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    Ukraine ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out `ineligible persons`
    Aug31

    Ukraine ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out `ineligible persons`

    Ukraine has revoked a Soviet-era deal that allowed visa-free travel for North Koreans, the latest setback for isolated North Korea which has been under growing pressure since the UN Security Council imposed toughened new sanctions in March, according to Reuters. A Ukraine government document seen by Reuters said that the government approved a...

    Steinmeier: Key to returning to G8 in Moscow
    Aug31

    Steinmeier: Key to returning to G8 in Moscow

    German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said that Russia`s return to the G8 could be discussed if substantial progress was made in eastern Ukraine and at the talks on the ceasefire in Syria, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The conflicts in Syria and Ukraine demonstrate our interest not to exclude Russia from close cooperation...

    Justice minister: EU will not lift sanctions against Yanukovych, Klyuyev
    Aug31

    Justice minister: EU will not lift sanctions against Yanukovych, Klyuyev

    European sanctions against former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, his son Oleksandr Yanukovych, Andriy Klyuyev and Serhiy Klyuyev will not be lifted, Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said on Ukrainian TV Channel 5, RBC-Ukraine reported. ”Sanctions against Yanukovych, his son and the Klyuyev brothers will not be lifted, as the...

    Reuters: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security
    Aug31

    Reuters: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security

    SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February`s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank, Reuters reported. In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said that new cyber-theft attempts – some of...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 75 times in past 24 hours
    Aug31

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 75 times in past 24 hours

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 75 times in the past 24 hours – 24 times in the Donetsk sector, 25 times in the Mariupol sector and 26 times in the Luhansk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. In the Donetsk sector, at the beginning of the day,...

    Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis
    Aug31

    Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis

    Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to be published on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Merkel, who has faced criticism in Germany for launching her policies of welcoming refugees a year ago,...

    Russia amasses 100,000 troops in Donbas, Crimea, Ukraine border – Lysenko
    Aug31

    Russia amasses 100,000 troops in Donbas, Crimea, Ukraine border – Lysenko

    Russia has amassed some 100,000 soldiers in occupied Crimea and Donbas as well as along the eastern border with Ukraine, Andriy Lysenko, administration spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues, said on Radio Liberty. ”There are some 40,000 troops in Donbas along the northern border and nearly 50,000-60,000 in the east. This group constantly...

    Reuters: Oil prices dip on stronger dollar; rise in U.S. crude stocks data
    Aug31

    Reuters: Oil prices dip on stronger dollar; rise in U.S. crude stocks data

    Crude oil futures fell in early trade on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar held around three-week highs and industry stocks data indicated a build in U.S. crude inventories, Reuters reported. International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading at $48.27 per barrel at 0052 GMT, down 10 cents, or 0.2%, from their previous close, according to...

    Reuters: Ukraine `very close` to getting next IMF loan tranche – FinMin
    Aug31

    Reuters: Ukraine `very close` to getting next IMF loan tranche – FinMin

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is very close to releasing a tranche of aid that would unlock around $2 billion in extra money, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. ”We are very close and that`s important for us because its an important signal for the markets, for investors and it unlocks other financial...

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods 1.4 times up in seven months
    Aug31

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods 1.4 times up in seven months

    The deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods January through July 2016 was estimated at US$2.529 billion, which was 1.4 times up on the deficit registered in the seven months of 2015 at $1.812 billion. Goods exports in the period under review totaled $17.924 billion, having declined by 11.6% year-over-year, while imports shrank by 7.4%, to...

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