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US Carggo to move unit from Moscow to Vilnius

Friday, June 1, 2018

US-based e-logistics company Carggo is moving its software development center from Moscow to Vilnius, with plans to hire up to 65 specialists in the Lithuanian capital by the end of the year, Invest Lithuania said on May 31dt. Carggo will relocate some 35 software developers from Russia to Lithuania this coming summer, the government’s foreign investment promotion agency said in a press release. “The employees of the locally established UAB Carggo Europe will be…

Ukraine, by faking journalist’s killing, has deceived alleged real plotter of murder

Friday, June 1, 2018

By faking journalist Arkady Babchenko’s murder, Ukraine has tricked the alleged plotter of the killing, who has now been remanded in custody British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Thursday, May 31, Babchenko revealed that pig’s blood and a make-up artist were used to carry out the stunt to make pictures of him lying on the ground in a puddle of blood that were released in the media to convince…

Potential Trade Conflict With the EU ‘Up To the US’ – French Finance Minister

Thursday, May 31, 2018

On Thursday, the Trump administration is expected to announce that the United States will impose steel and aluminum tariffs on EU states. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the US metal tariffs would be unjustified and dangerous. “It’s entirely up to US authorities whether they want to enter into a trade conflict with their biggest partner, Europe,” Le Maire said. He added…

Cuba’s new leader defends Maduro on first foreign visit, calls boycotted polls ‘overwhelming success’

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel rallied to the defense of embattled ally Nicolas Maduro on his first foreign visit Wednesday, calling on Latin American nations to support a victim of a political and economic war. The Cuban, who succeeded Raul Castro on April 19, was received with open arms by Maduro’s government on his arrival at Caracas’ Maiquetia airport. “Very happy to be in Venezuela and long live the Bolivarian revolution…

Arkady Babchenko reveals he faked his death to thwart Moscow plot

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist whose murder was dramatically announced by Ukraine on Tuesday, emerged very much alive on Wednesday and said he had faked his own death in order to thwart a plot by Moscow to kill him. Smiling, and looking a little sheepish, Babchenko appeared before a surreal press conference held by Ukraine’s SBU security service. He apologised to his wife for the “nightmare” he had caused her…

Poland’s foreign minister calls for peacekeeping forces in Ukraine

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has called for international peacekeeping forces to be sent to Ukraine, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency has reported. Czaputowicz made the appeal at a UN Security Council session at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday, according to IAR. Poland on January 1 became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year term that ends on December 31, 2019. During…

First-ever EU Defence industry fund: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The new European Defence Industrial Development Programme, with a €500 million budget for 2019-2020, has been informally agreed by MEPs and Council. EU financial aid will help fund the development of new and upgraded products and technologies to make the EU more independent, make budget spending more efficient and spur innovation in defence. Who can apply? To be eligible for funding: Companies need to be part of a consortium of…

Russian journalist shot dead in Kiev

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A prominent Russian journalist has been shot dead in Ukraine Arkady Babchenko was an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and a veteran of the Chechen wars. Ukrainian lawmaker Anton Gerashchenko wrote on facebook that the journalist went out to buy some bread, and that the killer was waiting for him near his flat. He was reportedly shot several times in the back. Kyiv police chief Andriy Kryshchenko told journalists…

Italy political crisis hits financial markets

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fears over Italy’s political upheaval spread to Wall Street after Europe’s financial markets closed lower. The prospect of fresh elections and the possibility of eurosceptic parties strengthening their position has raised concern about the eurozone’s stability. The Dow Jones index shed 1.6% and the S&P 500 lost 1.2%, coming after Italy’s FTSE MIB closed down 2.7% and Europe’s other main markets shed well over 1%. A sell-off in Italian bonds saw…

Dutch-German tank battalion receives first Leopard 2A6MA2

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The German Army’s Panzerbataillon (Armour Battalion) 414, which includes a Dutch tank company, received its first Leopard 2A6MA2 recently, the Bundeswehr announced on 25 May. The remaining 16 main battle tanks are scheduled to be delivered to the battalion in Lohheide, northern Germany, by the end of June, the Bundeswehr added. Panzerbataillon 414, which the German and Dutch armies began forming in 2015, comes under the command of the Royal…