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    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron
    May07

    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

    Data indicating a Russian citizen has been found in the metadata of hacked emails of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron`s campaign headquarters, according to WikiLeaks` Twitter account. ”#MacronLeaks: name of an employee for Russian government security contractor Evrika appears nine times in metadata for ”xls_cendric.rar” leak...

    Putin instructs Gazprom to proceed with laying underwater section of Turkish Stream pipeline
    May06

    Putin instructs Gazprom to proceed with laying underwater section of Turkish Stream pipeline

    Russian energy monopoly Gazprom has completed the preparatory work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and intends to start laying its sea section in the coming days, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller told Russian President Vladimir Putin at their latest meeting, Prime news agency reports. In turn, Putin said that the issue of Turkish Stream had been...

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry
    May06

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry

    During the regular crew training routine by Ukraine`s Maritime Search and Rescue Service in the Black Sea off the coast of Skadovsk, the Russian military vessel tried to seize the Ukrainian rescue boat, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure. However, the crew`s decisive action hindered the attempt, the press service...

    In massive spending bill, U.S. lawmakers back several measures targeting Russia – media
    May05

    In massive spending bill, U.S. lawmakers back several measures targeting Russia – media

    Congress has authorized a new $100 million effort to counter ”Russian influence and aggression” and to support civil society organizations in Europe and Eurasia, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. U.S. lawmakers on May 4 also backed a measure imposing new restrictions and oversight on Russian diplomats in the United States – a measure...

    U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions – media
    May05

    U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions – media

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state, according to Reuters. The vote was 419 to 1, Reuters wrote. Supporters said the legislation was intended to send a strong message to North...

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?
    May05

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?

    Over the last few months, a big matter regarding Russia`s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest had arisen. Unfortunately, it resulted in withdrawal of the country from the 2017 edition. However, the problems don`t seem to end there, since the Reference Group hasn`t decided which penalties will be imposed on the two countries, according to...

    U.S. Congress says no aid to Azov Battalion
    May04

    U.S. Congress says no aid to Azov Battalion

    The U.S. Congress has decided that the financial assistance to be allocated for Ukraine this year may not be used by the Azov Battalion, that`s according to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.1301). ”None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to the Azov Battalion,”...

    Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea
    May04

    Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea

    The Council of Europe`s Committee of Ministers has passed a decision condemning the annexation of Crimea and demanding from Russia to respect human rights on the occupied peninsula. In their decision concerning the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, referring to their previous decisions concerning Ukraine...

    Tillerson names condition for U.S. to engage with Russia on Ukraine issue
    May04

    Tillerson names condition for U.S. to engage with Russia on Ukraine issue

    The engagement between the United States and Russian Federation in relation to the Ukraine settlement is only possible after a certain level of trust is restored between the two nations, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his address to the State Department`s staff. In a video released by C-Span, Tillerson is seen calling the...

    Experts explain Ukraine`s trade prospects with EU
    May04

    Experts explain Ukraine`s trade prospects with EU

    The European choice of Ukraine determines the country`s strategy on the European Union as the priority foreign-trade partner. The pattern and pace of the national economy`s growth and the European integration idea`s progress critically depend on the development of commodity relations with the EU, UkrAgroConsult reports. From 2013 till 2015, the...

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