Main news of November 19


*The co-founder of Google, Sergei Brin has donated $500,000 to Wikipedia’s foundation, Wikimedia, the foundation said on its web site on Saturday

*Russia’s presidential envoy to Africa Mikhail Margelov has hailed Libyan leaders’ decision to send the arrested son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, to court and expressed hope he would receive a fair trial

*Saif al-Islam, son of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been arrested on the south of Libya on Saturday, Al Arabiya television said on Saturday, citing Libyan Justice Minister Mohammed Al-Alagi

*Russia does not give up missile shield talks with the United States, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday during the East Asia Summit

*Russian and US delegations to the East Asia Summit, which is taking place in Indonesia, exchanged notes on Saturday to ease visa regimes between the two countries

*Hackers apparently located in Russia attacked a water system in the US state of Illinois last week and damaged one of its pumps, the Washington Times said on Saturday quoting a report from the state fusion center

*Despite the government’s Internet crackdown, Syrian opposition has launched its own iPhone application to broadcast anti-government news, the Mobiledia online portal said

*The UN General Assembly voted late on Friday to reinstate Libya’s membership in the Human Rights Council, suspended on March 1 over Muammar Gaddafi regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters


*Thousands of people lined up around the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, where one of the most-revered Christian shrines, the Mother of God’s Belt, went on display on Saturday

*Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that Russian economy is more solid than the European one, citing major economic figures

*A 4-year-jail term for the U.S. couple convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of their adopted Russian son is outrageously irresponsible, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday

*Tajik Deputy Foreign Minister Makhmudzhon Sobirov and Russian ambassador to Dushanbe Yuri Popov met late on Friday to discuss the recent jailing of a Russian pilot

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