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    Obama said to use 1953 law to block drilling in Arctic, Atlantic – Bloomberg
    Dec20

    Obama said to use 1953 law to block drilling in Arctic, Atlantic – Bloomberg

    U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the U.S. Arctic and parts of the Atlantic, a move that could indefinitely restrict oil production there, according to two people familiar with the decision, Bloomberg reported. Obama will invoke a provision in a 1953 law that gives him wide...

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde keeps her job, escapes penalty after negligence conviction in France
    Dec20

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde keeps her job, escapes penalty after negligence conviction in France

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde escaped punishment and kept her job on Monday despite a conviction on negligence charges over a state payout made while she served as France`s finance minister in 2008, according to Reuters. The executive board representing the IMF`s 189 member countries reaffirmed its full confidence in...

    Serbia to purchase Russian fighter jets amid Montenegro intention to join NATO
    Dec20

    Serbia to purchase Russian fighter jets amid Montenegro intention to join NATO

    Serbia said Monday that it will purchase Russian combat jets in a move likely to add to tensions in the Balkans amid Moscow`s apparent efforts to prevent the volatile European region from joining Western institutions, according to ABCNews. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said he will travel to Moscow later this week to sign a deal that...

    The Ukraine question and NATO-Russia summit
    Dec20

    The Ukraine question and NATO-Russia summit

    Following a NATO-Russia summit held Monday, the Bloc`s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 28-nation military alliance and Russia ”have profound disagreements on the crisis” in Ukraine, according to ABCNews. He said NATO allies ”reiterated their strong support for Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and insisted that they...

    Armed man tried to get into U.S. Embassy in Turkey
    Dec20

    Armed man tried to get into U.S. Embassy in Turkey

    An armed individual has attempted to enter the building of the United States Embassy in Turkey, located in Ankara, according to Daily Sabah. It is noted that the police arrested the man who had shot in the air outside the embassy. The perpetrator`s photo was published by Daily Sabah as well as the footage of the incident. The U.S. Embassy in...

    Poroshenko condemns Berlin terror attack
    Dec20

    Poroshenko condemns Berlin terror attack

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has condemned a reportedly terror attack, which took place in Berlin, Germany, late on Monday, when a truck drove into a crowd and killed nine people. ”Shocked at the news about the horrific attack at the Christmas market in the heart of Berlin,” Poroshenko tweeted. Poroshenko did not use the word ”terrorist”...

    Ukraine and European Investment Bank agree on financing programs worth EUR 600 mln
    Dec20

    Ukraine and European Investment Bank agree on financing programs worth EUR 600 mln

    Ukraine and the European Investment Bank later this afternoon will sign an agreement on granting Ukraine EUR 600 million within a framework of the EU assistance package, Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, told a joint briefing with Ukraine`s First Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv following the...

    United Nations General Assembly votes for resolution on human rights in Crimea
    Dec20

    United Nations General Assembly votes for resolution on human rights in Crimea

    The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 19 voted for a resolution on human rights in Crimea, titled ”Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine),” which was initiated by Ukraine and supported by the UNGA Third Committee. Seventy UN member states backed the document, 77...

    Russian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killed
    Dec19

    Russian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killed

    The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday and the Russian RIA news agency said he had died of his wounds, according to Reuters. The Anadolu news agency said the gunman had been ”neutralized” soon after the attack, which appeared to mark one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria...

    German expert comments on EU failure to keep its promises of visa liberalisation for Ukraine
    Dec19

    German expert comments on EU failure to keep its promises of visa liberalisation for Ukraine

    Head of Eastern European, Russian, and Central Asian programs at Germany`s Foreign Policy Council Stefan Meister commented on the situation around visa liberalization for Ukraine. According to the expert, if the decision fails to pass shortly, the frustration with the EU actions will be increasing and the support of Ukraine`s European integration...

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