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Front Page Last Updated: Nov 21, 2014 - 10:19:15 AM


Business
Russia Is Hurtling Toward Disaster
Drivers in Russia often encounter curious road markings. For example, a sign might announce an imminent turnoff for the airport, but in the end, that turn never appears and the driver ends up missing his flight. Perhaps this is because Russia itself is like that driver — whizzing down the highway, searching for and in constant anticipation of an ever elusive turn that will lead him in the desired direction.

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:15:30 AM

Analyses
Understanding Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign
Since President Xi Jinping assumed the leadership of the world’s second most powerful nation in 2012, the most extensive anti-corruption campaign in modern Chinese history has been underway. But what really lies behind the current campaign?

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:13:25 AM

Africa
Widow of Late Zambian President to Run for Office
The widow of Zambia's last president has joined nine other candidates seeking to replace him by running for the ruling Patriotic Front's (PF) presidential ticket ahead of a January election

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:12:00 AM

Defence & Arms
Moscow Warns Washington Against Sending Arms to Ukraine
Russia warned the United States yesterday (20 November) against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before US Vice-President Joe Biden was due to arrive in Kyiv.

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:10:43 AM

Business
Nigeria: Trafigura to Disclose Oil Payments to Governments Under New Transparency Policy
Trafigura Beheer B.V., one of the world's leading commodity trading firms, on Tuesday announced its commitment to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, EITI, in maintaining global standards for transparency of revenues from natural resources

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:09:05 AM

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