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 16 out of 17 share indexes of West Europe dropped yesterday. The Danish stock market was closed. The composite index of Stoxx Europe 600 dropped by 1.49% to 295.12 points, a minimal since April 24. The indicator has been growing by 5.6% since the start of the year, Interfax reports.Index of Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 dropped by 46.37 (-1.68%) to 2709.33 points.

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The 35th Moscow International Film Festival

At the end of June, Moscow will host the traditional 35th Moscow International Film Festival. 14 films will compete in the main program. There are three Russian movies: “The Role” by Konstantin Lopushansky, “Slide” by Anton Rozerberg and “Judas” by Andrey Bogatyrev.

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 Maki Mohamed, a citizen of Turkey and Syria on the Interpol wanted list, has been caught at the Batumi International Airport, ITAR-TASS reports.He was supplying Germany, UK, Netherlands and France with narcotics from Turkey. 

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Georgia’s Borjomi mineral water enters Moscow shops

 Georgia’s Borjomi mineral water has entered the Russian market. Bottles of 0.5L are sold for 55-60 rubles each, PRIME reports.The mineral water will soon be available in Saint-Petersburg, Voronezh, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and other cities, as stated by Alexander Jadanov, Director General of IDS Borjomi Russia.Borjomi is extracted at the Borjomi National Park of Georgia and sold to over 40 countries of the world, including CIS, Germany, UK, Japan, China.The first portion of the mineral water arrived in Russia in May. 

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 Kazakhstan will launch the Astana-Shchukinsk highway with a fee of $13 (200 tenge) per car on May 31. The road will lie between Astana and Borovoye, Trend reports.Fees for buses will depend on the number of seats, ranging from 5 to 10 tenge. 5-20 tenge will be paid for trucks, depending on their weight. Rescue vehicles, ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and motorbikes will be free of payments.Pay roads exist in over 30 countries, including Russia, Belarus, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia. Such roads will reduce the burden for maintaining them.

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Canada imposes embargo on Iran

Canada has imposed a trade embargo on Iran due to the unfruitful talks with the IAEA and six mediators of the Iranian nuclear program (five permanent members of the UNSC and Germany).

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Germany will not send weapons to Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany will not send weapons to the revolution-struck Syria, regardless of other countries’ attitude towards the embargo.Merkel expressed hope that the international conference on Syria will help find a solution to the crisis.EU states failed to reach a consensus on further fate of the embargo. The embargo on sales of weapons to Syria expires on June 1. The UK was the first state to announce that it will not send weapons to Syria.

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"Magnificent Century" may be over

The cast of the famous Turkish TV series "The Magnificent Century" is in a difficult position. Actress Meryem Uzerli, performing a major role of Hürrem Sultan, may not be returning to the film set. According to Turkish media, the producers will have to decide whether to rewrite the script, or to look for a new actress for the female lead, ITAR-TASS reports. Some time ago Uzerli went to Germany, where she normally resides, and never returned to Turkey, as she remained in hospital due to fatigue and nervous disorders.

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Russian consul general in Simferopol resigns

The Russian Consul General in Simferopol, Vladimir Andreyev, has resigned after notorious remarks he made about Crimean Tatars. The official recently said that the Crimean Tatars cooperated with Nazi Germany during the World War II. 

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 Iran won't compromise with the United States over the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme, Iranian presidential candidate Mohsen Rezai cites the Fars News agency as saying. Rezai says Iran will continue talks with the 5+1 group (the USA, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany), but the country is not ready for compromise. 

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At the International Conference on European Security held today in Moscow, the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, said the mechanism of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) is dead.

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Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will pay an official visit to Russia on September 5. This was reported today by the TV channel TRT Haber. The purpose of Erdogan's visit to participate in the G-20 summit, which will be held on September 5-6 in St. Petersburg.The G-20 includes the following countries and entities: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Germany, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Italy, Canada, China, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Turkey, France, South Africa, South Korea and Japan.

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"Stealing votes of Dina Garipova in Eurovision"

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbulogly told Vestnik Kavkaza that Azerbaijan had given Russia 10 points at the Eurovision Song Contest, but the votes had disappeared for unknown reasons. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev ordered the incident to be investigated.The ambassador admitted that not only Russians, but Azerbaijanis too, were shocked by lack of votes for Russian singer Dina Garipova. Votes are being recounted. The Public Television will comment on the problem this evening.

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