World Bulletin / News Desk
Britain appointed a senior judge on Thursday to conduct an inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent turned Kremlin critic whose murder in London in 2006, chilling relations between London and Moscow.
The judge, Robert Owen, will hold a preliminary hearing in September to decide how the inquest will be conducted and whether it will be heard before a jury, Britain's Judicial Office said.
Russia has refused to extradite Andrei Lugovoy, an ex-KGB bodyguard Britain wants to prosecute forLitvinenko's murder by poisoning with radioactive polonium.
The incident sent ties between the countries plunging to a post-Cold War low and led to tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions.
Two pilots are to appear in court after being arrested on suspicion of being drunk as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to the US.
A European Commission spokesman said “the ball is still rolling” a day after Germany’s economy minister said the talks had “de facto failed.”
Caught between chronic economic instability and large numbers of migrants, Athens feels abandoned by fellow EU states
'We would oppose efforts to move south and engage in activities against the Syrian Democratic Forces,' Ben Rhodes says
'High-grade' nickel discovered in northwestern Kaduna state
Head of UN refugee agency visits Ugandan camps hosting South Sudanese refugees
Attackers storm wedding ceremony with hand grenades and machine-guns, according to army sources
Pair had been planning to flee to Somalia, police officer says
Delegation members to discuss ongoing Yemen conflict with Iraqi officials
At 40, Chahed is Tunisia's youngest premier since independence from France in 1956, and the seventh in less than six years since the 2011 uprising that ousted strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Country’s official electoral commission rejects calls to allow Hashd al-Shaabi to register as party in advance of polls
Campaigners want government to uphold rule of law as reports emerge of police removing headscarf-wearing women from beaches
No casualties reported in early-morning explosion at Brussels Institute of Criminology
The independent City Press on Sunday said the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) was on the verge of charging the minister in a case dating back to the time he headed the country's tax collecting agency.