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Briefs, November 13, 2012

WHO unites to tackle illegal tobacco trade

Tuesday, 13 November, 2012, 2:56am

Briefs, November 8, 2012

Britain to begin talks with Syrian rebels

8 Nov 2012 - 4:15am

Laos, Russia join WTO path to growth

Laos hosted the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting in its capital, Vientiane, this week, and many will see this as a coming-out party for the Southeast Asian nation, which is about to become the newest member of the World Trade Organisation.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:16am

I fear for my mother’s life, says Tymoshenko’s daughter

The daughter of Ukraine’s jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said she cannot talk her out of her hunger strike and wakes every day fearing for her mother’s life.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:01pm

Anti-gay violence increases in Russia

Alyona Korolyova thought she had seen everything - the lifting of Russia's ban on homosexuality after the Soviet Union fell, the slow appearance of mainstream gay clubs, and even, once, a young gay couple on a TV sitcom.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Briefs, November 5, 2012

Nigerian extremists target police, school

5 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Lithuanian opposition parties to form coalition government

Lithuanian politics were in turmoil yesterday after the president moved to block three opposition parties from forming a new government because one of them is accused of vote buying and fraudulent financing.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Moscow denounces US rights abuses in cold-war style

Prisoners detained without charges. Prisons operating outside the legal system. Limits on free speech and the internet. Voters prevented from casting their ballots. Sanctioned kidnappings. Witch hunts and torture. It's all part of life, says the Russian government - in the United States.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:31am

Russia plans to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes

Russia is cracking down on smoking with a bill to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes to help tackle a public health crisis in the world's second largest tobacco market after China.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:40am

Syrian plane was carrying ammunition, says Turkey's PM

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday the cargo seized on a Syrian plane intercepted on its way from Moscow to Damascus carried military equipment and ammunition for the Syrian regime.

Erdogan said the cargo was “equipment and ammunition shipped to the Syrian Defense Ministry” from a Russian military supplier, in remarks televised by NTV news channel.

12 Oct 2012 - 12:21am

Canadian spy pleads guilty for selling Russia naval secrets

A Canadian naval intelligence officer has pleaded guilty to handing over secrets to Russia in a four-year espionage operation that involved access to a computer network shared with the US and other allies, media reports said.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Russia, Iraq forming common stance to outside pressure on Syria

Russia is eyeing a record arms deal and rare agreement over Syria as it hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the first time in almost four years.

Maliki arrived in Moscow for three days of discussions on Monday that media reports speculated would conclude with the signing of a US$4.3 billion arms deal that makes Russia Iraq's biggest supplier after the United States.

10 Oct 2012 - 4:04am

Briefs, October 8, 2012

Venezuelans go to polls in tough test for Chavez

8 Oct 2012 - 4:39am

Zuckerberg in Moscow to boost Facebook’s Russia presence

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was on Monday in Moscow on a visit the government believes should stimulate innovation in Russia and the social network hopes will boost its position in the Russian market.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Moscow court postpones Pussy Riot appeal

A Russian court on Monday adjourned an appeal hearing for three members of the Pussy Riot punk band against their conviction for a protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church after one of the trio sacked her lawyers.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am