Tuesday, December 10, 2013

10/12/13 01:57 from Voice of America: After more than a decade of war, Afghans have another tough year ahead

Russia: Putin dissolves state news agency RIA Novosti

Published on Dec 9, 2013
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has closed the main state news agency RIA Novosti and replaced it with an organisation intended to promote Moscow's image abroad.

» Afghanistan Faces Crucial Year of Elections, Security Transition
10/12/13 01:57 from Voice of America
After more than a decade of war, Afghans have another tough year ahead. In 2014, they face the complete withdrawal of international combat forces, a tapering off of aid money, a weak economy, a continuing insurgency, and elections for a ...


(CNN) -- It feels like a rerun of the Orange Revolution. Similar to late 2004 when hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets to protest what they saw as a fraudulent presidential election, mass demonstrations have been taking place ever

» Snow Storm Brings Misery To Much Of US
10/12/13 01:24 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
A snow storm pushes up the US East Coast, disrupting thousands of flights, as forecasters warn of more severe weather to come.

» Radical Teachers Union Gives Mexico Harsh Lesson
10/12/13 01:11 from WSJ.com: World News
A radical and powerful wing of Mexico's national teachers union is fighting the government on a sweeping overhaul to the public educational system.

» Spies 'Infiltrated' World of Warcraft Game
10/12/13 00:17 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
Agents used game characters to search for potential terrorists, according to the latest leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

» Putin Disrupts Russian News Landscape
10/12/13 00:02 from WSJ.com: World News
President Vladimir Putin liquidated the state news agency RIA Novosti and tapped a TV journalist known for anti-Western and antigay remarks to build a new outlet that will focus on promoting Russia abroad.

» Without Notice, Putin Dissolves a News Agency
09/12/13 21:36 from NYT > International
The decision to dissolve Ria Novosti, along with its international radio broadcaster, came as a complete surprise and signaled a major state media reorganization in Russia.

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