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    Money Magnet: Foreign Investments in Crimea Steadily Increasing Since Mid-2016
    Apr21

    Money Magnet: Foreign Investments in Crimea Steadily Increasing Since Mid-2016

    YALTA (Sputnik) — Foreign and Russian investments in the Crimean peninsula have been steadily growing since the middle of 2016, Andrei Melnikov, the republic’s minister of economic development, said Thursday. “Since the middle of the last year, there has been a gradual growth of investments on all fronts, foreign and Russian,” Melnikov told...

    Ukraine Urges West to Back Its Reform Work
    Apr21

    Ukraine Urges West to Back Its Reform Work

    Ukraine has urged the West to back its efforts at reform despite accusations that the government has failed to tackle corruption three years after the revolution that toppled the regime of President Viktor Yanukovich. Campaigners say billions of dollars were embezzled from Ukrainian state coffers, much of it held in secret offshore accounts. As...

    CIA’s Brennan Conspired with Foreign Spies
    Apr21

    CIA’s Brennan Conspired with Foreign Spies

    Although Russians may have aspired to influence the November election, the real election meddlers were Democrats in the Obama administration who conspired with foreign intelligence agencies against Donald Trump’s campaign, new media reports suggest. The key player, we are learning, is the already infamous John O. Brennan but FBI Director...

    From colas to cigarettes, North Korea’s Air Koryo diversifies to stay airborne amid sanctions
    Apr21

    From colas to cigarettes, North Korea’s Air Koryo diversifies to stay airborne amid sanctions

    EVEN after disembarking from North Korea’s Air Koryo plane at Pyongyang airport, it’s difficult to miss the airline’s brand. The Air Koryo conglomerate makes cigarettes and fizzy drinks, besides owning a taxi fleet and petrol stations – and all have the same flying crane logo as the carrier. The military-controlled airline...

    Ukraine National Bank: We Never Promised to Protect International Investors
    Apr21

    Ukraine National Bank: We Never Promised to Protect International Investors

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Ukraine has never given any promises to protect foreign investors, National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Valeria Gontareva said in remarks at the Atlantic Council. Gontareva was asked about conversion of PrivatBank’s Eurobonds into share capital after the Bank was nationalized. “The state is paying for...

    In France’s Presidential Election, the Intersecting Consequences of Islamist Terrorism and Russian Aggression
    Apr21

    In France’s Presidential Election, the Intersecting Consequences of Islamist Terrorism and Russian Aggression

    KYIV, Ukraine—Europe’s two greatest security challenges, Islamist terrorism and Russian military aggression, have cast a shadow over the French presidential election. Authorities in Paris reported a possible terrorist attack on the Champs-Elysees on Thursday night, throwing the election a last-minute curveball—potentially to the benefit of...

    Politics: The US Army wants dummy Russian tanks so it can practice blowing them away
    Apr21

    Politics: The US Army wants dummy Russian tanks so it can practice blowing them away

    The invitation for bids states that the mods will help the Army simulate realistic battle scenarios in training. The US Army just put out an invitation for bids on building a modification for Humvees to make them look like Russian T-72 tanks. The invitation for bids states that the mods will help the Army simulate realistic battle scenarios in...

    Relentless Monaco dream on after reaching semis
    Apr21

    Relentless Monaco dream on after reaching semis

    Monaco, Thursday @PeopleSports11 A brilliant Monaco side that has taken Europe by storm will not relent in their bid for glory after beating Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League semi-finals, promised coach Leonardo Jardim. The team from the Mediterranean principality were too good for their German opponents in Wednesday’s...

    Episode 16: Historian Timothy Snyder On The Evolution Of National Identity
    Apr21

    Episode 16: Historian Timothy Snyder On The Evolution Of National Identity

    Welcome to episode 16 of The Josh Marshall Show, in this episode Josh talks to author and historian Timothy Snyder. They talk about Timothy’s book “The Reconstruction of Nations,” a book about the evolution of national identity and the organization of national states in northeast Europe going back a bit more than four centuries...

    Virginia Governor Calls Off Execution For Death-Row Inmate
    Apr20

    Virginia Governor Calls Off Execution For Death-Row Inmate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday called off a man’s execution in a 2006 murder-for-hire case, citing concerns about false information provided to jurors that he believes influenced their decision to sentence him to death. Ivan Teleguz was scheduled to be executed Tuesday, but McAuliffe commuted his sentence to...