Maria Tsvetkova

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​Aleppo victory won’t end Syrian war, says al-Assad

President Bashar al-Assad said a victory for his army in the city of Aleppo would be a “huge step” towards ending the devastating five-year civil war.

Dozens die in Odessa as rebels down Ukraine helicopters

Dozens of people have been killed as fighting broke out on the streets of Odessa, opening a new front in a conflict that has split the country.

Russia’s Pussy Riot: Unmasked and on trial

Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, exposed as the women behind Pussy Riot, are on trial for hooliganism in Russia.

Putin: The US is a ‘parasite’ on global economy

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the US is living beyond its means and acts "like a parasite" on the global economy.

Russia looks abroad for web laws

Russia is looking to the experience of other countries to "regulate" internet use, though Moscow has no plans to broaden web censorship.

Khodorkovsky found guilty in test for Russia

Jailed Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was found guilty of money laundering and theft of billions of dollars on Monday.

Khodorkovsky faces verdict in test for Russia

A Russian judge began reading the verdict on Monday in jailed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's politically charged second trial.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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