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Main news of May 29

A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours




* Poland will not apologize to Russia for deploying U.S. Patriot missiles on its soil, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said

* Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the late Polish president who died in a plane crash, said the causes of the disaster had yet to be established

* The Belarusian government has reiterated its commitment to integrate into a customs union with Russia and Kazakhstan

* The effort to reach an agreement with Tehran on nuclear fuel swap was the right thing to do, the Brazilian foreign minister was reported by Iran Press TV as saying

* The Chinese and Kazakh defense ministers have agreed to advance cooperation between the two militaries, Xinhua said




*A Russian warplane crashed near the city of Lipetsk in central Russia but both pilots ejected safely, the Defense Ministry said

* The State Duma will discuss Russia's response to the deployment of U.S. missiles in Poland during debates on the new Russian-U.S. strategic arms reduction treaty, Duma speaker Boris Gryzlov said

* The Russian Foreign Ministry has welcomed commitments made to U.S. Russia relations in the updated U.S. National Security Strategy and called for further developments in ties between the two countries

* Criminal proceedings have been opened against police officers suspected of negligence that led to loss of life in a terrorist attack in southern Russia, the special investigations committee said

* Ukrainian counterintelligence services have stopped monitoring Russian Security Service (FSB) officials stationed in Ukraine, a Ukrainian weekly paper said




* The Russian government is expected to analyze economic development scenarios for 2011-2013 at its June 3 session, Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina said


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