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Russian President Medvedev wants to see Obama re-elected

MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday he wanted his US counterpart Barack Obama to win re-election next year, fearing that the two men’s efforts to improve ties may lose steam under a new administration. “I can tell you directly — I would like Barack Obama to be…

Medvedev says 2.5 million Russians are drug addicts

IRKUTSK, Russia (AFP) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday called for drug testing in schools, warning that narcotics abuse was now such a major problem that it was weighing down the economy. Speaking at a government meeting in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, identified by officials as a particular…

Russia denies plans to ban Gmail, Skype

MOSCOW – The Russian security service denied Saturday it had plans to ban Skype and Gmail after one of its top officials said such services posed a serious security risk. The information and special communications director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) told a cabinet meeting Friday that he was…

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