German prosecutors are investigating whether a German engineering firm paid 8 million euros to win Russian contracts to build the Nord Stream-1 gas pipeline.
An explosion in the Ukrainian capital late on October 25 killed two people and wounded several others, including lawmaker Ihor Mosiychuk of the nationalist opposition Radical Party. The head of the party called the bombing a "terrorist attack."
RFE/RL’s investigative program Schemes has exposed the ownership of numerous luxury vehicles by employees of the economic counter- intelligence unit of Ukraine’s State Security Service. When questioned, employees offered no comment on their vehicles, whose value far exceeds an agent’s official salary. (over 539k views on Current Time TV Facebook)
Ten years after the killing of RFE/RL contributor Alisher Saipov, no one has been brought to justice and his family is still waiting for answers.
Turkmenistan's president brings his A-game in effort to introduce championship golf to his struggling nation.
The Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab has acknowledged that its antivirus software took source code for a secret U.S. hacking tool from a personal computer in the United States.
Russia’s State Duma has adopted a bill that allows the country’s media regulator Roskomnadzor to act without a court order to block websites of organizations that are deemed to be “undesirable.” The bill’s authors claim that current procedures to block a site are “too complicated.” (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov of Russia’s independent Novaya Gazeta has told Ekho Moskvy that he intends to "arm" the media outlet’s employees because of the growing threat of attacks on journalists and the lack of response by Russian law enforcement. agencies. (Russian Service)
Two prominent Russian journalists say they will sue their country's main security agency over its demand that Telegram hand over encryption keys enabling authorities to decipher encoded messages transmitted on the popular app.
Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, told a forum in Riyadh that the Fund plans to invest several billion dollars in a proposed $500 billion Saudi project called “Neom” that will be a hi-tech research and development hub for biotechnologies and renewable energy. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Former Governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili received documents revoking his Ukrainian citizenship on October 25. The former Georgian president says he intend to appeal the decision in court. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
The treason trial of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia has been adjourned until December 4 after his new lawyer asked for more time to prepare.
Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz has vowed to press on with his fight to end the detainment of political prisoners in Russia and the annexed region of Crimea less than a day after his own release.
Poland’s health minister Konstanty Radziwiłł told local media that his country is preparing legislation to attract physicians from non-EU countries to work inside the country, noting that doctors from Belarus and Ukraine, in particular, would benefit from the new rules. (Belarus service)
The Council of Europe has notified Azerbaijan that it will take unprecedented legal steps against Baku unless it releases imprisoned political leader Ilqar Mammadov by November 29.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev is on a two-day trip to Turkey, the first official visit to the country by Uzbekistan's president since 1999.