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    Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House – media
    Dec10

    Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House – media

    The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter, The Washington Post reported. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to...

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria
    Dec10

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria

    The 193-member UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding an immediate end to attacks on civilians and all besieged areas in war-torn Syria, according to The New York Times. The non-binding resolution passed on Friday, December 9, by a vote of 122 to 13, with 36 abstentions, The New York Times wrote. The G.A. also expressed grave...

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation
    Dec09

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation

    Russia intends to use the improvement of relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” the annexation of Crimea among the Crimean Tatar population, according to the Information Resistance activist group. ”In particular, Russian State Duma MP, Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee on Nationalities Ruslan Balbek has told a number of confidants that one...

    U.S. Senate upholds ban on military cooperation with Russia
    Dec09

    U.S. Senate upholds ban on military cooperation with Russia

    The U.S. Senate has approved a National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which puts a ban on Pentagon`s cooperation with Russia. Now, the only stage left for the bill to enter into force is a signature of U.S. President Barack Obama. Following suit of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate approved the National Defense...

    EP to vote for visa suspension mechanism Dec 15
    Dec09

    EP to vote for visa suspension mechanism Dec 15

    The European Parliament will vote for the suspension mechanism of the visa-free regime on Thursday, December 15, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”So we will have the debate on the suspension mechanism in the EP plenary on Wed and the vote on Thu (15 Dec),” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on December 9. As UNIAN reported...

    EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization
    Dec09

    EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization

    The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the summit Ukraine-EU in Brussels promised to cansel the moratorium on the export of unprocessed timber. It is a condition for the EU to grant 600 million euros and promise of visa liberalization in a short time. A lot of Ukrainians outrage of the EU position and call it “visa...

    Russian doping cover-up ”helped 1,000 athletes”
    Dec09

    Russian doping cover-up ”helped 1,000 athletes”

    The Russian sports ministry, aided by the country`s security service, allegedly orchestrated a massive ”institutional conspiracy”, according to an investigation for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), SkyNews reports. According to SkyNews, the investigation`s findings allege ”an institutional conspiracy across winter and summer sports athletes...

    Gazprom signs contract to build Turkish Stream`s offshore section
    Dec09

    Gazprom signs contract to build Turkish Stream`s offshore section

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has signed a contract to build the first line of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream pipeline bypassing Ukraine in the Black Sea, the information department of Gazprom told UNIAN. ”Today in Amsterdam, the company South Stream Transport B.V. signed a contract with Allseas Group S.A. for the construction of the...

    Hungary closes main camp for illegal migrants ahead of schedule
    Dec09

    Hungary closes main camp for illegal migrants ahead of schedule

    Hungarian authorities have closed a camp for illegal migrants 30 km west of Budapest in the town of Bicske, according to the BBC. About 60 refugees who remained in the camp were given one hour to leave premises, the BBC reported. Some migrants were sent to a camp on the border with Austria, while another part was sent to a shelter for the...

    U.S. Congress boosts military assistance, including lethal weapon, to Ukraine to US $350 mln
    Dec09

    U.S. Congress boosts military assistance, including lethal weapon, to Ukraine to US $350 mln

    The U.S. Congress has passed the consolidated National Defense Authorizations Act, 2017, boosting U.S. security assistance to Ukraine to US$ 350 million, according to a posting on the Facebook page of Ukraine`s Embassy in the United States. ”U.S. Senate has finalized consideration and following the House passed the consolidated National Defense...

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