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On May 21, Russia marks its first Polar Explorer Day.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. government had properly classified more than 50 images of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden taken after his death, and that the government did not need to release them.
(Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp raised its buyout offer for wireless service provider Clearwire Corp to $3.40 per share, though some investors and analysts said the new bid was still not enough to overcome staunch opposition.
Russia will decommission and scrap two of the largest submarines in the world by 2018, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
France will open visa centers in five Russian cities by the end of June 2013, the French Consulate General in Russia reported Tuesday.
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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The hunt for Royal Dutch Shell's next chief executive is underway, its chairman said on Tuesday, after CEO Peter Voser made what could be his last appearance at the oil group's annual shareholder meeting.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson announced on Tuesday plans to shut its telecom cable manufacturing facility in Sweden and would take a 500 million Swedish crown (49 million pounds) charge as a result.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the disappearance of votes awarded by Azerbaijan to Russian singer Dina Garipova at the recent Eurovision Song Contest as “an outrageous action,” and vowed on Tuesday that Russia would respond to the incident.
LONDON (Reuters) - British singer George Michael remains in hospital under observation for head injuries, five days after a car accident, his publicist said on Tuesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A monkey which belonged to popstar Justin Bieber has become German national property after the singer failed to provide authorities with the documents needed to reclaim the pet seized by customs officials.
Russia and Azerbaijan are negotiating a new oil transit agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a news conference on Tuesday after a bilateral meeting with Azerbaijan’s foreign minister.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co appears to have defeated a shareholder proposal to split the roles of Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
President Obama will deliver a statement this morning at 10:00 am ET on the tornadoes that killed scores of people, including many children, in Oklahoma. I will live stream it for you. -
On May 21, Russia marks its first Polar Explorer Day. On that date in 1937, the first Soviet research drifting station, North Pole-1, disembarked and was set up on the ice on the North Pole. It was only 12 years later (1950), that the second drifting station was launched.