Main news of October 26


* Rajat K. Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs director and one-time board member of Russia’s largest bank Sberbank, surrendered to the FBI Wednesday on criminal charges of leaking confidential information, The Wall Street Journal reported

* Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin condemned the way world media covered the death of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

* The death toll from a devastating earthquake in southeastern Turkey has risen to 471, while 1,650 people are reported injured, the country’s emergencies ministry said

* Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has drawn up a deal with his key coalition ally under which he will step down at the end of the year, the La Repubblica newspaper reported

* Seif al Islam Gaddafi, one of the killed Libyan dictator’s sons, has vowed to make the lives of “the traitors” who toppled his father “hell,” Arab media reported

* Russia is worried by U.S. violations of international law and UN regulations , Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

* Acting Libyan leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil has urged NATO to continue its operations in the country until at least the end of 2011, al Jazeera television reported

* Relatives of the late former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will sue NATO in the International Military Court in the Hague on “war crime” charges, France-based Europe1 radio station quoted Gaddafi’s family lawyer as saying


* A Moscow city court jury has found Ahmedpasha Aidayev and Bekhan Ibragimov guilty of the premeditated murder of Yury Volkov, a fan of the football club Spartak

* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned TV host Vladimir Pozner not to quote him out of context and observe the journalistic code of ethics

* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired Yury Luzhkov from his post as Moscow mayor not only due to his inefficient management but also because of the appalling level of corruption in the capital, Sergei Naryshkin, the head of presidential administration, said

* A pro-Putin youth group has asked media outlets to remove a video of the movement’s leader dining in one of Moscow’s most luxurious restaurants


* Russian gold miner Polyus Gold has delayed plans to get a full listing on the prestigious FTSE 100 index in London after the government’s commission on foreign investment headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin did not approve the company’s relocation to the UK

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