Friday, September 19, 2014

В ДТП с автобусом в Алматы пострадали 14 человек

Fourth woman goes missing in college town in recent years

Mass shooting in Florida town

Scottish referendum: Scotland votes 'No' to independence

JetBlue A320 forced to make emergency landing in California

Aircraft in difficulty landed in California

A JetBlue Airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem resulted in smoke entering the aircraft's cabin.
Flight 1416 was bound for Austin, Texas, when it "declared an emergency" and returned to Long Beach Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Once safely on the ground the passengers, none of whom were hurt, were evacuated from the plane via emergency slides.
INC News, 19/09/2014-via BBC

Russia won't target foreign energy firms over sanctions

Russian sanctions

Russia's Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said on Friday that Russia was not planning to toughen restrictions on foreign oil and gas firms working in the country in response to Western sanctions, RIA news agency reported.
Foreign oil majors with projects and joint ventures in Russia include BP, Exxon Mobil and Total.
INC News, 19/09/2014

Russian Business Leaders Rally Round Arrested Billionaire Yevtushenkov

The Billionaire

Russian business leaders lined up Friday to express support for billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov, who was arrested earlier this week in a criminal investigation widely seen as politically motivated.
"I relate to this as to a big tragedy. It will, of course, impact negatively on the business climate," German Gref, the head of Russia's biggest bank, state-owned Sberbank, told journalists at an investment forum in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, according to Interfax.
Yevtushenkov's arrest has been widely linked to an attempt to seize control of mid-sized oil producer Bashneft, in which the billionaire has a majority stake via his oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema.
Comparisons have been drawn to the arrest of tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, whose oil company Yukos was carved up after his detention on a SIberian runway in 2003.
Before his arrest, Forbes ranked Yevtushenkov as Russia's 15th richest man, worth $9 billion. The value of his assets has since plummeted, as investors run for the hills.
But some onlookers are more sanguine: "Evtushenkov's arrest is a misunderstanding, and I think Bashneft shares will stay with Yevtushenkov," said head of oil giant LUKoil Vagit Alekperov, the Prime economic news agency reported. Bashneft and LUKoil are jointly developing the huge Trebs and Titov oil field in the Russian Arctic.
INC News, 19/09/2014

Ebola, uccisi sette operatori sanitari

Uccisi anche 3 giornalisti per la bagarre in Ghana

Sette operatori sanitari, inviati per educare la popolazione di alcuni villaggi nel sudest della Guinea sul virus Ebola, sono stati uccisi dalla folla inferocita. I corpi sono stati ritrovati nel villaggio di Wome. La notizia è stata resa nota dal portavoce del Governo della Guinea, Albert Damantang Camara. L’assalto ha causato anche 21 feriti. Molti in Guinea - afferma una fonte della polizia - pensano che il virus Ebola sia un’invenzione dei bianchi per uccidere i neri.

INC News, 19/09/2014