Coal mine explosion in southwest China kills 6, injures 27

Six people were killed and 27 injured after a gas blast at a coal mine in Sichuan Province, in southwest China, Xinhua news agency reported.

// May. 23, 2011 - 13:41 GMT

Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, May 23, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 23, 2011 - 14:37 GMT

Russian troops fed dog food 'to cover up for theft' - prosecutor

Troops in Russia's Far East were fed dog food to cover up for the theft of thousands of dollars worth of food, military prosecutors said on Monday.

// May. 23, 2011 - 15:35 GMT

At least 30 dead in U.S. Midwest storms

Some 30 people have died in the U.S. city of Joplin as severe storms ripping through parts of the U.S. Midwest, global media said.

// May. 23, 2011 - 16:04 GMT

China, U.S. military ties to increase transparency in Asia Pacific

The recent talks between General Chen Bingde, the chief of the General Staff of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, have hit the headlines. The PLA top military leaders one-week visit to the United States, the first of its kind in seven years, signals that Chinese-U.S. relations are back on track. </p>

// May. 23, 2011 - 16:26 GMT

Four arrested over south Russian traffic police HQ bomb

Russian police have arrested four men in connection with the bombing of a traffic police headquarters in the southern city of Volgograd last month.

// May. 23, 2011 - 16:26 GMT

Emerging markets growth: Russia's big opportunity

Emerging markets are seeing strong growth without the support of the developed world. That bodes especially well for one emerging market: Russia. Despite the pull-back in prices over the last couple weeks, most key commodities have at least reached their pre-2008 highs. From oil to iron ore to wheat, the run-up that began in the late 1990s is continuing.

// May. 23, 2011 - 16:41 GMT

Russia seeks pledge from NATO on Missile Defense

Russia has in the past threatened to place missiles in Kaliningrad a small area with a population of nearly one million that is sandwiched between two European Union countries, Poland and Lithuania in response to NATOs plans to deploy part of its missile shield in Eastern Europe. </p>

// May. 23, 2011 - 16:44 GMT

Russia seeks control of corporate foreign debt

The Russian government, which provided some companies with financing to avoid losing assets used as collateral during the international financial crisis, has to find a way to curb private sector foreign borrowing, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Saturday.

// May. 23, 2011 - 16:55 GMT

Taliban overrun military base in Karachi

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for an ongoing assault on a Pakistan Naval station in the southern city of Karachi, global media said.

// May. 23, 2011 - 17:00 GMT