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5-Year Crab Fishing Ban Lifted in Kamchatka

The Moscow Times
The Federal Fisheries Agency has lifted a ban on the commercial production of Kamchatka crab implemented in 2008, an unidentified source in the agency's northeastern regional office said.

Russia's First Private Satellite Maker Readies for Lift-Off

Dumping his stakes Russian retailers selling domestic appliances and DIY hardware, Mikhail Kokorich founded the first private satellite manufacturer to emerge from Russia and is due to send his first devices into orbit next year.

Ukraine's Shift Toward Moscow Sparks Protests, Accusations

Russia and Lithuania traded accusations of blackmail and foul play over the weekend in an apparent tug-of-war over Ukraine, while tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Kiev to demand Ukrainian integration into the European Union.

Putin to Meet Pope Francis as Church Relations Warm

President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday as part of his state visit to Italy, an encounter that could help fuel further warming in relations between the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches.

Torture Rife in Uzbekistan, UN Watchdog Says

Torture is rife in prisons and police stations in Uzbekistan, where activists are rounded up and routinely mistreated, the United Nations torture watchdog said Friday.

Latvian President Calls Store Collapse Murder

Rescue workers late Saturday stopped searching the rubble of a supermarket collapse that killed at least 54 people in a disaster that Latvia's president called "murder".

Powers Clinch Breakthrough Deal on Iran's Nuclear Program

Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday curbing the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signaling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that could ease the risk of a wider Middle East war.

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