Russian police reforms have proved so successful that, in some areas, Moscow outperforms New York on safety, Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has boasted while on a visit to the US. Kolokoltsev made the claims during a meeting in New York late Monday with New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. "We have compared the crime situation in Moscow and New York, factoring in ...
New York City high school admissions policies are racially biased against black and Hispanic students. A lawsuit filed in a federal civil rights complaint said that parents and activists have charged the school. According to the New York Daily News, in the complaint, filed with the federal Office of Civil Rights, the parents and their lawyers call for a federal investigation and overhaul of a ...
Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a federally funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses. Federal prosecutors said that Yudong Zhu, a U.S.-educated NYU professor, and Xing Yang, a lab engineer, were released on bail after appearing in federal court in Manhattan to face commercial bribery and other charges. ...
Every foreigner leaving America from any of the country's 30 busiest airports will have to undergo mandatory fingerprinting under an amendment senators have added to a new immigration bill. Lawmakers called it a step towards a more expansive biometric system that would use identifiers such as fingerprints to keep track of immigrants and visitors exiting the U.S. Currently no such system is in ...
US President Barack Obama's administration has decided to give the Pentagon control of some drone operations against terrorism suspects overseas that are currently run by the CIA, according to several US government sources. Obama has pledged more transparency on controversial counterterrorism programs, and giving the Pentagon the responsibility for part of the drone program could open it to ...
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Before they directed their first feature-length fictional film, Falsch, in 1987, filmmaker-brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne spent nearly a decade shooting documentaries. Not surprisingly, the raw immediacy of the documentary tradition is writ large in their fictional works, as is the ... ...
American singer Mary J. Blige has been slapped with a 3.4-million-dollar bill by Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS filed a federal tax lien against the 42-year-old singer, claiming that she failed to pay all her income taxes for 3 years 2009 (574,907.30 dollars), 2010 (2,203,743.53 dollars) and 2011 (647,604.60 dollars), TMZ.com reported. Meanwhile, the State of New Jersey has claimed ...
Paraguay has become the main destination in South America for used cars from Japan, the US and other countries, thanks to new regulations aimed at making it easier to import automobiles so low-income consumers can purchase vehicles. Used cars are all the rage in Paraguay, where vehicles that have been shipped from thousands of kilometers away are put to use as soon as they are repaired and made ...
The United States said the right to global religious freedom was challenged last year, with governments often creating a "climate of intolerance" leading to hatred and violence. In an annual report, the State Department said Monday government officials worldwide are often allowed to act with impunity while violating the religious rights of their countrymen. It said there often is uneven ...
Burmese President Thein Sein is visiting the White House, becoming the first leader of his nation to do so in nearly half a century. It marks the latest U.S. effort to reward him for introducing reforms after decades of military rule. The White House meeting with President Barack Obama also represents a rapid diplomatic boost for Thein Sein, whom the United States removed from a blacklist ...
The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Africa this summer, visiting three countries. In a statement Monday, the White House says President Obama along with his wife, Michelle, will travel to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in late June and early July. The administration says Obama will meet with government officials as well as leaders from business, ...
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A Proton-M rocket carrying a French telecommunications satellite has blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, said a spokesman for Russian space agency Roscosmos.
Tuesday's launch was the 386th of a Proton rocket and the third Proton launch this year.
The launch took place at 20.02 Moscow time (4.02 p.m. GMT), the Roscosmos spokesman said.
Separation of the French W3D satellite from the Russian rocket was scheduled for 5.15 a.m. (1.15 a.m. GMT) Wednesday, he added.
The W3D satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space for Paris-based Eutelsat on the Spacebus 4000 C3 platform.
The 5,400 kg satellite has a service life of 15 years.
It will provide extensive Ku-band coverage across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for video links and data networks as well as Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception and Internet services.
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