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    US joins German Ford bribe investigation
    Aug19

    US joins German Ford bribe investigation

    A German investigation of bribery at a Russian port now includes US authorities. Employees of automaker Ford and haulier DB Schenker are accused of paying bribes to expedite freight to a St. Petersburg car plant. US authorities have joined in a two-year probe of carmaker Ford and German freight haulier Schenker that aims to determine whether the...

    Estonian officer abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour
    Aug19

    Estonian officer abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour

    By Jack Stubbs An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston Kohver on espionage charges in September last year, saying the Estonian was caught on Russian territory, but...

    Weak lira adds nearly $4 bln to Turkish natural gas bill -minister  
    Aug19

    Weak lira adds nearly $4 bln to Turkish natural gas bill -minister  

    By Gulsen Solaker The weakness in the Turkish lira has added nearly $4 billion to Turkey’s natural gas bill since the beginning of the year, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday. Turkey is reliant on imports for around 90 per cent for its energy needs, meaning the lira’s 19 per cent fall against the dollar on political...

    Putin: Kyiv to blame for escalating violence, not separatists
    Aug19

    Putin: Kyiv to blame for escalating violence, not separatists

    Russian president claims Russian side has evidence that the Ukrainian army is amassing troops and military equipment in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    Putin plunges deep in Black Sea to visit ancient shipwreck
    Aug19

    Putin plunges deep in Black Sea to visit ancient shipwreck

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a ride in a submersible to visit the remains of an ancient shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula. According to Press TV, Putin embarked on his 45-minute underwater expedition on Tuesday to have a glimpse of the newly-found sunken Byzantine galley on the Black Sea’s bed in the vicinity of...

    Sanctioned Putin ally to step down as head of Russian railways
    Aug19

    Sanctioned Putin ally to step down as head of Russian railways

    MOSCOW — The powerful president of Russia’s state-owned railway company, Vladimir Yakunin, confirmed late Monday that he would step down next month after a decade in the top post and expects to become a senator. Yakunin, 67, is a long-time confidant of President Vladimir Putin and on the United States sanctions list over the Ukraine c...

    Ukraine, Russia 

trade blame for

spike in violence
    Aug18

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for spike in violence

    KIEV: Ukraine’s pro-Western leadership and Russia traded blame on Tuesday for a sharp escalation in violence that threatened to see all-out warfare return to the former Soviet nation’s separatist east. Kiev and the insurgents on Monday reported the death of at least 10 soldiers and civilians — a dramatic escalation that sparked...

    US launches biggest allied airborne drills since Cold War ended
    Aug18

    US launches biggest allied airborne drills since Cold War ended

    The United States says it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Daily...

    Putin dives down in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea
    Aug18

    Putin dives down in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea

    Putin has become known for his eye-catching stunts during his fifteen years in charge of Russia …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for sharp violence spike
    Aug18

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for sharp violence spike

    Ukraine’s pro-Western leadership and Russia traded blame for a sharp escalation in violence that threatened to see all-out warfare return to the former Soviet nation’s separatist east …read more Source: The Daily...

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