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    Marine Le Pen could face fraud charges as 2 of her senior aides detained
    Feb23

    Marine Le Pen could face fraud charges as 2 of her senior aides detained

    Two senior aides to Marine Le Pen have been taken into police custody as part of the fraud inquiry that could see the far-right French presidential candidate jailed for up to 10 years, according to The Sun. Thierry Legier, who is Ms Le Pen`s bodyguard, and Catherine Griset, her chief of staff, were escorted to the judicial police station in...

    Russia resorts to political pressure, blackmail, military provocations – Ukraine`s Envoy to UN
    Feb23

    Russia resorts to political pressure, blackmail, military provocations – Ukraine`s Envoy to UN

    Russia`s ongoing aggression against Ukraine and its severe consequences remain among the top threats to the European security, Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said, addressing the UN Security Council meeting in New York on Austria`s OSCE chairmanship February 22. ”Instead of full and good-faith...

    Ukraine`s trade with EU boosted by 1st full year of Association deal – EU Delegation to Ukraine
    Feb22

    Ukraine`s trade with EU boosted by 1st full year of Association deal – EU Delegation to Ukraine

    One year after the entry into force of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (1st January 2016), the trade statistics released by the Ukrainian State Statistics Service report an increase in exports to the EU in 2016 compared to 2015. While this increase is still modest (+3,7%), it demonstrates that the Agreement, and more particularly the...

    Russian support for separatists sparked off hostilities in Donbas – French FM
    Feb22

    Russian support for separatists sparked off hostilities in Donbas – French FM

    Russia is talking on behalf of the separatists, thus confirming it is involved in the Donbas conflict, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has told TV5 Monde. Asked whether Russia acknowledges a behind-the-scenes intervention in Ukraine or denies it, Ayrault said that Moscow ”can`t be in denial because they`re around the table to implement...

    U.S. ”nuclear sniffer” plane to check whether Russia tested nukes in Arctic
    Feb22

    U.S. ”nuclear sniffer” plane to check whether Russia tested nukes in Arctic

    A U.S. Air Force plane, WC-135 Constant Phoenix, used to detect nuclear explosions was deployed in Britain as early as last week amid concerns over a spike in the levels of radioactivity found in Europe, the Daily Mail reports. News of the deployment comes amid claims Russia may be testing nuclear weapons, either to the east or in the arctic,...

    Russian, Ukrainian tensions evident at UN after Vitaly Churkin`s death – CNN
    Feb22

    Russian, Ukrainian tensions evident at UN after Vitaly Churkin`s death – CNN

    The UN Security Council paid public tribute to late Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin on Tuesday – but tensions simmered behind the scenes, as Ukraine blocked a more formal statement of condolences, according to CNN. The 15-nation Security Council stood for a minute of silence in honor of the popular and combative Russian diplomat, who died...

    More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador`s cause of death
    Feb22

    More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador`s cause of death

    Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia`s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died, according to The Associated Press (AP). Vitaly Churkin, who died Monday at a hospital at age 64, had been Russia`s envoy at the U.N. since 2006. He was...

    Russia to boost nuclear capabilities, sees no alternative to military force – Russian Defense Minister
    Feb22

    Russia to boost nuclear capabilities, sees no alternative to military force – Russian Defense Minister

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that military force is becoming the main tool for resolving foreign policy issues, therefore Russia is set to further develop its strategic nuclear forces, an UNIAN news agency news agency news agency news agency correspondent in Moscow reported. See also: Russia seen putting new nuclear-capable...

    Russia`s attempts to destabilize Ukraine among most serious challenges facing Europe – U.S. Envoy to UN
    Feb22

    Russia`s attempts to destabilize Ukraine among most serious challenges facing Europe – U.S. Envoy to UN

    Greater cooperation with Russia cannot come at the expense of the security of Washington`s European friends and allies, according to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who addressed the UN Security Council Tuesday, according to RFE/RL. Speaking to the UN Security Council during a debate on conflicts in Europe, Haley said ”Russia`s...

    Poroshenko, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley discuss ways to counteract Russia aggression
    Feb22

    Poroshenko, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley discuss ways to counteract Russia aggression

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, during which the parties discussed the enhancement of strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States and ways to counteract Russian aggression, according to the president`s press service. The Ukrainian president thanked...

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