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    Internet czar takes aim at Apple and Google
    Feb09

    Internet czar takes aim at Apple and Google

    Russia’s first official Internet adviser is pushing to raise taxes on American companies including Apple and Google. ||| Moscow – When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new Internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies.Google, Apple and Microsoft, collectively worth...

    Global food prices at 7yr low
    Feb04

    Global food prices at 7yr low

    World food prices fell to near a seven-year low in January, weighed down by declines for agricultural commodities, particularly sugar. ||| Rome – World food prices fell to near a seven-year low in January, weighed down by declines for agricultural commodities, particularly sugar, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. Food prices...

    Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin
    Jan25

    Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin of placing a “time bomb” under the state. ||| Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a “time bomb” under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik...

    Moscow rages at ex-spy murder report
    Jan22

    Moscow rages at ex-spy murder report

    President Vladimir Putin appears set to escape sanctions despite being blamed over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. ||| Moscow – The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, appears set to escape sanctions despite being personally blamed over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, with the British Government being accused of a weak response to...

    Putin ‘probably approved ex-spy murder’
    Jan21

    Putin ‘probably approved ex-spy murder’

    President Vladimir Putin probably approved an intelligence operation to murder ex-KBG agent Litvinenko, a UK inquiry concluded. ||| London – President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder ex-KBG agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium-210, a British inquiry into the 2006 killing in London...

    Europe presses Ukraine on reforms
    Jan18

    Europe presses Ukraine on reforms

    The European Union is anxious for Ukraine authorities to overcome political feuding and implement promised reforms. ||| Brussels – The European Union pressed Ukraine authorities on Monday to overcome political feuding and implement promised reforms as it looks to shore up the country’s democratic and economic credentials. Having so...

    Avalanche hits school group, 3 dead
    Jan14

    Avalanche hits school group, 3 dead

    An avalanche killed at least three people when it swept into skiers on a closed slope in the French Alps, the interior ministry said. ||| Lyon – An avalanche killed at least three people and seriously injured others when it swept into skiers, including a group of schoolchildren, on a closed slope in the French Alps on Wednesday, the...

    Putin ‘didn’t mean to scare Merkel’
    Jan11

    Putin ‘didn’t mean to scare Merkel’

    President Vladimir Putin said that he did not mean to scare German Chancellor Angela Merkel with his dog at a meeting in 2007. ||| Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Monday that he did not mean to scare German Chancellor Angela Merkel with his dog at a meeting in 2007.Merkel is rumoured to have a...

    Russia ‘wants global action on terrorism’
    Jan11

    Russia ‘wants global action on terrorism’

    Russia wants to fight terrorism jointly with the rest of the world, President Vladimir Putin said. ||| Moscow – Russia wants to fight terrorism jointly with the rest of the world, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Monday, while again accusing the West of exacerbating international crises that had contributed to it....

    Netflix almost global
    Jan07

    Netflix almost global

    Netflix’s video-streaming service went live in more than 130 countries on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe. ||| Las Vegas – Netflix’s video-streaming service went live in more than 130 countries on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe except China, in a huge global push by Chief Executive Reed Hastings to...

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