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    EU opens antitrust case against Russia’s Gazprom gas giant
    Apr22

    EU opens antitrust case against Russia’s Gazprom gas giant

    EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that Gazprom’s behavior in central and eastern European member states, where it sometimes almost fully controls the gas market, could amount to an abuse of its dominant position. The complaints are clustered around three issues: preventing cross-border flows of gas to other EU nations,...

    European Union Opens Antitrust Case Against Russia’s Gazprom
    Apr22

    European Union Opens Antitrust Case Against Russia’s Gazprom

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is opening an antitrust case against Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom energy giant amid worsening relations between Brussels and Moscow. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that Gazprom’s behavior in central and eastern European member states, where it sometimes almost fully...

    How the Russia-China Strategic Partnership Marks a New Global Power Shift
    Apr22

    How the Russia-China Strategic Partnership Marks a New Global Power Shift

    Eurasia as we knew it is dead. Move over, Cold War 2.0. The real story, now and for the foreseeable future, in its myriad declinations, and of course, ruling out too many bumps in the road, is a new, integrated Eurasia forging ahead.China’s immensely ambitious New Silk Road project will keep intersecting with the Russia-led Eurasia Economic...

    Ukraine sees ‘brain drain’ as its best and brightest escape chaos for the West
    Apr22

    Ukraine sees ‘brain drain’ as its best and brightest escape chaos for the West

    KHARKIV, Ukraine — Elvira Gorbunova came to Kharkiv in January, leaving her home in separatist-controlled Krasny Luch to escape dangers of living in a war zone. But she hopes Ukraine’s second-largest city is just a stop on her family’s journey to North America. “I don’t think we have any prospects … …read more...

    The Disintegration of the World
    Apr22

    The Disintegration of the World

    Josh Cochran Leon Trotsky is not often invoked as a management guru, but a line frequently attributed to him would surely resonate with many business leaders today. “You may not be interested in war,” the Bolshevik revolutionary is said to have warned, “but war is interested in you.” War, or at least geopolitics, is figuring more and more...

    Gazprom Antitrust Case Targets Putin on Ukraine
    Apr22

    Gazprom Antitrust Case Targets Putin on Ukraine

    An antitrust case against Russia’s energy giant could weaken its economy and influence on Europe. …read more Source: U.S....

    NATO to hold major cyber defense drill in Estonia
    Apr22

    NATO to hold major cyber defense drill in Estonia

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO’s efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks. The drill comes at a time of heightened tensions in Eastern Europe, where NATO military forces are exercising almost...

    Major Clinton Foundation backer, a supporter of Jewish causes, trades with Iran
    Apr22

    Major Clinton Foundation backer, a supporter of Jewish causes, trades with Iran

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The largest single donor to the Clinton Foundation, a Ukrainian businessman who backs Jewish causes, reportedly also trades with Iran, according to Newsweek. Victor Pinchuk, a Jewish pipeline magnate, has sold his pipelines to Iran, the magazine reported Tuesday. The report comes as Hillary Clinton, a declared Democratic...

    Budget promises to boost DND spending in two years while veterans see cash now
    Apr22

    Budget promises to boost DND spending in two years while veterans see cash now

    OTTAWA – The Harper government is promising to spend more on the day-to-day-upkeep of the military, but the cash does not kick in for two years and is short of what the parliamentary budget office says is necessary to maintain the status quo.The new federal budget also confirms previously announced improvements to veterans benefits and...

    At Least 10 Opposition Figures Have Died in Ukraine Just This Year
    Apr22

    At Least 10 Opposition Figures Have Died in Ukraine Just This Year

    James CardenThe spate of murders and suspicious suicides does not bode well for Ukraine’s democracy. …read more Source: The...