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Putin aide denies Wikileaks Russia ‘mafia state’ claims

Putin aide denies Wikileaks Russia 'mafia state' claims

A spokesman for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has rejected allegations that his government has links with organised crime. Dmitry Peskov was responding to the latest leaked diplomatic cables published by the Wikileaks website. He said the dispatches, if they were authentic, showed that some diplomats were ignorant and unprofessional. Referring to allegations about Mr [...]

Tokyo summons Russian envoy

TOKYO: Japan summoned Moscow’s ambassador on Monday to protest Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to a disputed islet in the Kuril Islands, which the Tokyo government condemned as “very regrettable”. Prime Minister Naoto Kan said his government would consider how to respond to the Russian move amid a tight diplomatic schedule, with him hosting the [...]

Several Shot Dead in Chechen Parliament Attack

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MOSCOW:Several people were shot dead in the parliament of the restive Chechen Republic on Tuesday, Russian news agency reported quoting a security source. Several people have been killed in a shooting in the Chechen Republic parliament building, it has been reported. The violence has apparently erupted at the speaker’s office and was continuing and riot [...]

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