Main news of April 30


*Moscow is aware of the coalition’s plans about the ground military campaign in Libya, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

*Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Saturday called on war with Italy, citing Italy’s ‘colonization’ attempts

*Over 13,000 people gathered in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei to protest against using nuclear power industry, Kyodo news agency said

*The newlyweds, Prince William and Catherine Middleton have delayed their honeymoon and stayed in Britain for a weekend, a St James’s Palace spokesman said

*Hamas leader in power of the Gaza Strip said on Saturday that the movement’s government is ready to resign as part of a Palestinian national reconciliation

*Thai and Cambodian have exchanged gunfire near a disputed temple despite a cease-fire agreement between them, local media reported

*The European Union has imposed an arms embargo on Syria and will consider further sanctions against the regime in the coming days, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said

*The current situation when non-Russian companies operate the Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport is unacceptable, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said following an inspection instructed by President Dmitry Medvedev

*Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi said in a live television address on Saturday he was still ready for peace talks with NATO, but has no plans to step down

*The United States is not planning to begin a ground operation in Libya, senior Russian senator Mikhail Margelov said after talks with top U.S. diplomats, defense and intelligence officials in Washington


*Development and advancement of the national rocket and space industry is a priority for Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

*Rescuers have extinguished 20 wildfires on an area of 800 hectares in the Russian Far East, a local Emergencies Ministry spokesman has said

*Russia considers the reduction of tactical nuclear weapons, which has been actively promoted by the United States, a low-key issue, senior Russian senator Mikhail Margelov said after talks with top U.S. officials in Washington

*Two soldiers from the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh have been killed and one injured by an Azerbaijani sniper, defense officials in the region reported




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