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Morning re-cap of main news, June 30

* India, Iran and Pakistan failed to reach a compromise on tariffs on natural gas deliveries and will continue talks on signing a tripartite gas pipeline agreement in July, the Indian press said citing government sources

* Gunfire was reported in the South Ossetian-Georgian conflict zone as the parties in the conflict exchanged accusations

* A source in the Council of Europe administration denied that Chechen separatist emissary Akhmed Zakayev, wanted in Russia on terrorism charges, had been personally accredited to a parliamentary session in the organization's headquarters

* Shareholders of Rosneft, a Russian state-controlled oil company, re-elected the company's board of directors and its chairman Igor Sechin, a deputy head of the presidential administration

* Rosneft will pay over 14 billion rubles ($538 million) in 2006 dividends, which is 6.7% higher than in 2005

* Rosneft's U.S. GAAP net profit in 2006 was 213.2 billion rubles ($8.2 billion), of which 199.12 billion ($7.7 billion) will be earmarked for investment, production and social development

* London police found another car full of explosives Friday, several hours after the first one had been defused, the head of Scotland Yard's counter terrorism branch said

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