Main news of October 25


*Data published by the U.S. Department of State indicates that the United States has some 300 more deployed nuclear weapons than Russia.

*The death toll from Turkey’s deadliest earthquake in over a decade has reached 432 people, Today’s Zaman newspaper reported

*NATO may not end its mission in Libya as early as planned, CNN quoted U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as saying

*Mexico announced the discovery of giant gas fields near the border with the United States.



*Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a probe into the “illegal” sale of Moscow land intended for foreign embassies to subsidiaries of a company belonging to former Moscow mayor’s wife Yelena Baturina, the Kremlin said

*Two Russian servicemen were killed at a sentry outpost near a village in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, a military spokesman said.

*Russia’s largest private oil firm LUKoil has launched exploration drilling on the giant West Qurna-2 oilfield in Iraq, company head Vagit Alekperov said

*Galina Vishnevskaya is 85 years old on October 25.

*Ukraine will allow Russia to modernize its Black Sea Fleet, Ukrainian Defense Minister Mykhaylo Yezhel said

*Russian Mi-28N Night Hunter has lost a tender on the delivery of 22 attack helicopters to the Indian military in strong competition with the American AH-64D Apache, an Indian Defense Ministry source said

*Russia’s communications minister has said Russia is ready to share its take on the online government with developing countries


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