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Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud' Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah accused senior election officials of serious fraud, opening a dispute over the vote count that could threaten a smooth transition of power.
16 июня 2014
Britain makes Angelina Jolie an honorary dame Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary dame in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honours list, as Britain paid tribute to the Hollywood star for her efforts to combat warzone rape.
14 июня 2014
Ferrari may leave Formula One: report Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo may pull his team out of Formula One because it "isn't working" and the Italian firm may switch to sports-car competition, he told Friday's Wall Street Journal.
14 июня 2014
©Reuters/Aly Song China Eastern to buy 80 Boeing 737s US aerospace giant Boeing said Friday that China Eastern Airlines has agreed to buy 80 737 aircraft, its biggest single-aisle purchase to date by a Chinese airline.
14 июня 2014
YouTube video stillframe 49 killed in east Ukraine plane downing Pro-Russian gunmen shot down a Ukranian military transport plane Saturday in the separatist east, killing all 49 people on board in the biggest single loss of life in the two-month insurgency.
14 июня 2014
Richard Rockefeller. Photo courtesy of heavy.com John D. Rockefeller great-grandson dies in plane crash Richard Rockefeller, great-grandson of US oil tycoon and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, died Friday in a plane crash in New York. He was 65.
14 июня 2014
Russia sending tanks, rocket launchers to Ukraine rebels: US The United States accused Russia of sending tanks and rocket launchers to pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.
14 июня 2014
Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats Afghans defied Taliban threats by voting Saturday in a second-round presidential election, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents.
14 июня 2014
Ruby Dee. ©Reuters/Stephen Chernin Actress, civil rights activist Ruby Dee dead at 91 Oscar-nominated actress Ruby Dee, who was also known for her activism during the US civil rights movement, has died at the age of 91.
14 июня 2014
Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times. ©Reuters/Jason Miczek Ousted New York Times chief to teach at Harvard Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson, who was fired from the so-called Grey Lady of American journalism, will teach at Harvard University in the 2014-15 academic year.
14 июня 2014
Obama in 'excellent' health: doctor US President Barack Obama is in "excellent" health and has given up cigarettes, but still resorts to nicotine gum every now and again, his doctor said.
13 июня 2014
US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan on Thursday for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.
13 июня 2014
©Reuters/Mohammad Ismail US transfers 12 detainees out of Afghan prison A US official said Thursday the United States has repatriated a dozen inmates from a secretive military prison in Afghanistan where foreign terror suspects have been held for years without trial.
13 июня 2014
Iran's solar car challenge depends on US plane ticket It is not easy for an Iranian to visit America. With no US embassy in Tehran since 1979, obtaining a visa usually requires two costly trips to Dubai or Turkey.
12 июня 2014
US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadist offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels.
12 июня 2014
Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman. ©Reuters/Yuri Gripas White House adopts new rules after CIA station chief outed The White House said Wednesday it had adopted new procedures on President Barack Obama's foreign trips to avoid a repeat of the "inadvertent" release of the name of the CIA's station chief in Kabul last month.
12 июня 2014
Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500 mn Google announced plans to buy the satellite group Skybox Imaging for $500 million, in a move to improve mapping and other services using geospatial data.
11 июня 2014
Two dead in new US school shooting A rifle-toting gunman killed a 14-year-old student at an Oregon high school Tuesday, the latest in a spate of US shootings that prompted a renewed warning from President Barack Obama.
11 июня 2014
David Marcus. ©Reuters/Yuriko Nakao Facebook names 'mobile messaging' chief Facebook announced Monday it hired the top executive of eBay's PayPal division to lead the social network's efforts to boost its mobile messaging.
11 июня 2014
Vegas cop killers 'had pro-gun militia links' A gun-toting couple possibly linked to anti-government militias killed two US cops execution-style and left a swastika on the bodies, in America's latest chilling shooting rampage, police said.
11 июня 2014

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