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    ‘A very dangerous game’: Russia vs. Ukraine showdown reaches risky new level
    Aug18

    ‘A very dangerous game’: Russia vs. Ukraine showdown reaches risky new level

    The tension flare-ups just keep coming in the armed confrontation between Ukraine and Russia and now the military buildup at the borders has reached the most dangerous level in two years, Brian Stewart writes. …read more Source:...

    Is Putin playing Trump like he did Berlusconi?
    Aug18

    Is Putin playing Trump like he did Berlusconi?

    In January 2009, the U.S. ambassador in Rome cabled Washington to raise an alarm. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the diplomat wrote, had cultivated a troubling relationship with the country’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. “Berlusconi admires Putin’s macho, decisive, and authoritarian governing style, which the Italian PM...

    Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on cold-rolled flat steel items from China, South Korea
    Aug18

    Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on cold-rolled flat steel items from China, South Korea

    India has slapped anti-dumping duty on certain cold-rolled flat steel products from four nations including China and South Korea to guard domestic industry from cheap imports. An anti-dumping duty of the difference between the landed value of the steel products and US $594 per tonne will be levied, a Finance Ministry notification said. The...

    Donald Tusk: Russia is ‘unreliable’ on Crimea
    Aug18

    Donald Tusk: Russia is ‘unreliable’ on Crimea

    The European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that the Russian version of events in Crimea and Donbas was “unreliable” and his assessment of the situation aligned with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s. Tusk made the statement on Twitter after speaking with Poroshenko on the phone. The comments are likely a reference to...

    [Ticker] EU denigrates Ukraine’s anti-corruption scheme
    Aug18

    [Ticker] EU denigrates Ukraine’s anti-corruption scheme

    Ukraine’s decision to launch an online asset-declaration scheme for MPs without proper certification “makes little sense and might actually be counterproductive”, the EU foreign service said on Wednesday. The EU added that “failure to swiftly resolve this issue could undermine Ukraine’s important anti-corruption efforts”....

    Pakistan third amongst countries with worst reputation
    Aug18

    Pakistan third amongst countries with worst reputation

    The Reputation Institute in its annual RepTrak index has named Pakistan in the list of countries with the worst reputation. The index is calculated based on the level of tolerance, safety, standard of living and attractiveness to tourists. The overall marks are given out of 100. It is dominated by African and Middle Eastern countries, though...

    Ukraine says it REFUSES to fight against Russia in Crimea – despite heightened tension
    Aug18

    Ukraine says it REFUSES to fight against Russia in Crimea – despite heightened tension

    UKRAINE’S ambassador to Britain has claimed the war-ravaged nation will not be tempted into a bloody war with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source:...

    Trump hires ‘street fighter’ in new shakeup of White House campaign
    Aug18

    Trump hires ‘street fighter’ in new shakeup of White House campaign

    U.S. Republican Donald Trump overhauled his presidential campaign team the other day for the second time in less than two months, hiring the head of a conservative news website to bolster his combative image and try to reverse poor opinion poll numbers. Trump named Steve Bannon, Head of the Breitbart News website, as campaign Chief Executive...

    Ukraine to lose $1 billion due to Russian restrictions
    Aug18

    Ukraine to lose $1 billion due to Russian restrictions

    Ukraine will lose at least $1 billion this year due to trade and transit restrictions imposed by Russia.Russia’s transit ban will directly reduce Ukraine’s export volume to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan,… …read more Source: The...

    White Russia Makes Progress
    Aug18

    White Russia Makes Progress

    Belarus is an interesting, attractive country, certainly off the beaten track. A beautiful, rebuilt capital city of Minsk (mostly destroyed along with 30 percent of the country’s population during World War II), with wide boulevards and parks and superbly clean, belies its old reputation as the last dictatorship in Europe. Its economy is...