Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case to save him from the death penalty, calling a famous death penalty opponent as their final witness to testify that Tsarnaev told her, “no one deserves to suffer like they did.”
Tue, 12 May, 2015
It is an indication of how powerful, how unaccountable and secure Russia president Vladimir Putin and his circle of oligarchs feel that they can orchestrate such terrible, anti-democratic violence in Ukraine while their pet project — the incredibly expensive, €37.5bn Olympics at Sochi — offers the world a prime-time insight into modern Russia.
Fri, 21 Feb, 2014
Yards from its improbable palm-fringed seafront and attended by a president whose seven-year, £31bn dream was starting to unfold before his steely eyes, Sochi welcomed the Winter Olympics with an opening ceremony of fittingly exorbitant scale in the Fisht Stadium last night.
Sat, 08 Feb, 2014
A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia yesterday, killing herself and at least 15 others and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February’s Olympics in Sochi.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2013