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    Putin and Berlusconi under fire for Crimea wine tasting
    Sep19

    Putin and Berlusconi under fire for Crimea wine tasting

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine has launched a criminal probe into wine-tasting by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after they allegedly quaffed a $100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine in Crimea, prosecutors said Saturday.The Kremlin strongman and the disgraced billionaire reportedly cracked open a bottle of...

    US defense official arrives in Azerbaijan
    Sep19

    US defense official arrives in Azerbaijan

    The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Evelyn Farkas arrived in Baku, the US embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend Sept. 18. …read more Source:...

    Serzh Sargsyan attends opening of Armenia Expo 2015
    Sep19

    Serzh Sargsyan attends opening of Armenia Expo 2015

    President Serzh Sargsyan attended today the opening of the annual Armenia Expo 2015 exhibition which was held at the Yerevan Expo Center of Yerevan Scientific Research Institute of Mathematical Machines CJSC. For already 15 years, this regional universal trade-industrial exhibition has been uniting the largest domestic manufacturers (more than...

    Sweden could join NATO if Russia’s aggression persists
    Sep19

    Sweden could join NATO if Russia’s aggression persists

    Moscow’s bellicose behavior in Ukraine and the Baltic region has triggered a debate about NATO membership in Sweden. While joining the alliance is unlikely anytime soon, Swedes are clearly reassessing their options. The sentiment of traditionally nonaligned Swedes toward applying for NATO membership has undergone a notable shift within the...

    Putin, Berlusconi and the 240-year-old bottle of wine
    Sep19

    Putin, Berlusconi and the 240-year-old bottle of wine

    A bottle of 1775 Jeres de la Frontera was brought to Crimea by Count Mikhail Vorontsov during the reign of Catherine the Great. It was worth an estimated €80,000. On Friday, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi were accused of drinking it. The Russian president was showing his friend and former Italian prime minister round the Massandra winery in...

    Deutsche Bank to trim business in Russia
    Sep19

    Deutsche Bank to trim business in Russia

    Germany’s biggest bank has announced it would close its onshore corporate banking and securities business in Russia amid a strategy change aimed at reducing complexity, costs, risks and capital consumption. Deutsche Bank said in a statement released Friday that its Russian Corporate Finance and Markets businesses would now operate from...

    US, Russian defense chiefs discuss ‘de-conflict’ in Syria
    Sep19

    US, Russian defense chiefs discuss ‘de-conflict’ in Syria

    The US and Russia’s heads of defense have discussed ways to tackle the Syrian conflict amid a Russian military buildup in the country. The conversation follows Kremlin’s announcement that it could deploy troops to Syria. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday, the first step in...

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’
    Sep19

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’

    Anton Kravtsov looks at a photo of his parents Alla and Gennady, at home in northern Moscow, on Sept. 4. (AP/Nataliya Vasilyeva)When Gennady Kravtsov sent a cover letter to a Swedish company, he reasoned that, even if a job didn’t come of it, he at least would know whether his engineering skills were valued outside Russia.Instead, he found...

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’
    Sep19

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’

    MOSCOW (AP) — When Gennady Kravtsov sent a cover letter to a Swedish company, he reasoned that, even if a job didn’t come of it, he at least would know whether his engineering skills were valued outside Russia.Instead, he found himself charged with treason and facing a possible 15 years in prison.Kravtsov worked for Russia’s GRU...

    Evelyn Farkas: Azerbaijan Is Strategic Partner of United States
    Sep19

    Evelyn Farkas: Azerbaijan Is Strategic Partner of United States

    “The US is very concerned with not resolved conflicts in the region.” On Friday in Baku, this was said by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Evelyn Farkas. “The United States is constantly monitoring the situation and looking for ways to resolve conflicts in accordance with international...