Russia's presidential elections scheduled for March 2012
Source: Ria novosti
MOSCOW -- Russia's 2012 presidential elections will be held on March 4, Central Election Committee member Maya Grishina said on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported.
The PM is yet to announce if he'll run for president (Beta/AP)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in June that his running for presidency simultaneously with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the 2012 Presidential elections would be counterproductive, so only one of them would take part in the polls.
Neither Medvedev nor Putin has yet announced his decision to participate in the elections.
Former speaker of the Russian Federation Council Sergei Mironov suggested in early July that Putin and Medvedev had already agreed upon everything but will not make their decision public before the start of the election campaign.
RIA Novosti quoted him as saying that this was "because if one if them is announced as a candidate, the other becomes a lame duck".
July 15, 2011 | 11:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
TRIPOLI -- Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has called on his supporters to march on rebel stronghold of Benghazi and “liberate the city of traitors”.
July 19, 2011 | 11:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
Turkish PM Recep Erdogan has said his country would "freeze" its relations with the EU when Cyprus takes over as the organization's presiding country.
July 19, 2011 | 17:32 | Source: EuroNews | Comments: (4) | Send comment
ASHDOD -- The Israeli Navy has seized a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists intent on breaking the blockade of the Gaza Strip, euronews reported.
July 15, 2011 | 10:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
Gaza -- Israeli Air Force jets overnight for the third day in a row attacked targets in the Gaza Strip, wounding four Palestinians.
July 19, 2011 | 10:16 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
SANAA -- Security forces in Yemen opened fire against demonstrators in Sanaa, who gathered to demand resignation of the country's president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
July 17, 2011 | 12:03 | Source: BBC | Comments: (4) | Send comment
TRIPOLI -- Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has again vowed never to leave Libya, the "land of his ancestors".
July 15, 2011 | 13:06 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BAGHDAD -- Five ex- Iraqi regime top officials, including two Saddam Hussein’s half-brothers, will be executed within a month after being handed over to Iraqi authorities.
July 21, 2011 | 14:30 | Source: B92 | Comments: (4) | Send comment
WUNSIEDEL -- German authorities have exhumed the remains of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party deputy, Rudolf Hess, "in preparation for burial at sea", Deutsche Welle reports.
July 21, 2011 | 10:50 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
LISBON -- Police in Portugal have confiscated nearly 1.7 tons of cocaine worth some EUR 80mn, said reports.
July 16, 2011 | 12:35 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Comments: (4) | Send comment
ROME -- Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi kept out of the spotlight as parliament approved the EUR 48bn austerity package aimed at averting a full-blown financial crisis.
July 17, 2011 | 11:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
LOS ANGELES -- Israel will probably attack Iran in September, former CIA officer Robert Baer, who spent 21 years in the Middle East, told a Los Angeles radio station.
July 20, 2011 | 12:13 | Source: Ria novosti, jpost.com | Comments: (7) | Send comment
ANKARA -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan will visit the Gaza Strip if Israel does not apologize for its 2010 attack on the Freedom Flotilla, Turkish media reported.
July 16, 2011 | 12:44 | Source: EuroNews | Comments: (3) | Send comment
TRIPOLI -- There has been a furious reaction from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to the U.S. recognition of Libyan rebel leaders as the country’s legitimate representatives.
July 17, 2011 | 14:36 | Source: Ria novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BEIJING, WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama told the Dalai Lama on Saturday that the U.S. did not support independence of Tibet, the White House said.
July 20, 2011 | 15:26 | Source: EuroNews | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against having too high expectations of Thursday’s Eurozone summit, euronews reports.
July 17, 2011 | 13:15 | Source: EuroNews | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BERLIN -- A German prize set to be awarded to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been scrapped amid controversy over his nomination.
July 18, 2011 | 11:57 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ROME -- Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi will miss both court hearings scheduled in two cases conducted against him before Italy's courts.
July 16, 2011 | 14:35 | Source: Ria novosti | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BEIJING -- China asked the U.S. to retract an invitation for Tibet's exiled spiritual leader Dalai Lama to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Saturday.
July 18, 2011 | 14:28 | Source: VOA | Comments: (0) | Send comment
KABUL -- U.S. General David Petraeus, who has been the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan for a year, has officially handed over command.
July 16, 2011 | 15:47 | Source: RFE/RL | Comments: (0) | Send comment
DAMASCUS -- Syrian forces killed at least 32 civilians on Friday in an intensifying crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.
July 18, 2011 | 17:13 | Source: Ria novosti | Comments: (3) | Send comment
VILNIUS -- Protesters opposed to the release of an ex-KGB colonel gathered on Monday near the Austrian embassy in Vilnius, the Delfi news website reported.