Global consequences of Japanese quake

// May. 24, 2011 - 13:54 GMT


TEPCO confirms fuel meltdown in three Fukushima reactors

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) confirmed fuel meltdown in three reactors at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

// May. 24, 2011 - 13:54 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 24, 2011 - 14:39 GMT


Demobbed Russians soldiers ‘take hostages’

A group of recently discharged, drunken Russian soldiers took passengers hostage on a train in east Siberia on Tuesday, a police official told RIA Novosti.

// May. 24, 2011 - 14:54 GMT


Japan sets up panel to probe Fukushima crisis

Japan's government on Tuesday approved plans to set up an independent commission to investigate the crisis at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Kyodo news said.

// May. 24, 2011 - 15:48 GMT


Visit to Kunashiri

It does not seem a very wise move that a group of South Korean lawmakers would visit one of the Kuril islands, the subject of a long-standing territorial dispute between Russia and Japan, as part of their campaign to manifest Koreas sovereignty over Dokdo islands in the East Sea. First of all, there is little similarity between Dokdo and any of the four islands which have been under Russian jurisdiction since the end of World War II. </p>

// May. 24, 2011 - 15:57 GMT


Searching for a Way to Share History

A recent meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, Germany and Poland may have signaled the start of a rapprochement among three countries with fundamentally different narratives of World War II 

// May. 24, 2011 - 16:00 GMT


Montenegro or Macedonia – all the same

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton had an embarrassing moment while delivering a public speech in Montenegro. He mixed up Montenegro with Macedonia and called on the Balkan countries to get integrated into Europe. </p>

// May. 24, 2011 - 16:25 GMT


Blast at Iran oil refinery during Ahmadinejad visit

An explosion occurred at an oil refinery in Iran during a visit by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, media reports said on Tuesday.

// May. 24, 2011 - 16:31 GMT


Slava hammer Spartak 53-0

Moscow rugby side Slava hammered their local rivals Spartak GM 53–0 on Monday night in an eight-try Russian championship match.

// May. 24, 2011 - 16:33 GMT