By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - After one of her first encounters with Vladimir Putin in 2002, Angela Merkel joked to aides that she had passed the "KGB test" by staring straight into his eyes without averting her gaze. Unlike presidents in Washington - George W. Bush claimed to have gotten a glimpse of Putin's soul and Barack Obama promised to "reset" relations with Russia - the German chancellor has never harbored any illusions about the former Soviet agent, nor hopes that she might change him. ...
Hong Kong (AFP) - Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung was jailed for six years for money laundering Friday, after a Hong Kong trial that put the mysterious fortune of the hairdresser-turned-businessman under intense scrutiny.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) â Opening statements were set to begin Friday in the court-martial of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a captain under his command with whom he had a three-year affair.
MANDRA, Pakistan (AP) â Amna Bhatti has spent half a century shaping mud into bricks in a huge kiln south of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. She started by paying off her parents' debt and now she's on to her late husband's. She'll probably spend the rest of her life here.
A Symphony of Dinosaurs-Performed by the Orchestra of Northern New York, this concert features Bruce Adolf's delightful celebration of Tyrannosaurus Sue and her other friends from the dinosaur kingdom as they are depicted by various instruments in the Orchestra. In addition, you will feel the Earth shake from the music of Jurassic Park and be treated to one of the most brilliantly scored works from Tchaikovsky's the ever popular Capriccio Italien. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens (62 years and older) , $10 for studnets and free for children (12 years and under). Tickets are available through the Community Performance Series Box Office, via phone at 315-267-2277 or online at www.onny.org and can also be purchased at Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam. Performace at Helen Hosmer Hall, SUNY Posdam at 7:00pm.read more
The CHMC Craft Group will hold a St. Patrick's Day and a "Will this winter ever end" sale from 9am to 3pm in the hospital lobby. It will feature Holiday items and personal and household items all made locally. All benefits go to the hospital auxiliary.read more
Learn the ins and outs of chair caning at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's 2014 Chair Caning Workshop. Register now for the workshop by sending your name, address, phone number, email and nonrefundable payment (SLCHA members $48, nonmembers $58) to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, PO Box 8, Canton, NY 13617. For more information, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited and is taken on a first come, first served basis. The SLCHA is located at 3 East Main St., Canton.read more