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    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea
    Dec20

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea

    The Prosecutors Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com ”for selling stolen property”. Access to the website can be blocked on the territory of Ukraine, according to Member of Parliament Hryhoriy Lohvynskiy. ”Dutch-based Booking.com, selling accommodation for 1.2 million nights daily, in violation of national and...

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year
    Dec20

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year

    The UK training program for the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) will be extended for another year to ensure more members of the UAF benefit from UK Armed Forces` training, British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced Monday, the UK Government press service reported. ”Britain is stepping up in Europe and around the world. Extending...

    U.S. suspends diplomatic mission to Turkey in wake of Russian ambassador murder
    Dec20

    U.S. suspends diplomatic mission to Turkey in wake of Russian ambassador murder

    The United States` diplomatic mission in Turkey has halted normal operations on Tuesday following a deadly attack on the Russian ambassador. ”US Embassy in Ankara and Consulates Istanbul and Adana closed for normal operations today. Visa appointments will be rescheduled,” the Embassy tweeted Tuesday. As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian...

    China returns seized underwater U.S. drone
    Dec20

    China returns seized underwater U.S. drone

    A U.S. underwater drone seized by the Chinese navy in the contentious South China Sea has now been returned, according to BBC News. China seized the vehicle in international waters, in one of the most serious confrontations between the powers in decades, BBC News reports. The U.S. said it would continue to ”fly, sail, and operate in the South...

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey
    Dec20

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey, according to the Russian media outlet Kommersant, citing sources familiar with the situation. Shares of Russian company and Gazprombank in Akfel Holding, the largest private importer of Russian gas to Turkey, were de facto nationalized on suspicion of having links with the...

    Assassin of Russian ambassador screamed: ”We die in Aleppo, you die here!”
    Dec20

    Assassin of Russian ambassador screamed: ”We die in Aleppo, you die here!”

    A gunman is confirmed to be an off-duty Turkish police officer, according to The Daily Mail. Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot several times from behind by a gunman shouting: ”Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!” He also screamed: ”Only death will take me out of here,” The Daily Mail reported. The shooter, who was...

    Obama said to use 1953 law to block drilling in Arctic, Atlantic – Bloomberg
    Dec20

    Obama said to use 1953 law to block drilling in Arctic, Atlantic – Bloomberg

    U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the U.S. Arctic and parts of the Atlantic, a move that could indefinitely restrict oil production there, according to two people familiar with the decision, Bloomberg reported. Obama will invoke a provision in a 1953 law that gives him wide...

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde keeps her job, escapes penalty after negligence conviction in France
    Dec20

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde keeps her job, escapes penalty after negligence conviction in France

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde escaped punishment and kept her job on Monday despite a conviction on negligence charges over a state payout made while she served as France`s finance minister in 2008, according to Reuters. The executive board representing the IMF`s 189 member countries reaffirmed its full confidence in...

    Serbia to purchase Russian fighter jets amid Montenegro intention to join NATO
    Dec20

    Serbia to purchase Russian fighter jets amid Montenegro intention to join NATO

    Serbia said Monday that it will purchase Russian combat jets in a move likely to add to tensions in the Balkans amid Moscow`s apparent efforts to prevent the volatile European region from joining Western institutions, according to ABCNews. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said he will travel to Moscow later this week to sign a deal that...

    The Ukraine question and NATO-Russia summit
    Dec20

    The Ukraine question and NATO-Russia summit

    Following a NATO-Russia summit held Monday, the Bloc`s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 28-nation military alliance and Russia ”have profound disagreements on the crisis” in Ukraine, according to ABCNews. He said NATO allies ”reiterated their strong support for Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and insisted that they...

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