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  • Russian lawmakers vote to expand definition of treason, espionage

     
    The upper house of Russia’s parliament voted to broaden the definition of espionage and high treason, continuing what many activists view as a crackdown on dissent in the country....
  • Eurozone unemployment figures hit a new high

     
    Europe’s economic gloom deepened Wednesday on the back of news that unemployment in the 17-nation Eurozone hit another record high in September as the region’s debt crisis continued to sap the confidence of business owners, investors and...
  • Afghan commission sets presidential election for April 2014

     
    The Afghan government announced Wednesday that presidential and provincial elections will be held in April 2014 -- a critical step demanded by an international community eager for signs of stability in Afghanistan. The date, April 5, 2014, was hailed as...
  • Two new settler outposts go up in West Bank, activists report

     
    Two new outposts of settlers have gone up in the West Bank in recent months, according to a report by the Israeli anti-settlement organization Peace Now. The organization noted that unlike the usual makeshift set-up of such outposts, these come complete...
  • Laos to begin building hotly debated Xayaburi dam this week

     
    Laos plans to start building a dam on the Mekong River this week over the objections of Cambodia and Vietnam downstream, a step that neighboring countries fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for...
  • Clinton discloses West's effort to help reshape Syria opposition

     
    The Obama administration and allies have begun an effort to reshape the Syria opposition to give a bigger role to front-line fighters, a smaller one to exiles, and to exclude entirely Islamic radicals, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said....
  • Dominic Monaghan gets wild thing all his own

    Dominic Monaghan gets wild thing all his own
    Dominic Monaghan probably expected a lot of surprises while traveling the world to film his BBC America series, “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan." But not this one. A new species of spider has been named after the “Lost" and “The Lord...
  • Tribeca 2013: 'Rocket,' 'Bridegroom' win fest's audience prizes

    Tribeca 2013: 'Rocket,' 'Bridegroom' win fest's audience prizes
    NEW YORK -- Kim Mordaunt’s Laos-set tale “The Rocket” continued its stratospheric ride through the festival universe Saturday, picking up the audience award in the narrative category at the Tribeca Film Festival after previously...
  • Tribeca 2013: 'The Rocket,' 'Kill Team' among fest's top winners

    Tribeca 2013: 'The Rocket,' 'Kill Team' among fest's top winners
    NEW YORK -- A scripted feature about life in Laos and documentaries about U.S. war crimes and a town in the grip of a debilitating drug addiction were among the big winners at the Tribeca Film Festival's jury prizes Thursday night. "The Rocket," the...
  • U.S. Customs dog sniffs out opium in boxes of 'traditional medicine'

    U.S. Customs dog sniffs out opium in boxes of 'traditional medicine'
    A drug-sniffing dog helped federal officers find more than 30 pounds of opium-soaked cloth and wood chips in four packages from Laos Monday, according to U.S. Customs officials. The dog, Shadow, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois with U.S. Customs and...
  • Take me to the River

    Take me to the River
    John Kunkel is no ordinary restaurateur. He built Lime Fresh Mexican Grill from a stand-alone spot in South Beach to a small chain that last year he sold to Applebee's for a reported $24 million. In 2011, he opened Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, where...