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    Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta
    Dec23

    Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta

    An Afriqiyah Airways A320 with around 120 people on board has just landed in Malta after it was hijacked, according to Times of Malta. The plane was on an internal flight from Sebha to Tripoli and diverted by a hijacker who claimed to have a hand grenade, Times of Malta reports. A total of 111 passengers and seven crew members are on board the...

    Ukrhydroenergo paid about UAH 2 bln taxes in 2016
    Dec23

    Ukrhydroenergo paid about UAH 2 bln taxes in 2016

    Ukraine`s state-owned company Ukrhydroenergo paid about UAH 2 billion taxes in 2016, Ukrhydroenergo CEO Ihor Syrota said during celebrations to mark the Day of Energy in Kaniv. Over 11 months of 2016, the company has paid to the budgets of different levels UAH 1.9 billion in taxes, which is almost three times more than last year,...

    U.S. State Department appeals to Russia about accords on ”ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine
    Dec23

    U.S. State Department appeals to Russia about accords on ”ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine

    The U.S. State Department hopes that a long-term truce will be established in Donbas in connection with the intention of parties to armed conflict to observe the ”ceasefire” from midnight on December 24. ”The United States welcomes the trilateral contact group`s announcement of an agreement for a holiday ceasefire in eastern Ukraine – excuse me –...

    Germany arrests two on terror charges – BBC
    Dec23

    Germany arrests two on terror charges – BBC

    Two men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an attack on a shopping center in Oberhausen near the Dutch border, police say, according to BBC News. The brothers, aged 31 and 28 and born in Kosovo, were detained early on Friday in Duisburg, BBC News reports. Germany is on high alert after Monday`s attack in Berlin, which left 12...

    U.S. returns part of Okinawa island to Japan
    Dec23

    U.S. returns part of Okinawa island to Japan

    The return of land on Okinawa`s Northern Training Area will reduce the footprint of U.S. forces on the Japanese island by 20%, U.S. Department of Defense reports, according to Ukraine Today. The land that used to be a training area was returned during a ceremony hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his office in Tokyo, Ukraine Today...

    Ukraine to be ”technologically” ready to introduce visa regime with Russia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Dec23

    Ukraine to be ”technologically” ready to introduce visa regime with Russia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will be technologically ready to introduce a visa regime with Russia if the relevant political decision is taken, said spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported. ”Indeed, we are analyzing this issue, it is not new to us. In any case, the Foreign...

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to pay U.S. Government $519 mln for allegedly bribing foreign officials, including in Ukraine
    Dec23

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to pay U.S. Government $519 mln for allegedly bribing foreign officials, including in Ukraine

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agreed to pay more than $519 million to settle U.S. criminal and civil allegations that the company bribed overseas officials to gain business for its medications, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday, Reuters reports. The company paid millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Mexico, Russia and...

    Lithuania Court rules Gazprom to pay EUR 36 mln fine
    Dec23

    Lithuania Court rules Gazprom to pay EUR 36 mln fine

    Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) on Thursday ruled to impose the largest fine in the history of Lithuania, obliging Russian gas concern Gazprom to pay a EUR 35.651 million fine to Lithuania for Gazprom`s refusal to sign off the gas exchange deal with Lietuvos Energija Gamyba (LEG), according to BNS media outlet. Thus, the court...

    Former Privatbank owner Ihor Kolomoisky commented on PrivatBank nationalization
    Dec23

    Former Privatbank owner Ihor Kolomoisky commented on PrivatBank nationalization

    Businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, one of the former stockholders in Ukraine`s No. 1 PrivatBank, has issued a comment on the bank`s recent nationalization. The comment has been sent to UNIAN and is being published without changes (unofficial translation): ”In this difficult time for the former shareholders, I would like to share a brief comment on the...

    OSCE reports 300% increase in use of banned weapon in Donbas last week
    Dec23

    OSCE reports 300% increase in use of banned weapon in Donbas last week

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug has reported about a 300% spike in the use of weapons banned under the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. ”Last week the use of Minsk-proscribed weapons increased by approximately 300%,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday. He also reported...

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