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    Pics: Forbes lists movers and shakers
    Nov05

    Pics: Forbes lists movers and shakers

    The 73 most powerful people in the world have been named by Forbes – and the list features several business luminaries. ||| New York – Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first sitting US president to slide out of the top two power rankings as published by Forbes, beaten not just by Vladimir Putin but also Angela Merkel.The magazine...

    Mystery of Sinai crash plane deepens
    Nov04

    Mystery of Sinai crash plane deepens

    The absence of a distress call from the pilots and “unusual” sounds may indicate that whatever happened took place suddenly. ||| Moscow/ Cairo/ New York – Moments before the Metrojet Airbus passenger jet crashed into the Sinai desert, killing 224 people, unusual sounds were heard from within the cockpit then a flash of light was detected in...

    Malaysia spends $53.95m on MH370 search
    Nov02

    Malaysia spends $53.95m on MH370 search

    Malaysia has spent $53.95 million so far on the search for flight MH370, a senior official said. ||| Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia has spent 231.45 million ringgit (53.95 million dollars) so far on the search for flight MH370, which disappeared more than a year ago, a senior official said on Monday.Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told the...

    UN body: Anwar detention illegal
    Nov02

    UN body: Anwar detention illegal

    A UN body reportedly determined that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed in violation of international law. ||| A UN body has determined that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed in violation of international law and called for his immediate release, according to a copy of the opinion...

    Russian delegation to probe Egypt crash
    Nov01

    Russian delegation to probe Egypt crash

    A team of high-level Russian investigators will help Egyptian authorities determine what caused a Russian airliner to crash in the Sinai Peninsula. ||| Cairo – Russian’s transport minister and a team of high-level investigators has arrived in Cairo to help Egyptian authorities determine what caused a Russian airliner to crash in the...

    Head of Ukranian library held in Russia
    Oct29

    Head of Ukranian library held in Russia

    The director of a Moscow library was detained after investigators uncovered printed material containing “anti-Russian propaganda”. ||| Moscow – Russian investigators said on Thursday they had detained the director of a Moscow library specialising in Ukrainian literature and opened a criminal case to establish whether she was guilty of...

    Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine
    Oct27

    Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine

    Man dressed as Star Wars star failed to provide ID after driving candidate Darth Vader to polling station. ||| A man dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca was detained and fined for disobeying police during local polls in Ukraine on Sunday. The Wookiee warrior – an activist from a marginal political party – was apprehended by...

    Ericsson misses expectations
    Oct23

    Ericsson misses expectations

    Ericsson reports third-quarter profitability and sales that missed analysts’ estimates. ||| Stockholm – Ericsson reported third-quarter profitability and sales that missed analysts’ estimates as business in Japan, Russia and Brazil slumped and spending slowed in China on fourth-generation networks that power smartphones and...

    Assad in surprise visit to Russia
    Oct21

    Assad in surprise visit to Russia

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow to personally thank Russia’s Vladimir Putin for his military support. ||| Moscow – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow on Tuesday evening to personally thank Russia’s Vladimir Putin for his military support, in a surprise visit that underlined how Russia has become a...

    Moody’s raises Russia worries
    Oct16

    Moody’s raises Russia worries

    The pillar of Russian creditworthiness is looking more rickety by the day to Moody’s Investors Service. ||| Moscow – The pillar of Russian creditworthiness is looking more rickety by the day to Moody’s Investors Service.“What once has been the country’s strongest asset, which was the government’s very strong...

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