Guinness World Records: 114-year-old Brazilian oldest living person

Guinness World Records on Wednesday confirmed that Brazilian Maria Gomes Valentim, aged 114 years and 313 days, has received the title of the 'Oldest Living Person.'

// May. 19, 2011 - 13:31 GMT


Argentine plane crash kills 22

A passenger plane crashed in Argentina's southern Patagonia region on Wednesday night, killing all 22 people on board, the Argentinean TV station C5N said on Thursday.

// May. 19, 2011 - 14:37 GMT


Sex attack charges against IFM chief

// May. 19, 2011 - 15:20 GMT


IMF chief Strauss-Kahn steps down amid sex charges

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn announced his resignation on Thursday following allegations that he attempted to rape a hotel maid, the IMF said on its website.

// May. 19, 2011 - 15:20 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, May 19, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 19, 2011 - 15:57 GMT


Beyond Arctic petroleum

Moscow had long hinted that BP could, and indeed should, be doing business outside the TNK-BP partnership. From BP's end, the prospect of a significant stake in Rosneft, and the Arctic shelf, made that offer simply irresistible.

// May. 19, 2011 - 16:05 GMT


Medvedev appears to chide Putin, oil czar

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday took advantage of a rare press conference to toss what appeared to be verbal darts at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the Putin deputy who oversees oil and gas.

// May. 19, 2011 - 16:07 GMT


Key question is left open as Medvedev faces media

In a news conference, President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia left one crucial question unanswered: Will he run for re-election, or make way for Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin?

// May. 19, 2011 - 16:10 GMT


Feeling like a kid and catching gay fish

I finally did something to remind myself that I'm still an American, more specifically someone from the Pacific Northwest, and not a “mutt-Russian”...I went out deep-sea fishing on the Pacific Ocean for the first time in about 25 years and caught four sea bass and two gay fish...

// May. 19, 2011 - 17:02 GMT


The Guinness the Queen didn’t drink

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh declined to try a sample of Guinness during their tour of a brewery at St James's Gate in Dublin.

// May. 19, 2011 - 17:22 GMT