Rise of new banks helps Kremlin keep Russia’s economy afloat

Rise of new banks helps Kremlin keep Russia's economy afloat MOSCOW | BY OKSANA KOBZEVA AND ALEXANDER WINNING Ka-52 'Alligator' military helicopters fly in formation above Red Square and the Kremlin during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in central Moscow, Russia, May 7, 2015. REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV Four private banks with friendly ties with …

Jane Fonda at Jericho Beach in Vancouver against climate change

Oscar-winning actor Jane Fonda electrified a crowd at Jericho Beach with a hard-hitting 12-minute speech condemning oil executives and calling for far greater emphasis on renewable energy. The star of such films as On Golden Pond and Klute said that she came to speak in Vancouver because she believes that the world is at an …

Celebrities backing Greenpeace in Artic

One hundred celebrities backed a Greenpeace campaign against oil drilling and unsustainable fishing in the Arctic on Thursday, as oil giant Shell prepares to start exploratory drilling in the region. Paul McCartney, actor Robert Redford and British entrepreneur Richard Branson were among the celebrities demanding that the uninhabited region around the North Pole be protected …

Celebrities backing Greenpeace in Artic

One hundred celebrities backed a Greenpeace campaign against oil drilling and unsustainable fishing in the Arctic on Thursday, as oil giant Shell prepares to start exploratory drilling in the region. Paul McCartney, actor Robert Redford and British entrepreneur Richard Branson were among the celebrities demanding that the uninhabited region around the North Pole be protected …