ISIS ‘Beatles’: UK suspends cooperation with US over death penalty threat

ISIS ‘Beatles’: UK suspends cooperation with US over death penalty threat

The UK Home Office has suspended cooperation with the US in the case of two alleged Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) fighters raised in Britain, who could face the death penalty if tried under the United States’ jurisdiction. The move comes after Home Secretary Sajid Javid, in a leaked letter to US Attorney General Jeff […]

Korea remains: Pyongyang returns US troops slain in Korean War

Korea remains: Pyongyang returns US troops slain in Korean War

North Korea has returned remains believed to be of 55 US troops killed during the Korean War, bringing renewed hope to families who have waited decades for closure. The return of the remains, brought to a US base in South Korea, is the latest move in the cautious diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. The repatriation […]

Top Russian senator urges major prison reform after new torture scandal

Top Russian senator urges major prison reform after new torture scandal

The Russian Upper House speaker has proposed reforming the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment after a leaked video revealed the cruel beating of an inmate by about a dozen prison administration officers. Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko called the beating of an inmate by prison staff “an abominable crime that cannot be justified.” […]

Former Ukrainian DM charged with inciting terrorism over calls to bomb Russian trains

Former Ukrainian DM charged with inciting terrorism over calls to bomb Russian trains

Russian investigators have charged former Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko with inciting terrorist activities after he urged his supporters to bomb Russian trains during a televised interview in 2014. The press service of the Russian Investigative Committee – the federal agency dealing with especially important crime – reported on Wednesday that a new criminal case […]

Pakistan Railways has losses worth billions, functions on obsolete model

Pakistan Railways has losses worth billions, functions on obsolete model

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Kadyrov blasts US charges against Russian gun activist as groundless

Kadyrov blasts US charges against Russian gun activist as groundless

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has expressed his bewilderment over the US’ charges against Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who, he says, has done nothing illegal, yet finds herself in an American jail. “For several days in a row I see and hear the name Maria Butina everywhere. They write that she […]