Moscow theater hostage crisis http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23155/all en UPDATE 3-Putin makes French film star Depardieu a Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian <p>* Actor is high-profile campaigner against tycoon tax * Depardieu applied for passport after Putin comments - Kremlin * Hollande redrafting tax law after ruled unconstitutional (Adds reaction from media, politicians, background) By Alexei Anishchuk and Megan Davies MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor Belgium Beslan school hostage crisis Diplomatic Relations Dmitry Rogozin Entertainment Francois Hollande Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Government Government of Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Megan Davies Moscow theater hostage crisis Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Russia Quotation Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5731096 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A cat carrying a saw and a<br /> mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate in<br /> northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday. Prison<br /> guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the<br /> main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer<br /> look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a<br /> memory card, batteries and a phone charger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Cricket Cricket in Sri Lanka Disaster Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Moscow theater hostage crisis Natural Disaster Passport Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Quotation Rangana Herath Russian passport Social Issues Vaas Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731337 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger is back, and Hollywood hopes he's still a<br /> star</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As he famously droned on-screen in<br /> his signature "Terminator" movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger is<br /> back. A year after leaving the California governor's office and<br /> becoming tabloid fodder for fathering a boy with his family's<br /> housekeeper and splitting with his wife, Maria Shriver, the<br /> 65-year old former bodybuilder will star in no less than three<br /> Hollywood movies over the next 12 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Mandela Moscow theater hostage crisis Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731341 at http://www.globalpost.com Russians protest against ban on adoptions by Americans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Critics say Russia holding children hostage to politics</p> <p>* Demonstrators chant "Putin is a scoundrel!"</p> <p>* Ban dashes hopes of hundreds of American couples</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators gathered for a march in Moscow on Sunday to protest against a ban on Americans adopting Russian children, saying President Vladimir Putin's government had made orphans pawns in a political dispute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Government of Russia Moscow theater hostage crisis Social Issues Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733750 at http://www.globalpost.com French actor Depardieu sides with Putin, criticises opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/french-actor-depardieu-sides-putin-criticises-opposition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - French actor Gerard Depardieu, recently awarded Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, has praised the former KGB spy and said his political opponents offer no real alternative.</p> <p>Depardieu, who has been accused in France of abandoning his homeland to avoid a proposed 75 percent tax for millionaires, told the state-run Rossiya-24 television that Putin personified Russia's complex and fascinating national character.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/french-actor-depardieu-sides-putin-criticises-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chess Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics of Russia Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:15:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733911 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Russian court rejects Pussy Riot protester's bid for release http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-2-russian-court-rejects-pussy-riot-protesters-bid-releas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Alyokhina wanted sentence deferred to care for son</p> <p>* Says experience reminiscent of Gogol, Kafka and Orwell</p> <p>* Court told of reprimands by prison authorities</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Jailed Pussy Riot protester Maria Alyokhina lost an appeal on Wednesday to be freed and have her sentence deferred so she could care for her five-year-old son.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-2-russian-court-rejects-pussy-riot-protesters-bid-releas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Maria Alyokhina Moscow theater hostage crisis Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:24:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735155 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian activist kills himself after being refused Dutch asylum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/russian-activist-kills-himself-after-being-refused-dutch-asylum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMSTERDAM, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A Russian opposition activist has been found dead in the Netherlands after being refused political asylum, the Dutch justice ministry said on Thursday.</p> <p>Alexander Dolmatov fled Russia in June after police raided his parents' apartment last year. He was under investigation for alleged involvement in violence at a protest against Vladimir Putin on the eve of his inauguration as president.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/russian-activist-kills-himself-after-being-refused-dutch-asylum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Moscow theater hostage crisis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735797 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Anti-Putin jibe wins applause at Russian awards ceremony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/anti-putin-jibe-wins-applause-at-russian-awards-ceremony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Magnitsky's first name)</p> <p>* Cartoonist criticises Putin over Magnitsky's death</p> <p>* Lawyer's death prompted sanctions row with Washington</p> <p>* Ceremony expected to be aired on state television</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A prominent Russian cartoonist won loud applause at a usually politics-free awards ceremony when he suggested President Vladimir Putin shared responsibility for the death of an anti-corruption campaigner in a Moscow jail.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/anti-putin-jibe-wins-applause-at-russian-awards-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Corruption in Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Moscow theater hostage crisis Technology Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737253 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Pussy Riot member complains of 'death threats' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/jailed-pussy-riot-member-complains-death-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* She and fellow band members defiant in interview from jail</p> <p>* Say their protest message has been twisted by Russian media</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 23 (Reuters) - One of two jailed Pussy Riot members said she received death threats and complained of abuse at a prison colony where she is serving a two-year sentence for a punk protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/jailed-pussy-riot-member-complains-death-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moscow theater hostage crisis Pussy Riot Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738480 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian lower house backs bill to allow Putin to pick candidates to lead regions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-lower-house-backs-bill-allow-putin-pick-candidates-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Legislation would let regions allow Putin to choose candidates</p> <p>* Bill wins preliminary approval in State Duma</p> <p>* Popular elections were reinstated last year</p> <p>By Maria Tsvetkova</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament has given preliminary backing to a bill that would enable the country's 83 regions to scrap popular elections of their leaders in favour of a system that would let President Vladimir Putin choose candidates instead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-lower-house-backs-bill-allow-putin-pick-candidates-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738685 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Russian parliament backs ban on 'gay propaganda' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-russian-police-break-kiss-over-anti-gay-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bill overwhelmingly approved by lower house</p> <p>* Russian police break up "kiss-in" over anti-gay law</p> <p>* Critics say bill is Kremlin move to rally support</p> <p>* US urges Moscow to uphold global rights commitments (Adds U.S. State Department reaction, paragraphs 10-12)</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska and Alissa de Carbonnel</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-russian-police-break-kiss-over-anti-gay-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Entertainment Government of Russia Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics Politics of Russia Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739332 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia to rework bill on offending religion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/russia-rework-bill-offending-religion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kremlin wary about attitudes of minorities</p> <p>* Legislation was submitted after Pussy Riot trial</p> <p>* Putin had urged caution on legislation</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The Russian government asked parliament on Sunday to amend a bill that would set jail terms for "offending religious feeling" - a measure lawmakers proposed after last year's Pussy Riot protest at a Moscow cathedral.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/russia-rework-bill-offending-religion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Moscow theater hostage crisis Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740173 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin dismisses head of Russia's troubled Dagestan region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/putin-dismisses-head-russias-troubled-dagestan-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 28 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the head of Russia's southern Dagestan province, the Kremlin said on Monday, signalling concern over mounting insurgency violence and political rivalries in the mainly Muslim region.</p> <p>Putin appointed Magomedsalam Magomedov to a role in the presidential administration, the Kremlin statement said, removing him from the post of provincial head that he had held since being appointed in 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/putin-dismisses-head-russias-troubled-dagestan-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics of Russia War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:30:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740439 at http://www.globalpost.com Gay German minister raps Russia on homosexual rights-Spiegel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/gay-german-minister-raps-russia-homosexual-rights-spiegel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Germany's openly gay foreign minister has told Moscow's envoy to Berlin a Russian draft law banning "homosexual propaganda" contravenes human rights and could harm the country's ties with Europe, Spiegel online said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The German foreign ministry confirmed the meeting on Monday evening between Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Russia's ambassador in Berlin, Vladimir Grinin, but declined to comment on what they discussed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/gay-german-minister-raps-russia-homosexual-rights-spiegel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Russia Government of Russia Moscow theater hostage crisis Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741111 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW condemns Russia's 'worst post-Soviet crackdown' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/hrw-condemns-russias-worst-post-soviet-crackdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned the Russian authorities under President Vladimir Putin for unleashing the toughest crackdown against civil society since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.</p> <p>The repressions against critics come after Putin returned to the Kremlin for a third term in May in the face of unprecedented protests against his 13-year rule.</p> <p>The crackdown caps a decade of "soft" authoritarianism and opens a new era where Kremlin critics and rights activists are openly harassed and freedoms further eroded, the New York-based group said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/hrw-condemns-russias-worst-post-soviet-crackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of Russia Labor Law Moscow theater hostage crisis Russian Orthodox Christians AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:31:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741811 at http://www.globalpost.com