Main News of March 6


* The Spanish government has decided to suspend the activity of its embassy in Syria, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said

* Russia’s stance on Syria has always been based on the principles of international law and it will be not changed after the recent presidential elections, the Russian Foreign Ministry said

* European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has accepted Tehran’s offer to resume negotiations with the Iran Six amid growing international concerns over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear activities


* Police have detained around 20 activists in downtown Moscow, the Interior Ministry reported

* Moscow disputes some of the points contained in international observer reports on Sunday’s presidential elections, which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won in a landslide, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said

* A costly update for the Russian Defense Ministry website that endowed it with Tetris instead of state-of-the-art patriotic shooter games was likely a fraud, military prosecutors said

* Russia’s anti-Putin protest movement is in talks with the authorities over a new rally in downtown Moscow on March 10, protest organizer Sergei Udaltsov said

* Vladimir Putin admitted that irregularities had taken place at March 4 polls that secured his election as president and called for a probe

* Russia is determined to stay the course in relations with the United States, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said

* U.S. Ambassador in Russia Michael McFaul has expressed concern over a crackdown on protesters in downtown Moscow

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