Russia’s security forces thwarted a planned terror attack in Moscow by striking against a group of three suspected militants near the country’s capital, according to the National Anti-Terrorist Committee.
Russia’s government is split over charging the central bank to support the economy as part of efforts to revive growth, leaving President Vladimir Putin to decide, according to an official familiar with the proposals.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will request a loan at a meeting tomorrow with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, two Russian officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because discussions are confidential.
President Barack Obama stayed publicly mum and placed private calls to top government officials to express solidarity with Boston residents, as a door-to-door manhunt for the surviving suspect in the deadly terror bombings dragged into a second tense evening.
Channeling the nation’s relief, President Barack Obama said the capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect capped an “important chapter of this tragedy” while spurring a search into the motives and potential terrorist links behind the blasts.