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    Montenegro coup suspects push for poll to foil NATO bid – Financial Times
    Mar10

    Montenegro coup suspects push for poll to foil NATO bid – Financial Times

    Pro-Russian politicians in Montenegro accused of attempting a failed, Kremlin-backed coup to stop the country joining NATO are planning an unauthorized referendum to rally public hostility to the alliance, according to the Financial Times (FT). The attempt will add to fears that Russia is backing attempts to turn parts of the Balkans away from...

    Ukraine to provide visa-on-arrival for Indian tourists
    Mar10

    Ukraine to provide visa-on-arrival for Indian tourists

    In a bid to boost bilateral ties, Ukraine has simplified the visa procedure for Indian travelers, according to The Hindu. Diplomatic sources confirmed to The Hindu that the new visa procedure for Indian travelers adopted by the Ukrainian government on March 1 will grant visa-on-arrival for certain categories of Indian travelers. ”Considering...

    South Korean court throws president out of office, two dead in protest
    Mar10

    South Korean court throws president out of office, two dead in protest

    South Korea`s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving the country`s conglomerates, sparking protests from her supporters two of whom were killed in clashes with police, according to Reuters. Park becomes South Korea`s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office,...

    FBI investigates “odd” computer link between Russian bank and Trump Organization
    Mar10

    FBI investigates “odd” computer link between Russian bank and Trump Organization

    Federal investigators and computer scientists continue to examine whether there was a computer server connection between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank, sources close to the investigation tell CNN. Questions about the possible connection were widely dismissed four months ago. But the FBI`s investigation remains open, the sources said,...

    U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine
    Mar10

    U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine

    Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada member Iryna Friz, who chairs the information systems security subcommittee of the Rada committee for national security and defense, announced that a resolution introduced by Rep. Liz Cheney on arming Ukraine passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8, 2017. See also: Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine...

    Tusk reelected President of EU Council
    Mar10

    Tusk reelected President of EU Council

    Donald Tusk has been re-elected President of the European Council, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg has confirmed, according to Euronews. The issue was high on the agenda at today`s EU summit (March 9), Euronews reports. His mandate ends on May 31, but was widely expected to be renewed for two and a half years. Issues on a local political level...

    Ukrainian arrested in U.S. for smuggling of military-grade equipment into Ukraine
    Mar09

    Ukrainian arrested in U.S. for smuggling of military-grade equipment into Ukraine

    The United States Department of Justice has reported on the arrest of a Ukrainian citizen, charged with illegally exporting from the U.S. to Ukraine night vision devices and thermal imagers. On March 7, ”Volodymyr Nedoviz, a lawful permanent resident of the United States and citizen of Ukraine, was arrested on federal charges of illegally...

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities research information from Manafort’s source in Kyiv, suspected ties to Russian intelligence
    Mar09

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities research information from Manafort’s source in Kyiv, suspected ties to Russian intelligence

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in the activities of a Kyiv-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly with Paul Manafort last year while Manafort was running Donald Trump`s presidential campaign, according to Politico. The man, Konstantin Kilimnik, came under scrutiny from officials...

    Ukraine plans to increase cargo transportation tariffs
    Mar09

    Ukraine plans to increase cargo transportation tariffs

    Ukraine plans to raise cargo transportation tariffs by 25% in 2017, according to a report from UkrAgroConsult. Ukrainian Railways explained this step by increased prices for material resources, fuel, electricity and the necessity to invest in the rolling stock. This triggered a series of discussions among shippers, UkrAgroConsult wrote. Ukrainian...

    Hearings on Ukraine vs. Russia case in Hague over, ruling expected before May
    Mar09

    Hearings on Ukraine vs. Russia case in Hague over, ruling expected before May

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, agent of Ukraine Olena Zerkal has announced that the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague has completed hearings on Ukraine`s case against Russia; a court ruling is expected by the end of April, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”We`re looking forward to a court ruling, and I hope it will...

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