Russia charges pilot with murder of journalists
A Ukrainian army pilot has been charged with involvement in the murder of two Russian journalists. The Russian Investigative Committee alleges Nadiya Savchenko gave the coordinates of Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, employees of a Russian state-owned TV channel, to military forces. The Ukraine ministry has accused Russia of abducting Ms Savchenko and have asked for her immediate release. However, Russia’s Investigative Committee claimed she crossed the border as a refugee and was then detained.
20 buses set on fire after World Cup loss
Disappointed Brazilian fans protested over Germany’s 7-1 win by burning down 20 buses and looting an electronics store in Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo police increased security for yesterday’s Argentina and Netherlands semi-final game. “Today our squad has been increased 20 per cent because of today’s event and because of the high concentration of people during Argentina’s last game,” police inspector Hernane Pereria Melete said.
US suspected of spying on Germany
Germany has found a suspected US spy in the Defence Ministry days after the arrest of a foreign intelligence agency worker. “It is not yet clear what is behind this,” Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper. The matter is being investigated, but no arrest has been made.
Edward Snowden has applied to stay in Russia
Former Wikileaks affiliate Edward Snowden has asked the Moscow branch of the Federal Immigration Service to extend his temporary asylum visa past its expiration date of July 31. Snowden’s lawyer refused to comment on the reason for the application, saying “the decision rests with the Federal Migration Service”. – Compiled from wire and internet sources by Taylor Yates and Daisy Montalvo
Top photo of Nadiya Savchenko from UNDP in Europe and CIS Flickr photostream.