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    Kyiv district court grants National Anti-corruption Bureau`s access to e-declaration database
    Dec23

    Kyiv district court grants National Anti-corruption Bureau`s access to e-declaration database

    Kyiv`s Solomyansky district court has ruled that agents of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) can have access to government workers` electronic declarations as part of a criminal investigation into alleged illicit enrichment. The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC), which is the operator of the e-declaration,...

    Passengers seen leaving hijacked Libyan plane at Malta Airport
    Dec23

    Passengers seen leaving hijacked Libyan plane at Malta Airport

    Passengers begin leaving hijacked Afriqiyah Airways A320 plane at Malta Airport, according to BBC News. Maltese authorities say there are women and children, the BBC reported on Twitter. Later, Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat wrote on Twitter that all passengers and some crew members had been released. As UNIAN reported earlier, an...

    Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta
    Dec23

    Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta

    An Afriqiyah Airways A320 with around 120 people on board has just landed in Malta after it was hijacked, according to Times of Malta. The plane was on an internal flight from Sebha to Tripoli and diverted by a hijacker who claimed to have a hand grenade, Times of Malta reports. A total of 111 passengers and seven crew members are on board the...

    Germany arrests two on terror charges – BBC
    Dec23

    Germany arrests two on terror charges – BBC

    Two men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an attack on a shopping center in Oberhausen near the Dutch border, police say, according to BBC News. The brothers, aged 31 and 28 and born in Kosovo, were detained early on Friday in Duisburg, BBC News reports. Germany is on high alert after Monday`s attack in Berlin, which left 12...

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to pay U.S. Government $519 mln for allegedly bribing foreign officials, including in Ukraine
    Dec23

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to pay U.S. Government $519 mln for allegedly bribing foreign officials, including in Ukraine

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agreed to pay more than $519 million to settle U.S. criminal and civil allegations that the company bribed overseas officials to gain business for its medications, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday, Reuters reports. The company paid millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Mexico, Russia and...

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine names three theories about Kniazhychi police shooting incident
    Dec23

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine names three theories about Kniazhychi police shooting incident

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has named three theories about a police shooting incident in the village of Kniazhychi in Kyiv region, when five members of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies were shot dead early in December, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The preliminary assessment of the events shows that the first cause...

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts bill on amnesty in 2016 with president`s proposals
    Dec22

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts bill on amnesty in 2016 with president`s proposals

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law ”On amnesty in 2016” with the proposals by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (No. 4255), according to an UNIAN correspondent. After many attempts, the law was voted by 226 MPs out of 308 registered in the session hall (with the required minimum of 226). President`s envoy in the Verkhovna Rada...

    Court arrests $600,000 in case of large-scale embezzlement in Ukrgasbank
    Dec22

    Court arrests $600,000 in case of large-scale embezzlement in Ukrgasbank

    In mid-December, the PGO, the SBU, and the National Police conducted a series of searches in a pre-trial investigation regarding the facts of embezzlement by Ukrgasbank officials of credit funds in the amount of UAH 140 million. Pechersk District Court in Kyiv ruled to arrest $600,000 that had been seized during the searches within a probe into...

    Ukraine used as `corruption ATM` for past 23 years, no instant changes expected – Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine
    Dec22

    Ukraine used as `corruption ATM` for past 23 years, no instant changes expected – Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine

    Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hughes Mingarelli says that a difficult initial state of the country should be taken into account in assessing the progress of reforms in Ukraine. During the presentation of a Foreign Policy Audit study in Kyiv Wednesday, Mingarelli stressed that he considered the current progress of reforms in Ukraine...

    Ukraine`s chief prosecutor may probe into some provisions of 2017 budget
    Dec21

    Ukraine`s chief prosecutor may probe into some provisions of 2017 budget

    Ukraine`s chief prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko has announced that his office will analyze some provisions of the national budget for 2017, which was passed by the Verkhovna Rada in the early hours of Wednesday, December 21. ”Unfortunately, what was passed yesterday has some challenges that the Prosecutor General`s Office should deal with. The bill [on...

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