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    Moscow police free Radio Liberty journalist, provide no explanation
    Dec21

    Moscow police free Radio Liberty journalist, provide no explanation

    Ivan Voronin, a journalist of the Russian language service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, who was detained by Moscow police amid a rally on Tuesday, December 20, together with seven more people, including a French national, has been released, according to his colleague from Radio Liberty Alina Shvydko. ”According to the journalist [Voronin],...

    Obama bans drilling in parts of the Atlantic, the Arctic
    Dec21

    Obama bans drilling in parts of the Atlantic, the Arctic

    President Obama announced on Tuesday what he called a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling along wide areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard as he tried to nail down an environmental legacy that cannot quickly be reversed by Donald J. Trump, according to The New York Times. Mr. Obama invoked an obscure provision of a 1953 law,...

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation
    Dec21

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20, 2016, designated seven individuals and eight entities under two Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine, and identified two vessels as blocked property. ”Today`s action is part of Treasury`s continued effort to counter attempts to...

    Ivan Voronin, Radio Liberty journalist, detained in Moscow
    Dec20

    Ivan Voronin, Radio Liberty journalist, detained in Moscow

    Moscow police have detained Ivan Voronin, a journalist of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, together with seven more people, including a French national, according to OVD-Info, a Russian-based independent human rights media project that monitors political persecution cases. The detainees were brought to the Krasnoselsky police station, OVD-Info...

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea
    Dec20

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea

    The Prosecutors Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com ”for selling stolen property”. Access to the website can be blocked on the territory of Ukraine, according to Member of Parliament Hryhoriy Lohvynskiy. ”Dutch-based Booking.com, selling accommodation for 1.2 million nights daily, in violation of national and...

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year
    Dec20

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year

    The UK training program for the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) will be extended for another year to ensure more members of the UAF benefit from UK Armed Forces` training, British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced Monday, the UK Government press service reported. ”Britain is stepping up in Europe and around the world. Extending...

    U.S. suspends diplomatic mission to Turkey in wake of Russian ambassador murder
    Dec20

    U.S. suspends diplomatic mission to Turkey in wake of Russian ambassador murder

    The United States` diplomatic mission in Turkey has halted normal operations on Tuesday following a deadly attack on the Russian ambassador. ”US Embassy in Ankara and Consulates Istanbul and Adana closed for normal operations today. Visa appointments will be rescheduled,” the Embassy tweeted Tuesday. As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian...

    China returns seized underwater U.S. drone
    Dec20

    China returns seized underwater U.S. drone

    A U.S. underwater drone seized by the Chinese navy in the contentious South China Sea has now been returned, according to BBC News. China seized the vehicle in international waters, in one of the most serious confrontations between the powers in decades, BBC News reports. The U.S. said it would continue to ”fly, sail, and operate in the South...

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey
    Dec20

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey, according to the Russian media outlet Kommersant, citing sources familiar with the situation. Shares of Russian company and Gazprombank in Akfel Holding, the largest private importer of Russian gas to Turkey, were de facto nationalized on suspicion of having links with the...

    Assassin of Russian ambassador screamed: ”We die in Aleppo, you die here!”
    Dec20

    Assassin of Russian ambassador screamed: ”We die in Aleppo, you die here!”

    A gunman is confirmed to be an off-duty Turkish police officer, according to The Daily Mail. Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot several times from behind by a gunman shouting: ”Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!” He also screamed: ”Only death will take me out of here,” The Daily Mail reported. The shooter, who was...

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