Main news of June 27



* The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of torturing and killing opponents of his regime

* Greece’s withdrawal from the euro zone would not be a wise decision, a German government spokesman said

* The first 28,000 residents in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant will undergo medical examinations as a part of a broader health checkup program in Fukushima Prefecture, NHK news agency reported




* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will submit budget guidelines for 2012-14 to parliament on Wednesday, his aide Arkady Dvorkovich said

* Russia’s federal budget deficit this year may be below 1 percent of GDP, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

* St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko has said she will meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday to discuss the offer of a job as upper house speaker

* All radar, electronic, lighting and other systems were fully operational at the airport where a Tu-134 airliner crashed last week killing 47 people, the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) said

* Russian police officers will be voluntarily checked on lie detectors but the refusal to be tested could spoil their future career in law enforcement, the head of the Russian Interior Ministry’s internal affairs division, Lt.-Gen. Yury Draguntsov, said



* Russia has thwarted several attempts by importers to supply EU vegetables under fake documents, despite an embargo imposed by the Russian government following the spread of a highly virulent E.Coli infection in Europe, Russia’s food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said


* Russia’s oil giant Rosneft is in talks with China on joint development of deposits in East Siberia, Rosneft First Vice President Pavel Fedorov said


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