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IOC Approves Sochi Building Progress

But environmental groups complain that their advice was being ignored and warned of dangerous consequences for important nature areas.

U.S., Moscow Jostle for Influence With New Kyrgyz Government

Moscow and Washington began openly negotiating to secure their interests in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday, offering money and assistance to the interim government, even as it negotiated an uneasy truce with supporters of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Clinton, Lavrov Sign $3Bln Plutonium Disposal Deal

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have signed a $3 billion deal to dispose of 34 metric tons of plutonium by burning it in nuclear reactors.

Gunfire at Bakiyev's Rally in Kyrgyzstan

Gunfire broke out at a rally where the deposed president of Kyrgyzstan was speaking to supporters Thursday; Kurmanbek Bakiyev was hustled into a car and driven from the scene, and there were no apparent injuries in the crowd.

Putin Nominated for Music Award

Music television channel Muz TV has nominated the prime minister for an Event of the Year award for his November appearance on a hip-hop show where he gushed about the music's important "social message" and praised graffiti as "elegant."

Medvedev Redefines Anti-Corruption Drive

The president's new strategy, key elements of which were announced last week by Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Naryshkin, envisages harsher fines, greater public oversight of government budgets and sociological research.

McDonald's Keeps 1 Ruble Rental Rate

By Anton Filatov / Vedomosti
The Moscow Region's Federal Arbitration Court repealed two lower-level court decisions in favor of the city's property department against Moskva-Makdonalds, one of the chain's franchisees.

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