By Ulf Mauder, DPA
Moscow : Even at the end of his eight-year term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin's thirst for power is unquenched.
By Wolfgang Jung and Julia Golobokova, DPA
Moscow : The career path of Russian presidential contender Dmitry Medvedev originates in the former Tsarist city St. Petersburg - just like that of outgoing President Vladimir Putin.
By Sudeshna Sarkar, IANS
Geneva : Engineers have lowered a 9.3-metre wheel down a 100 metre shaft to complete what has been described a the world's largest scientific instrument - a nuclear particle accelerator that will run around a 27 km long tunnel deep under the Swiss-France border.
By RIA Novosti
Moscow : As Russia braces for presidential elections Sunday, strategic planners are looking at the achievements and failures of the country's foreign policy under President Vladimir Putin.
First, the achievements:
By Alissa de Carbonnel, DPA
Moscow : Russia has a healthy political system at first glance at the political poles represented in the upcoming presidential elections.
By Sandra Parra, IANS
Bogota : The poor health of former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, kidnapped six years ago, and the appalling conditions in which the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are holding her have touched the whole world.
New York : US stocks have fallen by more than 2.5 percent across the board on new evidence of slumping business confidence.
The National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago reported Friday that its business barometer had contracted, reflecting dropping production and employment.
Wellington : Leap year parties turned into near-riots in three New Zealand cities, with police recording 552 "events of disorder" over an eight-hour period, it was reported Saturday.
The incidents in Auckland, Whangarei and Hamilton were caused by many drunken out-of-control parties, police inspector Willie Taylor told Radio New Zealand.
Lima : At least 15 passengers have been missing after a boat capsized in northern Peru.
The Santa Elena, which was carrying 40 people and a load of wood on the Tapiche River, capsized Friday for unknown reasons, media reports said, quoting regional officials in the rain-forest province of Loreto that borders on Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.