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  • *Israel faces shortage of 10,000 programmers, engineers. *Israel improving visa access for foreign workers. TEL AVIV, June 26- When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.

  • *Israel faces shortage of 10,000 programmers, engineers. *Israel improving visa access for foreign workers. TEL AVIV, June 26- When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.

  • *Israel faces shortage of 10,000 programmers, engineers. *Israel improving visa access for foreign workers. TEL AVIV, June 26- When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.

  • WARSAW, Poland— Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government. The ruling Law and Justice party has allowed increased logging in the Bialowieza Forest, a vast woodland that straddles Poland and Belarus, alarming environmentalists who say it...

  • The Russian leader made the comments while talking to a child interested in working in journalism at a summer camp in Crimea, the southern Ukrainian region that Russia annexed in 2014.. The number of independent media outlets in Russia has fallen drastically under Putin and there have been several murders of high-profile journalists. The journalists' group...

  • MONDAY, JUNE 26 ULTIMO, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Speed Limits and Stall Speeds: Fostering Sustainable Growth in the United States" before the University of Technology Sydney Seminar- 0510 GMT. SYDNEY, Australia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "The...

  • PARIS, June 23- Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there. India's air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has...

  • *Europe sitting on nearly 1 trillion euros of bad loans. PRAGUE, June 23- With little support for a European Union- backed bad bank to clean up the huge pile of soured loans in Europe, national authorities should at least get a common blueprint to deal with the problem, the banking sector watchdog's head said on Friday. It received a cool reception, including from EU...

  • MOSCOW— The founder of a Russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government's request to provide information about his company. The head of the Russian communications regulator on Friday in an open letter to Telegram founder Pavel Durov threatened to block Telegram unless Durov hands over details about the app. He says that if Telegram is banned in...

  • WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, June 23- Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow...

  • ULTIMO, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Speed Limits and Stall Speeds: Fostering Sustainable Growth in the United States" before the University of Technology Sydney Seminar- 0510 GMT. SYDNEY, Australia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "The Global Growth...

  • BRATISLAVA, June 22- A strike at Volkswagen's Slovak unit will continue into a fourth day after talks on wage deal failed, union chief Zoroslav Smolinsky said on Thursday. He did not specify whether or when the talks with the management will resume but added the unions would look into options to intensify the strike that has hit production at the biggest private...

  • WASHINGTON— Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill that would hit Iran and Russia with new sanctions amid Democratic criticism that House Republicans are stalling for time to weaken the penalties at the Trump administration's request. The sanctions measure was written by the Senate, where it passed last week on a 98-2 vote.

  • *Probe linked to president's possible Russia ties. FRANKFURT, June 22- U.S. House Democrats rejected an assertion by Deutsche Bank that privacy laws prevent it from sharing information about President Donald Trump's finances, as they investigate possible collusion between his campaign team and Russia. Investigations are underway in Washington into claims...

  • *Probe linked to president's possible Russia ties. FRANKFURT, June 22- U.S. House Democrats rejected an assertion by Deutsche Bank that privacy laws prevent it from sharing information about President Donald Trump's finances, as they investigate possible collusion between his campaign team and Russia. Investigations are underway in Washington into claims...

  • MOSCOW— Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has built warm ties with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. He said that Russia and Brazil agreed to expand their cooperation in space research, and noted that weapons deals were also discussed. According to Temer, Brazil also hopes to expand its food exports to Russia.

  • BRUSSELS— The Latest on the European Union summit:. Merkel said at the end of the first day of a two-day EU leaders summit that British Prime Minister Theresa May "said clearly" to her peers that EU citizens who have been living in the U.K. that long "will be able to hold on to full rights" once Britain leaves the bloc. The 27 European Union nations that will still be part of...

  • BUDAPEST, June 22- The Romanian leu held steady on Thursday despite the political uncertainty over who will succeed ousted Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu. Dragnea is expected to come up with a new candidate by Monday, when President Klaus Iohannis considers his choice. Centrist President Klaus Iohannis has said he will only approve a candidate who has a clean...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee:. Jeh Johnson, the former head of the Homeland Security Department, told members of the House intelligence committee that because Trump "was predicting that the election was going to be rigged," the Obama administration was concerned...

  • MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, June 21- Angered by expanded U.S. sanctions, Russia on Wednesday cancelled a high-level meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Moscow said it was obliged to cancel the diplomatic meeting after the U.S. government on Tuesday added 38 individuals and organizations to its list of those sanctioned over...