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Carlos the Jackal sentenced to life for 1974 Paris attack
Mar 28, 2017 22:23 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
AP File
what happened: Carlos, once the world's most-wanted fugitive, is already serving two life sentences.
what it means: Born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the Venezuelan was convicted of perpetrating or organizing murders and attacks on behalf of the Palestinian cause or of communist revolution in the 1970s and 1980s.
what next: His lawyers said they will appeal, but the sentence won't affect how long he will stay behind bars.
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Russia, Iran ink economic deals as Rouhani visits Moscow
Mar 28, 2017 22:13 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
AP
what happened: Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in his first official visit to Moscow.
what it means: The meeting between Putin and Rouhani, who have grown closer through their mutual support of Syria president Bashar al-Assad, mostly focused on flourishing economic ties in energy and industry.
what next: Russia will build 9 of Iran's 20 proposed nuclear reactors and has become a long-term arms partner.
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Nobel academy to Bob Dylan: Give lecture or lose money
Mar 28, 2017 22:12 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
Reuters
what happened: The Swedish Academy has warned that Bob Dylan has until June 10 to deliver his Nobel lecture.
what it means: Dylan, the first songwriter to receive the Nobel Literature Prize, must give the traditional lecture in order to receive the eight million kronor (840,000 euros, $910,000) that comes with the prize.
what next: There is speculation Dylan will give the lecture during his visit to Sweden on April 1 and 2.
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Scottish parliament backs bid for another referendum
Mar 28, 2017 22:00 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
Reuters
what happened: The Scottish parliament voted on Tuesday to back a bid for a new independence referendum.
what it means: The Edinburgh assembly's vote gives first minister Nicola Sturgeon a mandate to seek permission from the British parliament in London to press forward with preparations for a referendum.
what next: Sturgeon proposed the vote be held in late 2018 or 2019 once the terms of Brexit become clearer.