Two orphaned Russian siblings Kelly and Cloe, known in Russia as Anastasia and Svetlana Klimov, have been temporarily placed with a new US foster family, after years of abuse by their adoptive American parents.
The power of Oklahoma tornado that ripped through the state causing massive damage to property and killing dozens in its way has received a top-of-the-scale rating of EF-5 on the Fujita scale. The energy released by the twister was eight times greater than that of the Hiroshima A-bomb, experts say.
US President Barack Obama has allegedly decided to hand over part of the CIA’s drone program to the Pentagon. The administration plans to gradually shift responsibility in stages, thereby providing greater congressional oversight on the use of drones.
The opposition Syrian National Coalition has received a last-minute invitation to Wednesday's Friends of Syria meeting in Amman, and acting chief George Sabra will attend, a spokesman said.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), not the entire Council of Europe, is to decide on cancelling the monitoring of Russia, the Council of Europe's Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland said.
China has now agreed to cap their greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2016, though previously refused to do so. Toxic air, which is smothering industrial regions, has been the catalyst into improving China’s environmental conditions.
At least four people died, while 20 others were injured in twin bombings in Baghdad earlier today. Two homemade bombs were planted under a minibus and were subsequently detonated when the vehicle was passing a marketplace in the Al-Hurriya district, in the northwest of the Iraqi capital.
Seven underage soldiers as young as 17 years old were sent to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, British Armed Forces minister Andrew Robathan has confessed.
The international conference on military and political aspects of European security, under way in Moscow, may prompt the Defence Ministers of CSTO and NATO countries to resume their effort to set up a common European security system. This came in an interview with the Voice of Russia by the Director of the Centre for European Security Tatyana Parkhalina.
The world`s largest ever installation featuring 48 portraits of Russian women is on display as part of the “Face and Soul” exhibition at the Historical Museum in Moscow.
Analysts are racking their brains about the intrigue behind an international defense conference slated to begin in Moscow on Thursday. Entitled “Military and Political Aspects of European Security”, the meeting will bring together defense chiefs from the CIS, CSTO and NATO member states for two days of debates which, according to some experts, may have to do with the planned Russian-Belarusian military exercises Zapad-2013 and NATO’s Steadfast Jazz army drills in Eastern Europe.
Сitizens of the former Soviet republics will have to use their foreign travel passports to enter Russia as of January 1st 2015, the Head of the Russian Federal Migration Service, Konstantin Romodanovsky, told a news briefing in Moscow earlier today. The official opposed the introduction of a visa regime or entering Russia by invitation.
Russia's joining the World Trade Organization should teach it how to manage production costs, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
The US remains the world’s biggest sovereign debtor. In 2014, its debt is expected to amount to 76% of the annual GDP. By 2018, the figure is likely to go down, but only slightly – to approximately 71% of the GDP.
The US authorities are going to enforce a ban on gold sales to Iran as part of extra unilateral sanctions against the country from July 1. The sanctions suggest a ban on selling gold and other precious metals to private and state-run Iranian companies, as well as to individuals holding Iranian citizenship.
Bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency, is starting to attract the attention of the US government. It seems that the American authorities would like to destroy the digital currency before it could become a widespread alternative to the US dollar.
David Cameron's woes are continuing this week with plans to legalize same-sex marriage to be debated in Parliament today and tomorrow. The issue is hugely divisive, not least within the Tory Party which seems to have been in open rebellion in the last couple of weeks over everything from the E.U. to the next election. And on Sunday 34 current and former local party chairmen delivered a letter to Downing Street opposing the policy as "flawed, un-Conservative and costing us dearly in votes and membership". Gay marriage is causing a heated row across the political and public spheres.
A white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield of a public bus in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was filmed by a surveillance camera. (VIDEO)
More than 400 companies from 14 countries are exhibiting their achievements in the field of ensuring security at the ongoing international Integrated Safety & Security Exhibition – 2013, in Moscow on May 21- 24. Products by Russian companies prove that Russia has successfully integrated itself into the security safeguards industry, - a quickly developing segment of the world economy.
Stressful occupations could keep some women single, as reported by new research. Higher amounts of cortisol in women could spell out bad news for them in the love department. Having this rate of cortisol makes men believe their face is less attractive.
Suicide, according to new data published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, can spread to teens that have been exposed to it either on a personal or public level. Having a classmate die from taking their own life, can cause many students to think more suicidal thoughts whether they knew the student or not, as stated by researchers.