The personal fortune of Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, jumped to $19.5 billion from $7.1 billion last year, after his e-commerce company conducted the world’s biggest IPO, Forbes magazine has said.
The main concern about the legitimacy of Ukrainian vote comes from restrictions on anti-Maidan parties, including a campaign against the Communist party which intimidated its constituency, Prof. Nicolai Petro from University of Rhode Island, told RT.
A failure to comply with the European Commission’s demand on the UK to contribute an extra £1.7bn ($2.66 billion) to the European Union budget could result in fines for the British government, it emerged on Monday.
The unipolar world as we know it is moving to its end, Wolfgang Schüssel, Austria’s Chancellor in 2000-2007, told RT at the Valdai forum. Russia is to play a major role in the new order, but at the moment the Ukraine crisis dominates the country’s image.
The West and Russia should go back to dialogue and develop the right tools to tackle three major issues of Ukraine: the constitution, security and economy, a former French prime minister and minister of foreign affairs told RT at the Valdai conference.
Hope is a strange beast. Without it life becomes devoid of meaning. Without meaning, existence becomes a chore. Europe’s youth lack hope, as an entire generation become victims of political ineptitude and older leaders who simply don’t seem to care.
The vote taking place this weekend in Kiev-controlled territories is part of the Maidan junta's desperate quest for legitimacy. Nazis still dominate Ukrainian politics, while Kiev dreams of a military ‘final solution’ for the east.
President Putin expressed frustration at the global status quo from the Valdai Conference. Western politicians may find it painful to appreciate that the Russian president was accurate in many assessments.
The American Dream is slipping further away from the vast majority of Americans than it has in a quarter century. Now 90 percent of US households are poorer than they were in 1987, according to both a new study and the head of the Federal Reserve.
EU finance ministers have agreed to emergency talks after British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the EU for an extra £1.7 billion by December 1, because the UK economy has done better than other EU members since 1995.