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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

News in Brief

South Korean Stabbed



A South Korean national was in the hospital Tuesday with stab wounds after being attacked on a Moscow street, Interfax reported.

The 55-year-old man, who lived on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, was stabbed in the back by an unidentified assailant, possibly during an argument, the report said, citing police.

Police released no other details about the case but said an investigation had been opened. (MT)




Successful Satellite Launch



A Kosmos-3M rocket launched a new military satellite Tuesday, officials said.

The rocket, carrying a Kosmos-series military satellite, blasted off successfully from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, said Vitaly Vyatkin, a spokesman for the Space Forces.

He would not reveal any details of the satellite, which was to enter a designated orbit later in the day. (AP)




Yanukovych Targets EU Ties



KIEV -- Ukraine's prime minister bemoaned the state of relations with the European Union on Tuesday, criticizing the bloc's moves on trade and its visa policies.

Addressing his Cabinet, Viktor Yanukovych said the state of ties with the EU "is not entirely to our liking."

"There is the visa regime that we feel is too tough. As for trade, we see that a system is being introduced that worsens the position of our producers on the European market," he said.

He said he had ordered ministers to present a report on problems for submission to an EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev on Friday. (Reuters)




Kyrgyz Nab Terror Suspect



BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- Kyrgyz security services said Tuesday that an Uzbek citizen wanted on suspicion of plotting terror attacks in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan had been arrested.

Law enforcement agents detained Zhamaldin Abdumazhidov as he tried to detonate a grenade in the southwestern Jalal-Abad region on Aug. 22, the State Committee for National Security said in a statement. (AP)