Chaos and hardship hit Russia with the rapid market reforms in early 1992, weeks after the collapse of the USSR.
Image copyright EPA Image caption Voters took to the polls on Sunday to decide on the “No Billag” initiative and financial regulation Voters in Switzerland have decisively rejected a proposal to abolish the national broadcasting licence fee. The country was voting in a referendum on Sunday on whether to axe the mandatory yearly fee of […]
Image copyright NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI Authorities in Japan have warned people of the risk of large flying rocks within 4km (2.5 miles) of an erupting volcano on Kyushu island. Mount Shinmoedake has been spewing ash for days but eruptions turned explosive very early on Saturday. Volcanic activity there could continue for several months, experts say. […]
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Second Fleet will be based at its former home – Norfolk, Virginia The US Navy has said it will re-establish its Second Fleet, as Russia becomes more assertive. Chief of Naval Operations Adm John Richardson said the fleet, disbanded in 2011, would oversee forces on the US East […]