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    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb
    Oct30

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb

    The indictment unsealed on Monday details a scheme to turn ill-gotten Ukrainian money into American property that was then mortgaged for millionsPaul Manafort may be about to become the most infamous Airbnb host in America. The former chair of the Trump campaign was charged – along with his “right-hand man” Rick Gates – with conspiring against...

    Mueller’s indictments for Manafort and Papadopoulos spell bad news for Trump
    Oct30

    Mueller’s indictments for Manafort and Papadopoulos spell bad news for Trump

    The US president has publicly attacked the investigation as a “witch hunt” with no basis in fact. Following weeks of intense speculation in Washington, Bob Mueller, the special investigator looking into Russian interference in the presidential election, has revealed his first indictments – and they could spell bad news for Donald Trump. The...

    Paul Manafort’s path from Ukraine to US indictment
    Oct30

    Paul Manafort’s path from Ukraine to US indictment

    Work for Yanukovich leads ex-Trump aide into heart of Russia probe …read more Source: Financial...

    EAS calls for Eastern Partnership countries to enter EU market through Estonia
    Oct30

    EAS calls for Eastern Partnership countries to enter EU market through Estonia

    Speaking at the 4th Eastern Partnership Business Forum held in Tallinn on October 27th, chairman of the management board of Enterprise Estonia (EAS) Alo Ivask called for Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Moldovan, Ukrainian and Belarusian entrepreneurs to enter the European Union market through Estonia, writes LETA/BNS. …read more Source:...

    Wary of Russia, Finns take another look at NATO
    Oct30

    Wary of Russia, Finns take another look at NATO

    HELSINKI — For decades, Finland managed its delicate relationship with Russia by avoiding any move that could provoke the “sleeping bear” on its eastern border. Now, a retired senior diplomat is pushing his country to risk angering the beast — by joining the NATO military alliance. “This country deserves an open debate when it comes to foreign...

    Hungary Vetoes NATO-Ukraine Summit
    Oct29

    Hungary Vetoes NATO-Ukraine Summit

    Hungary stated that it cannot support Ukraine’s integration into the military bloc and vetoed the NATO-Ukraine Committee summit scheduled take place in December, the Foreign Ministry of Hungary announced, according to a statement published on the country’s government website. The reason for the veto lies with the so-called Law on...

    Ancient Bulgarian manuscripts stored at the Russian State Library
    Oct29

    Ancient Bulgarian manuscripts stored at the Russian State Library

    Did you know that alongside numerous unique Slavic written sources, the funds of the Russian State Library store some 1,000 ancient Bulgarian manuscripts? Here is chief paleographer, Prof. Marina Krutova from the “Manuscripts” department with more about them: “One of the oldest manuscripts of Bulgarian origin is the Slepchanski Apostle, written...

    Hungary vetoes NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting
    Oct29

    Hungary vetoes NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting

    Justin SpikeHungary vetoes NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting Photo: MTI/KKMHungary has vetoed a planned December 6 meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó (pictured) at a Friday press conference, reports pro-government news portal origo.hu. The reason for the veto, Szijjártó said, was...

    For Ukraine’s fishermen, ‘war changed everything’
    Oct29

    For Ukraine’s fishermen, ‘war changed everything’

    PRYMORSKE, Ukraine — In the idle heat, a hundred eyes stare out from the tangle of fishing nets, the fish drying like tiny slivers of tinfoil under a stifling sun. Plastic buckets, battered hulls and lengths of knotted rope litter an otherwise empty beach. A few wooden dinghies bob on the sea’s flat, mercury surface; white light glares in...

    U.S. hopes for more from Russia after Crimean prisoners freed
    Oct28

    U.S. hopes for more from Russia after Crimean prisoners freed

    KIEV (Reuters) – The release of two Crimean Tatars from Russian custody this week was a good sign and hopefully means Russia will take positive steps in eastern Ukraine as well, the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on Saturday. …read more Source:...

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