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Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman?

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It doesn’t actually matter if Ukrainian-Israeli billionaire Igor Kolomoisky is the real power behind Volodymyr Zelensky – the president elect has to get rid of the oligarch if he is to make a break with the country’s corrupt past. The plots, deceits and conflicts of interest in Ukrainian politics are so transparent and hyperbolic, that Read More

Russia cautiously hopeful as newcomer Zelensky promises to ‘reboot’ E. Ukraine talks

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Some top Russian officials have expressed cautious hopes that the imminent presidential victory of Volodymyr Zelensky might improve the situation in Ukraine – and relations with Moscow. Others, however, remain quite skeptical. Zelensky had all but secured a certain victory by Sunday night, leading the incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in this second run-off with Read More

‘Lovable work of art’: Juncker says outgoing Merkel too ‘qualified’ to be lost as EU leader

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EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has added a bit of romance to his song of praise for Angela Merkel, saying such a “lovable work of art” can’t “disappear into thin air” after 2021, when her chancellorship ends. Speaking to German media this Saturday, Juncker confessed that he could not imagine Merkel disappearing without a trace as Read More

Ukraine election reality TV: Puppets and chopped-off hands in final debate warm-up

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As the pre-election debate in the surreal Ukrainian presidential race draws close, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent Petro Poroshenko are warming up before a final debate, cranking up the levels of absurdity. Friday evening is gearing up to become the most spectacular political performance in Ukraine’s modern history. For the past 20 days, Ukrainians have Read More

Samsung’s folding phone breaks for reviewers

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Earlier this week, Samsung sent out its remarkable new folding smartphone to a number of media outlets, including the BBC. Perhaps now it wishes it hadn’t. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman: The Verge’s Dieter Bohn: CNBC’s Steve Kovach: Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. We’re still waiting on a statement from Samsung about this. But it’s a Read More

Yahoo strikes $117.5 million data breach settlement after earlier accord rejected

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(Reuters) – Yahoo has struck a revised $117.5 million settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach in history. FILE PHOTO: The Yahoo logo is shown at the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, U.S. on April 16, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo The proposed class-action Read More

Aramco gets unprecedented $100 billion demand for bond deal

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By Javier Blas, Archana Narayanan and Lyubov Pronina on 4/9/2019 Photo: Manmade islands offshore Saudi Arabia. LONDON, DUBAI and BRUSSELS (Bloomberg) — After being shunned by Wall Street and international investors last year, Saudi Arabia made a roaring comeback on Tuesday as oil giant Aramco received more than $100 billion in orders for its maiden Read More

Aramco receives blockbuster $100 billion demand for bond

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By Javier Blas, Archana Narayanan and Lyubov Pronina on 4/9/2019 LONDON, DUBAI and BRUSSELS (Bloomberg) — After being shunned by Wall Street and international investors last year, Saudi Arabia made a roaring comeback on Tuesday as oil giant Aramco received more than $100 billion in orders for its maiden global bond. The order book is Read More

Uber, ahead of IPO, sees some time before self-driving cars dominate the road

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc expects it will be a long time before one of its biggest investments, self-driving cars, is ready for wide-scale deployment, a senior scientist said on Monday, as the ride-sharing firm gears up to go public. Raquel Urtasun, who is chief scientist at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) and Read More

‘Apocalyptic quarter’: Tesla’s share price dives after reporting huge sales drop

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Tesla shares fell 8.2 percent after the electric car maker reported worse-than-expected deliveries for the first quarter, raising concerns about the demand for its vehicles. About 63,000 vehicles were delivered to customers in the first three months of 2019, which is a 31 percent drop compared to the previous quarter. The total sales figures included Read More