Mistral Ship Sale to Russia Will Shipwreck EU Opinion Th... Discovered on 2014-06-11 00:34:53 · http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/mist Under the¬†circumstances is it utterly fatuous to¬†argue, as some have, that "Putin blinked" over the¬†West's sanctions or that Washington has successfully mobilized world opinion to¬†isolate Russia.
Despite its annexation of¬†Crimea and¬†its ongoing hostility towards Ukraine, Russia is far from¬†isolated. And¬†should the¬†French allow the¬†Mistral sale to¬†go through, it will become a¬†fitting symbol of¬†the shipwreck that the¬†drive for¬†a unified Europe has become.
Hedge fund billionaire splits with wife of almost 30 years ... Discovered on 2014-06-10 13:38:46 · http://pagesix.com/2014/06/10/hedge-fund-billionai David Tepper and Marlene, who married in 1986 have separated and are telling friends the marriage has run its course. They hope to settle things quickly, quietly and amicably.‚ÄĚ
But the split could prove extremely costly. Tepper, has an estimated net worth of $10 billion after making a 2009 trade that netted his company $7.5 billion and himself a payday of nearly $4 billion, Tepper was quoted in New York Magazine as saying:"What do you think I should do with it? I could buy an island. I could buy a private jet . I could get myself a 22-year-old"Ě Looks like that's what he is doing.