EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more

Cyprus takes risky bet on casinos

Nearly an eighth of the population of Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus work in casinos Europe’s largest gaming resort, the City of Dreams Mediterranean, is emerging from bulldozed vineyards and lemon groves on Cyprus’s southern coast. Looking like an Inca temple facing out to sea near Limassol, Hong Kong gambling giant Melco has a grand vision for … Read more