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$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:...

Boris Johnson: Russia ‘up to no good’ with its meddling, says British foreign minister
Mar06

Boris Johnson: Russia ‘up to no good’ with its meddling, says British foreign minister

Johnson said this as he arrived for an EU foreign and defence ministers meeting in Brussels. Russia must halt “unacceptable” meddling in other countries, especially the Balkans and Ukraine, for there to be any chance of a fresh start with the West, British foreign minister Boris Johnson said Monday.”Let us be very clear, Russia...

UN: Ukraine to accuse Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top court
Mar06

UN: Ukraine to accuse Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top court

Kiev will seek to convince the UN's top court Monday that Moscow is "sponsoring terrorism" in a bloody conflict involving separatist pro-Russian rebels, as tensions escalate in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Kiev will seek to convince the UN’s top court Monday that Moscow is “sponsoring terrorism” in a bloody conflict...

Brexit: Big 4 meet to seek impetus on EU’s strength
Mar06

Brexit: Big 4 meet to seek impetus on EU’s strength

The heads of continental Europe's biggest economies meet in the gilded splendour of the Palace of Versailles on Monday, seeking ways of strengthening an EU facing Britain's exit and mounting populism. The heads of continental Europe’s biggest economies meet in the gilded splendour of the Palace of Versailles on Monday, seeking...

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