The mission for the near-dozen Communists sitting round a table at a Beijing ministry was explicit: criticize their boss, who was present. Party cadres carefully recorded their comments as they spoke, in an echo of sessions held decades ago under Chairman Mao Zedong’s direction.
Georgians go to the polls to elect a new president today, with the candidate backed by their billionaire prime minister set to bring the curtain down on an era that pivoted the country toward the U.S. and Europe.
Georgia regained access to Russian markets for its fruit, vegetable and nut exports, seven years after its northern neighbor banned the produce, according to the Black Sea country’s National Food Agency in Tbilisi.
Sonja Miskulin has forgotten her beloved cat, Pooki. She can’t remember whether she has grandchildren and has no memory of her nine-hour journey one recent Sunday to forever leave behind her home in Germany.
Cramo Oyj fell the most in almost five months in Helsinki trading after its biggest shareholder, Finland’s Hartwall family, sold about half of its stake in the company that leases construction equipment.