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    Meet Len Blavatnik, the richest man in Britain
    Jun23

    Meet Len Blavatnik, the richest man in Britain

    Britain’s richest man isn’t even British — it’s Ukraine-born billionaire Len Blavatnik. Blavatnik is worth $20.1 billion, rising to prominence after his privately held industrial group, Access Industries, purchased Warner Music Group for $3.3 billion in 2011. Since investing in tech giants Spotify and Beats, his wealth has...

    Ousted Ukrainian President: ‘I Supported the Ostriches. What’s Wrong With That?’
    Jun23

    Ousted Ukrainian President: ‘I Supported the Ostriches. What’s Wrong With That?’

    “Are you saying that the president of a country lived on the territory of someone else’s private zoo?” …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russia Sanctions: Western Penalties Benefit Domestic Businesses, Russian Official Claims
    Jun23

    Russia Sanctions: Western Penalties Benefit Domestic Businesses, Russian Official Claims

    A top Russian official claimed Tuesday that the European Union and United States’ sanctions against Russia for its role in the eastern Ukraine conflict have improved business for companies focused on replacing imports with domestic production. The comments came just hours after the European Union announced its intention to extend the...

    Eric Morse: Don’t confuse refugees with migrants
    Jun23

    Eric Morse: Don’t confuse refugees with migrants

    Canadian journalist Doug Saunders observed recently that the wave of human trafficking now troubling southern Europe is almost entirely composed of migrants, not refugees. Since the turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa is simultaneously creating large numbers of refugees, it is dangerously easy to confuse them. By modern definitions – as...

    Border checkpoints between Crimea, Ukraine in full use
    Jun23

    Border checkpoints between Crimea, Ukraine in full use

    Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, June 23 (UPI) — Twelve checkpoints between Ukraine and Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, are now operational, the Russian government said Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    The IMF Bows to Putin in Ukraine
    Jun23

    The IMF Bows to Putin in Ukraine

    When it comes to sovereign debt negotiations, might makes right. …read more Source:...

    What Do Ukrainians Think Of Yanukovych’s Latest Appearance?
    Jun23

    What Do Ukrainians Think Of Yanukovych’s Latest Appearance?

    Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spoke to BBC television in Moscow in his first extended interview with Western media since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. After the program aired, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service asked residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk what they thought of the interview and of the...

    US to ‘pre-position’ heavy weapons along NATO’s eastern flank: Carter
    Jun23

    US to ‘pre-position’ heavy weapons along NATO’s eastern flank: Carter

    Tallinn (AFP) – The US will pre-position heavy weapons, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and artillery in central and eastern Europe for the first time, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday in Estonia’s capital Tallinn.”We will temporarily stage one armoured brigade combat team’s vehicles and...

    Romanian lawmakers OK building NATO unit and headquarters in Bucharest due to Ukraine crisis
    Jun23

    Romanian lawmakers OK building NATO unit and headquarters in Bucharest due to Ukraine crisis

    Romanian lawmakers have unanimously approved a request to build two NATO facilities in Bucharest, the capital, as part of the alliance’s new defense strategy in Eastern Europe. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Proposes German Companies Should Advertize Their Nazi Past
    Jun23

    Russia Proposes German Companies Should Advertize Their Nazi Past

    A proposed bill has been tabled in Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, to force German and Italian companies which profited during the Nazi and fascist regimes, to mark their products in order to inform Russian customers of their brand’s history. Nazi symbolism is illegal in Russia and those who display Nazi symbols...