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2006-07-08 21:51:24

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A plane with 200 people on board crashed on landing in Siberia in Russia early on Sunday, Russian news agencies said, and Interfax said over 150 had been killed, quoting prosecutors and police. The Airbus A-310 passenger plane on a night flight from Moscow to Irkutsk was carrying 192 passengers and eight crew members when it crashed at 0250 Moscow time (6:50 p.m. EDT Saturday) on landing. RIA news agency said during its final approach, the plane overran the...

2006-07-08 22:13:09

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian plane with 200 people on board crashed on landing in Siberia early on Sunday and Interfax news agency quoted local security services as saying more than 150 people had been killed. The Airbus A-310 passenger plane on a night flight from Moscow to Irkutsk was carrying 192 passengers and eight crew members when it crashed at 0250 Moscow time (6:50 p.m. EDT Saturday) on landing. RIA news agency said during its final approach after the flight of about 5,000...

2006-07-08 21:20:29

LONDON (Reuters) - A plane with 200 people on board crashed in Russia on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, but said no one had been killed. The agency quoted the Russian Emergencies Ministry as saying that the Airbus A-310 passenger plane on a flight from Moscow to Irkutsk was carrying 192 passengers and eight crew members when it crashed in Irkutsk. The agency said that the plane crashed during the final approach to Irkutsk, where it overran the runway, hit a concrete...

2006-06-03 06:46:56

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An official at Russia's embassy in Baghdad said on Saturday one diplomat had been killed and four embassy employees kidnapped in Iraq, Russia's Interfax news agency reported. "We confirm that one diplomat died and four have been kidnapped," Interfax reported the embassy official, who was not named, as saying.

2006-04-22 12:33:42

KIEV (Reuters) - Two home-made bombs exploded at two supermarkets in Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv on Saturday, sending shards of glass raining down on shoppers and injuring 14 people. Police sources said initial indications suggested the blasts were linked to a settling of scores between businesses -- a relatively common occurrence in former Soviet republics. The Interfax Ukraine news agency, quoting police in the eastern city, said the bombs exploded within minutes of each...

2006-04-22 08:18:33

KIEV (Reuters) - Twin explosions struck two supermarkets in Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv on Saturday, injuring 14 people, Interfax Ukraine news agency reported. Interfax, quoting police in the eastern city, said the explosions occurred virtually simultaneously around noon in the two stores -- about 1 km (half a mile) apart. Other reports from the city said the blasts were caused by explosive devices detonating in the area where shoppers are requested to leave packages....

2006-02-15 03:55:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran has confirmed to Russia that a delegation will come to Moscow for nuclear talks on February 20, an official at the Russian Embassy in Tehran said, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday. "The Iranian side has given an official notification of arrival on the 20th and it was accepted by the Russian side," said Vyacheslav Moshkalo, a counselor at the Russian Embassy in Tehran, according to Interfax. Iran earlier asked Russia to postpone the talks until February...

2005-12-10 09:53:08

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - A 24-hour, English-language, state-funded television channel went live from its Moscow studios on Saturday, designed to broadcast news from a Russian perspective around the globe. At 4 p.m. (1 p.m. British time) the countdown clock and swirling orange graphics melted away and the anchor welcomed viewers to Russia Today -- "from Russia to the world." The launch comes amid growing Western criticism of Moscow's attitude to democracy and the rule of...

2004-11-29 21:00:10

KYIV. Nov 29 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukraine and the United States will keep joining forces in space exploration as part of a new international cooperation architecture that NASA is developing as a way of putting a new U.S. space strategy into practice, the Ukrainian National Space Agency said. In the course of a seminar in Washington on November 15-17 arranged by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ukraine was invited to take an equal part in shaping a new international space...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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