Main news of October 15


* President Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with his supporters that Russia’s new government would consist of absolutely new people in case the ruling United Russia party wins the forthcoming elections

* Medvedev also said the country’s system of public administration should be changed, and offered to establish a ‘large, or extended government’, which would cooperate with the ruling party and public representatives

* Medvedev also said the only way to address problems in Russia was via power stability




* Apple Inc. extended invitations to Silicon Valley’s big names to attend a private memorial service for late Steve Jobs on October 16, the Wall Street Journal reported


* One of the two pilots of the military plane which crashed on Friday during an air show in China was confirmed dead on Saturday, Chinese media reported citing the air show organizing committee

* Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signed a decree to draft a new constitution within four months to meet the opposition’s prime demand, the SANA news agency said

* At least 70 people, including police, were injured in Rome as protests turned violent during demonstrations against global financial policies, the Italian media said



* German investigators accidentally came across bank accounts owned by jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and members of his family, during a raid at the Munster office of Swiss bank Julius Baer, a German newspaper said



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