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Leaked Paper Calls for Friendlier Foreign Policy

Russia's foreign policy should become much friendlier in order to attract more investment, especially from the West, according to a leaked Foreign Ministry paper obtained by Russian Newsweek.

U.S., Russia Reach Deal on Child Adoptions

The United States and Russia have agreed on key points of a treaty regulating child adoptions, and a final draft will be approved this week, children's ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said.

Mironov's Life to Be Insured at $93,000

The administration for the Federation Council has decided to take out a life insurance policy for that amount for the Federation Council speaker, as well as policies worth 2.3 million rubles ($76,000) for each of the other 166 senators in the upper house of the parliament.

Mine Death Toll Reaches 60, Missing Count Hits 30

Rescuers found eight bodies but no survivors in a stricken Siberian coal mine on Wednesday after powerful weekend blasts that have killed at least 60 miners and rescuers, emergency officials said.

Medvedev Lands $20Bln Nuclear Deal in Turkey

Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko signed the agreement to build four reactors in Turkey during a Wednesday visit to the country by President Dmitry Medvedev.

Sheikh Aids Berezovsky, Abramovich Split

By Yelena Mazneva / Vedomosti
Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi brokered two deals between Roman Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky, perhaps earning a commission of $260 million, Vedomosti reported.

Bribe Case Reopened Against Tymoshenko

Ukrainian prosecutors said Wednesday that they had reopened a 2004 criminal case against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on accusations she had tried to bribe Supreme Court judges.

Ukraine Rules Out Energy Deals With Russia

Ukraine has no plans to sign any energy agreements with Russia during an official visit by President Dmitry Medvedev next week, a Ukrainian deputy prime minister said Wednesday.

2 Killed in Tatarstan Dam Blast

An explosion at a Tatarstan hydropower plant killed two people, including a fireman, and injured 10 workers, investigators said.

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