- COLOMBIA : 30 May UPDATE: Premiere Of Narco Pablo Escobar Telenovela...Sets Viewer Record.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- MARITIME IMAGES : 22 Haunting Shipwrecks.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- USA : 15 Feb UPDATE : A Look Inside The Toxic Ship...As The Carnival Cruise From Hell...Finally Ends!
- ART / HUMOR / SPAIN : 27 August UPDATE: Clever Jokers Post Their 'Restored' Versions Of Famous Images.
- RUSSIA : Drunk's Death Scene Dance...Goes Viral...Offends Many.
- BRASIL: More Headaches For Dilma : Her VP's In-Law On Playboy Cover...And Chief Aide's Dubious Payment.
24 February 2013
CYPRUS / EU : Conservative Anastasiades Wins Presidential Run-off.
Conservative Nicos Anastasiades decisively won a presidential run-off...with nearly 58% of the vote...and declared that...'Cyprus belongs to Europe.'
He wants to conclude a big 17 billion euros/$23 billion bailout package...that dragged on for 8 months under the outgoing communist leadership...and worried EU leaders...and the bond market.
Voter turnout was lower than predicted.
AFP reports that more than 30,000 Russians live in Cyprus...and billions of rubles are banked...and laundered there...to escape Moscow taxes.