Dozens die in Ukraine cold snap
Friday, 21 December 2012 12:34
Dozens die in Ukraine cold snapThe cold spell is set to continue, meteorologists warn

At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from a cold spell that has been gripping the country, officials say.

Temperatures as low as -23C (-9F) and heavy snowfall this month have left the capital Kiev and most of the country under a...

Insurance rules to alter prices
Friday, 21 December 2012 08:28

Young women drivers are among those particularly affected, with vehicle insurance costs going up by as much as 40%

Millions of people will see price changes on their next insurance policy...

Libya to release Lockerbie files
Friday, 21 December 2012 06:33
Lockerbie planeA Pan Am jet flying to the US was blown up over Lockerbie killing 270 people

The new Libyan government in Tripoli is prepared to open all files relating to the Lockerbie bombing, the country's ambassador to the UK has confirmed.

However, Mahmud Nacua said it would be at least another...

Making Moscow more pleasant
Thursday, 20 December 2012 17:09

EARLIER this month, at the closing session of a city-sponsored forum on urban planning, the architect and critic Grigory Revzin said that until recently, it was fashionable for young people in the capital to talk about art or film. But now, he said, the more au courant conversations are about “urban density, winter construction permits, and s...

Court shortens Khodorkovsky term
Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:58
Court shortens Khodorkovsky term

Imprisoned former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is due for early release in 2014 after a Russian court cut two years off his term for embezzlement.

He is serving his sentence in a prison near the Arctic Circle after being convicted in 2010 at a trial dismissed by supporters as...

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