Despite the sanctions, Russia is still key strategic partner for German businesses, Michael Harms, Chairman of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Moscow, said Thursday.
“Unfortunately, the paradigm of our cooperation has changed significantly. At the beginning of the year … Read the rest
No real international investigation of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine has been conducted, Russia’s UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, said, adding that there are too many blank spots in the newly released Dutch report on the tragedy.
The … Read the rest
Black children in Wisconsin continue to be segregated, the study by Wisconsin Council on Children and Families shows.
“Wisconsin has a great deal of work to do with regard to the success of our children of color,” reads the official … Read the rest
Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski, in a speech in Berlin commemorating the beginning of World War Two, said it was a good decision “to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank” and said that agreements with Russia not to post NATO combat troops to … Read the rest
For Kurt Ryon, the mayor of Steenokkerzeel, a Flemish village 10 miles northeast of Brussels, watching the Scottish independence campaign in the final days before the referendum is like watching a good soccer match. “They were losing for the first … Read the rest
The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) has joined several South African Muslim bodies in condemning the actions of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis).
It said on Wednesday that core tenets of Islam included love, peace and unity … Read the rest
The charred remains of a woman bring to three the number of murders in the black township of Mamelodi near Pretoria in a week.
Police spokeswoman Captain Doniah Mothutsane said the body was found on Wednesday at 8am inside a … Read the rest
The police will deploy Nyala armoured vehicles at malls across Gauteng in a fight-back against the upsurge in shopping centre robberies by seemingly highly organised gangs.
But detectives made a breakthrough early yesterday when they arrested five men, in raids … Read the rest
This is a very amusing story that was published recently in South Africa. A local black comedian who calls himself TolA$$Mo (Mongezi Ngcobondwane) claimed that an Afro-American called him a “kaffir” and there is a court case on which you … Read the rest
Former French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici’s appointment as the European Union’s top budget watchdog drew criticism in Germany and a reminder by the government for France to curb its fiscal deficit.
In a deeply humiliating blow for France’s Socialist government, … Read the rest
A leading oil economist has predicted a potential North Sea bonus of 99 new discoveries in the next 30 years.
Alex Kemp, from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, has used detailed financial modelling to set out “commercially viable” projects for … Read the rest
The American fast-food giant witnessed a sharp decline in global profits in August, hit by the closure of its restaurants across Russia and a “rotten meat” scandal in China.
McDonald’s earnings with stores open at least 13 months slid taking … Read the rest
By Michael Hudson.
In April 2014, fresh from riots in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved a $17 billion loan program to Ukraine’s junta. … Read the rest
Islamist group Al-Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for twin suicide car bomb attacks that killed at least 12 people in Somalia, police sources said.
The sources said that a local government official was injured in the second suicide car explosion.… Read the rest