Members of the local electoral commission carrying a portable ...
Feb 29th, 2012
(Reuters) - Members of the local electoral commission carrying a portable ballot box for a preliminary voting leave the train at the Pinchino railway station, about 100 km (62 miles) east of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, February 29, 2012. Russians will vote in presidential elections on March 4. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) -
Al Qaeda members may be among thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat from Africa to Europe, posing a potential security risk for the European Union, Italy's Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said on Monday. Italy is seeking more help from its EU partners to tackle a crisis that has seen thousands of African migrants arrive in Sici... [Full Article]
By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States may see further sovereign rating downgrades if it fails to improve its debt service capability, although a near-term cut looks unlikely, the head of Chinese credit rating firm Dagong said. Beijing-based Dagong Global Credit Rating Co grabbed the media spotlight in October by cutting the U.S. rating... [Full Article]
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A group of leading European and American banks will be fined a record 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) by the European Commission for the rigging of interest-rate benchmarks, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The penalty is the biggest yet to be handed down to banks for rigging the ben... [Full Article]
China launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon in the small hours of Monday, in a major milestone for its space program. The Chang'e-3 lunar probe, which includes the Yutu or Jade Rabbit buggy, blasted off on board an enhanced Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre i... [Full Article]