Itar-Tass news outlook for Sunday, July 31.

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MOSCOW / REGIONS – Navy Day. Parades of ships will be held in St. Petersburg, Sebastopol, Baltiysk. Chinese navy men – the crews of the Luoyang frigate and the Zhenghe training ship of the Chinese Navy have become guests of the festive events in Vladivostok.

KRONSTADT – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s wife Svetlana will take part in the Navy Day festive events in Kronstadt.


MOSCOW – Speaker of the State Duma lower house of parliament Boris Gryzlov will pay a brief visit to Slovenia during which he will hold talks with the republic’s leadership and take part in memorial events at the Russian Chapel on the Vrsic pass.


TOKYO – The emission of radiation into the atmosphere in the area of the Fukushima-1 emergency nuclear power plant has fallen sharply, but still significantly exceeds the permissible levels, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) – the plant’s operator, reported.

TOKYO – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 points occurred in the northeast of the Honshu Island overnight to Sunday. Seven people have been injured.


TEHRAN – The trial of three US citizens who were detained two years ago for illegally crossing the Iranian border and who are charged with espionage is resuming.


RIO DE JANEIRO – If the Russian team is in good shape it will be able to become the leader in its subgroup, head coach of the Russian national football team Dick Advocaat said in an interview with Itar-Tass after the lots drawing procedure for the FIFA World Cup-2014 qualification tournament. The Russian team in the “F” Group will play against the national teams of Israel, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg and Portugal.


MOSCOW – A private pleasure boat has sunk in the Moskva River after a collision with a barge, at least five have been killed.

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