Eastern Bloc media http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35522/all en Syrian government says ready to talk to armed opposition -agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/blank-headline-received-1 <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, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday Damascus was ready to talk to the country's armed opposition, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported.</p> <p>"We are ready for dialogue with everyone who wants it ... Even with those who have weapons in their hands. Because we believe that reforms will not come through bloodshed but only through dialogue," the minister said during a visit to Moscow for talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/blank-headline-received-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eastern Bloc media Information Telegraph Agency of Russia Middle East News agencies Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:15:14 +0000 5765747 at http://www.globalpost.com LTV announces series of live debates ahead of local elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/ltv-announces-series-live-debates-ahead-local-elections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Latvian State Television (LTV1, LTV7) will take an active part in the period ahead of the June 1 local elections, what with six live debates covering every province in Latvia, and, of course, Riga.</p><P>The series, called "Choose the Future!"("Izvēlies nākotni!") will have an introductory studio broadcast May 8 to provide an overview of the elections and hear commentary from experts.</p><P>The first of four regional debates will be carried live from Daugavpils May 15.</p><P>Riga has been given two debate dates -May 13 and May 31.</p><P>"Izvēlies nākotni!" will be hosted by Gundars Reders;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/ltv-announces-series-live-debates-ahead-local-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media Europe Latvia Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:31:16 +0000 Asianet 5809026 at http://www.globalpost.com Chemical blast injures two workers in Moscow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/two-hurt-moscow-explosion-news-agency <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 (Reuters) - A container holding chemicals exploded at a construction site in central Moscow on Tuesday, injuring two workers, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said.</p> <p>The explosion occurred when workers at the site on a main avenue were handling a liquid containing chlorine, an official at the ministry's Moscow branch said.</p> <p>He said two workers had been taken to hospital with chemical burns but there was no further danger after the incident.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/two-hurt-moscow-explosion-news-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media Financial data vendors News agencies News media Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:31:03 +0000 5823092 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia threatens to close NGO ruled 'foreign agent' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/russia-threatens-close-ngo-ruled-foreign-agent <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>Russia may take legal action to shut down a prominent election monitor group, Golos, after it defiantly refused to register as a "foreign agent", the justice minister said Wednesday.</p> <p>Golos, which has harshly criticised violations in polls won by President Vladimir Putin, was last month fined $13,000 for failing to register as a "foreign agent" under a new law covering NGOs that receive international funding and whose activities are deemed "political".</p> <p>Justice minister Alexander Konovalov told RIA Novosti state news agency that the court ruling could lead to closure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/russia-threatens-close-ngo-ruled-foreign-agent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media RIA Novosti AFP Wed, 15 May 2013 11:30:18 +0000 5838129 at http://www.globalpost.com Top Syrian official due in Moscow for talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/top-syrian-official-due-moscow-talks <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>Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad is due in Moscow Wednesday to hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on a planned peace conference on ending the conflict in Syria, the RIA Novosti state news agency said.</p> <p>The news agency said that Muqdad and Lavrov would be discussing preparations for the peace conference which was agreed by the Russian top diplomat and visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this month.</p> <p>There were no immediate further details.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/top-syrian-official-due-moscow-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eastern Bloc media RIA Novosti AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 09:30:45 +0000 5843568 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria to decide soon on peace talk participation: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/syria-decide-soon-peace-talk-participation-minister <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 (Reuters) - Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Wednesday that President Bashar al-Assad's government would decide soon whether to take part in peace talks with the opposition, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported.</p> <p>Asked whether the Syrian government had committed to a Russian-U.S. effort to hold a peace conference, Mekdad told Itar-TASS: "We are still discussing this question."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/syria-decide-soon-peace-talk-participation-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eastern Bloc media News agencies Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 17:00:28 +0000 5843964 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden has ticket to Cuba, may go to Venezuela: Russian reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130623/snowden-has-ticket-cuba-may-go-venezuela-russian-reports <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 (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is booked on a flight from Moscow to Cuba on Monday, Russian news agencies Interfax and Itar-Tass cited sources at Russian airline Aeroflot as saying on Sunday.</p> <p>Itar-Tass cited its source as saying Snowden would fly from Havana to the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.</p> <p>The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was looking into the situation and confirmed Snowden may be planning to travel through Moscow as a transit passenger en route to another destination.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130623/snowden-has-ticket-cuba-may-go-venezuela-russian-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media Information Telegraph Agency of Russia News agencies Thomson Reuters Sun, 23 Jun 2013 11:03:40 +0000 5864937 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130716/snowden-seeks-temporary-asylum-russia-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden submitted a formal request for temporary asylum to the Russian authorities on Tuesday, the Itar-Tass news agency reported, quoting a lawyer supporting him.</p> <p> The lawyer said the application was registered in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport where Snowden, 30, has been stranded for about three weeks, the report said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130716/snowden-seeks-temporary-asylum-russia-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media News agencies Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union Kyodo News International Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:31:45 +0000 5885311 at http://www.globalpost.com Three dead, including two Britons, in Russia helicopter crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/three-dead-including-two-britons-russia-helicopter-crash <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>At least three people, including two British citizens, were killed in Russia's Far North on Sunday when a helicopter crashed into them while they were standing on the ground, officials said.</p> <p>A distress signal had already been received from the Eurocopter-120 before it made the hard landing on the north of the Kola peninsula in the Murmansk region.</p> <p>"Three people were killed, two of them are British citizens," the local branch of the emergencies ministry said in a statement on Russian news agencies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/three-dead-including-two-britons-russia-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media RIA Novosti Technology AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:34:18 +0000 5889417 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden set to leave Moscow airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130724/snowden-set-leave-moscow-airport <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>US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was set Wednesday to leave the Moscow airport transit zone where he has been holed up for the last month after being provided with a document allowing him to cross the Russian border, reports said.</p> <p>The state RIA Novosti news agency said the document confirms that his application for asylum in Russia is being considered but allows him to cross the Russian border so long as border guards do not object, it said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130724/snowden-set-leave-moscow-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media Edward Snowden Interfax RIA Novosti AFP Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:02:47 +0000 5892351 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia gives Snowden document allowing him to leave airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130724/russia-gives-snowden-document-allowing-him-leave-airport <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>Russia's migration service has provided fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden with a document that allows him to leave the Moscow airport transit zone where he has been holed up for the last month, RIA Novosti news agency said Wednesday.</p> <p>The document confirms that his application for asylum in Russia is being considered but allows Snowden to cross the Russian border so long as border guards do not object, it said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130724/russia-gives-snowden-document-allowing-him-leave-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media Edward Snowden RIA Novosti AFP Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:02:54 +0000 5892353 at http://www.globalpost.com Report: Snowden's lawyer says former NSA leaker now has a tech job at a Russian website http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131031/report-snowdens-lawyer-says-former-nsa-leaker-now-has-tech-j <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW - Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer for former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, says his client has found a technical support job at a Russian website.</p> <p>Kucherena told the RIA Novosti news agency Thursday that Snowden starts his new job on Friday. Kucherena declined to name the company that has hired Snowden but says it's a major Russian website.</p> <p>Snowden was granted asylum in Russia in August after being stuck at a Moscow airport for more than a month after flying there from Hong Kong. His whereabouts in Russia remain secret.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131031/report-snowdens-lawyer-says-former-nsa-leaker-now-has-tech-j" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media RIA Novosti Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:03:10 +0000 5976294 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden hired to work on Russian website http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/snowden-hired-work-russian-website <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>US security leaker Edward Snowden is set to start a new job at a major Russian website, three months after the fugitive was given asylum in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday.</p> <p>"Edward Snowden will start working at a big Russian company on Friday, November 1. His job will be to support and develop a major Russian website," lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told Interfax news agency.</p> <p>Tantalisingly, Kucherena declined to give the name of the company, citing security concerns.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/snowden-hired-work-russian-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Eastern Bloc media Edward Snowden Labor Law RIA Novosti Snowden Technology AFP Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:34:43 +0000 5976515 at http://www.globalpost.com Two killed in Russian courtroom grenade attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/two-killed-russian-courtroom-grenade-attack <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>A Russian man unhappy with a prior conviction walked into a Urals courtroom on Thursday and detonated a grenade, killing himself and one other person, news agencies reported.</p> <p>Two others were injured in the incident, which occurred in the Kurgan region, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) east of Moscow.</p> <p>The local bailiff service said the man pulled the ring cap on the grenade and threatened to set it off at the courtroom's entrance unless the guards let him through.</p> <p>He appeared to be carrying three military grenades, ITAR-TASS reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/two-killed-russian-courtroom-grenade-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media Grenades News agencies Politics AFP Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:31:44 +0000 5977378 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia, U.S., U.N. still discussing Iran's participation in Syria talks: Tass http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131105/russia-us-un-still-discussing-irans-participation-syria-talks-t <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 (Reuters) - Russia, the United States and the United Nations will continue to discuss the possibility of Iran's participation in Syria peace talks, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Tuesday citing a source close to preparatory discussions in Geneva.</p> <p>"This issue will be discussed further on," the agency cited an unidentified source as saying, confirming that no agreement had yet been reached.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131105/russia-us-un-still-discussing-irans-participation-syria-talks-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern Bloc media News agencies Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:47:18 +0000 5980827 at http://www.globalpost.com