Diana Hakopian

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US urges South Sudan to free last detainees

The United States has called on South Sudan to release the last four of a group of detainees held on suspicion of trying to stage a coup, a move that could clear a major sticking point in talks to end weeks of fighting.<p>The senior political figures were arrested after clashes broke out between rival …

Russia's Love Affair With Vodka Lures Many To An Early Grave

Vodka is our enemy, the Russian proverb goes, so we'll utterly consume it. This embrace of the enemy has a lot to do with the country's abysmal life expectancy rates, with one quarter of Russian men dying before age 55. But when the drinkers start cutting back, death rates drop almost immediately, …

Bangladesh Islamist party leader sentenced to death for arms smuggling

A Bangladesh court has sentenced the leader of the country's largest Islamist party and 13 others to death over a huge 2004 arms smuggling racket, prompting fears of new political unrest.<p>Motiur Rahman Nizami, 70, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was convicted and sentenced on Thursday over the …

Trierweiler: 'It may seem strange but for me it wasn't a time of crisis'

France's former first lady Valérie Trierweiler has spoken of the contrast between her golden – if brief – life at the Elysée Palace and her modest background.<p>Trierweiler also admitted that news of François Hollande's affair with a French actor left her feeling like she had "fallen from a …

Britain and France set to clash over EU reform at summit | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to clash with France’s President Francois Hollande over how to reform the European Union on Friday, souring an Anglo-French summit aimed at deepening defence and energy cooperation.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron holds a news …

States subjecting death row inmates to longer deaths amid scramble for drugs

US death penalty states face a deepening crisis in their struggle to procure medical drugs for use in lethal injections, with new evidence that the increasingly random methods being used are subjecting condemned prisoners to prolonged and possibly excruciating deaths.<p>A Guardian survey of death …

Sochi Workers Faced Rampant Abuses Building Olympic Sites

The Sochi Olympics are the most expensive in history with an estimated $50 billion price tag, as cost overruns and corruption have driven the cost to …

US says Russia may have violated nuclear arms control treaty

The US government is reviewing whether Russia has broken a nuclear arms control treaty, and has warned its Nato allies of Russia’s alleged testing of a new cruise missile.<p>State department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday US officials do not yet regard the treaty in question, which …