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Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has ordered that Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash be released from custody pending decisions on separate U.S. and Spanish extradition requests for him.

Firtash already posted 125 million euros ($132 million) bail and surrendered his passport three years ago when the U.S. extradition request was first made. The court on Friday cited these measures in reaching its decision.

Firtash was indicted by a U.S. grand jury in 2012 for allegedly paying off officials through U.S. banks in a failed attempt to secure titanium mining rights in India worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

He was taken into custody Tuesday shortly after another court approved the U.S. request and legal authorities received a separate application from Spain.

The Austrian Justice Ministry will make the final ruling on the extradition requests.

#CantBeatCassiday – 2/24/2017

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Wednesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!

                                                                           CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (17-3)

BEYONCE WON’T HEADLINE COACHELLA DUE TO HER PREGNANCY. WHAT SINGING GROUP WAS SHE PART OF?

DESTINY’S CHILD

PAULA PATTON IS ACCUSING ROBIN THICKE OF TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE IN THEIR ONGOING CUSTODY BATTLE. WHAT WAS ROBINS HIT SONG THAT FEATURED T.I. AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS?

BLURRED LINES

IT’S MARDI GRAS WEEKEND. WHAT DO YOU FIND IN A KING CAKE THAT GIVES YOU GOOD LUCK?

PLASTIC BABY DOLL

SIMONE BILES AND MR. T HAVE JOINED DANCING WITH THE STARS. WHAT SITCOM DID MR. T PLAY B.A. BARACUS?

THE A TEAM

RIHANNA WAS NAMED HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR. WHAT COUNTRY IS SHE FROM?

BARBADOS

Russian UN ambassador Churkin honored, buried in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Diplomats, colleagues and relatives said their final farewells Friday to Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s long-time ambassador to the United Nations who died earlier in the week.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov praised Churkin as an “exceptional professional and people’s diplomat” in remarks at the funeral, where the open casket was draped in a Russian flag, flanked by an honor guard and surrounded by wreaths in a memorial chapel.

“We are saying goodbye to our friend, a prominent diplomat of the modern age, a person who always reached the maximum possible results wherever the motherland would send him,” Lavrov said before the burial at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery in western Moscow.

The Order of Courage, a medal awarded posthumously to Churkin by President Vladimir Putin, was displayed at the coffin.

Churkin died Monday at a New York hospital at age 64. Medical examiners who performed an autopsy said more tests were needed to determine the cause of death.

He had been Russia’s envoy at the U.N. since 2006. He was the longest-serving ambassador on the Security Council, the U.N.’s most powerful body. He also served as ambassador in Canada and Belgium, and was a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry in the early 1990s.

#SNlisten – A Documentary To Root For At The Oscars

 

One reason we’ll be watching the Oscars this weekend is to root for Owen Suskind, the man behind the documentary “Life, Animated”. We called Owen and his brother Walt to discuss “Life, Animated” before they head to Hollywood for the Oscar ceremonies!