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North Koreans may face death penalty over Kim Jong-Il espionage
A group of North Koreans could face execution for disclosing information on the whereabouts of Kim Jong-Il to South Korean media. Several were arrested and charged, South Korean reports and sources say.

December 01, 2009 18:50

Born thrice: lady survives both Nevsky Express derailments
A St. Petersburg woman had to relive her worst nightmare during Friday’s derailment of the Nevsky Express train. She survived the catastrophe of the very same train two years ago.

December 04, 2009 21:46

“Nothing can be valued above human life” – Medvedev
President Medvedev believes the dark pages of the nation’s history and its moments of glory should be remembered alike.

April 06, 2010 16:12

ROAR: Personnel purges and examinations loom for Russian police
The Russian Interior Ministry is toughening its internal control of the police and reviewing the personnel selection system, but observers do not expect quick results.

October 28, 2009 14:50

Opposition wants answers from president
Russia's opposition leaders shouldn't view their failure to win recent local elections as being a funeral for democracy, President Medvedev said during meetings with opposition representatives from Russia’s parliament.

October 25, 2009 11:56

“BRIC growth will change the world” – Indian Foreign Minister
The BRIC countries will soon become a significant economic and political force, believes India’s Foreign Minister. He says this will lead to considerable reorganization of international multi-lateral institutions.

October 23, 2009 23:46

President’s daughter designs
“Fashion is a science of appearances” – this has been proven by doctor of political sciences, and daughter of the President of Uzbekistan, Gulnara Karimova, who’s unveiled her latest collection at Russian Fashion Week.

October 23, 2009 18:04

Champion horse breeds from southern Russia
Where might you find the best Arabian stallions in the world? The answer might surprise you – it is the Russian Stavropol region.

October 23, 2009 10:11

Kiev’s role as intermediary between Moscow and Tbilisi “not necessary”
Commenting on Ukraine’s possible role in seeking dialogue between Russia and Georgia, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrey Nesterenko said it’s not necessary to ask other countries to act as intermediaries.

October 10, 2009 06:00

Forget N. Korean nukes, there are sarin and typhus, says Seoul
North Korea has stockpiled up to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons and has thirteen types of biological agents, the South Korean Defense Ministry has said. Experts are taking the claims with caution.

October 06, 2009 16:00

Pentagon: joint use of Russian radars possible
The US is considering jointly using two Russian radars as part of its missile defense system, US Assistant Secretary of Defense Alexander Vershbow said in an interview with a Russian news agency.

January 28, 2010 12:09

“Existing non-proliferation regime inadequate”
Many countries, not only Iran and North Korea, would want the nuclear technology, so a global legal regime is needed to allow them use it for scientific purposes, says Fred Weir from Christian Science Monitor.

September 25, 2009 05:26

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