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Main news of June 11

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has instructed his deputy Igor Sechin to set up a working group on cooperation with France in warship building, a source in the Russian delegation said

* The number of ethnic Russians who want to leave Kyrgyzstan has risen dramatically, with many fearing persecution on ethnic grounds, a representative of Russian Migration Service said

* The Moscow City Court sentenced Latvian national Dmitry Savins to seven years in a high-security prison for leading a pirate attack on the Arctic Sea vessel

* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with his Belarusian counterpart

* Bulgaria has not taken a final decision on rejecting plans to develop the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project with Russia and Greece, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said

* Bulgaria's energy minister said that Sofia had yet to make a decision on halting two energy projects with Russia


* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) post-Soviet security bloc will not intervene to stabilize the situation in volatile Kyrgyzstan

* A country under UN Security Council sanctions cannot become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said

* A Kremlin source said the sale of S-300 air defense systems fall under the new UN Security Council's sanctions against Tehran, but the Russian foreign minister said it was up to the president to make the final decision

* Russia's State Duma approved in its third and final reading a law allowing criminal investigators to receive information about incoming and outgoing calls on the basis of a court decision

* Public levels of trust in Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have dropped by almost 10% over the past six months, Russian daily Gazeta said

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