A fugitive American teenager dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" has been extradited to the US by the Bahamas, hours after he pleaded guilty to illegal entry.
terça-feira, 13 de julho de 2010
TBILISI, June 14 (RIA Novosti) - French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner will arrive in Georgia on Wednesday for a two-day visit, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister David Jalagania has said.
"A discussion on relevant issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as of regional and multilateral cooperation, is to take place during his [Kouchner's] visit," Jalagania told reporters in Tbilisi..
Beijing, China(CNN) -- At least 17 people were dead and 44 missing Tuesday from rain-triggered landslides in southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, the government-run Xinhua news agency said.
The brother of a man convicted of a so-called honour killing in , southern in 2005, has told social workers more about who actually committed the murder.
Only one person was ever convicted of the murder of 20-year-old , who was in a relationship with the murderer’s sister. Both the district court and the appeal court ruled that the convicted man could not have committed the crime alone.
Two young men have admitted beating “Good ” Dominik at a commuter train station but denied they meant to kill him at the opening of their murder trial on Tuesday.
In a crime that shocked the nation last September, , 18, and , 19, allegedly beat and kicked Brunner to death after the 50-year-old businessman intervened to protect a group of children.
The battle over the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky escalated Tuesday when an Interior Ministry investigator for the first time fought back against accusations of murder and corruption.
Friends and colleagues of Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow detention center in November, published a new online video accusing investigator Pavel Karpov of enriching himself with proceeds from a legal onslaught against Hermitage Capital, once Russia's biggest foreign investment fund, that began in 2007.
BEIJING - China and Argentina signed railway deals totaling $10 billion on Tuesday, amid efforts by Beijing to forge stronger commercial ties with Latin America.
Twelve agreements were reached between the two countries during Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's five-day visit to China. Six deals were inked at noon, witnessed by Kirchner and Chinese Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu. The rest of the agreements were signed later in the day following talks between Kirchner and her Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao.
Azerbaijan will never make concessions to the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh, Azerbaijani state-run news agency AzerTAc has said, quoting President Ilham Aliyev.
As an appeals process begins over a judge's ruling that director Joe Berlinger surrender outtakes to Chevron, documentarians worry about the chilling effect such action could have on other filmmakers
By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
In one of Hollywood's most gripping legal thrillers, Chevron Corp. is trying to obtain 600 hours of outtakes from a documentary film focused on oil industry environmental practices in Ecuador, sparking a court battle that has attracted the attention of 1st Amendment lawyers, top filmmakers, show business unions and a corporation that says it was defamed in another nonfiction film.
Almost 25 years after the message on safe sex as a defence against Aids was conceived there are signs that it is getting through to the youth of Africa.
The number of young people infected with HIV has fallen by a quarter in 12 of the 25 worst-affected countries in the world, and is on a downward trend in four others, the joint United Nations programme on Aids reported today.
U.S. authorities have deported a Russian man on charges of violating U.S. immigration laws, which, according to U.S. media reports, is linked to a recent spy scandal between Russia and the United States.
Spokesman for the U.S. Homeland Security Department Matt Chandler told RIA Novosti that a court ruling to deport Alexei Karetnikov was made on July 12.
Chandler said the man agreed to be deported, adding that he would face criminal charges if he tried to return to the United States.
PARIS: The landmark exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris of pre-Islamic and Islamic treasures from the Kingdom was opened Tuesday by the Saudi and French foreign ministers, Prince Saud Al-Faisal and Bernard Kouchner.
Also present were Prince Sultan bin Salman, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) which jointly organized the exhibition with the Louvre; Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh; Bahraini Minister of Culture Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa; French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand; and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bolkova.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is planning a bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, the country's Olympic governing body said on Tuesday.
The announcement came as the country was basking in the glory of successfully staging the first soccer World Cup on African soil.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) said in a statement that it aimed to provide a world-class city to host the continent's first Olympic Games.
Nigeria's state oil firm is insolvent, unable to pay debts of $5bn (£3.3bn), a government minister has said.
Junior Finance Minister Remi Babalola said the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation had asked for help to cover its debts and fund its operations.
But the NNPC denied the claim and said the government was not paying its own debts to the firm.
Nigeria is a major crude oil producer and exporter but must import refined oil to meet its domestic needs.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will attend Russian-German interstate consultations in Russia's Urals on Wednesday and Thursday and then visit Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Andreas Peschke has said.
A number of baton rounds were fired by police last night as serious violence flared at a notorious interface in north Belfast.
A policewoman was injured and had to be rushed to hospital after she was struck by a number of missiles. Rioters kept attacking the officer as PSNI colleagues and ambulance crew tended to her. The officer’s condition was last night unknown.
Reports from China say a controversial government-backed software project to filter internet content could be on the brink of collapse.
State media said the developer behind the Green Dam Youth Escort software had closed its Beijing project team because of a lack of government funding.
Its partner in Henan said without funding, its team would soon close too.
China had insisted all computers be equipped with the software, but scaled back plans after censorship complaints.
MOSCOW, July 14 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow is planning to attract up to 5 million foreign tourists by the end of 2010 and to double the figure by 2020, the Moscow tourism committee chairman has said.
"Moscow is such a beautiful and ancient city that there is no need to invent anything new to attract [tourists]. The main is to preserve historical and cultural attractions," Grigory Antyufeyev said during a live broadcast on Moscow's TVC channel on Tuesday.
Anna Chapman's Russian-language version of Facebook.com has topped the rating of most visited users of this social network, the owner of Liveinternet.ru statistics website said on Tuesday.
"The rating is complied in accordance with the number of page visits. We have developed it this way in order to differ from Yandex with its rating of blogs," German Klimenko said.
An Israeli Navy cutter has blocked the route of the Al-Amal vessel carrying humanitarian aid from Libya to Gaza, a statement from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation (GICDF) said on Tuesday.
"An Israeli Navy cutter is obstructing the Al-Amal on its way to Gaza ... The captain of the vessel has turned the ship round and is sailing to the Egyptian port of El Arish," the statement said.
France's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban wearing the Islamic full veil in public.
There were 335 votes for the bill and only one against in the 557-seat National Assembly.
It must now be ratified by the Senate in September to become law.
MALOBYKOVO (Belgorod Region), July 13 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday he hopes that Russia will complete negotiations on its accession to the World Trade Organization by yearend.
"I also hope that our foreign trade partners will finally agree on the transfer to standards which are used in our country," he said.
"We must stop any attempt to capitalize on this disaster, this drought," Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at a government meeting on Monday.
Over three weeks ago Russia was hit by an Africa-like heat wave, which has since broken all records and turned into a real disaster. Temperatures are expected to rise even further in the next few days, reaching between 37 and 39 degrees Celsius in the Ryazan, Tambov, Lipetsk, Kursk, Belgorod and Voronezh regions.
Temperatures in other regions in central Russia will be only a few degrees cooler, while areas around the Volga will continue to suffer from scorching, 40-degree heat.
Russia and China will cooperate in jointly developing and manufacturing a heavy-lift helicopter, a Russian deputy industry and trade minister said on Tuesday.
Denis Manturov said the new helicopter could be based on the Russian Mi-26 and that the two sides were currently discussing the new machine's specifications taking into account China's domestic needs.
Two weeks ago, shortly before midnight in Durban, where Germany would later lose to Spain, I encountered two white men and a black woman in a hotel elevator. The two men were wearing England jerseys, and the woman was scantily clad. It had been a long day of football, and the Englishmen had apparently started drinking beer early on. That day, I had watched the Netherlands wrestle down Slovakia at the magnificent stadium in Durban, and I later saw Brazil defeat Chile in the fan park on the beach. I was ready for bed. The trio in the elevator couldn't decide whether to get off or stay on. Finally, one of the men jumped out and pulled the woman with him, while the second man and I continued riding the elevator upward. He was teetering precariously and fell on his backpack between the third and fourth floors.
The IDF on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that it had made radio contact with a Libyan aid ship trying to breach Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
A Moscow court convicted two art curators of inciting religious hatred by organizing an exhibit that included paintings depicting Jesus as Mickey Mouse and Lenin and slapped them with heavy fines, widening a rift between the secular and religious communities.
The verdict in the highly publicized case appeared to satisfy no one, with the artistic community seeing it as an infringement on free speech, and Russian Orthodox believers, who had hoped for a prison sentence, saying the fines were too lenient.
Northern Ireland's First Minister and Deputy First Minister are failing to provide leadership on ending tensions over controversial parades, a leading police officer has said
The rebuke from Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) assistant chief constable Alistair Finlay followed 48 hours of violence around the Orange Order's July 12 parades which left 55 officers injured.
He singled out First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness for criticism and said his officers had to carry the burden of continuing violence.