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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Moscow

All time
# Fail
This parallel parking driver is insanely lucky
Definitely not advisable.
# Russia
Police officer and teacher killed at Moscow school shooting
The gunman shot and killed a police officer and teacher before taking the students hostage.
# Alcohol Poisoning
Russian men drink too much vodka...and it's killing them
At present, one in four Russian men die before the age of 55.
# euromaidan
Explainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine?
Three people were killed in Kiev clashes this morning amid renewed violence in the Ukrainian capital. But what’s behind the dispute?
Edward Snowden declares "mission accomplished" on leaks
The former NSA contractor has given his first in-person interview since arriving in Russia in June.
# Ukraine
Putin woos Ukraine President with €11 billion bond deal
The deal is aimed at encouraging Ukraine to shelve a pact with the EU and build closer ties with Russia.
# Kazan
Video shows moment Russian plane plunged nose-first into the ground
The Tatarstan Airlines’ Boeing 737-500 crashed on landing at the airport in the Volga city of Kazan last night.
# Ouch
Russian artist strips naked and nails his testicles to a cobblestone in Red Square
It is not the first time 29-year-old Pyotr Pavlensky has resorted to eye-watering methods of protest.
Snowden insists Russia has no access to NSA files
In an interview with The New York Times, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that he did not take any documents with him to Moscow.
# Russia
Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest
Mayor Sergei Sobyanin just crept over the finish line to win 51.3 per cent of votes in yesterday’s poll.
# Charm Offensive
Usain Bolt gives Moscow 7/10 and says Russians need to smile more
The sprint world champion reflected on Gold Medal-filled week.
# News Fix
Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about the Leaving Certificate results, Ireland winning a gold medal in Moscow and Europe’s recession coming to an end.
# Cooling Off
Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality
Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.
Italian rider dies in Superbike crash
Andrea Antonelli died following an accident at the Moscow Raceway.
# Jailed
Putin opponent sentenced to five years in penal colony
Moscow mayoral candidate was Alexei Navalny earlier convicted of embezzlement in Russia’s northern Kirov region.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about the Killarney explosion, Belfast riots and Dáil bar drinking,
# Prime Numbers
Paddling pools, pregnancy and PCs: The week in numbers
Plus – how many PCs were sold around the world so far this year?
# Russia
Moscow: At least 18 dead as bus cut in two by collision with truck
Pictures showed the bus had been cut into two pieces and turned into a tangle of black wreckage by the force of the crash, one of the deadliest accidents around the Russian capital in recent years.
# Ed Snowden
PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport
Human Rights Watch has issued a picture of the US fugitive after he met with rights activists in the Moscow airport where he is based today.
# Russia
Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion - four years after he died
Sergei Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 after he accused the Russian government of organising a tax scam – but was then charged with the crime he uncovered.
# Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?
The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.
WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications
WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.
# Where's Snowden?
Spain says it was told Edward Snowden was on Bolivian flight
The 30-year-old is believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport looking for a country that will give him safe haven.
Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎
Austrian and Bolivian officials are insisting the US leaker was not on President Evo Morales’s jet when it landed overnight.
# asylum bid
Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'
Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.
# Where's Snowden?
Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the sooner Snowden selected his final destination the better for all.
# Security leaks
US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow
The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.
# Wikileaks
Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?
Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says it has received a formal request for asylum.
# pussy riot
Jailed Pussy Riot member ends hunger strike
Maria Alyokhina has announced an end to her hunger strike after 11 days as the prison has met her demands.
# Smoking
Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half
Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.
# Gay Rights
Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march
Around one hundred gay rights activists marched in Ukraine today despite fears of violence and a court ban – marking the first gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country.
# Sergei Magnitsky
TDs and senators back down from sanctions on Russia over lawyer death
Warnings from the Russian ambassador to Ireland over possible blacklisting of Russian officials in response to the treatment and death of Sergei Magnitsky appear to have been heeded.
# Fire
Fire at psychiatric hospital near Moscow kills 38
Many patients died in their sleep from inhaling fumes after taking medication before going to bed, according to local reports.
# bumper to bumper
Dublin now the 11th most congested city in Europe, down from sixth
Moscow in Russia is the most congested city in the world.
# diplomatic row
Russia concerned by US move not to charge dead boy's parents
The US has decided not to prosecute the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died in January – despite Russian claims that the toddler was tortured and murdered.
# ballet
Bolshoi dancer admits ordering attack on ballet chief
Pavel Dmitrichenko says, however, that he didn’t specifically ask for hot acid to be thrown in the ballet chief’s face.
# Tax Evasion
Russia to charge boss of lawyer in posthumous trial‎
The US employer of a Russian whistleblowing attorney who died in jail is to face charges, along with the deceased lawyer.
# Acid Attack
Suspect detained in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack
Sergei Filin of the Bolshoi Ballet had sulphuric acid thrown in his face in mid-January and has been receiving treatment that may last for months.
# Syria
Hollande believes there could be a 'political solution' on Syria in weeks
Hollande reaffirmed that France, like other Western powers, was calling for Assad to step down.
# Adoption
Children's Minister meeting with Russian officials over adoption agreement
Frances Fitzgerald said the discussions will allow her to explore the feasibility of an agreement on intercountry adoption.