Post Tagged with: "Eastern Europe"

eMediaWorld.com 2 Russians turn cable guys in record spacewalk

August 19, 2013 1:13 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com 2 Russians turn cable guys in record spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — In a record-long spacewalk, Russian cosmonauts rigged cable outside the International Space Station on Friday for a new lab that’s due to arrive in a few months. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin spent almost the entire seven-hour-plus spacewalk routing 120 feet (36 meters) of power and […]

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eMediaWorld.com Gunnar Nixon leads decathlon after 4 events

August 10, 2013 7:41 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Gunnar Nixon leads decathlon after 4 events

MOSCOW — Gunnar Nixon, a 20-year-old American competing in his first major event, seized a big lead after four events of the decathlon at the world championships on Saturday. The world junior champion went in front after clearing 2.14 meters in the high jump as the early leaders stayed under […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama calls for reforms on intelligence gathering

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eMediaWorld.com Obama calls for reforms on intelligence gathering

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced new oversight measures for recently revealed domestic and foreign surveillance programs, saying he is confident they are “not being abused” but that they must be more transparent. He gave no indication the government would end the massive collection of information about telephone calls and […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

August 9, 2013 1:55 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year over a new anti-gay law in Russia, despite frustrations with that country’s leadership on that and other issues. Answering questions at a White House news conference, Obama said […]

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

August 7, 2013 2:57 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com – Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

BURBANK, California — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was “disappointed” that Russia had granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, defying Obama administration demands that the former government contractor be sent back to the U.S. to face espionage charges. Obama, in his first comments about […]

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US lawmakers fume over Russia granting asylum to Snowden

August 1, 2013 8:09 AM0 comments
US lawmakers fume over Russia granting asylum to Snowden

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and officially entered Russia after authorities granted him asylum for a year, his lawyer said Thursday, a move that suggests the Kremlin isn’t shying away from further conflict with the United States. Snowden’s whereabouts […]

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Poland’s 1st face transplant patient goes home

July 30, 2013 2:46 PM0 comments
Poland’s 1st face transplant patient goes home

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s first face transplant patient was discharged from the hospital Tuesday, speaking with some effort at a press conference just 11 weeks after the extensive surgery that saved his life. The 33-year-old man said he owes his doctors “everything” following a skin-and-bone transplant on May 15, three […]

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Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

July 26, 2013 3:53 PM0 comments
Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

WASHINGTON — It’s the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he’s got damaging documents squirreled away, a bargaining chip against the bureaucrats who want to silence him. If National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden thinks he’s living in such a thriller, legal experts say […]

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Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

July 13, 2013 9:43 AM0 comments
Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

MOSCOW — Russian immigration officials said Saturday they have not received an application from Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency leaker who wants to get asylum in Russia. Snowden came to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport on June 23 from Hong Kong, apparently intending to board a flight to Cuba. […]

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Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

July 12, 2013 7:17 AM0 comments
Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday. Snowden appeared nervous, but in apparently […]

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