Articles by Daniel Mclaughlin



Kim's Long, Strange Trip Ends

  • 20 August 01
  • Reuters
Kim Jong-il ended his trans-Siberian journey Saturday, returning home from Russia with plans for greater economic ties and a plan aimed at undermining U.S. missile defense.

Aeroflot Managers: Safety Regulations Often Abused

  • 25 July 01
  • Reuters
Aeroflot pushed Tuesday for tighter safety checks on the nation's hundreds of carriers after Russia's worst crash in years and to halt a post-Soviet slump in standards.

99 Reporters Shipped to Site of Kursk Disaster

  • 18 July 01
  • Reuters
A year after the Kursk disaster Russian authorities took journalists by ship to the site of the tragedy.

State Unveils Economic Reform Plan

  • 24 April 01
  • Reuters
Russia laid out Monday long-awaited plans to liberalize the economy and speed land and tax reform as it strives to tame inflation and improve a gloomy investment climate.

Gusinsky Camp Hails Extradition Decision

  • 18 April 01
  • Reuters
Supporters of Vladimir Gusinsky hailed Wednesday's decision by the Spanish High Court not to extradite the Russian media baron, but Moscow's Prosecutor General said the Kremlin critic was not off the hook just yet. Theatre director turned tycoon Gusinsky was arrested on fraud charges in Spain last December and insists he is a victim of a Kremlin drive to emasculate his outspoken Media-Most empire. His flagship NTV television station has been taken over and two key publications shut down in the last fortnight. ""(The decision) confirms the unfairness of the Prosecutor General's accusations against Gusinsky and the politically motivated nature of the charges,"" spokesman Dmitry Ostalsky told Reuters after Russia's extradition request was thrown out. ""The whole Media-Most and Gusinsky case was something out of nothing, he did not commit any crime as we've said for months, and the decision of a truly independent court confirms this.

EU Gets Russian Assurances on Nukes in Kaliningrad

  • 16 February 01
  • Reuters
Top European Union officials working out a development plan for Russia's Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad said on Thursday they had received top-level assurances that no nuclear arms were deployed here.

Report: U.S. Has Proof of Missiles in Kaliningrad

  • 16 February 01
  • Reuters
Senior European Union officials arrived in the politically sensitive Kaliningrad region Thursday amid reports that Moscow has deployed nuclear arms to the Baltic enclave.

Army Sent Into Battle Near Moscow

  • 01 February 01
  • Reuters
The army staged a mock skirmish outside Moscow in an attempt to set straight its troops’ human rights record.

Nazi-Era Laborers to Get Payout

  • 31 January 01
  • Reuters
Russian survivors of Nazi-era slave labor camps are now eligible for a share of some $415 million compensation to be offered by Austria's government and industry.

Nazi-Era Slaves Set for Austrian Payout

  • 30 January 01
  • Reuters
Russian survivors of Nazi-era slave labour camps are now eligible for a share of some $415 million compensation to be offered by Austria's government and industry, a Vienna-based reconciliation fund said Tuesday.

Putin Moves for Order in Chechnya

  • 22 January 01
  • Reuters
President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree giving more powers to Kremlin-appointed leaders in Chechnya, part of wider plans to rejuvenate the region.

Call for Change on Kosovo Border

  • 18 January 01
  • Reuters
Yugoslav Foreign Minister Goran Svilanovic held talks in Moscow on Wednesday about how to foster long-term stability in the Balkans after the fall of nationalist rulers.

Yugoslavia Eyes Russian Backing for Balkan Stability

  • 17 January 01
  • Reuters
Yugoslav Foreign Minister Goran Svilanovic held talks in Moscow Wednesday about how to foster long-term stability in the Balkans after the fall of nationalist rulers in Belgrade who perpetrated war and upheaval.

Ustinov Harangues Prosecutors for Corruption

  • 15 January 01
  • Reuters
Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov said the legal system was riddled with corruption and government officials took more bribes than ever.

Chechnya Scoured for Abducted American

  • 12 January 01
  • Reuters
Officials said Thursday they were scouring Chechnya for a U.S. aid worker kidnapped by gunmen, but Chechnya's top human rights envoy was pessimistic about securing his release.

Kidnapping Drives Aid Groups From Chechnya

  • 11 January 01
  • Reuters
Safety fears after the kidnapping of a U.S. worker have forced major aid groups, including the United Nations, to suspend projects in war-torn Chechnya, aid officials said Thursday.

Reforming a Murky Legal System

  • 19 December 00
  • Reuters
When magnate Vladimir Gusinsky howled that his arrest in Spain this month was politically motivated, it threw the spotlight back on reform plans in Russia's legal system.

Pope's Wife Hopes for Pardon This Week

  • 13 December 00
  • Reuters
The wife of convicted U.S. spy Edmond Pope said Wednesday she hoped President Vladimir Putin would pardon her husband this week, but said the former naval intelligence officer would feel ""bitter-sweet"" to leave Russia.

Putin Exhorts Judges to Improve the Legal System

  • 28 November 00
  • Reuters
Putin told the nation's judges to be more aggressive in trying to establish the rule of law over his corruption-riddled country.

Weary Judges Get Pep Talk From Putin

  • 27 November 00
  • Reuters
President Vladimir Putin told Russia's judges Monday they were over-worked and underpaid, but urged them to be more aggressive in trying to establish the rule of law over his corruption-riddled country.