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French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity
Mar29

French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity

BERLIN – French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon assailed European austerity policies as he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, arguing that they have helped fuel the rise of the far right. Hamon followed conservative François Fillon and independent Emmanuel Macron in making the trip to France’s traditional partner...

DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’
Mar29

DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’

In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times’ Global Business Summit on Monday, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Cheney said there were a “rising number of threats” in the world that, beyond national security, “even pose a threat to the...

Russia’s largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine
Mar29

Russia’s largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine

AFP From Business Insider Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Sberbank, whose controlling stake is owned by the Russian state, said in a statement Tuesday that it had signed a...

Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic disaster
Mar28

Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic disaster

Ukraine’s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production. …read more Source:...

France suspends delivery of helicopter carriers to Russia because of Ukraine
Mar28

France suspends delivery of helicopter carriers to Russia because of Ukraine

France suspended indefinitely on Tuesday delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carrier warships to Russia, citing conflict in eastern Ukraine where the West accuses Moscow of fomenting separatism. …read more Source:...

G20 agrees on growth, climate change and taxes, but Putin leaves pressed on Ukraine
Mar28

G20 agrees on growth, climate change and taxes, but Putin leaves pressed on Ukraine

Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

Will Ukraine commit economic suicide?
Mar28

Will Ukraine commit economic suicide?

Ukraine is on the brink of committing economic suicide after imposing a crippling 55% tax on private gas producers, while parliament prepares to vote on next year’s budget, which aims for a continuation of the same. …read more Source:...

Trump’s son-in-law met with Russian banker
Mar28

Trump’s son-in-law met with Russian banker

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law… …read more Source:...

Russian bank VEB says execs had talks with Trump son-in-law
Mar28

Russian bank VEB says execs had talks with Trump son-in-law

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed yesterday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. …read more Source: Stabroek...

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze
Mar25

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze

A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online. What drives these extreme selfie daredevils? He’s got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine story apartment block in Siberia. “Are you filming?” he asks, as a friend hands him a...