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‘Israel needs divided and weakened Palestinians’
The Israeli government is very disturbed by Palestinian unity and seeking to use the peace process to divide them again so as to continue the land grabs, James Petras, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Binghamton University, told RT.

24.04.2014 08:40

‘Palestinian unity govt plays into Israeli hands’
The unity government with Hamas known for its hostile stance on Israel is a chance for Israelis to say that the Palestinians, not them, are to blame on the stalemate in the peace process, Israeli human rights advocate Uri Zaki told RT.

24.04.2014 08:36

Bitcoin ‘cheaper and safer’ alternative to fiat money
Bitcoin is a global phenomenon and will gain in popularity across the world, even despite hostile attitudes toward the crypto-currency from state authorities, experts at Moscow’s first-ever Bitcoin conference told RT.

23.04.2014 14:02

‘Ukrainian crisis puts China in a very advantageous position’
The Ukrainian crisis is likely to push Russia to develop a crucial relationship with China, and it’s also probable that the US will cozy up more with China to balance against Russia, both of which benefit China, Chinese expert Andrew Leung told RT.

21.04.2014 09:55

EU replies to Putin: Remaining a reliable supplier in Russia's interest
Replying to the Russian President letter warning of a threat to gas transit through Ukraine, the EU said Gazprom should follow its contractual obligations, urging an early warning of any possible disruptions.

18.04.2014 09:34

Russia needs to break world monopoly of rating agencies – Deputy PM
Russia desperately needs to create its own ratings agency, independent of the so-called western ‘Big three’ – Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has said.

14.04.2014 13:04

​‘If you’re evading tax, we’ll find you’ – George Osborne
The UK Chancellor George Osborne is tightening the screws on the tax dodging UK super-rich, as he’s proposing to increase fines for those who hide their money in offshore tax havens and send them to jail even if they didn’t intend to evade tax.

14.04.2014 06:35

Ukraine readies to sue Gazprom in Stockholm
Lawmakers in Ukraine have started preparing a lawsuit against Gazprom, as they think the price of Russian gas is exorbitant and politically motivated, Ukraine’s coup – appointed Energy Minister Yuri Prodan has said.

11.04.2014 10:35

Putin tells Europe Ukraine gas debt 'critical', transit threatened
President Putin has written to 18 European countries, warning that Ukraine’s debt crisis has reached a “critical” level and could threaten transit to Europe. He also called for urgent cooperation, blaming Russia’s partners for a lack of action.

10.04.2014 12:13

World Bank warns IMF terms will eat into consumption, investment in Ukraine
Loan terms set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will cut consumption in Ukraine this year by 8 percent, as well as erode capital investment, the World Bank (WB) has warned.

10.04.2014 07:44

Gazprom buys out Kyrgyzgaz for $1
Russia’s Gazprom has bought 100 percent of Kyrgyzgaz for a symbolic $1, as it also undertook to cover the company’s $40 billion debt. The deal makes Russia’s gas monopoly the sole gas supplier to Kyrgyzstan.

10.04.2014 08:19

Yo-price: Russian tycoon sells hybrid car project to govt for €1
Russia’s ONEXIM group, owned by tycoon Michael Prokhorov, has sold the technology and development rights for its Yo-mobil hybrid vehicle to the state-run NAMI institute for 1 euro. The falling ruble and slowing car market could triple the project cost.

07.04.2014 09:57

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