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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hopes the Jackson-Vanik amendment will be repealed already before this month is out, The Voice of Russia reports. Speaking at the APEC summit in Vladivostok she said that the Obama Administration was working closely with Congress on this issue and on granting Russia the status of a normal trade partner.

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 “Georgia has strong support in the United States Congress”,American Senator Lindsey Graham told a press conference held atthe United States embassy today, Georgia-Online reports.According to Graham, the upcoming elections will be decisive for Georgia.“Democracy works in this country, everybody we met was complainingabout each other, I had the feeling that I was in the US. I don’t knowwhat will come out of this, but I urge everyone to take part in the

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US agents activate at Turkish-Syrian border

 The US has sent CIA agents and diplomats to the Turkish-Syrian border, ITAR-TASS reports.CIA presence was reported in June 2012. Some media said that the agents were controlling shipments of agents to Syrian opposition to prevent it from falling into the hands of Al Qaeda.

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US Senators John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham have visited Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at his vineyard in Kvareli, Vzglyad reports.They helped the president collect grape.Foreign ministers of Sweden, Poland, Fiji and Argentina did the same procedures this week.John McCain emphasized that oppositionist billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili had broken ties with Russia. He noted that the Arab Spring had reached Russia.

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet at the APEC summit in Vladivostok on September 8 to discuss development of bilateral relations and international problems, Putin’s assistant Yuri Ushakov said, RIA Novosti reports.The talks will be a continuation of negotiations Putin had with Obama at Los Cabos. Syria will doubtlessly be an essential topic.

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Oil prices grow - 1

 World oil prices grow over expectations from purchase of bonds of euro zone states, Bloomberg reports.October futures for WTI (Light Sweet Crude Oil) increased by $0.5 (0.52%) to $95.86 per barrel at 9.24 am. October futures for Brent increased in price by $0.38 (0.34%) to $113.47 per barrel.

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US President Barack Obama has received enough votes at a meeting of the Democratic Party to run for president on November 6, RIA Novosti reports.Joseph Biden was the only candidates for vice president.The democrats met in Charlotte (North Carolina) this week. The Republican Party held a similar meeting last week, promoting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to run for president.

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 Richard Norland, formerly US ambassador to Uzbekistan and deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Kabul, arrived in Tbilisi this morning, News.az cites Rustavi-2 as saying. …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the APEC summit that he will work with any US president, where efficiency of cooperation will depend only on the US partners, RIA Novosti reports.The US will have presidential elections on November 6. US President Barack Obama will compete with the former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney.

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Mamison may become top skiing resort

The Mamison Recreation Complex in North Ossetia may become the world’s best skiing resort, CEO of the Northern Caucasus Resorts Ahmed Bilalov said, ITAR-TASS reports.He praised the basis for communications of the complex. It has gas and water supply, electricity and a road under construction. The resort zone will have construction in 2013-2014.

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Egypt does not rule out oil imports from Iran

 Egypt is not opposed to imports and processing of Iranian oil, Trend cites Egyptian Petroleum Minister Usama Kamal, Trend reports.Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi wants to cooperate with Iran. He attended the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran a few days ago, becoming the first Egyptian leader to visit Iran since 1979.

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US Democratic Party to stress on diplomacy to settle Iranian nuclear problem

 US President Barack Obama believes that diplomacy is the best solution for the Iranian nuclear problem, as stated in the program of the Democratic Party published at a meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday night, RIA Novosti reports.Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden will run for president on November 6.The US president wants to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. 

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Personnel reshuffles and adherence to former policies mark the fourth anniversary of the republic’s independence

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US deny information about secret talks with Iran

Jay Carney, a spokesman for the White House, has denied reports thatappeared in the Israeli media that the US administration has askedIran not to attack US targets in the Middle East, NEWS.ru reports.Jay Carney, accompanying Barack Obama during a campaign trip to Ohio,said in an interview with Reuters that the information about secret negotiations between the US administration and Tehran is"absolutely untrue."On September 3, the Israeli newspaper "Yediot Ahronot"

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