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  1. No Warranty

    Canadian's firm used in huge Russian tax scandal

    It's a tale with the cloak-and-dagger intrigue of a Hollywood thriller: a $230-million heist, corrupt Russian police, a dead lawyer. And now, secret files obtained exclusively in Canada by CBC News reveal the precise role of a Canadian-run offshore company in the Caribbean. More...
  2. No Warranty

    The Sun

    The Sun A Russian, an American, and a Blonde were talking one day. The Russian said, 'We were the first in space!' The American said, 'We were the first on the moon!' The Blonde said, 'So what? We're going to be the first on the sun!' The Russian and the American looked at each other and...
  3. the doctor

    Arabs urge Russia to back Syria peace plan

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Gulf Arabs told Russia in blunt language on Saturday its failure to take a tough line on Syria had allowed killing to continue and urged Moscow to back an Arab peace effort that includes a call for Russian ally President Bashar al-Assad to step aside. Qatar, which with Saudi...
  4. the doctor

    Fire injures 7 at Russian nuclear sub (AP)

    AP - A major fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine that overwhelmed seven crew members with toxic fumes and left others stuck inside was extinguished Friday and caused no radiation leaks, officials said. More...
  5. CASPER

    Russian man kept 29 mummified bodies

    The Russian historian had always been open about his interest in the dead and eagerly described how he loved to rummage through cemeteries, studying grave stones to uncover the life stories behind them. What he failed to mention, according to police, was that he had dug up 29 bodies and taken...
  6. FTA Hacker

    Russian company adds BlackBerry password cracker

    A Russian security company has upgraded a phone-password cracking suite with the ability to figure out the master device password for Research in Motion's BlackBerry devices. More...
  7. No Warranty

    U.S. puts Chechen group on terror list

    Washington (CNN) -- The United States has added Caucasus Emirate, a Chechen group based in North Caucasus, to its list of terrorist groups, and authorized an award of up to $5 million for information leading to the location of its leader, the State Department announced Thursday. The designation...
  8. CASPER

    US returns stolen archive documents to Russia

    1 hr 7 mins ago MOSCOW – A trove of historic archive documents dating back to Catherine the Great that were stolen after the Soviet breakup were returned to Russia by the U.S. on Friday. The 21 documents include decrees issued by historical figures such as Czar Nicholas II and Soviet Marshal...
  9. CASPER

    No love for Valentine's Day in Russia

    Not everybody in Russia is in love with Valentine's Day. Authorities in Belgorod province are urging schools and other state institutions to refrain from celebrations marking the heart-shaped holiday, seen by some conservative Russians as a unhealthy foreign phenomenon. The initiative is part...
  10. CASPER

    Ballet-loving Russia roots for "Black Swan" Oscar

    Russia is rooting for "Black Swan" to win at the upcoming Oscars, as the Hollywood melodrama finds resonance with ballet's master of heritage. Starring Natalie Portman as the black swan ballerina in "Swan Lake" -- a ballet composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky in the 19th century and treasured by...
  11. Scammer

    Russia to retaliate over Irish spy claim

    -- Ireland's expulsion of a Russian diplomat over spying allegations is "clearly an unfriendly step that will not go unanswered," Russia's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday, according to a report. Vladimir Titov's remarks were reported by the state-run RIA-Novosti news agency. The ministry...
  12. Scammer

    Russia: Security failings 'unbelievable'

    http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/01/26/chance.russia.terror.impact.cnn -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev demanded Tuesday that officials responsible for security at Moscow's busiest airport be punished after 35 people were killed in a suicide bombing there, state-run media said...
  13. Scammer

    Who are Russia's 'usual suspects'?

    http://cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/01/24/exp.tsr.russia.airport.bomb.cnn -- Who are the usual suspects in the bombings? Islamist extremists from the Northern Caucasus region of Russia are almost always suspected in bombings that happen in Russia. The area they come from, located in...
  14. Scammer

    Moscow raps UK limits on spy suspect

    -- Russia expressed concern Friday over restrictions by British authorities on Russian national Yekaterina Zatuliveter, who was arrested in Britain several weeks ago on suspicion of spying and faces possible deportation. Zatuliveter, 25, a parliamentary assistant to Liberal Democrat Mike...
  15. CASPER

    Christmas Comes Twice for Russians in Space

    A trio of cosmonauts living on the International Space Station celebrated a second Christmas in orbit today (Jan. 7) to mark Russian Orthodox Christmas. The three cosmonauts have the day off in space today to celebrate the Russian holiday, which comes just over two weeks after the Dec. 25...
  16. Scammer

    Fire on Russian jet kills four

    http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/01/01/vassileva.russia.crash.cnn Four people were killed Saturday and more than 43 others were injured, four critically, after a Russian passenger jet caught fire shortly before takeoff, authorities said. One of the engines aboard the Tu-154B-2 caught...
  17. Scammer

    Russian satellite launch fails

    Moscow -- Russia's space agency is investigating the failed launch of three navigational satellites, the agency reported Sunday. The satellites were meant to complete the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system. But they went into a "non-targeted orbit" following their launch from the...
  18. Scammer

    Russian newspaper names colonel as source of info on spy ring in U.S.

    The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) headquarters outside Moscow as seen on June 29. Washington -- A colonel in Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, identified as "Colonel Shcherbakov," gave the United States information on a Russian spy ring in the United States that was broken...
  19. Scammer

    Russian journalist in critical condition after attack

    Russian investigators are searching for clues on yet another nearly fatal attack against a journalist Saturday, and authorities believe the assault is linked to his job. A Russian Investigative Committee spokesman told CNN that police are looking into closed-circuit security footage that showed...
  20. Scammer

    Russian president visits islands over Japanese objections

    Russia's president visited the disputed Kuril Islands on Monday, over Japanese protest, Russian state media said. The Japanese government, which had urged against the visit, quickly responded after the trip. Prime Minister Naoto Kan called it ''extremely deplorable,'' according to the Kyodo...
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