International News Archive - August 05, 2008

By Dmitry Babichin Moscow; Anne Penketh Russians piled flowers outside the gates of the home of Alexander Solzhenitsyn as they mourned the death of Russia's leading anti- Soviet dissident and Nobel laureate who chronicled the Stalin terror.

By Andrew Buncombe Asia Correspondent AN ITALIAN climber who fought the twin perils of exhaustion and freezing temperatures on the world's deadliest mountain was last night rescued as he struggled alone in darkness down the slopes of K2.

World News IN BRIEF *GUANTANAMO BAY Osama bin Laden's driver gave vital services to "the world's most dangerous terrorist," a prosecutor told jurors on Monday in the first US war crimes trial at Guantanamo.

By WILLIAM M GUMEDE ANALYSIS As Jacob Zuma seeks to have 16 corruption, fraud and money- laundering charges against him dismissed, the biggest loser already is South Africa's democracy, institutions and constitutional system.

A six-member military jury Monday received the first terrorist case tried in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Despite intense U.S.

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Aug. 5--GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Flunky or war criminal? Jury deliberates GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The war crimes case of Osama bin Laden's driver Monday went to a Pentagon jury of six U.S.

By Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune Aug. 5--MOSCOW -- When Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 after 20 years in exile, he found a country free from tyrannical rule but deeply troubled by new burdens. The economy was eroding. The stage was being set for the era of oligarchs.

By Jane Perlez and Salman Masood Michael Wilson contributed reporting from New York.

By Clifford J. Levy In a museum here is a box of detergent that stands as a symbol of the reverence that Russians once held for Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the literary giant who died Sunday night.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.