Aug 5, 2014

Thousands of Russians stranded abroad after tour operator fails

Russia is striving to bring back nearly 16,000 tourists stranded abroad after the latest in a string of travel companies failed amid strains over the crisis in Ukraine, tourism officials said Monday. With Western sanctions threatening to tip Russia’s ailing economy into a recession ...

Oct 10, 2013

Top Russia MP quits posts over plane rage

A top Russian lawmaker on Wednesday resigned from his senior position with the ruling party after claims he held up an Aeroflot flight with abusive and allegedly intoxicated behavior. Andrei Isayev said he regretted the incident and would resign from his position as deputy ...

Jun 14, 2010

India's post-Bhopal recklessness


CHENNAI, India — More than 25 years ago on a cold winter night, thousands of sleeping people died after inhaling toxic gas escaping from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in the central Indian city of Bhopal. A train full of passengers at the nearby ...