Kim Jong Un’s Art of the Deal-Make Friends for Spare Parts


On a shelf in a cramped office on the outskirts of Moscow, businessman Igor Michurin has a framed photograph of himself shaking hands with one of his important customers – a North Korean embassy official whom Michurin calls Lee.

Published: June 6, 2018 at 06:05AM

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En+ President Sokov Resigns in Bid to See U.S. Sanctions Eased


En+ Group accepted president Maxim Sokov’s resignation on Monday as part of a plan to persuade the United States to lift sanctions on the company by filling its board with directors not affiliated with Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska. Deripaska a…

Published: June 4, 2018 at 02:35AM

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