Ukraine government faces gauntlet of populism, parliamentary discontent

Ukraine government faces gauntlet of populism, parliamentary discontent

Scant progress in fighting corruption, growing populism among political rivals of the ruling coalition, and government inability to secure parliamentary support for reforms are hamstringing the release of IMF cash.

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov reportedly dies

Uzbek President Islam Karimov reportedly dies

Uzbekistan's president, Islam Karimov, had a stroke and died on August 29, 2016 at 15.35, opposition website Fergana News reported. The 79-year old strongman had been running the Uzbek republic since its independence in 1990 with an iron fist.

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LONG READ: Poroshenko’s empire – the business of being Ukraine’s president

LONG READ: Poroshenko’s empire – the business of being Ukraine’s president

Poroshenko has blurred the line between business and politics, deflected the anti-corruption efforts at every turn, and the businesses and politicians associated with him are flourishing at a time when Ukraine’s economy is in crisis.

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Iran's supreme leader hits out (again) at US for not following nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader hits out (again) at US for not following nuclear deal

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has again weighed into the debate over the state of the Islamic Republic’s economy a year after the much-hailed nuclear deal was signed between Iran and the Western powers.

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Moldova at 25: divided we fall

Moldova at 25: divided we fall

The failure by successive governments to build a sense of nationhood has left Moldova vulnerable to capture by local oligarchs.

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Russians ready for more status quo in ‘mouse-proof’ elections

Russians ready for more status quo in ‘mouse-proof’ elections

With most Russians weary and apathetic about election outcomes in a Kremlin-dominated landscape, the government holds back on pensions and spending.

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COMMENT: Adding polarities to a unipolar world

COMMENT: Adding polarities to a unipolar world

After the end of the Cold War there was a great deal of optimism. But things have not developed well and we face a plethora of new non-traditional threats. How best to solve this issues, asks Vladimir Yakunin?

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Bulgaria seeks least worst outcome for Belene nuclear fiasco

Bulgaria seeks least worst outcome for Belene nuclear fiasco

Bulgaria must pay €550mn to a Rosatom unit or reverse course and build a power station it does not really need.

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Hotelrunner builds bookings business as Turkey's tourism industry crumbles

Hotelrunner builds bookings business as Turkey's tourism industry crumbles

IT services start-up uses partnership with Russian online tourist operator to grow despite sanctions.

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