Interesting News On The Russian Airwaves…

Amateur shooter kills friend at Moscow firearms club:
A university worker has fatally wounded a colleague at a shooting range in Moscow. The owner of the club may be charged with criminal negligence…

Supreme Court rules earlier extension of Khodorkovsky arrest illegal:
Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that the latest extension of arrest for ex-Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Menatep head Platon Lebedev was illegal…

UN resolution must not be artistically interpreted – Russian envoy to NATO:
Russia’s permanent representative to NATO Dmitry Rogozin has said that free interpretation of the UN resolution on Libya by the NATO-led coalition is bringing the country to the verge of humanitarian disaster…

UN resolution lacks provision on ‘Gaddafi’s future’ – French minister:
The intentions of U.S., French and British leaders to carry on military operations in Libya until Muammar Gaddafi steps down are not covered by the UN Security Council resolution authorizing the operation, the French defense minister said on Friday…

Aeroflot asks government to fine Sukhoi over Superjet delay:
Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot is preparing a proposal for the government to fine the country’s leading aircraft producer Sukhoi for a delay in delivering Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners, Aeroflot Chairman and Transport Minister Igor Levitin said on Friday…

BP given more time to resolve dispute:
BP gets one more month to find a way through the impasse with its Russian partners…

Palestine wants UN to recognize its independence:
Palestine is going to ask the UN General Assembly in September to recognize it as an independent state if there is no progress in the talks on a settlement with Israel by then. This came in a statement by the Palestinian Ambassador to Moscow Fayed Mustafa…

Fukushima operator to start compensation payouts with $600 million:
TEPCO will pay up to $12,000 to each of over 50,000 families residing in the 30km evacuation zone around the disaster-stricken nuclear plant.The company has also decided to dispense a radiation absorbing mineral along…

Suspected car thief steals his own criminal case:
A man suspected of stealing cars managed to spirit away ten files containing all documentary evidence against him, during his interrogation, while the police investigator was distracted…

MPs may strike back over Russophobia in ex-USSR republics:
The Russian State Duma Committee on Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Affairs suggests issuing a statement warning former Soviet states against stirring up Russophobia and re-writing history…

Medvedev calls for reform of global financial system:
There is a need for the democratization of international relations, believes President Dmitry Medvedev, which could be achieved through the reform of the world financial system…

IMF and World Bank’s aid tightens noose around poor nations:
The help provided by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to debt-stricken countries is aimed at aiding their recovery, but it seems to be dragging them deeper into trouble…

Russia to introduce non-smoking prison cells:
The country’s prisoners will soon get more choice when it comes to the cells in which they have to serve their terms…

Finnish pastor defrocked for speaking out against terrorists:
A Finnish Priest has been defrocked for openly speaking out against a terrorist website hosted in the country…

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