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Fighters, Energy in Focus in India

President Dmitry Medvedev and his delegation wrapped up the second day of their visit to India on Tuesday by signing over 20 agreements, including fine-tuning the design of advanced fighter jets that will be jointly manufactured.

Obama Claims Votes to Ratify START

The Associated Press
President Barack Obama secured on Tuesday enough votes for Senate ratification of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, assuring a major foreign policy victory.

5 Belarus Candidates in Jail

Five of nine Belarussian opposition presidential candidates were languishing in prison Tuesday, two days after an election ended in violent protests with thousands of people demanding President Alexander Lukashenko's ouster.

A Hotel, a Filmmaker and Angry Locals

Clashes with police, scuffles at a construction site and sieges of administration buildings. These are things residents of a Moscow neighborhood had to deal with after an Oscar-winning director decided to build a hotel next to their homes.

VAT Likely Candidate for Hike

Russia's rising budget spending — likely to be exacerbated by 2011-12 elections — will make tax hikes unavoidable, with value added tax likely to be raised first, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov said in an interview.

Court Marshals Break Into Home Over Nemtsov Loan

In a rare reversal, authorities acted to protect the interests of an opposition leader Tuesday as court marshals broke into the apartment of the former director of a state arms exporter to collect $700,000 owed to liberal politician Boris Nemtsov.

Bank of Moscow Rebuts VTB

The Moscow Times
The Bank of Moscow on Tuesday described critical statements about the bank by VTB's top executives as a ploy to seek a lower acquisition price.

U.S. Senate Support Builds for New START

The Associated Press
U.S. President Barack Obama inched closer to winning approval of the New START arms control treaty with Russia on Tuesday as the No. 3 Republican leader in the Senate announced his support.

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