TECHNOLOGY – VK Purchases Edtech Companies In Brazil And Russia
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TECHNOLOGY – VK Purchases Edtech Companies In Brazil And Russia

In the past few months, Russian Internet major VK (previously Mail.ru Group) demonstrated a strong appetite for online education — both in Russia and abroad.   In August the group, partnering with Alexander Galitsky, integrated its properties Skillbox and GeekBrains into a holding called Skillbox Limited. In October, VK completed the move with the integration…

RUSSIA NEWS: Julie Fisher: Russia must assist Belarus, Lukashenko reduce tensions with EU – Washington Times
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RUSSIA NEWS: Julie Fisher: Russia must assist Belarus, Lukashenko reduce tensions with EU – Washington Times

RUSSIA NEWS: Friction between the European Union and Russia-backed Belarus escalated Monday, while a top U.S. diplomat in the region called on Moscow to exert its influence over Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to stop inflaming regional tensions. U.S. Ambassador to Belarus Julie D. Fisher, a career diplomat appointed by former President Donald Trump, said Monday…

ECONOMY: Europe Must Resist Belarus Migrants' 'blackmail', Austria Says – Reuters
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ECONOMY: Europe Must Resist Belarus Migrants' 'blackmail', Austria Says – Reuters

Thousands of migrants stuck in limbo near borderLukashenko: Belarus doesn’t want escalation with PolandAdds that ‘if we go too far, war is unavoidable’Poland, Lithuania: Belarus still ferrying migrants to borderGermany again rejects Belarus call to take in migrantsBRUZGI, Belarus/WARSAW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Europe must not be blackmailed into accepting thousands of migrants stranded on…

FRONT PAGE: Democracy Slipping Away At Record Rate, Intergovernmental Body Warns – Reuters
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FRONT PAGE: Democracy Slipping Away At Record Rate, Intergovernmental Body Warns – Reuters

People line up outside a polling station to vote in Canada’s federal election, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Mark BlinchRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comBRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high,…

Poland Says Belarus Ferries Migrants Back To Border After Clearing Camps
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Poland Says Belarus Ferries Migrants Back To Border After Clearing Camps

BIELSK PODLASKI, Poland/BRUZGI, Belarus, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Poland accused Belarus on Friday of trucking hundreds of migrants back to the border and pushing them to attempt to cross illegally, only hours after clearing camps at a frontier that has become the focus of an escalating East-West crisis.The accusation by Poland suggests the crisis has…

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