Friday, May 25, 2012

SUNDAY EDITION 26-30: (28) "Russian Times" WEEK-IN-REVIEW Friday May 25, 2012 Sivan 4, 5772

Ron Paul beats Obama

Ron Paul beats ObamaLast Tuesday night Mitt Romney won the Arizona and Michigan primaries and...

Is U.S. missile defense necessary in Europe?

Is U.S. missile defense necessary in Europe?United States officials say that the missile defenses are aimed at Iran....

Webcam vote sensation: Poll dance, moonwalk & fitness (VIDEO)

A joyful pre-election disco at a polling station, or a voter doing the moonwalk - webcams set up in polling stations across Russia to monitor presidential elections revealed more than just ballot-casting.


All panorams


Concrete message: Iran 'supershield' to thwart US 'superbomb'

Rebel face control: US ‘to screen Syrian opposition for arms supply’Washington is an inch from starting shipping arms to the opposition in Syria, anonymous US officials say. The biggest hitch is that it wants to be sure American guns will be pointed in the right direction and won’t end up in the hands of Al Qaeda.1Iran claims ‘undeniable right’ to enrich Uranium: New talks, same deadlockNegotiations between the P5+1 group and Iran failed to produce a result as both sides refused to budge on the nuclear issue. Tehran insists that nuclear enrichment is its “undeniable right,” while Western powers snubbed Iranian demands to remove sanctions2No money for you! US punishes Pakistan for sentencing doctor who helped catch bin LadenA day after Pakistan sentenced a doctor who helped catch Osama bin Laden to 33 years in prison, the US Senate retaliated – by docking $1 million for every year of the sentence from their Pakistan aid budget.3Geography gone bad: Merkel moves Berlin to Russia (VIDEO)One would assume the German Chancellor would have no trouble locating her own country, and its main cities, on a map. But as it turned out, Angela Merkel had a spot of trouble finding Berlin, finally placing it… in Russia.4Lord’s Banker ousted: Vatican Bank chief fired in corruption rowThe Vatican Bank chief has been dismissed for reportedly leaking documents amid accusations of money laundering. The move comes as the Holy See, embroiled in a chain of financial scandals, is trying to deal with claims of corruption and fraud.5

May 2012
In this frame grab from a NASA video, the robotic arm of the International Space Station holds the SpaceX Dragon capsule on May 25, 2012 as astronauts prepare to dock the capsule with the station. (In this frame grab from a NASA video, the robotic arm of the International Space Station holds the SpaceX Dragon capsule on May 25, 2012 as astronauts prepare to dock the capsule with the station. (AFP Photo / Nasa)Today: 19:46

'A Dragon by the tail!' 1st private space capsule docks with ISS

Dragon, the first commercial unmanned space vessel is docking with the ISS. The success of a historic operation will put Dragon owner SpaceX in line with world’s four mighty space agencies.

Joachim Gauck (L) talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd R) after he was elected Germany's new President during the Bundesversammlung federal assembly at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on March 18, 2012 in Berlin. (AFP Photo / John Macdougall)Today: 19:063 comments

German poll: No special debt owed to ‘aggressive’ Israel

Over 70 year after the Holocaust, the majority of Germans believe their county has no special obligations to the Jewish state, a recent survey has shown. Israel was denounced as an “aggressive” state by almost 60 per cent of respondents.

Artists impression of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project (REUTERS/Handout)Today: 19:06

ET spotting goggle-plex goes to Oz & S. Africa

A battle for the world's largest radio telescope has ended in a draw, with both Australia and South Africa winning the right to host the unique project. When completed in 2024, it could allow scientists to detect signs of extraterrestrial life.

Heavy machinery removes March 11 tsunami debris covering rice fields at the Otomo area in Rikuzentakata city, Iwate prefecture on April 15, 2011. (AFP Photo / Toshifumi Kitamura)Today: 18:392 comments

Japanese tsunami victim remains to wash up on US coasts

North American beach-goers could soon be finding human bones washed up in the wake of the March 2011 Japanese tsunami, experts say. For some in Japan, these could be the only traces they ever find of their missing relatives.

Earthquake in Japan
Image from turkishnews.comToday: 16:3023 comments

Iran says new Gospel to cause Christianity collapse

Tehran says a religious text containing verses attributed to Jesus Christ, proves Islam is the righteous religion and will cause the downfall of Christianity. The Christian world denies the existence of such a gospel and calls it a fake.

President Obama  (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)Today: 12:448 comments

Way to Obama’s heart: Russian cook turns long pen-pal of US president

The way to an American man’s heart indeed lies through his stomach. While Russian and US diplomats struggle to forge closer ties, a Russian cook has established a close diplomatic connection with the US President himself!

Julian Assange has made what he says might be his “last public appearance” (An image from ABC News)Today: 12:1224 comments

Assange sports Anonymous mask in extradition ruling run-up

Julian Assange has made what he says might be his “last public appearance”. The Wikileaks founder hid his face behind an Anonymous mask as he appeared at an event, less than a week before his extradition ruling.

Demonstrators hold Syrian opposition and Kurdish flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Qubani, near Aleppo May 21, 2012 (Reuters/Raad Al Fares/Shaam News Network)Today: 08:192 comments

UN Syria report 'a step forward’ – researcher

The UN has released a new report claiming that both the Syrian government and the opposition are engaged in gross human rights violation. RT discussed the documents' significance with researcher William Engdahl.

Syria unrest
Deputies scuffle during a session in the chamber of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev May 24, 2012 (Reuters/Stringer)Today: 04:4912 comments

Short for words: Ukrainian MPs trade punches over language bill (VIDEO)

The Ukrainian Parliament resembled a pub when a rowdy brawl broke out between opposition and pro-presidential deputies. What sparked the tussle was a moot bill that sought to grant the Russian language official status in parts of the country.

Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard prepare for a takeoff (Photo from, 22:331 comment

Solar Impulse charges into first intercontinental flight

The world’s most high-tech solar powered aircraft has taken to the skies for its first intercontinental flight, from Switzerland to Morocco. The 2,500-km journey with only one stopover will be the longest ever for the record-holding Solar Impulse.