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 ...

Sep 28, 2011

Let Greece default and live

by Pamela Cox, Jonathan Holslag, and Gwynne Dyer

Few things are as galling as being right too soon. Back in 1970, dissident Soviet historian Andrei Amalrik wrote a book boldly called “Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984?” He predicted that it would not, which greatly annoyed the Communist regime. He was ...

Jun 14, 2010

India's post-Bhopal recklessness

by Gautaman Bhaskaran

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 ...