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Russians seized in Ukraine: We were following Moscow's orders| Reuters

May 23, 2015

Russians seized in Ukraine: We were following Moscow's orders| Reuters

MOSCOW Two Russian men captured by Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian rebels have told a newspaper they were in Ukraine on a mission for the Russian military, contradicting Moscow's official line. Speaking from a hospital bed in Kiev, one of the men, Alexander Alexandrov, became tearful when his interviewer told him his relatives had told Russian state media that he had quit the Russian military before heading to Ukraine. "Why are they turning their backs on me?" he was quoted as saying by the Russian weekly Novaya Gazeta #Economy #United States #India #France #Russia #Health #markets #Mexico
Moscow issues travel warning over U.S. hunt for Russians| Reuters

May 23, 2015

Moscow issues travel warning over U.S. hunt for Russians| Reuters

MOSCOW Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens travelling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world. In a statement on Friday it also accused Washington of kidnapping Russians, citing cases such as that of Vladimir Drinkman, who was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands earlier this year #United States #India #France #Middle East #Russia #Africa #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine
Bowwow wow! Dog domestication much older than previously known| Reuters

May 22, 2015

Bowwow wow! Dog domestication much older than previously known| Reuters

WASHINGTON Genetic information from a 35,000-year-old wolf bone found below a frozen cliff in Siberia is shedding new light on humankind's long relationship with dogs, showing canine domestication may have occurred earlier than previously thought. Today's dogs, from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane, are believed to have descended from wild wolves domesticated by humans in prehistoric times, but when this took place has been a matter of debate #Business #Economy #United States #Technology #Russia #Health #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #Free Speech
Battle erupts in eastern Ukraine, four Ukrainian soldiers killed - regional chief| Reuters

May 20, 2015

Battle erupts in eastern Ukraine, four Ukrainian soldiers killed - regional chief| Reuters

KIEV Fighting erupted between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed, the regional administration chief said. #Business #Sports #United States #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #Ukraine
Russian Parliament passes bill allowing ban of 'undesirable' foreign NGOs

May 19, 2015

Russian Parliament passes bill allowing ban of 'undesirable' foreign NGOs

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to ban foreign NGOs deemed "undesirable" for the state, the latest step in a crackdown condemned by rights activists. #World #NewsTracker #Russia #Vladimir Putin #NGOs #KGB #Kiev
Insight - Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever| Reuters

May 19, 2015

Insight - Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever| Reuters

QALAMOUN MOUNTAINS, Syria/BEIRUT When Lebanon's Hezbollah first joined Syria's war on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, its role was a closely guarded secret. Today, as Hezbollah plants its flag in land won from rebels north of Damascus, its role could hardly be more public. #Business #Sports #Middle East #Russia #science #United Kingdom #Qatar #Entertainment #Mexico #Friends #lifestyle
Ukraine vows to show off 'captured Russian soldiers'

May 18, 2015

Ukraine vows to show off 'captured Russian soldiers'

Two Russian soldiers captured while fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine are being transported to the capital, Kiev, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Monday. #NewsTracker #Russia #Ukraine #Kiev #soldiers #Eastern Ukraine
Analysis - West clings to fraying Ukraine peace deal despite Kiev doubts| Reuters

May 17, 2015

Analysis - West clings to fraying Ukraine peace deal despite Kiev doubts| Reuters

KIEV Western powers are clinging to a fraying peace deal in Ukraine and forcing Kiev to follow suit, even though Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of wavering and NATO is warning that Moscow may be preparing for a new offensive. The United States and European Union are still backing the three-month old ceasefire, despite a growing feeling that it is in its death throes, telling Putin that sanctions will remain if he does not honour his promises #Business #Economy #India #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #opinion #lifestyle
Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack| Reuters

May 16, 2015

Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack| Reuters

BOSTON A U.S. jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at the world-renowned race, taking 15 hours to reach a decision. The federal jury chose death by lethal injection for Tsarnaev, 21, over its only other option: life in prison without possibility of release. #Business #United States #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Copyright #Entertainment