Leonid Bershidsky: UK Government Unfair in Picking on Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron threatened to force Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell his North Sea Energy assets unless Fridman gives him assurances. According to Reuters, a spokesman for Cameron said, “If assurances are not supplied, we’ve set out our position and intention to act.” Fridman’s investment vehicle More...

Low Oil Prices Mean New Projects for Blackstone

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Falling oil prices are keeping Blackstone busy with new opportunities. Tim Coleman of Blackstone told Bloomberg, “You can’t have your price (oil prices) drop 50% and More...

Brett Icahn a Chip Off Father’s Wall Street Block

Brett-Icahn

    Brett Icahn, son of legendary investor Carl Icahn, seems to have inherited his father’s investment savvy. Brett Icahn, along with partner David Schechter, More...

Israeli Cannabis R&D Co to Present at Prague Medical Cannabis Conference

One World Cannabis

OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp’s (OTCQB: OWCP) wholly owned subsidiary of One World Cannabis Ltd., an Israeli research and development company focused on cannabis-based More...

Israeli Attunity Acquires US Provider of Large Scale Data Usage Analytics

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Israel’s Attunity, a provider of information availability software solutions, (NASDAQ CM: ATTU), announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Appfluent Technology, More...

PLO Central Council

PLO Stops Security Coordination With Israel, IDF Says It’s Still On

The PLO Central Council has adopted a resolution to suspend security coordination with Israel, Ma’an reported. The PLO has adopted several resolutions during 27 meetings More...

Still Accosted by Politicians, Sydney Leathers Snags Another Weiner

The porn star from Indiana who put a sexting nail in the coffin of Anthony Weiner’s political career, which was moribund after a previous illicit sex text scandal, has snagged More...

Former Senator Condemns Antisemitic Whisper Campaign Behind Tom Schweich’s Suicide

Former U.S. Senator John Danforth decried the political bullying and the anti-semitic whisper campaign that might have contributed to the suicide of  Missouri Republican gubernatorial More...

PayPal Buys Israeli ‘Predictive’ Cyber Security Company That Could Have Prevented the Sony Attack

CyActive Co-Founders CEO Liran Tancman & CTO Shlomi Boutnaru

PayPal has bought Beer Sheva-based cyber security start-up CyActive for between $60 and $80, the website Calcalist reported. CyActive, More...

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Virtual Reality and the Future of Content

Mark Zuckerberg VR

At a conference in Barcelona, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says he remains focused on spreading internet connectivity More...

uri_avnery Uri Avnery: The Speech

SUDDENLY IT reminded me of something. I was watching The Speech by Binyamin Netanyahu before the...

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman Nobel Laureate in Economics, Joseph Stiglitz: A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

/ By Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman/ Last July, when United States federal judge Thomas...

Jamie Metzl (2) Jamie Metzl: Japan’s Sensitive Military Normalization

Soon after the Islamic State’s brutal murder in January of the Japanese hostages Haruna Yukawa and...

Israeli BioLineRx Announces Underwritten Public Offering of American Depositary Shares

BioLineRx

Israeli Drug development company BiolineRX Ltd. (Nasdaq: BLRX); TASE:BLRX) has commenced an underwritten public More...

Yuri Milner’s $1 Billion Farfetch Fashion Retailer Raises $86 Million

Yuri Milner’s Farfetch, an online fashion retailer, announced an $86 million Series E round of investment More...

Carlyle’s David Rubenstein Says Now Is the Time to Buy Oil

  David Rubenstein of the Carlyle Group says he would not wait for oil to bottom, but would buy it now More...

Prosecutor Nisman’s Ex-Wife Has No Doubt It Was ‘Homicide’

Sandra Arroyo Salgado

The ex-wife of dead prosecutor Alberto Nisman told a press conference on Thursday that a team of experts says More...

Ira Rennert Could Owe Shareholders $700 Million, Judge Throws Out Mistrial Request

Not only did U.S. District judge Alison Nathan deny Ira Rennert, charged of looting his company to fund his More...

Trial Begins for White Supremacist Who Killed 3 at Kansas City Jewish Center

In a preliminary hearing on the shootings at a Jewish Center and a Jewish retirement home in Kansas City, Missouri, More...