A high-level delegation from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists called on Monday for the Russian government to step up its efforts to solve a rash of killings that it says have
made this country one of the world's most dangerous for journalists. – 582 words.
British police believe former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned by a man who flew into London on a fake EU passport and used the name Vladislav, The Times of London reported
Saturday.- 316 words
Sydney, Australia officials have paid private detectives thousands of dollars to have sex with prostitutes to gather evidence needed to shut down illegal brothels, according to The Sunday
Telegraph newspaper. – 184 words
This month Germany proposed that all European Union members adopt a uniform law to make Holocaust denial a criminal offense. Denial of the Holocaust is already a crime in Austria, Belgium, the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. – 758 words.
President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez told the 31st Mercosur Summit in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, that its objective should be to profoundly change the organisation into one that truly
develops the region and its people. – 368 words.
State-owned arms dealer Rosoboronexport exported a record $5.3 billion in weapons last year, buoyed by demand for its aircraft and naval technology. – 234 words.
In three NHL campaigns as a member of the Boston Bruins, sharpshooter Phil
Esposito scored his 50th goal of the season on his birthday. One occurred
on Feb. 20, 1972, when he notched his 50th against his brother Tony, netminder for the Chicago Blackhawks.
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