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    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron
    May07

    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

    Data indicating a Russian citizen has been found in the metadata of hacked emails of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron`s campaign headquarters, according to WikiLeaks` Twitter account. ”#MacronLeaks: name of an employee for Russian government security contractor Evrika appears nine times in metadata for ”xls_cendric.rar” leak...

    Ukrainian farmers already planted sunflower on 3.5 mln ha
    May07

    Ukrainian farmers already planted sunflower on 3.5 mln ha

    Ukrainian growers still fail to catch up with last year`s oilseed planting pace as the weather-caused lag persists. At the same time, a boost is observed in planting operations in late April and early May, as reported by UkrAgroConsult. According to the Agrarian Ministry of Ukraine, sunflower was sown on an area of 3,487 hectares as of May 4 –...

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas
    May06

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas

    There are 128 Ukrainian citizens held hostage by Russian-backed Donbas militants, while ten more Ukrainians remain in captivity in the territory of the Russian Federation, according to Yuriy Tandit, the adviser of the SBU head, Ukraine`s TV Channel 5 reported. ”As of today, 128 people are being illegally held captive in Donetsk and Luhansk, and...

    Border guards, customs officials get ready to welcome Eurovision
    May06

    Border guards, customs officials get ready to welcome Eurovision

    This week, the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) finalized a series of training sessions on human rights and cultural awareness for Ukrainian border guards and customs officials who are greeting a large influx of visitors for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, EUAM press service reports. The training gave an overview of international and national...

    Putin instructs Gazprom to proceed with laying underwater section of Turkish Stream pipeline
    May06

    Putin instructs Gazprom to proceed with laying underwater section of Turkish Stream pipeline

    Russian energy monopoly Gazprom has completed the preparatory work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and intends to start laying its sea section in the coming days, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller told Russian President Vladimir Putin at their latest meeting, Prime news agency reports. In turn, Putin said that the issue of Turkish Stream had been...

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry
    May06

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry

    During the regular crew training routine by Ukraine`s Maritime Search and Rescue Service in the Black Sea off the coast of Skadovsk, the Russian military vessel tried to seize the Ukrainian rescue boat, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure. However, the crew`s decisive action hindered the attempt, the press service...

    Ukraine`s major state-owned gas producer boosts profits
    May06

    Ukraine`s major state-owned gas producer boosts profits

    Ukrgazvydobuvannia, Ukraine`s largest state-owned gas producer, in 2016 increased its net profit by 77.9 times compared to 2015, from UAH 153 million to UAH 11.919 billion, the company`s report says. The net income of Ukrgazvydobuvannia increased by 2.5 times in 2016, to UAH 55.041 billion, according to the report. Gross profit increased by 6.3...

    In massive spending bill, U.S. lawmakers back several measures targeting Russia – media
    May05

    In massive spending bill, U.S. lawmakers back several measures targeting Russia – media

    Congress has authorized a new $100 million effort to counter ”Russian influence and aggression” and to support civil society organizations in Europe and Eurasia, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. U.S. lawmakers on May 4 also backed a measure imposing new restrictions and oversight on Russian diplomats in the United States – a measure...

    U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions – media
    May05

    U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions – media

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state, according to Reuters. The vote was 419 to 1, Reuters wrote. Supporters said the legislation was intended to send a strong message to North...

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?
    May05

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?

    Over the last few months, a big matter regarding Russia`s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest had arisen. Unfortunately, it resulted in withdrawal of the country from the 2017 edition. However, the problems don`t seem to end there, since the Reference Group hasn`t decided which penalties will be imposed on the two countries, according to...

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