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    Russian troops attack Ukraine 91 times in past 24 hours amid escalation
    Aug30

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 91 times in past 24 hours amid escalation

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 91 times in the past 24 hours – 46 times in the Donetsk sector, 20 times in the Mariupol sector and 25 times in the Luhansk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired artillery...

    Lithuania FM says EU sanctions on Russia should stay
    Aug30

    Lithuania FM says EU sanctions on Russia should stay

    EU sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine should stay in place as long the situation on the ground does not improve, Lithuania`s foreign minister said on Monday, dismissing calls from EU`s rotating president Slovakia for them to be lifted, according to Reuters. The European Union imposed energy, financial and defense sanctions on Moscow...

    Oil prices rise as dollar comes off two-week high
    Aug30

    Oil prices rise as dollar comes off two-week high

    Oil futures edged up on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar backed off a two-week high hit the day before, although doubts that crude producers would agree next month to an output freeze continued to drag on prices, Reuters reported. The U.S. dollar has retreated from Monday`s peak as investors look ahead to jobs data this week that Federal Reserve Vice...

    Explosion near Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan leaves one dead, two wounded
    Aug30

    Explosion near Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan leaves one dead, two wounded

    A person was killed and two more persons were wounded as a result of an explosion on Tuesday morning when an unknown malefactor made an attempt to ram the gate of the Chinese embassy in a car, a police source told TASS. ”The malefactor who was inside the car died on the spot while embassy`s gate and fence received damage,” he said, according to...

    OSCE calls for thorough investigation into journalist Shchetinin`s death
    Aug30

    OSCE calls for thorough investigation into journalist Shchetinin`s death

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has called on Ukrainian authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the death of journalist Alexander Shchetinin. ”The circumstances of this tragedy must be swiftly and thoroughly investigated,” Mijatovic said in a statement on Monday. Mijatovic said that the journalist`s...

    Reuters: Now Russia banned from 2018 Winter Games
    Aug30

    Reuters: Now Russia banned from 2018 Winter Games

    Russia, already suspended from next month`s Rio Paralympics, have also been banned for the winter edition in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 because of a state-sponsored sports doping programme, according to Reuters. The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) announced the latest punishment handed out by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)...

    In Ukraine one more suspect detained for fraud at Bank Mykhailivsky
    Aug30

    In Ukraine one more suspect detained for fraud at Bank Mykhailivsky

    One more person was detained for suspected embezzling of depositors` funds at Bank Mykhailivsky, the chief of Kyiv`s National Police Department, Andriy Kryshchenko, wrote on Facebook. ”More good news regarding Bank Mykhailivsky. Yesterday the whereabouts of another member of the criminal group charged with stealing depositors` funds was...

    ABC News: FBI warns of cyberattacks on state election boards
    Aug29

    ABC News: FBI warns of cyberattacks on state election boards

    The FBI is warning all states to tighten security measures related to their online election systems after hackers successfully infiltrated one state board of election and targeted another, according to ABC News. ”The FBI is requesting that states contact their Board of Elections and determine if any similar activity … has been detected,”...

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget deficit touches UAH 23 billion
    Aug29

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget deficit touches UAH 23 billion

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget deficit in the first seven months of 2016 was UAH 22.884 billion, compared to a surplus of UAH 15.392 billion in the same period last year, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reported on its website. The consolidated budget revenues for the the first seven months of 2016, excluding intergovernmental transfers,...

    President Poroshenko announces  resignation of head of the presidential administration
    Aug29

    President Poroshenko announces resignation of head of the presidential administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Ihor Rainin, as head of the presidential administration. Poroshenko acknowledged the successful record of Rainin as Chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration and expressed the hope that Rainin would be able to extend his successful work...

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