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‘No disrespect & good PR’: Netanyahu explains wife’s blunder at Ukraine welcome ceremony

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The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has landed in hot water in Ukraine after she threw a piece of bread – part of a welcoming ceremony – on the tarmac, forcing the Israeli leader to apologize for the blunder. The centuries-old Slavic tradition of greeting honored guests with bread and salt was violated by Read More

Ukraine’s ex-president Poroshenko siphoned off at least $8 billion, US businessman claims

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Ukraine’s former president, Petro Poroshenko, withdrew at least $8 billion from the country while he was in office, American billionaire Sam Kislin claims, adding that it’s impossible to bring back the bulk of the “stolen” money. Kislin, a Ukrainian-born businessman, who emigrated to the US decades ago, was denied entry to Ukraine last year on Read More

Sara Netanyahu’s reported row with pilot mars start of Israeli PM’s visit to Ukraine

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The wife of the Israeli prime minister reportedly became enraged at a pilot who took her and her husband to Ukraine this weekend, and may have even taken her annoyance out on their hosts in Kiev. Sara Netanyahu apparently tried to make her way to the cockpit of the plane, but her own security detail Read More

Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise

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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas. The Bureau of Animal Industry had reported an increased mortality of pigs “raised by farmers in their backyards”, but Read More

‘World is watching’: US reaction points to Hong Kong as a ‘color revolution’

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If the iconography and tone of Hong Kong protests and the support from US diplomats weren’t enough, Washington’s words of concern sure seem to suggest that the months-long demonstrations amount to a ‘color revolution.’ On Monday, the Trump administration urged “all sides to refrain from violence.” While carefully paying lip service to Hong Kong being Read More

Apple under investigation in Russia over stifling competition in app market

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Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has launched an official inquiry into the actions of Apple Inc. after cyber-security company Kaspersky Lab accused it of unfair competition. Apple will be probed to see if it abused its dominant position in the smartphone application market, Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog said in a statement on Thursday. Also on rt.com Read More

Ukraine ArcelorMittal promises investments after pollution charges

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KIEV (Reuters) – ArcelorMittal’s (MT.AS) Ukrainian steel mill, charged with violating environmental standards, will invest $1.8 billion over the next five years to reduce air emissions by 50-55 percent, the company said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A logo is seen on the roof of the ArcelorMittal steelworks headquarters in Ostrava, Czech Republic, April 1, 2016. Read More

Huh? Ukrainian media outlet fined for calling neo-Nazi group a ‘neo-Nazi group’ on Twitter

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A far-right group in Ukraine takes its name from a notorious 14-word phrase by white supremacist David Lane. Most would describe it as a “neo-Nazi” group, but a Ukrainian court has ruled against a media outlet for doing just that. C14’s name is inspired by Lane’s infamous proclamation, one of the most widely-used rallying cries Read More

Egg-tossing radicals hijack press conference at Ukraine’s state news agency

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A group of far-right radicals has thwarted a press-conference at the Ukrinform news agency in Kiev, throwing eggs at eastern Ukrainian parliamentary candidates who complained about election fraud. A dozen aggressive young men smashed the door to the press room as Andrey Aksenov, independent candidate from the town of Pokrovsk in eastern Ukraine, and his Read More

Poisoning that shaped 15 years of Ukraine politics never happened – prosecutor on Yushchenko case

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Former president of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko was not poisoned during the 2004 campaign, Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor said in an interview, casting fresh doubts on the narrative shaping Kiev politics for the past 15 years. At the time, Yushchenko led a Western-backed coalition against the incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, whom they accused of being Read More