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Fri, 18 May 2018 14:53:34 +0200 Simulated Mars space mission moves forward Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:44:42 +0100 <p class="spip">The crew of the Mars500 simulated mission to the Red Planet have reached a key milestone.</p> <p class="spip">The six men, sealed since June inside steel containers representing a spacecraft, have "gone into orbit" at their destination.</p> <p class="spip">Three of the group will now "descend" to the planet, don real spacesuits and walk on the "surface" of Mars.</p> Russia searches for airport bomb suspects Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:43:26 +0100 <p class="spip">Who are the usual suspects in the bombings?</p> <p class="spip">Islamist extremists from the Northern Caucasus region of Russia are almost always suspected in bombings that happen in Russia.</p> <p class="spip">The area they come from, located in the country's mountainous south, includes Chechnya — home to an insurgent movement carrying out attacks locally and throughout Russia, such as: the hospital hostage crisis in Budyonnovsk in 1995, the siege of a Moscow theater in 2002, the bombing of a Moscow rock concert in 2003, the siege of a school in Beslan in 2004, several bombings in the Moscow metro, and the in-flight suicide bombings of two Russian aircraft in 2004.</p> Russian tycoon Mikhail Khordorkovsky found guilty Mon, 27 Dec 2010 13:14:34 +0100 <p class="spip">A court in Moscow today found the oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, guilty of theft and money laundering in a politically tinged trial that is seen as a weathervane for Russia's future course.</p> <p class="spip">Viktor Danilkin, the trial judge, told the packed court that Khodorkovsky, 47, and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, 54, "carried out the embezzlement of property entrusted to the defendants".</p> <p class="spip">Khodorkovsky, wearing a black jacket, and Lebedev, in a white tracksuit, whispered to each other inside the enclosed dock and ignored the judge as the verdict was announced.</p> US-Russia nuclear arms pact clears Senate hurdle Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:49:02 +0100 <p class="spip">The new nuclear arms control pact with Russia cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday as the Senate voted to cut off debate on the measure.</p> <p class="spip">The 67-28 vote indicated a near-certain win for President Barack Obama on one of his top foreign policy priorities as Democrats continued to push through a series of measures before the end of the lame-duck session of Congress.</p> <p class="spip">Obama signed the treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in April, and he made its ratification a major priority for current congressional session that ends in early January.</p> How the politics of polarity affects the African continent Mon, 25 Oct 2010 04:40:03 +0200 At any given moment in the global political order power is distributed in a way and manner that favours certain states more than others. Now such states are usually dominant enough to assign their own values to the international political system which has been described as amorphous. So the nature of the distribution of power in the system determines the type of polarity prevailing at any given moment. Four types of polarities have been identified by scholars namely, unipolarity, bipolarity, tripolarity and multipolarity . A shift from one kind of polarity to the other signals a re-arrangement of the global power system hence a new world order ensues. William Manful South Africa, centre of England's World Cup bid controversy Wed, 19 May 2010 02:09:49 +0200 FIFA, world football body has demanded probe into allegations by the England FA chief that Spain and Russia are conspiring to bribe officials at the world cup in South Africa. Lord Triesman, the chairman of the England Football Association had suggested in a secretly recorded tape that Spain will give up its World Cup bid of 2018, if Russia which is also a contender help bribe officials in the summer world cup in South Africa. Muritala Bakare “The Forsaken - from the Great Depression to the Gulags: Hope and Betrayal in Stalin's Russia” Fri, 07 May 2010 10:50:54 +0200 This remarkable book unearths the untold story of thousands of American citizens who travelled to the Soviet Union at the height of the Great Depression only find themselves victims of Stalin's Terror. Stefan Simanowitz Obama faces his greatest test over Iran Fri, 09 Apr 2010 09:57:38 +0200 This week President Obama released his new nuclear strategy review narrowing the circumstances in which the U.S. might launch a nuclear strike and yesterday he signed the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia. In so doing Obama has further shifted the focus of America's nuclear strategy from her former Cold War foes to so-called rogue states. The move is part of a wider tactic to increase pressure on Iran over the current standoff on the issue of nuclear enrichment, but the reaction in Tehran suggests that the Iranian position is not going to soften. Stefan Simanowitz Somalia: Number of successful pirate attacks decline Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:26:57 +0100 With the cooperation of the international shipping industry, there has been steady progress in the fight against maritime piracy off the east coast of Africa, a senior U.S. official told reporters March 19. Charles W. Corey Top European figures accused of fuelling African crises to rake in fortunes Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:06:16 +0100 Last week, the son of former French President Francois Mitterand, and an ex-interior minister were convicted for their involvement in illegal arms deal in one of Africa's bloodiest civil wars in Angola. Observers have noted that many influential western figures have preyed on most African crises, while raking in fortunes as the continent bleeds. This week, Simon Mann, a British national who was implicated in a coup in Equatorial Guinea, vowed to help bring Sir Mark Thatcher, son of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, to book. Viktor Bout, an ex Russian lieutenant, was also charged with arms supply to former wartorn Liberia. Muritala Bakare Black politicians in Russia compete against a vile racist backdrop Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:02:36 +0200 The international community recently gave a particular attention to the political ambitions of a Black Russian of Guinea-Bissauan descent. Joaquim Crima ran for mayor in a small constituency of the Russian Federation and eventually got only 5% of votes cast last Sunday. Contrary to what many have suggested, this is not the first time a Black man has ran in a Russian election. One of Mr. Crima's rivals was, in fact, of Russo-Ghanaian descent. Another Black man ran for the highest office in Tver, Russia, 9 years ago. Despite all this, records of violent racist attacks in Russia are among some of the highest. The police has often been accused. Patrick K. Johnsson, Denis Carlier Brutal killing of Egyptian in Germany 'Islamophobic' says head of Jewish group Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:58:49 +0200 Germany has broken its silence. A week after the murder of an Egyptian woman, Marwa El-Sherbini, in a German court, Angela Merkel is expected to extend her condolences today to the Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak, at the G8 summit in Italy. The crime, which has been widely termed as racist, has triggered strong protests in the victim's native country. Egyptians have accused Germany for its lack of reaction. Stéphanie Plasse Two months of grace for Nigerian militants Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:21:11 +0200 Militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta of Nigeria have been offered two months to surrender and be rehabilitated, educated and transformed into regular society, under a special amnesty program. The proposal has been ratified by the country's 36 governors, as well as former presidents and chief justices. Konye Obaji Ori Nigeria-Russia: To sign Industrial, Oil, Military agreement Mon, 22 Jun 2009 09:18:16 +0200 Nigeria and Russia have agreed to cooperate on industrial, economic and military activities. The Russian president Mr. Dmitry Medvedev visits Nigeria for the first time to hold talks of possible Nuclear energy, Oil and military cooperation. Desmond North