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Clinton, Putin to Hold First Meeting Friday

But the announcement was the only outwardly positive news of the day, as Putin said during a meeting on nuclear energy industry in Volgodonsk that Russia would launch Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor this summer.

Aeroflot, Sheremetyevo Reach Compromise

By Anastasia Dagayeva / Vedomosti
Aeroflot is ready to hand over its Terminal D for management to Sheremetyevo, which will be running the entire airport until officials are able to select an independent operator.

Child Pornography Found on File Sharing Site

The Moscow Times
Police investigators have opened a criminal case against an unidentified person who posted the images on charges of producing and circulating pornography featuring children under the age of 14, spokeswoman Olga Dumalkina told Interfax.

IMF to Review Ukraine Lending in Late March

n International Monetary Fund mission will visit Ukraine at the end of March to discuss a resumption of lending with the new leadership, and Ukrainian officials said they expected "difficult talks."

Putin Says Share of Nuclear Market to Rise

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the nuclear power industry after overseeing the opening of a new reactor in Volgodonsk, Rostov region, that will begin operating at its full capacity of 1,000 megawatts in October.

Emergency Gas Plans for EU Clear First Hurdle

European Union proposals to force countries to build new emergency gas infrastructure were approved Thursday by a parliament panel, but a requirement to prepare for 60 days of supply cuts was reduced to 45 days.

OPEC Output Ceiling Reached

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ministers on Wednesday agreed not to change oil output targets they are already exceeding, anticipating that demand will pick up later in the year to mop up extra barrels the producers may pump.

Diplomats Urge Resumption of Middle East Talks

The Associated Press
Top international diplomats in Moscow on Friday called on Israel and the Palestinians to return to peace negotiations with a goal of reaching a final settlement that would create an independent Palestinian state within 24 months.

Hundreds of WWII Artillery Shells Found

Sappers removed 916 field artillery shells of various calibers after workers expanding Prospekt Marshala Zhukova stumbled upon the cache, prompting evacuation of residents from two nearby apartment buildings.

20-Page Treaty Translates Into a Major Headache

A successor to the Cold War-era nuclear arms reduction treaty remains out of reach despite repeated assurances from U.S. and Russian officials about an imminent deal.

Beluga Sturgeon Now Critically Endangered

The Associated Press
Relentless consumer appetite for caviar is pushing sturgeon Ч such as the highly prized beluga Ч to the brink of extinction, a leading conservation group said Thursday.

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