Hollywood plans movie on U.S. hunt for bin Laden

The unexpected killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Sunday may push forward the production of a Hollywood movie about U.S. operatives hunting for the world's most wanted terrorist, Variety.com reported.

// May. 03, 2011 - 13:41 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 03, 2011 - 14:31 GMT


Central Moscow blast injures police officer

A bomb rocked a car park outside a police station in downtown Moscow on Tuesday morning, injuring one police officer.

// May. 03, 2011 - 15:09 GMT


U.S. and NATO allies initiate Libyan scenario for Syria

Syria is Russias last true partner in the Mediterranean and the Arab world and hosts one of only two Russian overseas naval bases, that at Tartus. (The other being in Ukraines Crimea.)Libya and Syria are the only two Mediterranean nations and the sole remaining Arab states that are not subordinated to U.S. and NATO designs for control of the Mediterranean Sea Basin and the Middle East. </p>

// May. 03, 2011 - 15:31 GMT


Moscow aims to have one of world’s top five militaries

The Russian military is focused on how Chinas massive army and military modernization is surpassing Russias overstretched military, especially compared to those forces east of the Ural Mountains. Russia is seeking to have a military with 40 brigades in a rapid deployment mode, which will be the focus of future modernization. </p>

// May. 03, 2011 - 15:34 GMT


Russians shrug, some doubtfully, others stoically

In Russia, a country where Sept. 11 conspiracy theories have broad appeal, some questioned whether Osama bin Laden had in fact been killed or ever existed at all. Few here seem to think Bin Ladens death would diminish the terrorist threat in Russia. </p>

// May. 03, 2011 - 15:38 GMT


Leading French music group rocks Kiev

The Eighth French Spring Festival ended this year with a spectacular fireworks display and music performance in downtown Kiev. The Concert of Fire was staged by leading French music and pyrotechnic performance company, Les Commandos Percu, on the Field of Singers at the Pechersky Landscape Park.

// May. 03, 2011 - 16:00 GMT


Chinese brides line up to buy $200 replica of Middleton's dress

Hours after Kate Middleton's much awaited wedding dress was revealed to viewers across the world as she walked down the isle at Westminster Abby, Chinese tailors put a replica on sale for about $200, China Daily reported on Tuesday.

// May. 03, 2011 - 16:27 GMT


Former colleague of anti-corruption lawyer Magnitsky faces arrest

A former colleague of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in pre-trail detention in 2009, faces arrest for evading tax payments as the head of the Russian branch of British investment company Hermitage Capital Management.

// May. 03, 2011 - 17:21 GMT


Training for the Victory Day fireworks display

The personnel of the 449th Independent Fireworks Display Battalion are training in Vatutinki near Moscow for the May 9 Victory Day celebrations. Pyrotechnics experts promise to show off brand new 310-mm shells, including the red-green Bracelet and the red-and-white Carmen and Tatianas Day. </p>

// May. 03, 2011 - 17:42 GMT