World Briefs: Explosives similar to subway bomb found

Explosives similar to subway bomb found

ST PETERSBURG • Russian authorities raided a residential building in St Petersburg yesterday and found explosives similar to those used by a suicide bomber who this week blew up a subway carriage, killing 14 people, two security sources said. The discovery of the explosives raises the possibility that a string of bomb attacks was being planned in the city by a group of plotters. The authorities detained several people, according to a neighbour who saw the detentions taking place.


Workers in Argentina call for strike

BUENOS AIRES • Workers vowed a general strike in recession-hit Argentina yesterday, drawing complaints from conservative President Mauricio Macri as he prepares to host leaders and businessmen for an economic forum. The strike raises pressure on Mr Macri as he struggles to help Argentina recover from a recession ahead of mid-term legislative elections in October.


AFP, Ansa and DPA to launch new website

PARIS • Agence France-Presse is joining forces with Italy's Ansa news agency and Germany's DPA to launch a new website offering data journalism on the EU.

The European Data News Hub will launch in June and offer text reporting, still and interactive graphics, photos and videos in five languages.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe