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    Ukraine: march for Bandera’s birthday

    An annual torch walk in memory of Stepan Bandera attracted thousands across the country. …read more Source:...

    Top of the (political) pops 2017
    Jan01

    Top of the (political) pops 2017

    Far away from the pop charts, a handful of songs in 2017 helped push political revolutions, highlight corruption and radicalize extremists. One allegedly emerged out of the Kremlin, others from grassroots organizations. They’ve appealed to right-wing nationalists and arch left-wingers. It’s clear music has galvanized politics this...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 28 Dec 2017
    Jan01

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 28 Dec 2017

    Stranded air passengers sleep on luggage belts Hundreds of passengers were stranded at airports last night, thanks to snow and ice. At Stansted, where 300 were left without flights, a witness told Sky News that customers were sleeping on the luggage carousel belts. A weather warning is in place for ice this morning, after some motorists were...

    The journalist prince
    Jan01

    The journalist prince

    Germany Der Tagesspiegel reported on Angela Merkel’s waning support after a poll found 47 percent of Germans don’t want her to remain chancellor for another full four-year term. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung led with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko stepping down as the country’s chief World Cup organizer. The...

    Simona Halep to kick off new season by playing against American Nicole Gibbs in Shenzhen
    Jan01

    Simona Halep to kick off new season by playing against American Nicole Gibbs in Shenzhen

    Bucharest, Dec 30 /Agerpres/ – Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world's no. 1, is going to kick off 2018 season by playing against American Nicole Gibbs in the opening round of the WTA tournament in Shenzhen (China), equipped with total prizes worth 626,750 US dollars. Halep (26) and Gibbs (24, WTA's 110) will meet for the...

    Russia’s bitcoin expert Pavel Lerner freed after kidnapping
    Dec30

    Russia’s bitcoin expert Pavel Lerner freed after kidnapping

    Russian IT expert Pavel Lerner, the head of a UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange, was freed after unknown assailants kidnapped him in Ukraine. The kidnappers released Lerner in exchange for a million dollar ransom. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russia’s bitcoin expert Pavel Lerner freed after kidnapping
    Dec30

    Russia’s bitcoin expert Pavel Lerner freed after kidnapping

    Russian IT expert Pavel Lerner, the head of a UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange, was freed after unknown assailants kidnapped him in Ukraine. The kidnappers released Lerner in exchange for a million dollar ransom. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine kidnappers release hostage after $1m bitcoin ransom paid
    Dec30

    Ukraine kidnappers release hostage after $1m bitcoin ransom paid

    Employee of UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange ‘safe, but stressed’ following capture by masked gunmen Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1m in bitcoins as a ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday. Pavel Lerner, a...

    Bitcoin ransom of $1m paid for cryptocurrency boss
    Dec29

    Bitcoin ransom of $1m paid for cryptocurrency boss

    Exmo executive released after being grabbed in Ukraine by masked gang …read more Source: Financial...

    Stalin’s legacy lives on in city that slaves built – archive,  1994
    Dec29

    Stalin’s legacy lives on in city that slaves built – archive, 1994

    29 December 1994 James Meek in Norilsk talks to a victim of the gulag 50 years ago whose Arctic exile is still not overAt the end of the second world war, as Europe was preparing to celebrate its victory over fascism, the Soviet authorities arrested an entire school of teenage girls from western Ukraine, named them enemies of the people, took...

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