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  1. Yeltsin's contribution should not be forgotten

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Boris Yeltsin was a democrat, but it is as a revolutionary that he will be most remembered. The iconic image of the first Russian president, atop a tank outside parliament as he led the charge against a coup in August 1991 said it all: this was a charismatic man of action, at his best when under siege. Unfortunately, when peace reigned, Yeltsin, who died on Monday aged 76, ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Chelsea owner Abramovich faces US$6b court ruling

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:14pm by Reuters in London

    ... a Kremlin powerbroker under late President Boris Yeltsin only to fall foul of Vladimir Putin, says Abramovich used the threat of Kremlin retribution to intimidate him into selling out of Russia’s ... Reuters in London Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich will find out on Friday whether he owes his former partner Boris Berezovsky as much as US$6 billion after a British court ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Abramovich defeats ‘unreliable’ Berezovsky in court

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 07:48pm by Reuters in London

    ... as a “truthful and on the whole reliable witness”. Berezovsky, a fast-talking former mathematician who became a Kremlin powerbroker under the late President Boris Yeltsin only to fall foul of Vladimir ... Reuters in London Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich emerged victorious on Friday from a long and hugely expensive legal battle with his former friend Boris Berezovsky that laid bare ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Police probe 'unexplained' death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 09:53am by AFP

    ... to lift Boris Yeltsin from single-digit approval ratings to victory in his re-election campaign against Communist Gennady Zyuganov in a matter of a few weeks. In return, Yeltsin granted them huge ... world of Russian oligarchs, Boris Berezovsky, who has died aged 67, was among the wildest. He gloated over the semi-legal schemes that made him a billionaire in the 1990s and vowed to overthrow ...

  5. News - World

    Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky ‘died from hanging’

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 02:03pm by Associated Press

    ... built up his wealth during Russia’s chaotic privatization of state assets in the 1990s following the breakup of the Soviet Union. In return for backing Russian President Boris Yeltsin, he gained ... Associated Press British police say no evidence pointing to a violent struggle A post-mortem examination found that self-exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky died by hanging, ...

  6. Enemy of the state

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... him with third-degree burns. A post-Soviet Russia run by then-president Boris Yeltsin, who died last week, provided vast opportunities for self-enrichment to those with the president's ... He may be in exile, but billionaire Boris Berezovsky remains a thorn in Putin's side, writes Fred Weir Every tsar has his personal demon, goes an old Russian saying. If so, the fiend ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron's star player, London Mayor Boris Johnson, could be a liability

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by Bloomberg, Reuters, MCT

    ... Agencies in London Bicycle-riding London mayor, considered a 'star player' by British prime minister, could also cause trouble for him and their fellow Conservatives Boris comes with rewards and risks London Mayor Boris Johnson's decision to run in next year's general election presents UK Prime Minister David Cameron with a gift-wrapped electoral asset that could ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    London Mayor Boris Johnson confirms his bid for parliament

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Johnson confirms he will make bid for parliament London Mayor Boris Johnson said yesterday that he would stand for election to parliament next year, a move that could eventually position him as a successor to British Prime Minister David Cameron. His comments end months of speculation about whether he would return to national politics. Some ...

  9. News - World - EUROPE

    UK exit from EU a viable option, says report commissioned by Boris Johnson

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain's exit from EU a viable option, report says A report commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson has concluded that a British exit from ... a viable option for the UK to be outside the EU." The Sunday Times quoted an unnamed source close to Johnson as saying: "Boris favours a renegotiation in which we stay in and complete ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Russian tycoon was ‘broken, suicidal’ before his death, London inquest hears

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:10pm by Reuters

    ... in the world" after losing a US$6 billion damages claim to his former partner in 2012. Berezovsky (pictured), who became a Moscow powerbroker under the late President Boris Yeltsin only to fall foul ... Reuters in Windsor Boris Berezovsky fell into depression after losing billions in legal battle, inquest hears Russian tycoon 'broken, suicidal' before his death Russian oligarch ...




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