- 21:53 25/12/2008
The death toll from a gas explosion in an apartment building in the southern Ukrainian resort of Yevpatoriya late on Wednesday has risen to 20, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the scene Thursday.
- 19:42 25/12/2008
The head of Russian energy giant Gazprom and a senior Turkmen minister agreed Thursday on the technical aspects of a pipeline to transport Caspian natural gas to Russia, the company said in a press release.
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- 17:34 25/12/2008
Russia's pro-Kremlin political youth movement, Nashi (Ours), has prepared gifts for the country's "most unfriendly governments," according to the organization's press release.
- 16:42 25/12/2008
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has hit Prime Minister Grigol Mgaloblishvili in the face and thrown a phone at him, the Alia daily reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed source.
- 16:32 25/12/2008
Russia hopes the new U.S. administration will be more ready to listen to Russia's position regarding a replacement for a strategic weapons treaty, a deputy Russian foreign minister said Thursday.
- 16:09 25/12/2008
Russia will start off its new space year in January by launching an orbital laboratory to study the sun's activity, a spokesman for Russia's space agency told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
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- 15:47 25/12/2008
Russia's WBA Heavyweight World Champion Nikolai Valuev has no plans of a rematch with defeated former U.S. champion Evander Holyfield, the Russian fighter's manager said on Thursday.
- 15:30 25/12/2008
Georgia and the United States will sign a strategic partnership agreement in Washington on January 4, Georgia's foreign minister said on Thursday.
- 15:21 25/12/2008
The death toll in a gas explosion that shook an apartment building in south Ukraine's resort of Yevpatoriya late on Wednesday has risen to 19, a local emergencies spokesman said on Thursday.
- 13:32 25/12/2008
Russia's deputy foreign minister on Thursday denied claims that Russia had supplied S-300 air defense systems to Iran.
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The Israeli authorities are preparing a military response to Palestinian rocket attacks in Gaza, the country's leading papers reported on Thursday citing military sources.
- 09:50 25/12/2008
The bodies of nine people killed in a gas blast at an apartment building in Yevpatoriya, southern Ukraine, have been recovered from the debris, Ukraine's UNIAN agency said on Thursday citing an emergencies ministry spokesman.