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Russian social network founder fired
The founder of Russian social network VKontakte says he has been fired and that his site has been taken over by allies of President Putin.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27113292#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 1 day 18 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
'Putin coins' mark Crimea annexation
A Russian company issues 1kg Putin coins to mark the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region by Moscow.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27117241#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 1 day 19 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Russia's Navalny fined for libel
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is fined for libelling a councillor - and could face jail soon.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27114436#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 1 day 21 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Malta criticised for mass bird shoot
A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27108910#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 1 day 23 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
AUDIO: Migrant birds 'shot as trophies'
Wildlife expert Chris Packham and Sergei Golovkin from Malta's Wild Birds Regulation Unit discuss the number of illegal bird hunters operating in Malta.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27109838#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 24 minutes ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drug makers, agree to exchange some assets and combine their consumer healthcare units.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27107416#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 1 hour ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Karachay-Cherkessia profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key dates for this Russian republic
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20594308#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 1 hour ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Dagestan profile - Overview
Provides an overview of Dagestan, including key events and facts about this diverse and volatile republic in Russia's North Caucasus.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20593383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 2 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
VIDEO: How does MEP expenses system work?
Ben Wright reports on how a lack of transparency in the European Parliament's allowances system leaves it open to abuse by members.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27107579#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 2 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Manchester United sack manager Moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes is sacked only 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27107795
Posted 2 days 3 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Moyes future is still no clearer
David Moyes's future remains uncertain a day after reports emerged suggesting his 10-month reign at Manchester United was over.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26352231
Posted 2 days 3 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Farage defends UKIP poster campaign
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has defended a poster campaign about immigration as "a hard-hitting reflection of reality" after it is condemned as "racist".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27105374#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 3 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Facebook boss wants women to act
Facebook's highest ranked woman has said women need to take action to create a more equal world.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27107946#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 3 hours ago - 04/22/14 - Full Story
Biden in 'show of support' for Kiev
US Vice-President Joe Biden is due to meet Ukraine's new leaders in Kiev as the situation in the east of the country remains volatile.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27106630#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 8 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Black Briton aims to be Estonian MEP
British journalist hopes to become Estonian MEP
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-eu-27103706#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 10 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Rome's international community of the dead
An international community of the dead in Italy's capital
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27065278#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 10 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Will the wind in Spain blow slower?
The wind energy sector blowing hot and cold
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27032797#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 10 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Photos show 'Russia army' in Ukraine
The US State Department releases photos that it says shows Russian soldiers among the militants holding official buildings in eastern Ukraine.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27104904#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 12 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Gun salutes to mark Queen's birthday
The Queen's 88th birthday is marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27100517#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 17 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
North Koreans in 'Emmental' training
North Korea sends experts to France to learn to make Emmental cheese, thought to be the preferred choice of leader Kim Jong-un.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27101634#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 17 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Bottle kicking 'attracts thousands'
A traditional "bottle kicking" event that involves a "ferocious" rugby scrum is expected to attract thousands to Leicestershire on Easter Monday.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-27096029#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 23 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Victoria Coren makes poker history
Journalist and broadcaster Victoria Coren Mitchell becomes the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27101216#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 2 days 23 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Russia plans Crimea casino boom
Russia's President Putin presents a draft law to create a gambling zone in Crimea, now that the Kremlin has made it part of Russia.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27101228#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 3 days 1 minute ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27100749#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 3 days 1 hour ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
Hidden company owners to be revealed
Companies will have to declare their true owners on a public register in a move to tackle corruption, the UK Business Secretary says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27099576#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Posted 3 days 2 hours ago - 04/21/14 - Full Story
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