Court orders Russian ex-minister jailed for 2 months

Europe 03/27/19, 12:19

A court in Moscow has ordered a former Cabinet minister in the Russian government charged with embezzling $62 million jailed for two months.The Basmanny District Court ordered Mikhail Abyzov kept in custody Wednesday while an investigation continues.Abyzov is accused of leading a criminal group that allegedly embezzled the money from ...

Russian ex-minister arrested on fraud charges

Europe 03/26/19, 14:42

Russia's state investigative agency says that a former government minister has been arrested on fraud charges.The Investigative Committee said Tuesday that Mikhail Abyzov is accused of presiding over a criminal group that embezzled funds belonging to two energy companies in Siberia and siphoned them into foreign bank accounts.The 46-year-old Abyzov ...

Ukrainian presidential candidate meets Russian PM in Moscow

Europe 03/22/19, 14:46

A Ukrainian presidential candidate has traveled to Moscow to meet with the Russian prime minister to discuss gas supplies.Yuri Boyko, a rare openly pro-Russian candidate, trails far behind a comedian, a former premier and the incumbent president in opinion polls ahead of Ukraine's presidential election on March 31.Boyko spoke with ...

Russia tightens control of anonymous messenger apps

World 11/06/18, 09:45

Tightening its control over popular anonymous chat apps, the Russian government has approved regulations that would identify users by their cellphone numbers.The measures signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are part of Russia's moves to clamp down on smartphone messenger services, such as Telegram, that authorities claim are used ...

China’s Xi promises market opening as import fair begins

China 11/04/18, 22:43

President Xi Jinping has promised to open China's market wider as he opened a trade fair meant to promote the country's image as an importer, but he offered no response to U.S. and European complaints about technology policy and curbs on foreign business.In this photo released by China's Xinhua News ...

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