A Russian defector, former Russian security officer and a body guard of Boris Berezovsky Alexander Litvinenko suddenly died in London in November 2006 with symptoms of what British forensic experts described as poisoning with radioactive polonium. Earlier this week, Foreign Secretary William Hague issued instructions to purge the Litvinenko inquest of all evidence that could implicate Russia in Litvinenko’s death or suggest that British special services could have averted the tragedy.
Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday before an international TV audience of around 125 million, winning the annual competition with a barefoot performance backed by flutes and drums.
South Korea Sunday condemned North Korea's latest short-range missile launches as "provocative" and again urged it to hold talks about a suspended jointly-run industrial park.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon voiced hope Sunday that North Korea will avoid future missile tests, after the Stalinist state fired three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that an international conference on Syria may be held in early June, Russia’s RIA-Novosti news agency reported.
A Japanese minister Sunday defended a surprise visit to North Korea by one of the prime minister's aides which Washington and Seoul said could not help efforts to forge a united front against Pyongyang.
A retired Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero has been charged with rape and other crimes, news reports said on Sunday.
At least 29 people were killed when cattle raiders from a South Sudanese minority group opened fire on members of another minority in a village in Upper Nile state, a local official said Sunday.
A total of 926 convicts have been amnestied on the occasion of the national holiday of Turkmenistan - the Day of Revival, Unity and Poetry of Magtymguly.
Alexei Balabanov, a director who captured the essence of Russia's early post-Soviet years with cult films about crime and the war in Chechnya, has died at the age of 54 following a long illness.
The Chekhov International Theater Festival opens in Moscow on Sunday with the production of “Raoul” by James Thiérrée. He is a grandson of the genial actor and film director Charles Chaplin. His sister Aurelia Thiérrée plays in “Murmures des Murs” staged by Chaplin’s daughter Victoria Thiérrée Chaplin. The renowned Canadian director Robert Lepage will present his new work “Playing Cards”.
Russian Public Television, a new Russian federal television station, comes on air on Sunday. The channel will automatically be added to the networks of all operators of cable, satellite and IP-television.
The European Union has postponed plans to introduce separate labelling for products from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday.
The importance of the Russia-ASEAN business forum, which will be held on the sidelines of the 17th St Petersburg International Economic Forum, is to attract investment into Russia and also to make Russian companies aware of money-making opportunities that exist in ASEAN countries, believes executive director of the Russia-ASEAN Business Council, Viktor Tarusin.
Cyprus Finance Ministry has removed restrictions on financial transactions of another six foreign banks. The list features a branch of the Ukrainian Privatbank.
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
One ticket-holder won a record Powerball lottery jackpot of more than $590 million, organizers said Sunday, ending a days-long American quest for a life-changing payout.
One winning ticket for a record U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million was sold in Florida, organizers said late on Saturday.
A car journey across Russia by former adult video star Sasha Grey ended after a Russian-made Lada Kalina she was driving broke down three days after the start.