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    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada passes bill on state investment projects
    Mar24

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada passes bill on state investment projects

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has adopted a draft law on state investment projects, which provides for the decentralization of decision-making on investment. Some 234 deputies supported the document with the required minimum being 226 votes. ”The purpose of the bill is to increase the efficiency of state investment in Ukraine, which, unfortunately, is...

    Ukrainian journalist Kristina Berdynskykh detained in Minsk
    Mar24

    Ukrainian journalist Kristina Berdynskykh detained in Minsk

    Minsk police have detained a correspondent of Novoe Vremia magazine Kristina Berdynskykh along with 13 other people, she wrote on Facebook. Berdynskykh stressed that she had been accredited as a foreign journalist with the Belarusian authorities. ”Minsk, Fabricius Str., 4. Here`s where the relatives of the detainees brought them parcels. The...

    Full video how former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kyiv (Update)
    Mar24

    Full video how former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kyiv (Update)

    Chief of the Ukrainian National Police department for Kyiv Andriy Kryshchenko officially stated that former deputy of the Russian State Duma Denis Voronenkov has been shot dead downtown Kyiv. Unknown man (perhaps a killer) shot dead by Voronenkov’s bodygard. Former Russian State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomaryov says Denis Voronenkov, also a...

    Ukraine`s aerospace manufacturer gets bailout from lawmakers
    Mar24

    Ukraine`s aerospace manufacturer gets bailout from lawmakers

    Draft law No. 5113 on financial readjustment of Ukraine`s only producer of carrier rockets and satellites, state-run Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant named after Oleksandr Makarov” (Yuzhmash, or Pivdenmash) passed first reading in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament. Some 232 deputies voted for the bill with the required minimum being 226...

    North Korea maintains readiness for nuclear test at any time: South Korea
    Mar24

    North Korea maintains readiness for nuclear test at any time: South Korea

    North Korea has maintained readiness to conduct a new nuclear test at any time, a South Korean military official said on Friday, amid a report of a possible test within days as Pyongyang defies international pressure, Reuters reported. U.S. and South Korean military surveillance assets were closely monitoring the North`s Punggye-ri nuclear test...

    Desperate John Deere tractor owners download Ukrainian firmware hacks to get crops in
    Mar24

    Desperate John Deere tractor owners download Ukrainian firmware hacks to get crops in

    John Deere is notorious for arguing that farmers who buy its tractors actually ”license” them because Deere still owns the copyright to the tractors` software; in 2015, the U.S. Copyright Office affirmed that farmers were allowed to jailbreak their tractors to effect repairs and modifications, according to the Boing Boing group blog on technology...

    NBU says 37 banks should raise charter capital to $7.4 mln by July 11
    Mar24

    NBU says 37 banks should raise charter capital to $7.4 mln by July 11

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) says that 37 Ukrainian banks should increase their charter capital to at least UAH 200 million, or US$7.4 million, by July 11, 2017, according to the NBU`s website. The newly adopted law on simplification of bank capitalization and reorganization, passed by the Verkhovna Rada on March 23, 2017, deals mainly with...

    Ukraine`s Deputy PM: Broadcast of Samoilova`s performance on Ukrainian TV ”violation of law”
    Mar24

    Ukraine`s Deputy PM: Broadcast of Samoilova`s performance on Ukrainian TV ”violation of law”

    Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko says that the European Broadcasting Union, which is the organizer of the Eurovision Song Contest, must take into account that the broadcast of the Russian entrant Julia Samoilova`s performance by Ukrainian TV channels is a violation of Ukrainian laws. ”The broadcast of Samoilova`s performance...

    Ukraine`s economy ministry reports 4.6% decline in exports in 2016
    Mar24

    Ukraine`s economy ministry reports 4.6% decline in exports in 2016

    The Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry says the country`s exports in 2016 fell by 4.6%, or US$1.8 billion, from 2015, which coincides with the State Statistics Service`s estimates, according to the ministry`s press service. ”Negative trends [in exports] are due to the unstable political and economic situation in certain regions of...

    Russian paratroopers to hold drills in Belarus – Russian Ministry of Defense
    Mar24

    Russian paratroopers to hold drills in Belarus – Russian Ministry of Defense

    Personnel of Ivanovo-based Airborne Troops group will take part in the joint Belarusian-Russian brigade tactical training involving landing and combat shooting, to be held March 28 – April 6 at one of the training grounds in Belarus, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. Currently, part of Russian forces scheduled to take part in...

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