- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
13 January 2012
RUSSIA: Man Buys Firewood...And Also Gets 79 Kalashnikov Rifles; Protest Leaders Snub Putin Meeting.
A villager in Udmurtia bought 64 wooden crates to burn for firewood...but found 79 usable Kalashnikov rifles and parts inside.
An investigation is underway over whether the rifles were "thrown out accidentally or there was an organised channel for selling them off illegally".
AND: Several protest leaders rejected the chance to meet with PM Putin during a media awards ceremony.
"I don't think he intended to talk about (the protests). I think he wanted some PR for himself and had no intention to speak to anyone," said one.