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    Russian Officials Cautious on How to Mark 1917 Revolution Centenary
    Mar07

    Russian Officials Cautious on How to Mark 1917 Revolution Centenary

    Russia this year is marking 100 years since the Russian Revolution ended the country’s monarchy, an event that led to the creation of the Soviet Union, a communist regime that for much of the 20th century ruled an empire. Despite the significant anniversary, Russian authorities have been cautious about how to observe it, apparently fearful...

    Couple jailed in UAE in court soon
    Mar07

    Couple jailed in UAE in court soon

    The families of two South Africans locked up in the United Arab Emirates for having sex out of marriage, have pleaded for help from the South African authorities in that country. Linda Culverwell from Port Alfred said her health had deteriorated since her son Emlyn, 29, and his fiance Iryna Nohai were arrested in the UAE. Emlyn and Iryna who are...

    Russian Media Tries to Link Georgia’s EU Visa Waiver to Refugee Camps
    Mar07

    Russian Media Tries to Link Georgia’s EU Visa Waiver to Refugee Camps

    Last week, just days after the southern Caucasus nation of Georgia celebrated its newly awarded visa-free travel access to 30 EU countries, Russian news outlets began reporting a different story. Georgia’s visa liberalization wasn’t the result of Tblisi’s successful, long-planned reforms targeting European integration, Russian...

    $74 Million Fraud Case Reaches Kyiv Court
    Mar07

    $74 Million Fraud Case Reaches Kyiv Court

    A Kyiv court set bail Monday for the former head of Ukraine’s tax service who had recently been named a suspect in a major corruption case involving the embezzlement of approximately $74 million. The case against Roman Nasirov is seen by some as the first real test of the country’s new National Anti-Corruption Bureau...

    EU Clears Russian Nuclear Reactor Project in Hungary
    Mar07

    EU Clears Russian Nuclear Reactor Project in Hungary

    European regulators on Monday cleared Hungary to expand its Paks nuclear plant, approving a project that will extend Russia’s influence over the energy policy of a state that has actively promoted its interests within the EU. Budapest signed a 12 billion euros ($12.7 billion) deal for two new reactors with Russia in 2014, to be built by...

    Russia’s Monarchy a Sensitive Issue as February Revolution Centenary Marked
    Mar07

    Russia’s Monarchy a Sensitive Issue as February Revolution Centenary Marked

    On March 8, 100 years ago, a revolution erupted in Saint Petersburg that ended the monarchy in Russia and set up a provisional government that was overthrown by the Bolsheviks just months later. That led to the rise of the Soviet Union and the spread of communism globally. But there are still Russians today who defend the monarchy as sacred, and...

    News24.com | Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court
    Mar06

    News24.com | Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court

    Ukraine urged the UN’s top court to help bring stability to its war-torn east by seeking to convince judges that Russia is “sponsoring terrorism” in its conflict against separatist pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Asks UN Judges to Order Russia to Stop Aiding Rebels
    Mar06

    Ukraine Asks UN Judges to Order Russia to Stop Aiding Rebels

    Ukraine asked the United Nations’ highest court on Monday to order Russia to stop funding and equipping pro-Russian separatists, at the start of a hearing where it hopes to prove Moscow is breaking international law. Russia denies sending troops or military equipment to eastern Ukraine and is expected to challenge the basis of the case...

    European Union: Anti-trust authorities approves Hungary’s Russian-backed nuclear plant
    Mar06

    European Union: Anti-trust authorities approves Hungary’s Russian-backed nuclear plant

    The approval removes the last roadblock to the 12.5 billion euro ($13.2 billion) expansion of Hungary's only nuclear facility. EU anti-trust authorities on Monday approved a controversial nuclear expansion project in Hungary that is heavily backed by Russia.The approval removes the last roadblock to the 12.5 billion euro ($13.2 billion)...

    Nigerian Navy rescues Russian, Ukrainian sailors from pirates
    Mar06

    Nigerian Navy rescues Russian, Ukrainian sailors from pirates

    Seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian national who were kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria have been freed, the Nigerian navy said on Monday. “The foreign sailors, including seven… …read more Source:...

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