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Exclusive - Nemtsov killing sign of worsening climate in Russia: Obama

Mar 03, 2015

Exclusive - Nemtsov killing sign of worsening climate in Russia: Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia where civil rights and media freedoms have been rolled back in the last several years. Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday night in a gangland-style murder. "This is an indication of a climate at least inside of Russia in which civil society, independent journalists, people trying to communicate on the Internet, have felt increasingly threatened, constrained. #United States #Obama #India #France #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author #opinion
Fidel Castro finally meets the Cuban Five, spies turned heroes

Mar 03, 2015

Fidel Castro finally meets the Cuban Five, spies turned heroes

HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, finally met with all five of the Cuban spies who returned home as heroes after serving long prison terms in the United States, 73 days after the last of them were freed in a prisoner swap. It had been highly anticipated as a reunion of Cuba's most vaunted heroes. Cuban officials have not explained why it took so long to arrange #facebook #India #France #Arabic #Russia #Entertainment #author #opinion
Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot - U.S.

Mar 03, 2015

Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot - U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man used a code in which women's names substituted for bomb materials when he would email with al Qaeda about a plot to kill hundreds of people in England in 2009, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday. Abid Naseer sent an al Qaeda operative emails with stilted language about women and a wedding, but the emails were actually about a planned car bombing, prosecutor Zainab Ahmad told jurors at the close of a federal trial in Brooklyn, New York. #United States #India #China #Brazil #France #Arabic #Mexico #author #opinion
Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages

Mar 03, 2015

Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting. HIV-1, which causes AIDS, is composed of fourgroups, each coming from a separate cross-species transmission of a simian version of the virus from apes to humans. #Business #India #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #author #opinion
Islamist militants shell two Libyan oilfields, port pipeline damaged

Mar 03, 2015

Islamist militants shell two Libyan oilfields, port pipeline damaged

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamist militants shelled Libya's Bahi and Mabrouk oilfields on Monday, damaging a pipeline to the Es Sidra oil port, a spokesman for forces protecting energy infrastructure said. Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State have been blamed for attacks last month on an oilfield and pipeline in Libya, where two rival governments are battling for control #United States #India #France #Middle East #markets #Entertainment #author #opinion

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FIFA World Cup History Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

May 09, 2014

FIFA World Cup History Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #Sports #World Cup #Brazil #France #football #KickingAround #2014 FIFA World Cup #World Cup History #Just Fontaine #13 #1958 World Cup
Road to Brazil New French team has exorcised the ghosts of 2010

Nov 22, 2013

Road to Brazil New French team has exorcised the ghosts of 2010

On Tuesday night, the French did just that earned back the honour that their country had forsaken in the Rainbow Nation. #World Cup #Brazil #France #KickingAround #Ukraine #Didier Deschamps #WC 2014