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Lavrov discussed the situation in Libya with foreign Minister of Egypt

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed by telephone the situation in Libya with Egyptian counterpart Sameh shoukry.

"The Ministers discussed the situation in the Middle East and North Africa with emphasis on the crisis in Libya. Both sides have confirmed the lack of settlement of the situation in the country through negotiations with the participation of all Libyan parties to implement the decisions of the Berlin conference, adopted a resolution to 2510 of the UN security Council. Highlighted the importance of the "Cairo Declaration" of 6 June

Putin awarded state decorations to a number of Russian diplomats

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which a number of Russian diplomats has state awards of the Russian Federation, reported on the official portal of legal information.

"To award the order "For merits before Fatherland" IV degree Gatilov Gennady Mikhailovich, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation and permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Conference on disarmament in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation, part-time... the Medal of honor - Soltanovski Ivan Dmitrievich, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, French Republic", - stated in the decree of the Russian President of July 20.

In Dijon eight people were detained because of the riots

Law enforcement agencies on Wednesday arrested eight people in connection with the riots in Dijon with participation of natives of Chechnya and North Africa, said city attorney Eric mate.

The document notes that the RAID involved 35 police officers.

The Croatian police was accused of dousing migrants ketchup and mayonnaise

The interior Ministry of Croatia has denied accusations by Amnesty International that its staff were beaten and "ingenious" mocked the migrants Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa.

Ministry of interior of the Republic of Croatia stated that denying approval, "which is already established practice ungrounded accusations" the abuse of migrants.

The historian told about the most troublesome ally of Nazi Germany

Adolf Hitler at the end of the war, admitted that he had lost the war due to Italy, which always had to provide military assistance and thereby weaken important areas, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the expert of the Russian military historical society (RVIA) Nikita storms.

Exactly 80 years ago, on 10 June 1940, Italy entered the Second world war on Germany's side, declaring war on France and Britain. The participation of the Republic in the war continued until may 8, 1945.

In Mali eliminated the leader of "al-Qaeda" in North Africa

The leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda in North Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdel and the people around him neutralized in the result of the operation in Northern Mali, said French defense Minister Florence Parlee.

"The French forces with the support of partners 3 Jun neutralized Emir "of al Qaeda* in the Islamic Maghreb" (AQMI) of Abdelmalek Brookdale and many of his closest collaborators during the operation in Northern Mali," wrote parley in your Twitter feed.

Lavrov and foreign Minister of Egypt discussed the situation in Libya

The foreign Ministers of Russia and Egypt, Sergei Lavrov and Sameh shoukry Wednesday during a telephone conversation stressed the need for the cessation of hostilities in Libya and the resumption of meaningful negotiations between the warring parties, said the Russian depodesta.

It is noted that a telephone conversation foreign Ministers of Russia and Egypt were initiated by the Egyptian side.

The ROC is satisfied with the appointment of Archbishop d Aniello new Nuncio in Russia

The Moscow Patriarchate welcomed the appointment of new Apostolic Nuncio (the Vatican Ambassador) to Russia, titular Archbishop Giovanni d Aniello, expressing confidence in the continuation of the Orthodox-Catholic cooperation "in an equally constructive way".

Earlier Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio in Russia, titular Archbishop Giovanni d Aniello. D Aniello is one of the most experienced diplomats of the Holy see.