results seem to indicate that these smaller rocky worlds are much more numerous than larger gas giants like Jupiter or Saturn, an exciting trend. Now, another space telescope, Spitzer, has ...

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Britain, U.S. hail F-35 fighter as tightening ties

(Reuters) – Britain and the United States hailed Wednesday their work on Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as tightening military ties, a day before Britain receives the jet’s first international delivery. The U.S. Marine Corps version of Lockheed Martin’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-35B test aircraft BF-2 flies with external weapons for the first time over the Atlantic ...

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Drought Puts Food at Risk, U.S. Warns

The Obama administration warned Wednesday that food supplies were at risk from the worsening drought afflicting more than half of the country and called on Congress to revive lapsed disaster aid programs. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTNational for breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors President Obama reviewed the situation with Tom Vilsack, the agriculture secretary, ...

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Nelson Mandela celebrates quiet 94th birthday with family

ANTI-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has celebrated his 94th birthday in "good" spirits as millions of South Africans joined in the global praise for the much-loved statesman. Mandela, whose 1990 release from an apartheid prison put South Africa on the path to democracy and reconciliation, spent a quiet day with his close family in his home village of Qunu, where he ...

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