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Replacing Kremlin’s ‘malign influence’ with Washington’s? US unveils new anti-Russia plan for Europe

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The US Development Agency (USAID) has released a new strategy for freeing its European allies from Russia’s alleged grip. It involves showering local media with US money and injecting American businesses into the local market. The plan, named ‘Countering Malign Kremlin Influence (CMKI) Development Framework’ and unveiled by the agency on Friday, has four stated Read More

Poland eyes green energy investments in Western Balkans: minister

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WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish energy groups could invest in renewable power in Western Balkan countries that eye European Union membership, Jadwiga Emilewicz, minister for entrepreneurship and technology said. Poland backs the EU bids of the Western Balkan nations, including Serbia, which is Warsaw’s biggest trade partner in the region, as well as North Macedonia, Bosnia Read More

Swiss regulator says in contact with initiators of Facebook’s Libra

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FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Switzerland’s financial regulator FINMA said on Tuesday that it is in contact with the “initiators” of Libra, Facebook’s planned cyrptocurrency. A FINMA Read More

U.S. antitrust chief says past enforcement could presage new probe of current digital giants

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. antitrust enforcer said on Tuesday that studying enforcement actions against Standard Oil and AT&T decades ago can help lay the groundwork for looking at possible anti-competitive behavior at today’s tech giants such as Alphabet’s Google and Facebook. FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Read More

Idolatry much? Kosovo honors Clinton, Albright on 1999 war anniversary

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Former US President Bill Clinton and top diplomat Madeleine Albright are among Western leaders flocking to Kosovo to receive honors by ethnic Albanian militants they backed in the 1999 NATO war against Yugoslavia. Falsely claiming that Yugoslavia was committing “genocide” against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, NATO launched an air war in March that year, violating Read More

Pristina stand-off: How Moscow blindsided NATO with secret Kosovo airport raid 20 years ago

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NATO’s bombings of Serbia in 1999 had one small episode that is remembered with glee by many Russians. In a surprise deployment, Russian troops seized a strategic airport near Pristina right under the nose of the British. Exactly 20 years ago, Russian troops deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the UN-mandated peacekeeping Stabilization Read More

U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world’s largest companies. The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, which enforce antitrust Read More

Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook bid to block ECJ data case

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FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bid by Facebook to block a landmark privacy case, regarding the transfer of EU Read More