- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
26 November 2011
RUSSIA / BELARUS : Nat Gas Pipeline Deal Gives Moscow Control And Rescues Minsk; Human Rights Activist Bialiatski Convicted.
Belarus has sold full control of its Yamal-Europe nat gas pipeline network...to Gazprom for loans and highly discounted gas in a deal worth more than $14bn.
It is a big victory for Moscow...and has rescued an unsettled and inflation racked Minsk...under strongman President Aleksandr Lukashenko.
AND: Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski was convicted for tax evasion and sentenced to 4.5 years in jail...and had all assets confiscated.
His conviction was met with outrage by human rights groups and European governments... especially Lithuania...which ironically provided info that helped convict him.