Russian expert predicts return for ousted Honduran president
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(HONDURAS, PRESIDENT, MILITARY, THERE, CHAVEZ, LEADERS)


What Muscovites know about Honduras Honduras Crisis : Soldiers ousted the democratically elected president MOSCOW, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - International pressure means the deposed president of Honduras, sent into exile by the country`s military, is likely to return to power, a Russian expert said Monday. "In all likelihood, he will return. There are such precedents, and when there is this kind of public opinion pressure - from the U.S., the European Union and Latin America - then there is a greater chance he will return than otherwise," said Vadim Teperman, director of the Latin America Instit... read more

UN mission to withdraw from Abkhazia by July 15
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(MISSION, GEORGIA, ABKHAZIA, UNITED, STATES, BRITAIN)


UN mission withdraws from Georgia and Abkhazia Post-war life in Abkhazia SUKHUM, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - United Nations military observers will leave Abkhazia by July 15, 2009, a spokesman for the UN mission said on Monday. The work of the mission, officially known as the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG), was formally stopped on June 16 when its mandate expired with the UN Security Council unable to agree an extension. Ten countries, including the United States, Britain and France, voted for the draft resolution to extend the mission, four countries - China, Vietnam, Libya a... read more

Honduran interim leader promises polls in November
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(PRESIDENT, HONDURAN, MICHELETTI, NOVEMBER, MILITARY, COUNTRY)


Honduras Crisis : Soldiers ousted the democratically elected president MOSCOW, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - Honduran interim president Roberto Micheletti promised on Monday that presidential polls would go ahead as scheduled on November 29, a Venezuelan paper said. "I promise to be faithful to the republic...There will be elections on November 29," he was quoted as saying by the paper. Parliamentary speaker Micheletti took power in the Central American state after Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya was deposed in a coup. Honduran military arrested Zelaya on Sunday morning, the same day polls wer... read more

Michael Jackson`s doctor denies final painkiller injection
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(MICHAEL, JACKSON, DOCTOR, DEATH, AUTOPSY, FOUND)


Michael Jackson, the King of pop Michael Jackson’s Moscow concert Pop icon Michael Jackson dies at 50 LOS ANGELES, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - A lawyer for Michael Jackson`s personal doctor denied claims on Monday that the cardiologist had injected the pop legend with a powerful painkiller prior to his death. "There was no Demerol. No OxyContin," Edward Chernoff told The Los Angeles Times. Dr. Conrad Murray reportedly disappeared several hours after Jackson`s death at the age of 50 on Thursday, and failed to sign a death certificate. The doctor, who had been treating the pop star for 11 weeks, w... read more

Bones discovered in Rome tomb belong to St. Paul
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(BELIEVED, APOSTLE, BENEDICT, CENTURY, ROMAN, PETER)


THE VATICAN, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - Scientific tests conducted on what are believed to be the remains of Apostle Paul "seem to confirm" that they belong to the saint, Pope Benedict XVI has said. Speaking at a ceremony on Sunday to mark the end of the Year of St. Paul, Pope Benedict said, carbon dating tests conducted on bone fragments found in a sarcophagus under the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, confirmed that they date from the first or second century. He said a tiny hole had been drilled in the sarcophagus, which for about 2,000 years is believed to be the tomb of the sai... read more

Russia to raise oil export duty to $212.6 per ton from July 1
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(EXPORT, CURRENT, GLOBAL, GOVERNMENT, PRODUCTS, PRICE)


MOSCOW, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will increase oil export duty from the current $152.8 to $212.6 per metric ton from July 1, following trends on global oil markets, the Russian government said on its website on Monday. The decree was signed by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on June 26. As of July 1, the duty on light petroleum products will rise to $155.5 from the current $115.2 per ton and for heavy petroleum products to $83.8 from the current $62.1 per ton. Last year, the government abandoned its previously accepted bimonthly adjustments of export duties based on the price of th... read more

Ousted Honduran leader to take part in emergency Nicaragua summit
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(PRESIDENT, HONDURAN, ZELAYA, LEADER, COUNTRY, CALLED)


Honduras Crisis : Soldiers ousted the democratically elected president MEXICO CITY, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya, deposed in a coup on Sunday, has flown from Costa-Rica to Nicaragua to take part in an emergency regional summit, Mexican media reported on Monday. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez provided his personal plane to take Zelaya to the summit, which will see the participation of over 15 regional leaders, including those of Mexico, Ecuador and Cuba. The situation in Honduras will top the agenda. Chavez, one of Zelaya`s strongest allies, also threatened milit... read more

British taxpayers` funding of Queen rises to $68.5 mln a year
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(QUEEN, MILLION, POUNDS, ROYAL, PALACE, SPENDING)


LONDON, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - Queen Elisabeth II is getting increasingly expensive to British taxpayers, with state funding up by about 4% to 41.5 million pounds ($68.5 million) over the past year, the Royal Family said in a report on Monday. Under an annual financial report, every Briton annually currently spends 69 pence ($1.14) on the maintenance of the Royal family, while the sum was 66 pence ($1.09) last year. The Queen receives the annual payment of 7.9 million pounds ($13 million) from the government to perform her duties as head of state. The sum covers visits, the participation of t... read more

Russia ready for more NATO cargo transits to Afghanistan
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(AFGHANISTAN, RUSSIA, TRANSIT, MILITARY, GERMANY, FRANCE)


Facing the Taliban in Afghanistan UN Secretary General welcomes Russia`s role in restoration of Afghanistan CORFU (Greece), June 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is ready to extend the transit of military cargoes through Russia to other key member nations of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, a deputy foreign minister has said. Russia already has bilateral transit deals with Germany, France and Spain, and Moscow also signed an agreement with NATO in 2008 on rail transits of non-lethal supplies to Afghanistan. "As for military transits, we have signed agreements with Ge... read more

Russia, Argentina introduce visa-free travel
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(COUNTRIES, ARGENTINA, RUSSIA, RUSSIAN, ARGENTINE, VISIT)


Among Latin American countries, Argentina takes the lead in the number of immigrants from Russia MOSCOW, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian-Argentine agreement scrapping bilateral visa requirements entered into force on Monday. The agreement will allow Russians and Argentines to visit each others` countries for up to 90 days without having to apply for visas. However, visas will still be required for citizens wishing to remain in Russia or Argentina for more than 90 days or run a business. The deal was reached during the visit of Argentine President Cristina Kirchner to Russia in December 2008 ... read more

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