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* Russia’s federal consumer-protection watchdog said Saturday that it bans dairy products by a major New Zealand company because they may contain bacteria that cause botulism


* A Muslim cleric was killed Saturday in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, police said

* Police said Saturday that some 500 labor migrants have been placed in a tent camp in Moscow ahead of their deportation from Russia for violating migration rules

* Russian lawmakers said Saturday that the provocative US rockers Bloodhound Gang whose bass player desecrated a Russian flag should be punished "harshly"

* The Russian and German defense ministries are interested in improving bilateral ties, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said


* The Russian Defense Ministry and Russian Helicopters Holding on Saturday signed a 12.6 billion rubles (about $380 million) contract for 40 Mil Mi-8 AMTSh helicopters, the company said


* Russian President Vladimir Putin inadvertently determined the outcome of the DTM racing series qualifying Saturday when the final session was canceled to allow his plane to fly over Moscow Raceway

* A woman who had earlier accused mixed martial arts fighter Alexander Emelianenko of rape is withdrawing her accusation against him, the fighter’s press secretary said

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