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    How Europe can defend itself – Bloomberg
    Feb24

    How Europe can defend itself – Bloomberg

    Say this for Donald Trump: He is forcing Europeans to think more seriously about how to protect and defend their continent, Bloomberg reported. The U.S. president`s disparagement of NATO goes too far, and his focus on getting Europeans to spend more on defense is misplaced. That said, European nations have for too long treated their defense...

    Trump outraged by Russian deployment of cruise missiles, vows to raise issue with Putin
    Feb24

    Trump outraged by Russian deployment of cruise missiles, vows to raise issue with Putin

    U.S. President Donald Trump complained that the Russian deployment of a ground-based cruise missile is in violation of a 1987 treaty that bans land-based American and Russian intermediate-range missiles, according to Reuters. ”To me it`s a big deal,” said Trump, who has held out the possibility of warmer U.S. relations with Russia, as reported by...

    FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories
    Feb24

    FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

    The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump`s associates and Russians known to U.S. intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple U.S. officials briefed on the matter tell CNN. But a White House official said late Thursday that the request was only...

    Traders drain pricey U.S. oil storage as OPEC deal bites
    Feb24

    Traders drain pricey U.S. oil storage as OPEC deal bites

    Traders are turning the spigots to drain the priciest storage tanks holding U.S. crude stockpiles as strengthening markets make it unprofitable to store for future sale and cuts in global production open export opportunities, according to Reuters. That could signal the beginning of the end for a two-year trade play that came about during an...

    IMF notes progress in cooperation with Ukraine, although provides no specific dates of new loan tranche allocation
    Feb24

    IMF notes progress in cooperation with Ukraine, although provides no specific dates of new loan tranche allocation

    Ukraine`s key creditor, the International Monetary Fund, has noted significant progress in its cooperation with Ukraine, as well as in part of Kyiv`s implementation of a reform program, approved in March 2015; however, the Fund`s Executive Board has not yet set a date to consider allocation of a $1 bln tranche for Ukraine, according to the IMF...

    Firtash to remain in custody for another day
    Feb23

    Firtash to remain in custody for another day

    According to the verdict of the Regional Criminal Court in Vienna in the case of an extradition arrest of Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash, the latter will remain in custody at the request of the Vienna prosecutor`s office. Austrian prosecutors submitted to a court a motion to extend the Ukrainian businessman`s detention term under the U.S....

    Ratification of EU-Ukraine Association deal: Dutch socialists want Kyiv to sign additional document
    Feb23

    Ratification of EU-Ukraine Association deal: Dutch socialists want Kyiv to sign additional document

    Leader of the Socialist Party of the Netherlands Harry van Bommel has offered that the Dutch Parliament vote for a decision, obliging Ukraine to sign an additional political document concerning the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Europeiska Pravda reports. The proposal will be considered February 23 following a vote for a government-offered...

    Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media
    Feb23

    Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media

    The court in Vienna has refused to satisfy the motion of the Austrian prosecutors regarding the arrest of the Ukrainian businessman, Dmytro Firtash, on Spain`s extradition request, Ukrainska Pravda reported citing a source close to Mr Firtash. As reported earlier, on February 17, Austria received Spain`s request for the extradition of Dmytro...

    Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    Feb23

    Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    Parliament of the Netherlands (the Second Chamber) upheld a government-proposed bill providing for a ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent. The voting took place in The Hague Thursday. The roll-call showed 89 votes for the bill and 55 against it. The proposal of Dutch Socialists...

    Ukraine needs to return its tankers from Caspian to Black Sea to privatize shipping companies –  Ukraine`s State Property Fund
    Feb23

    Ukraine needs to return its tankers from Caspian to Black Sea to privatize shipping companies – Ukraine`s State Property Fund

    State-owned Black Sea Shipping Company (BSSC) and Ukrtanker are not subject to privatization, head of Odesa branch of Ukraine`s State Property Fund (SPF) Oleksiy Kosmin said at an Odesa press conference February 22, according to an UNIAN news agency news agency correspondent. ”The government has decided to search for additional assets of the...

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