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Christian Lowe

Christian Lowe

    Poland investigation into secret CIA prisons loses steam
    Poland investigation into secret CIA prisons loses steam
    A five-year probe into CIA detention centres on Polish territory has ground to a halt, said to be due to a lack of cooperation from US officials.
    Muammar's men leave uniforms ... and a Scud
    Muammar's men leave uniforms ... and a Scud
    Western powers and Libya's neighbours fear that the power vacuum could allow unsecured weapons to end up in the hands of Islamist militants.
    Libya oil chief quits, says Parliament source
    Libya oil chief quits, says Parliament source
    Shokri Ghanem has left his post as chairperson of Libya's state oil firm, confirmed a source in the country's Parliament.
    Gas disruption bites in Europe
    Gas disruption bites in Europe
    Russia halts gas supplies to the Balkans, Turkey and south-eastern Europe, while flows to Austria drop by 90% in a deepening price row
    Russian Aeroflot plane crashes, 88 people killed
    Russian Aeroflot plane crashes, 88 people killed
    A Russian Boeing 737-500 airliner crashed near the Ural mountains on Sunday, killing all 88 people on board, officials said.
    Smallest spark could start war in Georgia regions
    Smallest spark could start war in Georgia regions
    On wooded hillsides where Georgian and separatist troops eye each other through the sights of their guns, the smallest spark could set off a war.
    Medvedev vows to uphold Putin legacy
    Medvedev vows to uphold Putin legacy
    Russia's next president Dmitry Medvedev pledged to uphold Vladimir Putin's policies on Monday after a big election win that critics said was stage-managed to let the outgoing Kremlin leader keep his grip on power. Medvedev (42) who will be the youngest Russian leader since Tsar Nicholas II when he is sworn in on May 7, has asked former KGB spy Putin to be his prime minister.
    Russia's Medvedev set for Presidency
    Russia's Medvedev set for Presidency
    Dmitry Medvedev was elected as Russia's next president, early results showed on Sunday, after a vote that will preserve the power of his mentor President Vladimir Putin but which opponents said was unfair. Medvedev, a 42-year-old former lawyer who has worked at Putin's side since the 1990s, will take over the trappings of the Presidency from his patron in May.
    Russia says it will move Aids prisoner to hospital
    Russia says it will move Aids prisoner to hospital
    Russia's prison service bowed to international pressure on Thursday by saying it would transfer Vasily Alexanian, an inmate gravely ill with HIV/Aids, to a specialist clinic. A former vice-president of the now-defunct Yukos oil company, Alexanian says he is nearly blind, has cancer of the lymph nodes and suspected tuberculosis.
    Russian court refuses to release sick oil boss
    Russian court refuses to release sick oil boss
    A Russian court refused bail on Wednesday to a jailed oil executive who is gravely ill with HIV/Aids, the latest ruling in a case that has put Russia in breach of an order from the European Court of Human Rights. Vasily Alexanian (36) has said he will die unless he is transferred from his Moscow prison to a specialist hospital.
    Russia says UK is politicising Litvinenko case
    Russia says UK is politicising Litvinenko case
    Russia accused Britain of politicising the case of murdered Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko on Friday and said the affair was hurting the two countries' relations. "We see attempts from the British side to use the criminal case to build up some sort of political campaign," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.