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    NATO`s build-up in east cuts fear of conflict, Estonia says
    Apr12

    NATO`s build-up in east cuts fear of conflict, Estonia says

    Investors in the Baltic countries should brush off the perceived risk of a conflict between NATO and Russia in the region after the alliance deployed reinforcements to its eastern flank, Estonia`s president said, according to Bloomberg. After the arrival of North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in...

    Russia seeks to ”save face” in Syria – U.S. envoy to UN
    Apr12

    Russia seeks to ”save face” in Syria – U.S. envoy to UN

    Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, is characterizing Russia as skittish and isolated in the wake of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad`s deadly chemical weapon attack last week that killed scores of civilians, including children, according to CNN. ”I think they`re nervous,” said Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, CNN...

    U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit
    Apr12

    U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left European diplomats befuddled at a gathering in Italy by saying ”why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine,” according to Bloomberg. See also: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict But the provocative remark suggested Tillerson, the former...

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict
    Apr11

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson has openly questioned why ”American taxpayers” should be concerned about Ukraine, which has been racked by a separatist conflict for the last three years, according to Reuters. Ayrault told reporters he had replied: ”It is in the interests of the U.S. taxpayers to...

    Naftogaz signs memo on possible cooperation with two European gas transport system operators
    Apr11

    Naftogaz signs memo on possible cooperation with two European gas transport system operators

    The national oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine and Ukrtransgaz, operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on joint assessment of cooperation opportunities in the use and development of Ukraine`s gas transportation system (GTS) with Snam S.p.A. (Italy) and Eustream a.s. (Slovakia) – one of the...

    G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ”chemical attack” in Syria
    Apr11

    G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ”chemical attack” in Syria

    The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria, according to the BBC. Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the U.S. secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally, the BBC reported. The nations agreed...

    Eurovision-2017: Deputy PM comments on possible sanctions against Ukraine over Russian entrant row
    Apr11

    Eurovision-2017: Deputy PM comments on possible sanctions against Ukraine over Russian entrant row

    Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko said Kyiv is ready to further clarify to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) the situation regarding the entry ban against Russian entrant Julia Samoilova if the issue of any sanctions arises following Eurovision-2017, Obozrevatel news outlet reports. ”I think that our position will be...

    Ukraine leads in corruption rating of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa
    Apr11

    Ukraine leads in corruption rating of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa

    Ukraine tops the fraud rating composed of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), according to a 2017 fraud survey conducted at the request of Ernst & Young. Some 51% of EY Fraud Survey respondents still think that the problem of bribery and corruption is pressing. Some 27% of the polled claim that bribery is an...

    Russian programmer reportedly suspected in U.S. election hacking arrested in Spain
    Apr11

    Russian programmer reportedly suspected in U.S. election hacking arrested in Spain

    A Russian computer programmer, Pyotr Levashov, has been arrested in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid said on Sunday, according to The Age. It was unclear why Levashov was arrested. The embassy spokesman declined to give details for his arrest, and Spanish police and the interior ministry were not...

    Putin `could be allowed to rejoin G7` if he pulls out of Syria – media
    Apr11

    Putin `could be allowed to rejoin G7` if he pulls out of Syria – media

    The prospect of Russia rejoining the G7 group of the world`s leading industrialized nations will be used as part of a carrot and stick approach to persuade President Vladimir Putin to pull out of Syria, The Daily Telegraph understands. Rex Tillerson, the U.S. Secretary of State, will fly to Moscow later this week with an ultimatum from the G7...

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