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    Merkel formally nominated for German election run
    Feb25

    Merkel formally nominated for German election run

    Angela Merkel`s conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party`s top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base, according to The Associated Press (AP). The dpa news agency reported that Merkel won the support of 95 percent of delegates at a convention of the...

    Armed men open fire close to OSCE SMM in Donbas
    Feb25

    Armed men open fire close to OSCE SMM in Donbas

    At 13:27 on February 24, 2017, the SMM heard a burst of small-arms fire (three to five shots) at close range while preparing to launch a mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the north-western edge of non-government-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk), about 130m south-east of the M-04 highway. ”The SMM patrol members took cover...

    Ukraine prolongs detention of late Uzbek President`s relative
    Feb25

    Ukraine prolongs detention of late Uzbek President`s relative

    A court in Kyiv has prolonged by one year the preliminary arrest of a relative of the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov who is wanted by Tashkent for alleged forgery and embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Akbarali Abdullaev – a nephew of Karimov`s widow, Tatyana Karimova –...

    U.S. to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe
    Feb25

    U.S. to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe

    The U.S. Air Force is preparing to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe, according to Defence Blog. The head of U.S. Air Combat Command said Friday the U.S. Air Force`s F-35 joint strike fighter will soon fly over Europe, Defence Blog wrote. ”Europe is certainly a place that I think we would like to send that airplane so I can see...

    Italy donates EUR 1 mln to WFP and UNICEF for people affected by conflict in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb25

    Italy donates EUR 1 mln to WFP and UNICEF for people affected by conflict in Eastern Ukraine

    The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF to assist people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2017, UNICEF Ukraine reported. ”The Italian Government continues to support the non-stop and commendable efforts carried out by UN agencies in Ukraine to assist the...

    Russia loses WTO appeal over ban on pork imports from EU – media
    Feb25

    Russia loses WTO appeal over ban on pork imports from EU – media

    Russia lost its appeal on Thursday against a World Trade Organization ruling on its ban on imports of European Union pigs and pork products, according to Reuters. Thursday`s ruling means Russia will be expected to bring its rules into line with the WTO`s, Reuters said.  If the EU is not satisfied that it has done so, it could ask to be allowed to...

    Anti-corruption agency may probe finances of Ukrainian Tax Service chief’s trip to see Trump oath
    Feb24

    Anti-corruption agency may probe finances of Ukrainian Tax Service chief’s trip to see Trump oath

    Head of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) Natalia Korchak says her agency has received a request from Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk to probe into the finances of Ukrainian State Fiscal Service chief Roman Nasirov`s trip to attend the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The request cites publicly...

    Ukrainian President appoints envoy to represent Ukraine at International Criminal Court hearings in suit against Russia
    Feb24

    Ukrainian President appoints envoy to represent Ukraine at International Criminal Court hearings in suit against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the establishment of a Ukrainian delegation to participate in the International Criminal Court`s proceedings into the violation by Russia of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of...

    Reuters: Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at `top of the pack`
    Feb24

    Reuters: Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at `top of the pack`

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the ”top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity, according to Reuters. In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea ”very easily if they want...

    Austria calls to “rethink” the sanctions imposed on Russia
    Feb24

    Austria calls to “rethink” the sanctions imposed on Russia

    Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for a rethink on sanctions imposed on Russia, saying that the regime of penalties over Kremlin-backed incursions in Ukraine has failed to yield enough progress, according to Bloomberg. Speaking in an interview in Vienna on Thursday, Kern said that the European Union may need to consider new ways to put...

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