A dancer from the Guangzhou Military Region Soldier Acrobatic ...
Nov 26th, 2011
(Reuters) - A dancer from the Guangzhou Military Region Soldier Acrobatic Troupe performs the Chinese "Acrobatic Swan Lake" in Beijing, November 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) -
Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for his role in an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet. A Moscow judge announced the sentence after convicting Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants in the attack on Sergei Filin last January, which exposed toxic rivalries at the B... [Full Article]
France on Saturday committed itself to helping establish and finance a pan-African military force capable of intervening in crises like the current conflict in the Central African Republic. A two-day summit attended by leaders of all but a handful of African states, concluded with French President Francois Hollande pledging to help the African Unio... [Full Article]
The United States is committed to maintaining a 35,000-strong force in the Gulf region regardless of a nuclear deal with Iran, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday in Bahrain. The United States has an armada of ships and aircraft in place and "will not make any adjustments to its forces in the region -- or to its military planning-- as a r... [Full Article]
CHAUNG THA, Myanmar (AP) - He disappeared when he was 12 years old, a skinny boy named Min Thu from the wrong side of town who thought he'd stumbled onto the golden ticket. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]