December 2010

Wednesday 29 December 2010

 

Guinea Politics Looming for RusAl PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 11:27 Industry

Guinea Politics Looming for RusAl

CONAKRY, Guinea, December 29, 2010 (Bloomberg) - Guinea’s new President Alpha Conde is likely to ask for better terms from foreign miners operating in the West African nation, including United Company RusAl, the world’s biggest aluminum maker, according to President Dmitry Medvedev’s envoy to Africa.


 

LUKoil Mulls More Investments in Africa PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 11:22 Investment

LUKoil Mulls More Investments in Africa

LUKoil Mulls More Investments in Africa By Howard Amos

MOSCOW, December 29, 2010, (TMT) - LUKoil, Russia's largest independent oil producer, has held top-level meetings with representatives from three West African states, including Liberia, as a part of a $9 billion overseas investment program.



Tuesday 28 December 2010

 

Medvedev Says Reforms Need More Time PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 21:01 News

Medvedev Says Reforms Need More Time

Medvedev Says Reforms Need More TimeMOSCOW, December 27, 2010, (Reuters) - President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that his drive to modernize Russia and shed crippling Soviet traditions needs more time to yield results, but left unclear whether he would seek a second term in 2012.


 

The World's Largest Dying Power PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:30 Experts Policy Center

The World's Largest Dying Power

By Vladimir Ryzhkov

MOSCOW, December 28, 2010 (TMT) - As 2010 and the first decade of the 21st century wind to a close, the dominant social, political and economic trends of the year raise serious doubts about Russia’s future survival as a sovereign country. Chinese analysts, who have been closely observing Russia for the past 20 years, perhaps put it best: Russia is the world’s largest dying power.


 

Migration Rules Eased For Highly Paid Expats PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:19 Society

Migration Rules Eased For Highly Paid Expats

By Nikolaus von Twickel

MOSCOW, Russia, December 28, 2010 (TMT) - Foreign specialists may apply for residency permits and no longer need to deregister every time they go away for more than three working days, according to amendments signed Monday by President Dmitry Medvedev.


 

South Africa to Join BRIC PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:34 News

South Africa to Join BRIC

28 December 2010

Bloomberg

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has been formally asked to join the BRIC group of major emerging markets, comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China, bolstering its position as Africa's champion.



Friday 24 December 2010

 

Poker Players Go Underground PDF Print Email
Friday, 24 December 2010 09:55 Society

Poker Players Go Underground

Poker Players Go UndergroundMOSCOW, December 24, 2010 (Bloomberg) - Nikolai nods to the camouflaged guards as he enters a nightclub in central Moscow before heading to a room tucked behind a glass wall.



Thursday 16 December 2010

 

Assange and the Anarchist War Against the U.S. PDF Print Email
Thursday, 16 December 2010 17:51 Experts Policy Center

Assange and the Anarchist War Against the U.S.

By Yevgeny Bazhanov
MOSCOW, December 16, 2010 (TMT) - In the late 1960s, I attended a university in Singapore. My dormitory roommate was a 19-year-old American student. He hung pictures of Che Guevara and Mao Zedong on the wall and spent days on end writing a treatise about when and how the “rotten capitalist system” in the United States would be overthrown.



Monday 13 December 2010

 

Is the US losing Africa to China? PDF Print Email
Monday, 13 December 2010 17:23 Diplomacy

Is the US losing Africa to China?

Is the US losing Africa to China?WASHINGTON, December 13, 2010 (State Department) - The WikiLeaks cables have revealed that the US is closely monitoring China’s activity in Africa, which causes serious concern in American diplomatic circles. The growing flow of Chinese investments is one of the particular causes of concern. The fault with the Chinese is that they invest in African countries’ economies without interfering in their internal affairs, while Western powers put forward demands of “good governance”, whatever this may mean.


 

At Charity Gala, Putin Croons ‘Blueberry Hill’ PDF Print Email
Monday, 13 December 2010 09:47 Society

At Charity Gala, Putin Croons ‘Blueberry Hill’

At Charity Gala, Putin Croons ‘Blueberry Hill’ST. PETERSBURG, December 13, 2010 (Reuters) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, known for his off-color jokes and macho posturing, took on a different role Friday night by singing "Blueberry Hill" at a children's charity event.


 

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