ALMATY (Reuters) – NATO member Turkey signed up on Friday to became a “dialogue partner” of a security bloc dominated by China and Russia, and declared that its destiny is in Asia.
“This is really a historic day for us,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty after signing a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev.… read the full article
SPACE.com/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona – This set of images shows what might be hardware from the Soviet Union’s 1971 Mars 3 lander, seen in a pair of images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. … read the full article
Russians like Kostya Tszyu or Nikolay Valuev have become household names in the world of boxing. But theres another one, Natalia Ragozina – the undisputed womens champion, who has defended her 7 titles 21 times.
* Former economy minister emerges as compromise candidate
* Seen as loyal to Putin, lacks political profile
* Kremlin wants rate cuts to boost flagging growth
By Darya Korsunskaya
MOSCOW, March 11 (Reuters) – Kremlin aide Elvira Nabiullina may take charge of Russia’s central bank, two sources close to the matter said, installing a technocrat willing to act on President Vladimir Putin’s call for monetary stimulus to boost growth.… read the full article
A 22-year-old Russian student named Ania tweeted a photo of herself posing like Kate Upton on Sports Illustrated‘s cover over the weekend, and after Upton herself retweeted the picture, it went viral. Ania, who describes herself as a “Mail order bride in training” in her Twitter profile, promptly made her tweets private to stave off the onslaught of Internet attention, but agreed to do an interview with Sports Illustrated today under the condition that her last name not be used.… read the full article
METEOR RUSSIAN Meteorite Russia Chelyabinsk NEWS IMAGENS Russia:
Dramatic CCTV footage:
The Russian Urals region has been stricken by a sudden cosmic attack. Meteorite exploded over several major cities, including Chelyabinsk, where the blast waves blew out windows and disrupted mobile connections.… read the full article
Fedor Emelianenko didn’t lament his losses like his fans did, and he didn’t smite his chest as the world’s greatest fighter back when people argued he was just that. He never talked smack to his opponents, and didn’t tweet smiley faces when bad things happened to business foes.… read the full article