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.
Local armed group are struggling to stop ISIL from advancing across Libya
Sympathy for the Palestinians among key US sectors has seen a dramatic rise over the past 10 years, a poll published on Thursday revealed.
Israeli air raids against Gaza continue for the third consecutive day
Disagreement over deployment of rebel forces could see renewed fighting, leader says
The refugee crisis has sparked a rift between some western European countries, with the Bulgarian PM urging Eastern EU countries to end opposition to the refugee quots
The Djamaa El Djazair mosque will include a one-million book library, accommodate up to 120,000 worshippers and boast a 265m-high minaret
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the EU risks sliding into “nationalism” if it cannot secure its external borders against an immense wave of refugees. Merkel’s call coincides with reports that Berlin is pushing to establish a Germany-led EU army.
'We've had uniform people providing guidance to the State Department and they're in negotiations,' Pentagon says
'These individuals are in the most desperate situation imaginable,' White House says
Spokesman questioned about US lack of support for safe zone in northern Syria
'We are seeing aggression by one state against another, as well as an occupation,' Macierewicz says
London appears set to elect its first Muslim mayor Thursda with polls showing in Sadiq Khan's favor.
Federica Mogherini praises recommendation to abolish visas for citizens of Kosovo
Merkel says countries located on EU border should be supported more