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    Russia vows World Cup crackdown on scalpers
    Nov09

    Russia vows World Cup crackdown on scalpers

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev vowed yesterday to crack down harshly on people who intended to profit from reselling their tickets to the 2018 World Cup. The price of admission for the June 14-July 15 event ranges from 1,200 roubles ($22, 19 euros) for the nosebleed seats at the opening matches to 66,000 roubles for the best ones...

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley
    Nov09

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley

    A new trove of leaked documents, the so-called Paradise Papers, have revealed that Yuri Milner, a Russian businessman with extensive investments in Silicon Valley, used funds from two Kremlin-controlled—and now U.S.-sanctioned—banks to make large investments in Facebook and Twitter. Both stakes have been sold off, but Milner’s path to...

    New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department
    Nov09

    New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department

    Sixty percent of State’s equivalent of four-star generals are gone. Imagine a company where, in the past year, 60 percent of its top management quit and applicants to work there dropped by half. You’d assume that corporation would be on the verge of going bankrupt or in the throes of some catastrophe — Enron after the scandal or...

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People
    Nov09

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People

    Along with jet packs and hover boards, a machine to translate from any language to any other is so appealing as a fantasy that people are willing to overlook clunky prototypes as long as they can retain the belief that the future promised by science fiction has, at last, arrived. One particularly clunky subspecies of the universal language...

    Released Crimean Tatar Leader: ‘I’d Rather Accept Death’ Than Kneel
    Nov09

    Released Crimean Tatar Leader: ‘I’d Rather Accept Death’ Than Kneel

    Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz were unexpectedly released from custody in their Russian-occupied homeland in October. Both are deputy chairmen of the Mejlis, the Crimean Tatar self-governing body that has been outlawed by Russian authorities. Immediately after their release, they were flown to Turkey on October 25, thanks...

    Released Crimean Tatar Leader: ‘I’d Rather Accept Death’ Than Kneel
    Nov09

    Released Crimean Tatar Leader: ‘I’d Rather Accept Death’ Than Kneel

    Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz were unexpectedly released from custody in their Russian-occupied homeland in October. Both are deputy chairmen of the Mejlis, the Crimean Tatar self-governing body that has been outlawed by Russian authorities. Immediately after their release, they were flown to Turkey on October 25, thanks...

    Kiev is buzzing about the Manafort indictment
    Nov09

    Kiev is buzzing about the Manafort indictment

    KIEV – Last week, as the news of Paul Manafort’s indictment on 12 counts of money laundering, tax evasion and lobbying violations rocketed through Washington D.C., a small group quietly celebrated in a nondescript Soviet-era building near the Dnieper River in the Ukrainian capital. “It showed we’re on the right track,” Serhiy...

    Five Things On (And Off) The Possible Agenda Of A Trump-Putin Meeting
    Nov09

    Five Things On (And Off) The Possible Agenda Of A Trump-Putin Meeting

    One day before the U.S. and Russian presidents were expected to attend an APEC summit in Vietnam, it remained unclear whether they would meet for formal talks. But it wasn’t for a lack of possible topics. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    German Satirical Show Pokes Fun At Poroshenko, But Ukrainians Aren’t Laughing
    Nov09

    German Satirical Show Pokes Fun At Poroshenko, But Ukrainians Aren’t Laughing

    It was supposed to elicit laughs. But a new animated comedy series from Germany’s Deutsche Welle has had the opposite effect in Ukraine, where Russian military aggression has torn the country apart. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    German Satirical Show Pokes Fun At Poroshenko, But Ukrainians Aren’t Laughing
    Nov09

    German Satirical Show Pokes Fun At Poroshenko, But Ukrainians Aren’t Laughing

    It was supposed to elicit laughs. But a new animated comedy series from Germany’s Deutsche Welle has had the opposite effect in Ukraine, where Russian military aggression has torn the country apart. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...