It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs. Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmenta
The largest Russia-U.S. spy swap since the Cold War appeared to be in motion Thursday, with a Russian convicted of spying for the United States reportedly plucked from a Moscow prison and flown to Vienna.
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In an espionage drama worthy of the Cold War, Russia wants a spy swap to return home its suspected agents arrested in the United States last month, a lawyer involved in the affair said. The swap plans include exchanging a Russian nuclear expert jaile
The remains of US-born chess champion Bobby Fischer have been exhumed in Iceland to establish a paternity claim.
She filed a lawsuit against the resort [which turned out to be owned by the KGB], and asked the regional prosecutor to open a criminal inquiry. A criminal inquiry was indeed opened — against Ms. Kazakova.
Suspicions a US submarine accidentally sunk a French fishing boat, killing 5 sailors, will be investigated by magistrates, a French appeal court ruled. The Bugaled Breizh sank mysteriously in the English Channel in January, 2004, a day before NATO fo
In a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes, men in paint-daubed boilersuits diligently coat a mountain summit with whitewash in an experimental bid to recuperate the country's melting glaciers. It's a bizarre sight at 15,600 feet above sea level.
An eyebrow-raising photograph of one of the anarchists who set fire to a Toronto police car during anti-G20 protests this past weekend shows him wearing Nike clothing, a potential indication that provocateurs dressed up as black-bloc “anarchists” wer
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and handpicked heir has been elected to parliament but he will at best become a figurehead under a military-led collective leadership, news reports said on Tuesday quoting a source.
There was no clue in the court papers unsealed about how successful the agents had been, but they were alleged to have been long-term, deep cover spies. Among them were four couples living in suburbs of New York, Washington and Boston.
We Americans hate Venezuela’s spitfire Julio Chavez for kicking our ass anytime he has the opportunity to do it, but is the nationalization of the U.S. oil firm Hemerich and Payne [H&P] in Venezuela not strictly business to protect their own naRead Letter
Thousands of Egyptians chanting "Down with Hosni Mubarak" demonstrated against their country's president Friday in Alexandria, demanding an investigation into the fatal beating of a young Egyptian businessman, allegedly at the hands of plainclothes p
Venezuela will nationalize a fleet of oil rigs belonging to U.S. company Helmerich and Payne, the latest takeover in a push to socialism as President Hugo Chavez struggles with lower oil output and a recession.
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Perhaps you’ve heard. From June 26-27 the G20 will be occupying Tor
The elusive founder of WikiLeaks, who is at the centre of a potential US national security sensation, has surfaced from almost a month in hiding to tell the Guardian he does not fear for his safety but is on permanent alert.
Russia sent at least 150 paratroopers to Kyrgyzstan on Sunday to protect its military facilities as ethnic clashes spread in the Central Asian state, bringing the death toll from days of fighting to 113.
For the third time in five months, a critical event has occurred in Statoil’s well 34/10-C-6 on Gullfaks, during drilling of a side track. The last event occured this Wednesday afternoon, at 3.47 pm, when the well was destabilized. Statoil immedia
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North Korea named a brother-in-law of leader Kim Jong-il to a powerful military post on Monday and sacked its premier in moves seen as consolidating Kim's grip on power and paving the way for his youngest son to succeed him.
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The Japanese Prime Minister resigned to improve his party’s chances in an election next month, after his popularity plunged over his broken campaign promise to remove a U.S. Marine base. Finance Minister Naoto Kan, who has a clean and defiant image,
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A new currency is intended to challenge the U.S. dollar as the world's foremost reserve currency. The WOCU, short for world currency unit, was actually launched by London-based WDX Organization in September 2009, but only seems to be gaining recogni
Saudi Arabia's religious police are trying to bring to court three Saudi youths for challenging the kingdom's austere lifestyle on an MTV reality show -- a new test of the country's stated commitment to reform.
One day after China refused to take a stand against North Korea over the March 26 sinking of South Korea's Cheonan naval ship, South Korea appears to be moderating its rhetoric against the North over the Cheonan sinking.
German President Horst Köhler announced his surprise resignation on Monday after appearing to suggest the country's unpopular Afghanistan mission was partly motivated by commercial interests.
Think that the current Gulf oil gusher is a unique problem? Think again. The same thing happened in 1979. All of the same techniques to stop it that BP is using now were used back then, and guess what? They didn’t work then either.