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    EP votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets
    Mar02

    EP votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets

    Following a vote in the European Parliament, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has lost her parliamentary immunity over her tweeting of images of atrocities by the Islamic State terrorists, AFP reports. ”#BREAKING European Parliament votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets,” AFP tweeted. French prosecutors opened an investigation in...

    EU ambassadors to consider visa waivers for Ukraine March 2
    Mar02

    EU ambassadors to consider visa waivers for Ukraine March 2

    The Committee of Permanent Representatives of EU member states (COREPER) will formally approve the decision on visa liberalization for Ukraine at a meeting in Brussels on March 2. Consideration at COREPER will be the first stage of a visa liberalization approval at the level of Member States, according to the Ukrainian news portal Europeiska...

    Ukraine Justice Ministry says Ukraine expects International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in Donbas
    Mar02

    Ukraine Justice Ministry says Ukraine expects International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in Donbas

    Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko has said Ukraine expects the International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in eastern Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”It will be interesting and challenging hearing. But I am sure that we have a very strong position, the truth will see triumph and we will win,”...

    Russia`s financial aggression cost Ukraine nearly $1 bln – Trade Envoy
    Mar02

    Russia`s financial aggression cost Ukraine nearly $1 bln – Trade Envoy

    Direct financial losses Ukraine has suffered as a result of Russian trade aggression amounted to about $1 billion, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Ukraine`s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska said in an interview with ZN.ua. ”The greatest losses are related to exports to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan – more than 40% of...

    U.S. Attorney General met with Russian envoy twice last year, failed to disclose encounters – media
    Mar02

    U.S. Attorney General met with Russian envoy twice last year, failed to disclose encounters – media

    Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions spoke twice last year with Russia`s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump`s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions`s confirmation hearing to become attorney general, according...

    Austrian prosecutors investigating siphoning UAH 12 bln from Ukrainian banks via Meinl Bank
    Mar01

    Austrian prosecutors investigating siphoning UAH 12 bln from Ukrainian banks via Meinl Bank

    Over a year ago, the lawyers at Center for Combating Corruption submitted to the Austrian law enforcement agencies a report on Meinl Bank`s participation in criminal schemes to launder funds from a number of Ukrainian banks and driving them to bankruptcy. Vienna prosecutor`s office is probing the involvement of Meinl Bank in the siphoning of...

    French Republican candidate Francois Fillon pulls campaign event amid reports probe deepening
    Mar01

    French Republican candidate Francois Fillon pulls campaign event amid reports probe deepening

    French Republican candidate Francois Fillon postponed a major campaign event and called an emergency press conference amid reports judges may be advancing a probe into his family`s finances, according to Bloomberg. A chaotic morning saw Fillon`s campaign team left waiting at the agricultural show when the 62-year-old former prime minister failed...

    Johnson says Britain fully support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression
    Mar01

    Johnson says Britain fully support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has wrote on Twitter that Britain and Poland fully support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression. ”In Kyiv on joint visit with Polish FM #Waszczykowski to show Ukraine we are 100% behind them against Russian aggression,” he tweeted. On March 1, Foreign Ministers of Britain and Poland Boris Johnson...

    Ukraine has not signed IMF memo yet – source
    Mar01

    Ukraine has not signed IMF memo yet – source

    Ukraine is in the final stage of negotiations with the country`s key creditor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but a memorandum of cooperation, which stipulates a list of further reforms to get the next tranche of the Fund, has not been signed yet, a source close to the negotiations told UNIAN. ”The memorandum has not been signed yet,” the...

    Hacked correspondence shows Kremlin`s efforts to promote ”Russian world” in Poland by funding radicals
    Mar01

    Hacked correspondence shows Kremlin`s efforts to promote ”Russian world” in Poland by funding radicals

    Ukrainian ”hacktivists” have gained access to the correspondence of one of the Kremlin`s coordinators Alexander Usovsky, who had been promoting the ideas of the ”Russian world” in Poland. According to the leaked data, back in 2014, Usovsky pitched his ideas to promote ”Russian world” to the team of the Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeev, who is...

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