Main News of Nov. 3


Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said in a self-described manifesto published Sunday that world leaders’ recent calls for reform of American surveillance programs justify his disclosure of classified information on such programs

A crowded ferry reportedly carrying some 200 people, including about 40 Russians, sank in Thailand near the beach resort city of Pattaya on Sunday, killing at least six

Poland’s busiest airport was paralyzed for half an hour on Saturday when two wild boars were spotted on the runway

Turkey scrambled four F-16 fighter jets on Sunday to intercept Russian Il-20 reconnaissance warplanes flying along the country’s Black Sea coast


Soviet-era paper internal passports will be replaced in Russia by plastic cards in two years

President Putin signed legislation to create a federal science fund intended to provide grants to domestic researchers as well as international projects

President Putin signed a law forcing the relatives of terrorists to pay for the damages caused by their attacks

President Putin signed a decree to allow the country’s largest electricity transmission provider, the Federal Grid Company, to conduct an additional share offering

Two Russian counter-narcotics police officers have been hospitalized after they were found unconscious because of suspected drug overdose


Moscow football team Spartak lost 3-1 to same-city rival Lokomotiv on Sunday in a Russian championship match played in an empty stadium due to crowd trouble at an earlier Spartak game

Russian heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov has suffered his first professional defeat, losing to Cuba’s Mike Perez on points


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