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    Russia’s Crisis Produces Paradox: Surging Luxury Car Sales
    Feb03

    Russia’s Crisis Produces Paradox: Surging Luxury Car Sales

    As Russia wrestles with an economic crisis, more and more Porsches and Rolls-Royces are appearing on its roads. It seems something of a paradox; while mass-market car sales in the country have tumbled along with the ruble and oil prices, one area is bucking the trend – luxury cars. Sales of Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Lexus cars all...

    Strauss-Kahn hired by Ukraine tycoon
    Feb03

    Strauss-Kahn hired by Ukraine tycoon

    Former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is joining the board of a bank owned by one of Ukraine’s richest men. …read more Source:...

    Activist Urges E.U. To Keep Political Pressure On Belarus
    Feb03

    Activist Urges E.U. To Keep Political Pressure On Belarus

    Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski has called on the European Union to maintain political pressure on Belarus’s authoritarian regime. On a visit to Brussels on February 3, the former political prisoner told E.U. officials that the situation inside the country has not improved since economic sanctions were suspended following...

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Resigns; West Deeply Disappointed
    Feb03

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Resigns; West Deeply Disappointed

    Ukraine’s economy minister tendered his resignation Wednesday, citing political pressure and corruption. Aivaras Abromavicius said the country’s leadership had routinely blocked his reform efforts and that the economy ministry was at the mercy of corrupt vested interests. “Neither me, nor my team have any desire to serve as a...

    Hundreds of Soviet regime victims reburied in Ukraine (AFP)
    Feb03

    Hundreds of Soviet regime victims reburied in Ukraine (AFP)

    Lviv (Ukraine) (AFP) – The remains of more than five hundred apparent victims of the Soviet regime were reburied on Wednesday at a cemetery in Ukraine’s western city of Lviv, local authorities said. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine’s economy minister resigns saying he has ‘no desire to be a screen for brazen corruption’
    Feb03

    Ukraine’s economy minister resigns saying he has ‘no desire to be a screen for brazen corruption’

    Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius has resigned claiming senior figures within the government of President Petro Poroshenko attempted to… …read more Source:...

    Russia could steamroll into the capitals of NATO’s most exposed members in 36 hours
    Feb03

    Russia could steamroll into the capitals of NATO’s most exposed members in 36 hours

    Eduard Korniyenko/ReutersWith current force deployments, Russia could steamroll NATO forces in the Baltic states. In the most optimistic scenario for NATO, Moscow would be able to conquer all the way to Estonia’s capital Tallinn in the course of 60 hours, according to a new report from the think tank RAND Corp. The report, which attempted...

    Ukraine minister quits over blocked reforms
    Feb03

    Ukraine minister quits over blocked reforms

    Abromavicius accuses president’s ally of thwarting reform efforts …read more Source: Financial...

    Bulgaria Reveals Names of Suspected Attackers of Alexei Petrov
    Feb03

    Bulgaria Reveals Names of Suspected Attackers of Alexei Petrov

    Four Ukrainian nationals have been charged with last year’s attempted murder of Alexei Petrov, a former employee of Bulgaria’s domestic security service DANS. The names of the suspected attackers were announced by the Prosecutor’s Office at a joint press briefing with the Ministry of the Interior in Sofia on Wednesday. The...

    New Belarusian military doctrine responds to Putin’s policies
    Feb03

    New Belarusian military doctrine responds to Putin’s policies

    Image: mil.by On 22 January, President Alexander Lukashenka approved changes to Belarus’ military doctrine. This document reveals fundamental changes in the mindset of the Belarusian establishment. Learning Ukrainian lessons, Minsk is putting issues of military security at the top of its priority list. Belarusian strategists have also...