The Russian telecommunications company Golden Telecom has declared that it is negotiating with the Norwegian company Telenor on a possible acquisition of Russian telecom companies Comincom and Combellga, the press service of Golden Telecom reported. The parties are negotiating a possible exchange of Comincom and Combellga shares with a new issue of Golden Telecom shares.
Golden Telecom stressed that the talks were of a preliminary character. "At present there are no any concrete agreements on this question and it is not clear if any agreement will be achieved", sources in the company pointed out.
The remarks from the Pope came as "a very strong step towards degradation," "given the rather massive nature of homosexuality" among the Catholic clergy.