Alexander Legkov

Russia tops Sochi 2014 medal count

Alexander Legkov

Alexander Legkov, gold medalist

Russian skiers have secured victory for Russia in the Olympic medal table by occupying all places on the podium in the 50km mass start race on the final day of the Games.

Aleksandr Legkov won the … Read the rest



food2

The math that predicted revolutions

food2It’s happening in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Bosnia, Syria, and beyond. Revolutions, unrest, and riots are sweeping the globe. The near-simultaneous eruption of violent protest can seem random and chaotic; inevitable symptoms of an unstable world. But there’s at least one … Read the rest


Protester shooting at police in Kiev

Ukranian Rabbi urges Jews to flee Kiev

Protester shooting at police

Protester shooting at police in Kiev

Ukrainian Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman, called on Kiev’s Jews to leave the city and even the country if possible, fearing that the city’s Jews will be victimized in the chaos, Israeli daily Maariv reported … Read the rest


Faroe Islands

Iceland moves to withdraw EU application

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Iceland’s government will seek parliamentary approval to withdraw its application to join the European Union, opting not to restart accession talks that were put on ice a year ago.

A bill proposing the withdrawal was sent to parliament … Read the rest


morupule

Struggling Eskom supplying power to Botswana

morupuleOn Thursday and Friday, Eskom declared a power emergency, but is nonetheless diverting electricity to Botswana while South Africa struggles with rolling blackouts and loadshedding.

Botswana is facing a supply crisis after two units at its only major power plant, … Read the rest


peacedeal

Ukrainian president denies his resignation

peacedeal

Opposition ignoring the signed peace deal

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has called the latest developments in the country a coup d’etat, denying speculations of his resignation. He also accused international mediators of not fulfilling their obligations.

“I’m always threatened with … Read the rest





The Koos

Koos Bekker to step down as CEO

The Koos

The Koos

South African e-commerce and media firm Naspers Ltd said on Saturday Chief Executive Koos Bekker would step down in April after 17 years of explosive growth that transformed a small publisher into an emerging markets giant.

Bekker will … Read the rest