Quantcast
Home » Archives » World (Page 1350)

40 dead in Russia plane crash: official

MOSCOW (AFP) – Forty people died late Monday when a Russian plane crashed onto a highway near Petrozavodsk airport in Karelia, northwest Russia, the emergency situations ministry said as quoted by Russian news agencies. The RussAir TU-134 carrying 43 passengers and five crew tried to land just before midnight Monday…

Tunisia’s Ben Ali sentenced in absentia to 35 years in jail

TUNIS (Reuters) – A Tunisian court sentenced former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in absentia on Monday to 35 years in jail, six months after his overthrow in a revolution helped to inspire the “Arab Spring.” Ben Ali, who has been in Saudi Arabia since he was forced from power,…

IMF: Greek debt could trigger fresh global crisis

The International Monetary Fund warned Monday that Greece’s ongoing public debt crisis could result in a new global financial catastrophe if the European Union does not act quickly to stabilize the situation. While the fund did note that the European recovery does seem to be moving on pace, the Greek…

Greenpeace royal party gatecrashers face trial in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — Greenpeace activists who gatecrashed a royal gala dinner at the December 2009 United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen and their helpers went on trial in the Danish capital Monday. According to Copenhagen City Court documents, 11 activists face charges ranging from falsifying documents and number plates and claiming…

Britain ‘to work on military drone with France’

PARIS — France and Britain plan to set up a joint team to oversee the possible development of an unmanned military aircraft, French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said on Monday at the Paris Air Show. The team will be based in Britain and charged with drawing up requirements for a…

Gunmen kill Mexican journalist, family

XALAPA, Mexico — Unidentified gunmen shot dead a journalist, his wife and their 21-year-old son after bursting into their home in Veracruz early Monday, the governor of the eastern Mexican state said. Miguel Angel Lopez was a columnist with the local daily Notiver and wrote frequently about politics and the…

Custom virus used to cure prostate cancer in mice

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN recently cured prostate cancer in mice through use of a custom virus embedded with a “library” of DNA meant to trigger an immune reaction, a biomedical research journal has reported. The method is an evolution of gene therapy treatments administered to cancer…

Egypt’s former president Mubarak has cancer: lawyer

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer, his defense lawyer said on Monday, citing a medical report to assess whether the former leader is fit enough to stand trial. “Mubarak has cancer and this was included in the last medical report,” said lawyer Farid el-Deeb.…

U.S. ambassador warns Karzai over criticism of West

KABUL (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Kabul has issued a thinly veiled warning to Afghan President Hamid Karzai that harsh criticisms of the West could jeopardize the troops and funding critical to the Afghan government’s survival. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry said he found comments from “some” Afghan leaders “hurtful and…

Corporation names to become the new dot coms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – good.food, learnto.salsa, glossy.lipstick — people and companies will be able to set up a website with almost any address by the end of next year if they have a legitimate claim to the domain name and can pay a hefty fee. The Internet body that oversees domain…

Google+