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    Portugal number five in E&Y corruption survey
    Dec11

    Portugal number five in E&Y corruption survey

    The latest Ernst & Young survey on corruption placed Portugal in fifth place behind Croatia, Kenya, Slovenia and Serbia, India and the Ukraine. The survey interviewed 3,800 workers in 38 countries and showed that 83% interviewed in Portugal agreed that bribery in the country was widespread, unchanged from the 2015 result despite many...

    Trump: Reports of Russian hacking ‘ridiculous’
    Dec11

    Trump: Reports of Russian hacking ‘ridiculous’

    President-elect Donald Trump called reports that the Russian government endeavored to help him win last month’s presidential election “ridiculous” and “just another excuse” in an interview that aired Sunday morning, once again questioning the intelligence community he will take charge of...

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’
    Dec11

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’

    In June 2008, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson attended the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, its way of showing itself to the world as the kind of economic powerhouse that can attract executives like Rex Tillerson to its banquets. It was a key and very shaky moment for Russia. Vladimir Putin was bowing out after...

    Lawmakers alarmed Exxon chief could empower Putin
    Dec11

    Lawmakers alarmed Exxon chief could empower Putin

    Donald Trump’s leading candidate for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, would accelerate the president-elect’s collision course with Congress over his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and raise new questions about Putin’s role in the election. Tillerson, whom Trump officials now call...

    We need to talk about NATO
    Dec11

    We need to talk about NATO

    Dear NATO and European ministers of defense, I know you’re worried. You’re worried that the United States is about to have a commander in chief who has called the NATO alliance “obsolete.” You’re worried by Donald Trump’s campaign promise to defend NATO allies only if they...

    10 crucial decisions that reshaped America
    Dec11

    10 crucial decisions that reshaped America

    Brand is the be-all-end-all of Donald Trump. And the core of Trump’s brand is that squinty, jut-jowled, unreflective scowl, the Dirty Harry stare he insists on plastering everywhere — book covers, posters, his website — because it advertises his most marketable selling point: toughness. But the people around...

    Why Trump makes this small country so nervous
    Dec10

    Why Trump makes this small country so nervous

    TALLINN, Estonia — The scene outside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral one evening earlier this month had all the hallmarks of a Russian plot: dark-clothed heavies chanting and dragging metal bats along the cobblestone streets as camouflaged Estonian troops with heavy weaponry guarded the nearby Parliament. In reality, it was a training...

    OSCE to replace drones shot down over east Ukraine
    Dec09

    OSCE to replace drones shot down over east Ukraine

    HAMBURG (Reuters) – The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Friday launched a tender for long-range drones after losing eight such aircraft over eastern Ukraine since it began a monitoring mission there. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian politician accused of €100m fraud
    Dec09

    Ukrainian politician accused of €100m fraud

    Ukraine police are investigating a man accused of cheating the state out of more than €100m. He denies all allegations. …read more Source:...

    Crunch time in Congo, community philanthropy, and continuing genocide: IRIN’s Top Picks
    Dec09

    Crunch time in Congo, community philanthropy, and continuing genocide: IRIN’s Top Picks

    Every week, IRIN’s team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts: Equality and economy in the Middle East As Bessma Momani points out right off the bat in this briefing for the Brookings Institution, one of the major drivers...

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