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    Sweden drops Assange rape investigation – BBC
    May19

    Sweden drops Assange rape investigation – BBC

    Sweden`s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to the BBC. Marianne Ny filed a request to the Stockholm District Court to revoke his arrest warrant, apparently ending a seven-year stand-off, the BBC reported. Mr. Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadoran embassy...

    Security Service of Ukraine detains corrupt head of penal colony in Zhytomyr region
    May19

    Security Service of Ukraine detains corrupt head of penal colony in Zhytomyr region

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine together with the Military Prosecutor`s Office have detained a deputy chief of a penal colony in Zhytomyr region for systematic bribery by taking money from prisoners` relatives, the SBU reported. For a bribe, the major of the Internal Service guaranteed the release of convicted persons on parole. The sum of...

    Ukrnafta submits new bailout plan to State Fiscal Service for approval
    May19

    Ukrnafta submits new bailout plan to State Fiscal Service for approval

    Ukraine`s largest oil producer, Ukrnafta, has sent a new financial recovery plan to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) for approval, according to which it will service current tax liabilities while payments for overdue tax debts estimated at over UAH 13 billion, or about US$493 million, will be subject to three-year restructuring,...

    U.S. Navy moves second aircraft carrier near North Korea – CNN
    May19

    U.S. Navy moves second aircraft carrier near North Korea – CNN

    The U.S. Navy is moving the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula where it will conduct dual-carrier training exercises with the USS Carl Vinson amid heightened tensions in the region, two defense officials told CNN. The move comes just days after North Korea demonstrated a significant leap forward in their missile program...

    Brussels to host photo exhibit about Donbas
    May19

    Brussels to host photo exhibit about Donbas

    Le Senghor cultural center in Brussels on Thursday is opening a photo exhibition ”Donbas: beyond the headlines” by Natalia Liubchenkova. The exposition is aimed to reveal personal stories of courage and inspiration coming from Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reports.   The event is organized by the Association of Ukrainians in Belgium...

    Ukraine sees agriculture output shrink in four months
    May19

    Ukraine sees agriculture output shrink in four months

    Ukraine`s agricultural production dropped by 0.3% in January-April 2017 year-over-year, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service.Ukraine`s agricultural production dropped by 0.3% in January-April 2017 year-over-year, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service. In particular, agricultural enterprises for the reporting period...

    Macron, Putin to continue Ukraine, Syria talks despite disagreements
    May19

    Macron, Putin to continue Ukraine, Syria talks despite disagreements

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call to continue discussions on regional crises in Ukraine and Syria despite their conflicting views, a French presidency official said on Thursday, according to Reuters. ”Despite diverging positions on a number of subjects, they noted the old and singular...

    U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces
    May19

    U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces

    The U.S. military carried out an air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to U.S. and U.S.-backed Syrian fighters in the country`s south, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday. The militia, who numbered in the dozens and drove a tank and a small number of construction vehicles, ignored...

    Ryanair to launch Lviv – Memmingen flight in September
    May19

    Ryanair to launch Lviv – Memmingen flight in September

    Europe`s largest low-cost air carrier Ryanair will start flights from Lviv to Memmingen (Germany) in September this year, a month earlier than the target, due to the great demand from Ukrainians, according to Ryanair`s press service. Ryanair marked the upcoming launch of its new flight Lviv – Memmingen by releasing tickets at prices starting from...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of attack on president`s website after web sanctions
    May18

    Ukraine accuses Russia of attack on president`s website after web sanctions

    Ukraine accused Russia on Tuesday of carrying out an organized cyber attack on President Petro Poroshenko`s website in response to Kyiv`s decision to impose sanctions on a number of major Russian internet businesses, according to Reuters. See also: Ukrainian President ordered internet-providers to block access to Russia social networks, Yandex...

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