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'I serve the Fatherland!' Girkin yelled out after the verdict was read out

Russia Jails Nationalist Critic Girkin For Four Years

Russian nationalist and ex-rebel commander Igor Girkin, whose pro-Moscow militants sparked a decade-long armed conflict in east Ukraine, was jailed for four years Thursday after repeatedly criticising the Kremlin.
With the majority of sales for big games now outside Japan, the country's game developers must consider everything from slang words to characters' costumes for a global audience

From Japan To The World: How To Translate A Game

Behind the global success of Japanese video games lies a delicate task: appealing to overseas players whose expectations on issues such as sexism are increasingly influencing the content of major titles.
With the European Central Bank expected to keep interest rates steady, ECB watchers will be more interested in what president Christine Lagarde has to say at her press conference, hoping for clues on when the bank might start slashing borrowing costs

ECB Stands Pat And Urge Patience On Rate Cuts

The European Central Bank decided to stand pat Thursday and call for patience in the ongoing battle against inflation, pushing back against market hopes of rapid interest rate cuts.
The Bordeaux Families winemaking cooperative is aiming to lower the alcoholic content of its wine

Sobering News: French Winemakers Go Teetotal

Orders for Coralie de Bouard's alcohol-free red wine have been gushing in since the Qatari owners of Paris Saint-Germain football club asked her to come up with a teetotal tipple for them.
Alibaba surged in Hong Kong and New York on reports of a huge stake purchase by co-founders Jack Ma and Joseph Tsai

Asian Markets Mostly Up, Hong Kong Boosted By Alibaba Rally

Most Asian markets rose Wednesday, with Hong Kong leading the pack for a second day following reports Alibaba's co-founders had bought huge stakes in the firm, a day after it emerged China was planning a blockbuster boost for the country's stuttering equities.


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