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World Leaders Praise Egypt, Lavrov Urges Stability

Associated Press
Fireworks and celebratory gunfire rang out in Tunisia and Lebanon, South Africans recalled Nelson Mandela's euphoric release from prison and two words dominated social media sites as the world cheered the ouster of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.

Foreign Ministry: Tourists Will Return to Egypt by March

The Moscow Times
Tourists will return to the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh by March, provided the political situation in Egypt has improved, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said, RIA-Novosti reported.

Bombing Motive Could Be Revenge

A stroke of luck allowed police to detain a rebel leader linked to the Domodedovo Airport bombing — which, a media report said, could have been revenge for a law enforcement raid on an Ingush village in August that killed an alleged rebel leader.

Medvedev Modernizes Time Zones

David Cameron should envy Dmitry Medvedev: The Russian president has decided to move his whole country one time zone east — something the British prime minister wants to do, but faces stiff opposition over.

Joint Committee to Tackle Traffic Jams

The Presidium has endorsed a joint committee of officials from the Transportation Ministry, City Hall and the Moscow region government to coordinate road-building projects, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.

Church Now Dabbling in Technology

While President Dmitry Medvedev is pushing the country toward his sacred goal of "modernization," the clergy has launched its own quest for new ways to reach the flock — offering believers special cell phone tariffs and Bible quotations via text messages.

ChelPipe Halts London IPO

Steel pipe maker ChelPipe postponed its initial public offering in London, making it the second Russian company in the past week to scrap listing plans and further darkening what was expected to be a bright scene for IPOs this year.
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