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Khimki Fans Fall Victim To Crisis

The Moscow region government said Tuesday that it was merging two local football clubs, but for many fans in the town of Khimki the announcement meant that they would be left with no team at all.

Smoking Bill Breaks UN Vow, Critics Say

Health and consumer rights activists are up in arms over the contents of a bill regulating the tobacco industry, saying it contradicts a UN convention that Russia signed in April.

NATO Agrees to Re-engage Russia

NATO on Tuesday agreed to gradually resume contacts with Russia that were suspended after Moscow’s military intervention in Georgia, NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said.

Bahraini King Meets With Medvedev

President Dmitry Medvedev and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa agreed to cooperate on nuclear energy and promote economic ties after a meeting between the two leaders at the Kremlin on Tuesday.

Oil Exports Plummet on High Duties

November oil exports fell to their lowest level since 2004 as firms cut supplies because of high export duties while output headed for its first decline in a decade.

Nord-Ost Victims File Theft Lawsuits

Prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the purported theft of property belonging to the victims of the 2002 hostage crisis at Moscow's Dubrovka Theater, the Investigative Committee said Tuesday.

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