Trading in oil and gas stocks bookend action on the LSE


Ripple's currency XRP fell more than 30 per cent on the day, after hitting an all-time peak of around $US3.84. In 2017, XRP soared 35,000 per cent, surpassing bitcoin's surge of around 1,500 per cent. 




A Ukrainian pilot boat approaches the starboard side of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), as the ship prepares to moor in Odessa, Ukraine, Jan. 8, 2018.

The case was brought by Raga Establishment, owned by Ukrainian banker Denis Gorbunenko, which says it sold Ukrtelecom to Akhmetov [pictured] in 2013 for $860 million, but adds that it has received only $100 million so far. 


"Well, I think Russia’s moved from what you might call plausible deniability to implausible deniability."

-- H.R. McMaster, U.S. national security adviser

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Yuliia Dzhima was 9th overall to give Ukraine a second top 10 position, matched only by Germany and Italy. Photo: Vita Semerenko


Yudovin’s theatrical sketches, created for the theater studio at the Yakov Sverdlov Jewish House of Education — one of the last Jewish cultural organizations in pre-war Leningrad — form another notable series at the exhibit. In 1934 and 1936, the painter designed the sets for two classic productions: “The Recruits” by Abraham Goldfaden and “The Conscription” by Mendele Mocher Sforim.

Editor’s Note: The official party line in Moscow is that Western sanctions imposed by primarily North American and European countries have no impact. This is a blatant and demonstrable lie that the Kremlin attempts to maintain, as the commentary below demonstrates: “…despite the annexation of Crimea ‘almost four years ago, the largest financial structures of [Russia] and not only they as before are refusing to work there out of fear of sanctions’.”

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, under indictment on a variety of charges in the United States, still has not convincingly explained just what he did to earn the USD 17 million + given to him by Viktor Yanukovych and Ukraine’s Party of Regions. The only thing that appears certain is that Manafort’s trial in a Washington area federal court could begin as early as May – unless he decides to cut a deal with the special counsel and then spend a lot to time explaining some things in detail before committees of the U.S. House and Senate.

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