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  • Thousands of protesters march in Moscow to demand release of jailed demonstrators

    February 2, 2014 4:38 PM 25

    MOSCOW -- Several thousand protesters marched through central Moscow on Sunday to call for the release of 20 people who were arrested after clashes between police and demonstrators in May 2012. Some of them face up to 10 years in prison if convicted for the protest, held on Bolotnaya Square on the eve of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to a third

  • Christie team strikes back at former aide

    February 2, 2014 6:48 AM 38

    Supporters of New Jersey's governor rebut accusations made by David Wildstein, a onetime Port Authority official, about the state's bridge scandal. TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is going on the offensive after a former loyalist said he had evidence that the Republican governor knew more than he had admitted about an apparently politically

  • After bridge scandal, New Jersey Governor Christie booed at Super Bowl event

    February 2, 2014 2:40 AM 61

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was greeted with audible boos and a few loud cheers during a Super Bowl-related appearance in New York City on Saturday, a day after a former appointee said the popular Republican knew about politically motivated lane closures near a busy commuter bridge. The incident cast a cloud over Christie

  • Hakkasan Kicks Off Chinese New Year Celebration with Traditional Lion Dance

    February 1, 2014 9:24 PM 31

    Last night, (Friday, Jan. 31) Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant, the celebrated two-level dining destination inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, welcomed the Year of the Horse by kicking off its Chinese New Year celebration with a traditional lion dance for guests to enjoy. From the pounding of drums to the stirring of chants, the festive vibrations filled

  • Hakkasan Celebrates Chinese New Year

    February 1, 2014 7:15 PM 14

    Hakkasan at the MGM Grand welcomed the Year of the Horse by kicking off its Chinese New Year celebration with a traditional lion dance on Friday night. From the pounding of drums to the stirring of chants, the festive vibrations filled the restaurant. The clashing tone of cymbals resounded throughout the venue as the lion troupe made its way through

  • Egypt court adjourns Mursi trial over protester deaths

    February 1, 2014 6:02 PM 22

    CAIRO - A Cairo court on Saturday adjourned the trial which sees Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Mursi accused of inciting the killing of protesters, while dozens of supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood were jailed for other crimes. Mursi, who was deposed by the army in July following mass protests against him, remained largely silent in the hearing

  • Differing perspectives fuel debate over Amanda Knox case

    February 1, 2014 3:05 PM 15

    SEATTLE -- To some Americans, especially those in her hometown of Seattle, Amanda Knox seems a victim, unfairly hounded by a capricious legal system in Italy that convicted her this week in the death of a 21-year-old British woman. But in Europe, some see her as a privileged American who is getting away with murder, embroiled in a case that continues

  • Serbia: 1,000 evacuated from snow-hit cars, buses

    February 1, 2014 2:45 PM 35

    “The Serbian government is urging citizens not to travel until all danger is fully removed,” the statement added. Winter so far in Serbia had been exceptionally mild, but over the last week a cold spell and snowstorms have swept across parts of central and eastern Europe. Heavy snow in Bulgaria left dozens of villages without electricity and water and Romanian

  • Olympics 'a moment of opportunity' for Russia

    February 1, 2014 7:10 AM 14

    The head of Human Rights Watch tells DW that the Olympics may mean an end to the Russian UN veto over Syria. And how a free Ukraine could inspire a similar uprising in Russia - Vladimir Putin's 'nightmare.' Attorney Kenneth Roth has been the executive director of Human Rights Watch, a leading international human rights organization active in more than 90 countries

  • Will Russia’s Olympics be Putin’s triumph?

    February 1, 2014 4:24 AM 346

    He takes the risk because a successful Olympics would be an enormous personal victory for a man who, according to a January poll, is personally liked by only 20 percent of the Russian people, down from 49 percent in 2008, and whose government is perceived by almost two-thirds of Russians as concerned with the preservation and strengthening of its power