Main news of November 16


*Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and his newly formed government’s ministers were sworn in at the presidential palace on Wednesday, ending Silvio Berlusconi’s 17-year-long political hegemony

*The new Greek coalition government led by Lucas Papademos won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday

*A storm in the White Sea was determined the cause of why a cargo ship, the Kapitan Kuznetsov, went missing for 24 hours, the shipowner said on Wednesday

*Sheremetyevo International Airport introduced the service of flight registration via Skype, the director of organization management of passenger transportation, Andrei Nikulin, said on Wednesday


*Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday disabled people should participate in a “big government” project, and asked them to prepare proposals to establish a dialogue between government and society

*Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Liberal-Democratic Party (LDPR) head Vladimir Zhirinovsky are the politicians Russians most want to see take part in televised debates ahead of the December elections, an opinion poll said on Wednesday

*It is too early to speak about any new accords reached between Russia and Ukraine on gas price cuts for the ex-Soviet republic before Moscow and Kiev sign corresponding agreements, the Russian government’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said on Wednesday


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