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    Kenya looking for suppliers of 450,000 tonnes of maize in Ukraine
    Mar14

    Kenya looking for suppliers of 450,000 tonnes of maize in Ukraine

    The government of Kenya has announced plans to buy 450,000 tonnes of yellow maize from Ukraine March through May 2017, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. These plans were disclosed in a letter sent by Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry. In this connection, the...

    Turkey suspends high-level diplomatic ties with Dutch, mulls EU immigration deal review
    Mar14

    Turkey suspends high-level diplomatic ties with Dutch, mulls EU immigration deal review

    Turkey will not allow the Dutch ambassador to Ankara to return to Turkey and has suspended high-level diplomatic relations between the two countries, deputy Turkish Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced in Ankara on Monday as a disagreement between the two countries escalated, according to CNN. Turkey`s action came after the Netherlands`...

    Russia deploys spec-op forces close to Libya border – media
    Mar14

    Russia deploys spec-op forces close to Libya border – media

    Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow`s deepening role in Libya, Reuters wrote in an exclusive report. The U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the...

    RFE/RL: EU Commissioner says Gazprom appears set to comply with antitrust rules
    Mar14

    RFE/RL: EU Commissioner says Gazprom appears set to comply with antitrust rules

    EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says Russia`s state-run gas giant Gazprom appears ready to comply with European Union rules in order to end a five-year antitrust case and avoid fines, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Vestager said on March 13 that Gazprom`s commitments met its objectives regarding...

    Defense spending by European NATO allies inches up in 2016
    Mar13

    Defense spending by European NATO allies inches up in 2016

    Defense spending by European NATO states inched up for the first time in seven years in 2016, the military alliance said on Monday, but still remained below the threshold the new U.S. President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve, according to Reuters. Trump made NATO states in Europe nervous when he criticized the alliance as ”obsolete”...

    Eurovision-2017: SBU to check Russia`s representative, to take ”weighted decision”
    Mar13

    Eurovision-2017: SBU to check Russia`s representative, to take ”weighted decision”

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine will take a weighted decision on entry to Ukraine of Yulia Samoilova, Russia`s representative at the upcoming Eurovision-2017 Song Contest, SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. ”In response to the numerous media requests about Yulia Samoilova, I want to emphasize: the SBU will study the issue...

    Russia not to boycott Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine
    Mar13

    Russia not to boycott Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine

    Russia has taken a decision to participate is Eurovision 2017 international song contest to be held in Kyiv this May. Broadcaster Channel One has confirmed that Julia Samoylova will represent Russia with the song Flame is Burning, according to Eurovision.tv. Julia Samoylova was selected to represent Russia internally. Yuri Aksyuta, Head of the...

    EU prolongs sanctions over Crimea crisis for another 6 months
    Mar13

    EU prolongs sanctions over Crimea crisis for another 6 months

    On March 13, 2017, the EU Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until September 15, 2017. The measures consist of asset freezes and travel bans, the European Council said in a press release. The assessment of...

    Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance – BBC
    Mar13

    Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance – BBC

    Several EU leaders have criticized Turkey, amid a growing row over the Turkish government`s attempts to hold rallies in European countries, according to BBC News. Ties between the Turkish and Dutch leaders became particularly strained at the weekend after two Turkish ministers were barred from addressing rallies in Rotterdam, with one of them...

    Kremlin spokesman Peskov confirms Russia`s ambassador met with Trump team during campaign
    Mar13

    Kremlin spokesman Peskov confirms Russia`s ambassador met with Trump team during campaign

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed in his interview with CNN`s Fareed Zakaria that Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak met with Trump associates during the presidential campaign. Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions twice ahead of the US election, and is considered by US intelligence...

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