February 2012

  • russ
3 Feb 2012 - 4:38pm
MOSCOW: Middle-class but disillusioned, Igor and Rina are typical of the new generation of Russian activists who cannot wait to join a protest on Saturday against strongman Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.   Like others from a host of members of Russia's middle-class -- young, Internet-savvy, urban -- Igor, 34, a small business co-owner, and...
  • juli
3 Feb 2012 - 3:34pm
LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made what could be his last appearance in any British court Thursday as Swedish authorities warned that opposing his extradition could turn European law on its head. The Supreme Court here heard two days of complex arguments from lawyers for both sides as the 40-year-old Australian seeks to avoid being...
  • chi
3 Feb 2012 - 2:10pm
BEIJING: Abductions in Sudan and Egypt highlight the dangers facing China's workers abroad and led Beijing to reassess a long-stated policy of non-interference as its foreign interests grow, analysts say. China has been sending workers to Africa since the 1950s to build roads and railways, but investment has surged in the past 15 years as the...
  • bot
2 Feb 2012 - 5:53pm
KIEV: The Arctic cold snap that has hit Europe for over a week had claimed nearly 300 lives by Sunday, brought air travel chaos to London and dumped snow as far south as Rome and even North Africa. The grim winter toll rose in Ukraine, Poland, Italy and France, where two homeless people found frozen to death were the latest victims, with...
  • India jetfighter
2 Feb 2012 - 3:21pm
NEW DELHI, February 2, 2012 (AFP) - India's planned purchase of 126 fighters from France's Dassault marks the latest stage in a huge military procurement cycle that has turned the world's largest democracy into its biggest arms importer.   The final Dassault contract is expected to be worth $12 billion and India is preparing further big...
  • sal
1 Feb 2012 - 10:22pm
WARSAW: Europe shivered in some of the coldest temperatures in decades Wednesday as the death toll soared past 80 and countries battled to clear snow from roads and railways. At least 28 people froze to death overnight in eastern and central Europe, while countries further west and south began to feel the frigid effects of a cold front...