MOSCOW - An Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges cannot be pardoned by President Vladimir Putin until she herself petitions for it, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday.
Naama Issachar, 26, was arrested in April at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where she was transferring flights on her way from India to Israel. Russian authorities said more than nine grams of hashish were found in her luggage.
Cairo airport authorities arrested a Dutch passenger of Egyptian decent on Friday, saying he was carrying illegal drugs in his luggage.
The passenger, who landed from Amsterdam earlier in the morning, was stopped and a search of his baggage uncovered nearly 60 grams (2 ounces) of three different types of psychoactive drugs. They included hashish, meth and the party drug MDMA widely known as ecstasy, as well as 60 pills of a banned painkiller, said Gamal Abdel-Fattah, a senior official at the Customs Authority.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Russian national pleaded guilty Thursday to running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud.
OPELIKA, Ala. - Grand jurors have indicted a teenager on manslaughter charges in the fatal crash that killed Auburn University announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife last year.
TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
ATHENS, Greece - Greek authorities say they found more than a ton of processed cannabis camouflaged among a shipment of date paste headed by sea from Lebanon to Libya, police said Thursday.
EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into a liquor retailer's decision to test ID-scanning technology at its stores.