Main News of May 11


*Declaring Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his relatives a legitimate target of NATO attacks is “going overboard,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

*Russia believes the U.S. had the right under international law to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

*A leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement will run for the post of Egyptian president as an independent candidate, the al-Masry al-Youm newspaper said

*Israeli Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren called on Russia via the Russian Jewish Congress to restrict weapons supplies to Syria and Iran, Israel’s long-time enemies



*A founder of a religious cult glorifying Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes that the powerful premier is the reincarnation of Saint Paul, the Russian tabloid Sobesednik reported

*Russian engineering corporation Energomash sold rocket engines to the United States at half production cost, losing $32 million as a result, the Russian Comptroller’s Office said

*Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said  that Russia would become one of the world’s top five economies in the next decade



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