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    Blacklisted in U.S., Russian Railways head boasts of Canadian connections
    Jun18

    Blacklisted in U.S., Russian Railways head boasts of Canadian connections

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – One of the most influential members of Russia’s business elite says the reason he’s not on the Harper government’s sanctions list is likely that Canadians, unlike others, are not “masochists.”Vladimir Yakunin, the powerful head of Russian Railways, made the comment to The Canadian Press...

    6 out of 10 top oil-producing countries are under serious corruption risk
    Jun18

    6 out of 10 top oil-producing countries are under serious corruption risk

    In the wake of the recent FIFA scandal, a risk analysis company called Verisk Maplecroft has ranked 198 countries on their prevalence of bribery and corruption. That ranking also looked at the top 10 oil-producing countries and found that six of them were under serious risk of corruption. The countries are divided into four risk categories: low,...

    Ukraine creditors reject ‘haircut’ despite default threat
    Jun17

    Ukraine creditors reject ‘haircut’ despite default threat

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s biggest private creditors mounted a firm defence Wednesday of their refusal to accept a debt write-off that could keep the impoverished but strategic ex-Soviet nation from slipping into default.The group of four US investment giants — owed nearly two-thirds of the $15.3 billion (13.6 billion euros) Kiev is...

    Greece the IMF and Ukraine
    Jun17

    Greece the IMF and Ukraine

    Are you wondering why the IMF is standing by Ukraine against Ukraine’s creditors, while the IMF is refusing to extend even a smidgeon of an olive branch to Greece? Creditors have loaned Ukraine $70 billion dollars. To receive payment of $40 billion from the IMF, the IMF required Ukraine to convince its creditors to agree with a...

    Kiev Mulls Naming Street After Slain Kremlin-Critic Boris Nemtsov
    Jun17

    Kiev Mulls Naming Street After Slain Kremlin-Critic Boris Nemtsov

    Kiev could soon honour slain Kremlin-critic Boris Nemtsov by naming a street after him, according to the Ukrainian capital’s mayor Vitali Klitschko. Nemtsov was fatally shot within view of the Kremlin last February, prompting thousands to take to the streets of Moscow in honour of the politician. Nemtsov, who was deputy prime minister of...

    Why Putin’s War Talk Isn’t Fooling Anyone
    Jun17

    Why Putin’s War Talk Isn’t Fooling Anyone

    MOSCOW — At the recent Army-2015 international military forum President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia is prepared to deploy more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles. A year or more ago, such a statement would have had immediate repercussions on the market. The ruble would have lost value, investors would have abandoned...

    Russia, USA ramp up arsenals in Europe amid growing tensions
    Jun17

    Russia, USA ramp up arsenals in Europe amid growing tensions

    Tension has grown over Russia’s role in eastern Ukraine, NATO’s plans for missile defense. …read more Source: USA...

    European diplomats are going to take another shot at resolving the Ukraine crisis next week
    Jun17

    European diplomats are going to take another shot at resolving the Ukraine crisis next week

    Europe and Russia are headed into another high-stakes bid at solving the conflict that has been raging in eastern Ukraine since early 2014. A ministerial meeting between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany aimed at finding a rapid solution to the conflict will be held next week in Paris, Reuters reports. The high-level talks will be the latest...

    Ukrainian soldiers accused of murdering civilians
    Jun17

    Ukrainian soldiers accused of murdering civilians

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Prosecutors in Ukraine says a pair of government soldiers has been detained on suspicion of killing two women that allegedly sympathized with armed separatists in the east. …read more Source: CNS...

    EU to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months
    Jun17

    EU to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is set to extend economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.An EU diplomat said Wednesday that European ambassadors decided to prolong “the most serious package of our sanctions” before they expire next month.EU foreign ministers must...