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Sberbank: Russia’s largest bank pulls out of Ukraine
Mar28

Sberbank: Russia’s largest bank pulls out of Ukraine

Ukrainian activists have viewed Sberbank as a symbol of Russia's unwelcome presence in the country. Russia’s Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.Sberbank, whose controlling stake is owned by the...

Russian bank VEB says execs had talks with Trump son-in-law
Mar28

Russian bank VEB says execs had talks with Trump son-in-law

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed yesterday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. …read more Source: Stabroek...

Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank; will testify
Mar28

Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank; will testify

A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner. …read more Source: Eyewitness...

Politics: DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’
Mar27

Politics: DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’

"There's no question that there was a very serious effort made by Mr. Putin… to interfere in major ways with our basic fundamental democratic processes." In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times’ Global Business Summit, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia’s meddling in the...

Politics: Jared Kushner had a previously undisclosed meeting with the CEO of ‘the bank that financed Vladimir Putin’s grandest ambitions’
Mar27

Politics: Jared Kushner had a previously undisclosed meeting with the CEO of ‘the bank that financed Vladimir Putin’s grandest ambitions’

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, met with the CEO of Russia's state-owned Vnesheconombank in December. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, met with the CEO of Russia’s state-owned Vnesheconombank in December 2016, The New York Times reported on Monday. The...

Politics: Jared Kushner will be questioned by the Senate Intel Committee about his Russia ties
Mar27

Politics: Jared Kushner will be questioned by the Senate Intel Committee about his Russia ties

The Senate Intelligence Committee will question President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The Senate Intelligence Committee will question President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into Russia’s...

Alexei Navalny: Russian crusader who’s taking on Vladimir Putin
Mar27

Alexei Navalny: Russian crusader who’s taking on Vladimir Putin

The 40-year-old, who was arrested at Sunday's demonstration in Moscow, is no stranger to clashes with the Kremlin. Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has cemented his status as leader of Russia’s opposition movement by organising the largest unauthorised protest in recent years against President Vladimir Putin’s rule.The...

Politics: A timeline of events that unfolded during the election appears to support the FBI’s investigation into Trump and Russia
Mar27

Politics: A timeline of events that unfolded during the election appears to support the FBI’s investigation into Trump and Russia

A timeline of events that unfolded during the election appears to support the FBI's investigation into Trump-Russia collusion The FBI is now investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to undermine Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The timeline of major, game-changing events that unfolded in the final months of the...

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze
Mar25

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze

A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online. What drives these extreme selfie daredevils? He’s got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine story apartment block in Siberia. “Are you filming?” he asks, as a friend hands him a...

Politics: A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation
Mar25

Politics: A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation

While Stone, Manafort, and Page — Trump's former campaign adviser, chairman, and foreign policy adviser, respectively — all have ties to Russia, they have all denied that they helped facilitate any collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow during the election. Page, who traveled to Moscow last July while he was still working with the...

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