The Afghan situation is expected to be the centerpiece of upcoming talks between British Vice Premier John Prescott and Moscow officials, reported the British embassy to Moscow on Monday. Although the purpose of Prescott's visit, which begins later in the day, is to discuss economic issues and climatic changes with his Russian counterparts, talks will also focus on "rapid developments in Afghanistan," said a source at the embassy. On Tuesday, Prescott leaves Moscow for Kiev to meet with Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma and Premier Anatoly Kinakh.
The bodies of two Russian women were found in Turkey's Bodrum. The killer tied the bodies and wrapper them in sheets before getting rid of them