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2-year jail term for Russia punk band

A Moscow judge handed down stiff prison sentences of two years this afternoon for three young women who staged a protest against Vladimir V. Putin in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour last February and whose jailing and trial on hooliganism charges have generated worldwide criticism of constr...   | Read..
 

Romney no to Obama’s 5-year tax request

President Barack Obama’s campaign today offered Republican challenger Mitt Romney a deal: If he releases five years of tax returns, Obama’s team will not criticis...   | Read..
 

Time reinstates Zakaria after review

Time magazine and CNN are reinstating the commentator Fareed Zakaria after a review of his work in light of his admission that he plagiarised parts of a New Yorker<...   | Read..
 

Google begins piracy crackdown

Google has begun a crackdown on Internet piracy by relegating websites that often host unlawful copies of films and music, in what is being seen as a victory for the ente...   | Read..
 
Members of the punk band Pussy Riot, (from left to right) Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, sit in a glass-walled cage at a court hearing in Moscow on Friday. (Reuters)
2-year jail term for Russia punk band