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· June, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2014

29 June 2014

France Sees Escape From Russian Energy Dependence in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, wishing to reduce energy dependency on Russia, welcomes French president for talks.

27 June 2014

TJournal.ru Says Enough With Russian Media's Ukraine Coverage

RuNet Echo

Responding to a flood of anti-Ukraine propaganda in the Russian mass media, the website TJournal has temporarily halted a service that aggregates news stories trending on the RuNet.

24 June 2014

French Startup Companies Want to Make Your Home Smarter

Want a smart thermostat to control your home's heating? Or one that is hooked up to the Internet and measures your home's concentration of CO2? French start-ups are on it.

Jamaica: Beauty & the Beast

Thai Coup Leads to Exodus of More Than 180,000 Cambodian Migrant Workers

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians are streaming over the border to escape a rumored crackdown on illegal migrants, only to be greeted by poor conditions and uncertainty.

23 June 2014

Jonbeel, a Barter Market in the 21st Century

Twitter's Game of Cat and Mouse in Russia

RuNet Echo

A pattern is emerging in the relationship between the Kremlin and Twitter, where Moscow makes sweeping demands of the website and then touts the resulting compromise as a victory.

21 June 2014

Russia Claims to Have Forced Twitter into Submission Ahead of Crowell's Moscow Visit

RuNet Echo

Ahead of a meeting between Twitter and Russia’s chief censorship outfit, Moscow is signaling that Internet giants like the world’s most popular microblogging service must conform to Russian sovereignty.

Russia's Irresistible Putin Swag

RuNet Echo

Last week, two fashion designers opened a kiosk in a shopping mall outside Red Square, selling t-shirts celebrating Vladimir Putin. Within a day, they'd sold over five-thousand.

17 June 2014

Hosting the World Cup or Olympics Isn't All Fun and Games. This Website Breaks It Down

These sporting events don't always have a positive impact on their host cities. Website Sport Better Cities digs into the good, the bad and the ugly of hosting.

16 June 2014

Between Ukraine and Russia, Kazakhstan's Chocolate Might Come Out a Winner

Kazakhstanis can be very, very patriotic about their national chocolate, Rakhat. With Ukrainian chocolate disappearing from the lucrative Russian market, some hope it is Rakhat's turn to shine.

Neighbor Bhutan Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for India's Prime Minister Modi

It is newly elected Narendra Modi's first foreign visit as India's prime minister. Some aren't convinced that it's the best choice.

13 June 2014

How a Spat Over Prize Money Nearly Kept Cameroon from Playing in the World Cup

The Indomitable Lions players refused to leave their hotel unless they were paid their share of the World Cup prize money that FIFA gives to each participating country.

INTERVIEW: Taking a Closer Look at ‘Boteros,’ Havana's Private Taxi Drivers

The project "Boteros of Havana" shows how day-to-day life can bring out interesting stories in journalism.

11 June 2014

Why You Should Pick France as Your 2nd Favorite Team at the 2014 World Cup

Meeting with Putin, Industry Leaders Ditch Users on Digital Rights

RuNet EchoAdvox

Vladimir Putin attended a much-anticipated meeting with Russian Internet industry leaders in Moscow today. Did they discuss Internet freedom? Barely.