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    Oil extends gains after data shows huge stock draw – Reuters
    Sep08

    Oil extends gains after data shows huge stock draw – Reuters

    Oil prices extended gains by more than 1.5% on Thursday after industry data showed what might be the largest weekly drawdown in crude stocks in over three decades, Reuters reported. U.S. crude stocks surprisingly plunged by 12.1 million barrels last week, data from the American Petroleum Institute showed after market settlement on Wednesday,...

    Russian fighter plane SU-27 flew 3m from plane over Black Sea – US Pentagon
    Sep08

    Russian fighter plane SU-27 flew 3m from plane over Black Sea – US Pentagon

    The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft (3m) of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea, according to the BBC. U.S. officials described the intercept by the SU-27 jet on Wednesday as ”dangerous and unprofessional”, the BBC reported. Russia`s defense ministry said the U.S. plane had been approaching...

    UAH official exchange rate is 26.72 to dollar – NBU
    Sep08

    UAH official exchange rate is 26.72 to dollar – NBU

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 12 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.72 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for September 8: $100 costs UAH 2,672.4306 (on September 7, it was...

    MFA Ukraine: Russia`s Caucasus 2016 drills constitute increasing military threat
    Sep08

    MFA Ukraine: Russia`s Caucasus 2016 drills constitute increasing military threat

    Ukraine is deeply concerned with the military exercises ”Caucasus 2016” which are being held in the occupied territories and near the border of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said in its comment Wednesday. ”The massive build-up of the Russian joint military force grouping in the occupied territories and on the border of...

    Trump says Putin better leader than Obama – Reuters
    Sep08

    Trump says Putin better leader than Obama – Reuters

    Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that Russia`s Vladimir Putin had been a better leader than U.S. President Barack Obama, as the Republican presidential nominee used a televised forum to argue he was best equipped to reassert America`s global leadership, according to Reuters. ”I think under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton the...

    Scandal around anti-graft MP Leshchenko: Media reports about his property
    Sep08

    Scandal around anti-graft MP Leshchenko: Media reports about his property

    Member of Parliament from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Serhiy Leshchenko, who earlier worked as an investigative journalist for the Ukrayinska Pravda online portal and is known for his anti-corruption campaigns, has found himself in the center of a real-estate-related scandal after it was revealed that he bought a flat worth some UAH 7.5 million in...

    162 army intel officers killed in Donbas during ATO, another 632 wounded – Poroshenko
    Sep07

    162 army intel officers killed in Donbas during ATO, another 632 wounded – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko paid tribute to the fallen military intelligence servicemen as he spoke before the officers of Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on the 24th anniversary of Ukraine`s military intelligence, according to the president`s press service. ”Intelligence officers are the elite of...

    German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week – Reuters
    Sep07

    German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week – Reuters

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday said he would travel to Ukraine with his French counterpart next week to discuss if, and when, broader Normandy format talks that also include Russia could be scheduled, according to Reuters. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday had said Russia would continue to support the...

    Russian special services, Medvedchuk play role in Luhansk events of spring 2014: Parubiy
    Sep07

    Russian special services, Medvedchuk play role in Luhansk events of spring 2014: Parubiy

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Paruby during a questioning in the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine informed the investigators about the direct influence of the Russian special services in the events in Luhansk region in the spring of 2014, as he told the reporters outside the office of the Department of Special...

    Group of Ukrainian students to visit Japan`s Kyoto Research Center
    Sep07

    Group of Ukrainian students to visit Japan`s Kyoto Research Center

    The mayors of Kyiv and Kyoto agreed on closer cooperation between the cities and mapped specific steps for the short perspective, according to the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration. In the near future a group of Ukrainian students, who deal with innovation, technology, and design, will arrive in Kyoto Research Center. Also, a...

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