South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has detected three launches of short-range guided missiles by North Korea, it said.
Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent more than 60 people to Connecticut hospitals, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is expected to visit Russia on July 1-2, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi said.
This week, the Syrian crisis grabbed international spotlight as representatives of Russia, Britain, the US, Turkey, France and Germany spent most of the week discussing preparations for a second conference on Syria, to be held in Geneva in June. In word, all western supporters of the Syrian opposition acknowledge the importance of convening such a conference.
The first Congressional hearings on the breaches of tax regulations by the International Revenue Service ended in a scandal after it became clear that the I.R.S. targeted conservative groups through deliberately creating delays in processing their applications for tax exemption.
Iran does not feel obliged to close down its nuclear facility in Fordo and stop uranium enrichment, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mahmoud Reza Sajjadi said.
A police chief who conducted a successful campaign against the Taliban in his district was killed by gunmen riding motorcycles while four soldiers died in a roadside bombing Saturday, also in western Afghanistan, the government said.
The past week will be remembered for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy activity. He held a number of meetings with foreign leaders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at his Bocharov Ruchei residence near the Black Sea resort Sochi.
The 11th International Design Festival is opening in the Central Russian city of Voronezh on Saturday.
136 people were evacuated from an UTair air carrier plane that arrived from Stavropol to Moscow earlier today, after part of the plane’s landing gear caught fire when the aircraft was landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. According to the Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, no one was injured in the incident involving the UTair’s Boeing 737.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on charges of property theft and the attempted murder of an 11-year old Russian boy who enjoyed his rest with his parents on Crete Island.
Natural disasters have cost the global economy $2.5 trillion since 2000, that’s according to a UN report released on Wednesday. These figures are at least 50% higher than previous international estimates. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction warned economic losses from earthquakes, floods and droughts will continue to escalate, unless businesses take action to reduce their exposure to disaster risks.
European Stabilization Fund has transferred a bailout tranche of 4.2 billion euros to Greece.
Unending economic crisis is pushing experts to seek new possible solutions and some stick to good old remedies like the so-called world government - a common political authority for all. However, is this going to work?
A white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield of a public bus in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was filmed by a surveillance camera. (VIDEO)
In a harsh rebuttal to George Soros, the President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research Hans-Werner Sinn accused the speculator of “playing with fire” and stated that “Germany will not accept Eurobonds” in spite of the pressure from the investing community.
In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, Wolf Richter talks about the ECB's desperation, the money printing bonanza of the world's central banks and about a French finance minister who is barking at the wrong tree. Wolf Richter is the editor of
Three Foxconn workers have committed suicide at a factory in China in the past three weeks, a labour rights group said Saturday.
French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu on Saturday compared President Vladimir Putin to the late Pope John Paul II and said the ex-KGB agent is what Russia needs as a leader.
Former Serbian basketball star Predrag Danilovic, now president of the Partizan club, has been stabbed and seriously injured early Saturday morning in Belgrade, Serbian news reports said.