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2008-07-07 21:00:22

MOSCOW. July 7 (Interfax) - Twelve kilograms of heroin were seized from a Tajik citizen in the Istra district near Moscow on Sunday night, a local police source told Interfax. A taxi carrying the Tajik citizen was stopped at the 36th kilometer of the Volokolamsk Highway, he said. The search of the 33- year-old woman revealed the drugs. A criminal case was opened. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-02 21:00:16

MOSCOW. July 2 (Interfax) - Russia has lifted the ban on imports of Turkish fruits and vegetables imposed by food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. The order ending the ban, effective today, is contained in a memorandum signed by Russian Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev and Turkish Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister Mehdi Eker in Moscow on Wednesday. "We expressed mutual satisfaction that our phytosanitary services have clearly worked out, and have an understanding of, the demands...

2008-06-24 21:02:32

MOSCOW. June 24 (Interfax) - The export duty on Russian crude oil oil, currently $398.1 per tonne, will hit another record-high of $490-$495 per tonne starting on August 1, Alexander Sakovich, the Finance Ministry's deputy official in charge of customs payments, told Interfax. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-22 21:00:12

ASTRAKHAN. June 22 (Interfax-South) - Seventeen children from a pre-school day care center in Astrakhan have been hospitalized with food poisoning, Interfax was told at the regional division of the Emergency Situations Ministry Sunday evening. "The condition of children aged from three to six is not alarming. Doctors are monitoring all of them," a spokesman for the division said. A criminal case of violating sanitation rules has been opened in relation to the massive food poisoning. (c)...

2008-06-20 18:00:34

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - Energy will be a key topic of the Russian-EU partnership and cooperation agreement, deputy chairman of the Federation Council's committee for international affairs Vasily Likhachyov said. Energy cooperation "principles should rest on transparency, competitiveness, and mutual access to investments. It has been suggested that these principles be written into the future partnership and cooperation agreement," Likhachyov told a news conference at Interfax. The...

2008-06-17 15:00:38

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Groznyy, 16 June: Chechen airline Groznyy Avia has introduced a regular flight service between Groznyy and Moscow. The Yak-42 performed the first flight from Moscow on Monday [16 June]. The airline bought two aircraft in total, the company's director-general Ali Zulgayev has told Interfax. The aircraft have a long operating life of 30-35 years, he noted. The company launched the flight service after it received an aircraft...

2006-09-04 12:43:08

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian special services on Monday freed all hostages who were being held by inmates at a Moscow prison, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the head of Russia's prison service. "The special operation to free the hostages took place over just one and half minutes. All the hostages have been freed and no-one was injured," Yuri Kalinin, the head of Russia's prison service said, Interfax reported. "The soldiers worked brilliantly," Kalinin said. Three inmates...

2006-09-04 12:03:30

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Inmates in a Moscow pre-trial detention center on Monday seized as many as 15 hostages, including a chief warden and his deputy, and Interfax news agency reported a blast and automatic gunfire at the prison. "They are talking about from two to fifteen hostages," Alexander Sidorov, a spokesman for Russia's prison administration, said. "Officials are now negotiating with hostage-takers and the administration has control of the situation in the detention center."...

2006-08-21 02:11:51

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An unknown number of people were killed in an explosion at a Moscow market, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, quoting an eyewitness. There was no official confirmation of an explosion or casualties. Interfax quoted a witness as saying the blast was at the Cherkizovo market, in an eastern suburb of Moscow.

2006-07-08 22:35:07

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian plane with 200 people on board crashed on landing in Siberia early on Sunday and Interfax news agency quoted local security services as saying more than 150 people had been killed. The Airbus A-310 passenger plane on a night flight from Moscow to Irkutsk was carrying 192 passengers and eight crew members when it crashed at 0250 Moscow time (6:50 p.m. EDT Saturday) on landing. RIA news agency said during its final approach after the flight of about 5,000...


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