- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- UKRAINE / GERMANY : Official Blasts Hotels...As 'Bandits And Thieves'...Over Euro 2012 Housing Costs; Movie About Legendary Nazi Football Defeat Worries Officials.
- BRASIL / ITALY / GUATEMALA / USA / RUSSIA: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Rio Fuel Tanks Fires/ Blasts; Ruby Heartstealer Admits Lying About Silvio's Sex Parties, Money; Ex-Prez Alfonso Portillo Extradited To USA For Money Laundering; Moscow Bans VKontakte By 'Mistake.'
- UKRAINE / EU / RUSSIA : Pressure Builds On Yanukovych; Yulia's Treatment Is Euro 2012 PR Blunder; Putin Backs Kyiv.
- BRASIL / COLOMBIA / UKRAINE: 13 Sept. UPDATE: Bettors' Favorite Odessa An Also Ran In Miss Universe Contest.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
08 May 2013
RUSSIA : Medvedev Loses...With Deputy PM Surkov Resignation; Putin Looks For Recession Scapegoats.
PM Dmitry Medvedev's top aide...Deputy PM Vladislav Surkov, 48...submitted his resignation.
He was reportedly forced out by President Putin...who blamed Surkov for not carrying out recent decrees...as Russia slides into recession.
Observers say it again reveals a growing rift between the two leaders.
Surkov may have simply backed the wrong horse.
He was once Putin's chief strategist...known as the 'Grey Cardinal'.
AND...FYI: Putin kept new USA Sec. of State John Kerry waiting for 3 hours...before their Moscow meeting about Syria.
ALSO: Analysis: Who's to blame for Moscow's economic malaise...if not Putin?