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  • Russia's communications minister tweeted that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged the social media giant's founder to abandon plans to lure away Russian programmers and instead open a research center in Moscow.

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, shakes hands with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Gorki residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 8:30 PM EST
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  • Ashfaq Ahmad, father of detained British Muslim Babar Ahmad, addresses demonstrators outside the Home Office in London.

    Four legal challenges will be heard Tuesday; U.S. has asked for the suspects to be handed over, but process had been delayed by human rights objections.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
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  • Justice Ministry spokeswoman said the film was deemed extremist because it could incite ethnic and religious hatred.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
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  • Cars pass next to an Ikea store on May 31, 2011 in Lomme, next Lille, northern France. Small explosives concealed in alarm clocks detonated at Ikea furniture stores in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, Belgian authorities said today. The explosions caused no damage or injuries.

    "We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalogue is in conflict with the IKEA Group values," the company said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
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  • Ukraine's jailed former PM urged her country Saturday to defeat President Viktor Yanukovych's party in upcoming election.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 6:00 PM EST
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  • France's President, Francois Hollande, left, and Chief Executive of French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen Philippe Varin, right, are seen on the eve of the opening of the Paris Auto Show, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

    The new president's budget hikes taxes on the rich but also includes austerity measures that threaten to erode his already waning popularity.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 5:30 PM EST
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