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    Cameron lined up as contender to be next NATO Secretary General
    Dec29

    Cameron lined up as contender to be next NATO Secretary General

    David Cameron is being lined up as a contender to be the next secretary general of NATO, according to the Daily Mail. A NATO source said Britain is in a strong position as it `has weight as militarily the largest and most significant` country in the alliance besides the U.S. Following the Brexit vote Britain has pledged to play a greater role in...

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Dec29

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia has increased to 17 people over the year, despite the fact that six Ukrainians have been released, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. “Though six prisoners have returned to Ukraine, their total number has not decreased but increased: now we have...

    Naftogaz should get rid of oil production assets in Egypt – Naftogaz CEO
    Dec29

    Naftogaz should get rid of oil production assets in Egypt – Naftogaz CEO

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine should get rid of its oil production assets in Egypt as unprofitable, the company CEO, Andriy Kobolev, told journalists Thursday, December 28. ”It [the oil production business in Egypt] could be developed or we could quit it… I think we should quit it,” said Kobolev, adding that today this business does not bring...

    Canada launches grant for rehabilitating workers in Ukraine
    Dec29

    Canada launches grant for rehabilitating workers in Ukraine

    Canada – Ukraine International Assistance Fund, founded by Ukrainians in Canada, launches an annual grant of 1500 Canadian dollars, which will be sent to increase monthly salary for rehabilitation workers in Ukraine, according to Ukraine Today. The mission of the fund is to improve rehabilitation services in Ukraine for certain categories...

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks
    Dec29

    Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks

    On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the U.S. election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during his Florida visit, said intelligence officials ”should do the best they can, figure it all out,” Business Insider reports. That comment is a departure from the president-elect`s claims that the allegations against...

    Gazprom continues to violate contractual obligations on gas transit – Ukrtransgaz
    Dec29

    Gazprom continues to violate contractual obligations on gas transit – Ukrtransgaz

    Russian energy giant Gazprom, which transits its gas to the EU via Ukraine, continues to violate the agreements on gas pressure values, decreasing the pressure on the entry to the Ukrainian gas transport system at the eastern border, according to Ukrtransgaz spokesman Maksym Beliavskiy. ”Gazprom continues to violate contractual pressure values:...

    Visa liberalisation postponed due to position of individual member states – Presidential Administration
    Dec29

    Visa liberalisation postponed due to position of individual member states – Presidential Administration

    The European Union has postponed the decision on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime across the Schengen zone because of the position of individual member states, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev has told Obozrevatel. ”The delay was due to the position of individual Member States, for whom it is very...

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham
    Dec28

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham

    A U.S. senator said on Wednesday that Russia and President Vladimir Putin could expect sanctions after cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election in November, Reuters reported. ”You can expect that the Congress will investigate the Russian involvement in our elections and [...] there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit...

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence
    Dec28

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

    Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say, according to Reuters. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad`s Alawite sect, is in...

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit
    Dec28

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit

    The Czech government is to set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit as officials attempt to tackle falsehoods, predominantly about migrants, which they claim are spread by websites supported by the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Guardian reports. ”The key goal of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic is to sow doubts into...

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