Sikorski: Memory failed me
The speaker of Poland's parliament, Radoslaw Sikorski, said on Tuesday that "memory failed him" when he told that Vladimir Putin had proposed to Polish PM Donald Tusk dividing Ukraine between Russia and Poland. - There was no such meeting - he told a news conference. According to him, there was also an over-interpretation in the text of the interview.
Congolese gynecologist with the Sakharov Prize
Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who treated victims of mass rape in Democratic Republic of Congo, was awarded the Sakharov Prize. The award is granted by the European Parliament for defensing human rights. Mukwege was mentioned among the candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 and 2014.
Pistorius jailed for 5 years for Steenkamp killing
A South African judge sentenced Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius' defence lawyer Barry Roux said he expected the jailed athlete to serve only 10 months of the five-year sentence behind bars, and the remainder under house arrest.
Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed on Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. The collision occurred minutes before midnight Moscow time as de Margerie's private Dassault Falcon jet was taking off for Paris.
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82
Fashion designers Oscar de la Renta, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died in Connecticut on Monday night at the age of 82. The Spanish-language television network Univision reported that de la Renta died after a 10-year battle with cancer.