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    Vladimir Putin is the man to watch at the UN as he deepens Russia`s role in the Middle East
    Sep21

    Vladimir Putin is the man to watch at the UN as he deepens Russia`s role in the Middle East

    Vladimir Putin is the man to watch on the global stage these days, the assertive Russian president who casts himself as a peacemaker even as he plays a troublemaker, according to the Los Angeles Times. From cyberspace to the Middle East, he has reset large parts of the international agenda and kept the White House and its allies off balance and...

    Biden to Poroshenko: Steps taken to go ahead with $1 bln loan guarantee
    Sep21

    Biden to Poroshenko: Steps taken to go ahead with $1 bln loan guarantee

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, during which the U.S. official informed that all policy steps had been taken to go ahead with the issuance of Ukraine`s third U.S. sovereign loan guarantee of up to U.S. $1 billion, according...

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew in eight months-State Statistics Service
    Sep21

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew in eight months-State Statistics Service

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew by 3.1% in January-August 2016, as compared to the same period last year (in constant prices), amounting to UAH 731.6 billion, according to the State Statistics Service. The highest retail turnover growth was recorded in Lviv and Kyiv regions – by 7.7% and 7.3%, to UAH 43.3 billion and UAH 38.5 billion,...

    Oil prices rise on reported U.S. crude stock draw, firm Japan imports
    Sep21

    Oil prices rise on reported U.S. crude stock draw, firm Japan imports

    Oil prices climbed on Wednesday, supported by a reported draw in U.S. crude inventories and by firm import data from Japan, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 1.8%, or 81 cents, at $44.86 a barrel at 0403 GMT. The October contract expired yesterday at $43.44 a barrel and the front-month has now rolled...

    Russian aircraft believed to hit Syria convoy, U.S. officials say
    Sep21

    Russian aircraft believed to hit Syria convoy, U.S. officials say

    The United States believes two Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near Aleppo in a strike that shattered a one-week truce, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but Russia denied involvement, according to Reuters. Despite the military blame game over Monday`s deadly attack, diplomats struggled to save the U.S.-Russian ceasefire agreement that took...

    Ukraine, Greece developing project to launch ferry service
    Sep21

    Ukraine, Greece developing project to launch ferry service

    Ukraine and Greece have agreed to develop a project to launch a ferry crossing service between the two countries, according to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. The relevant agreements were reached during the first technical meeting of experts on the development of cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Greece in the maritime sector...

    Deputy Rada Speaker names conditions for holding elections in Donbas
    Sep21

    Deputy Rada Speaker names conditions for holding elections in Donbas

    The elections in the occupied areas of Donbas can only take place after ”sustainable peace” is reached, as well as complete disarmament of militants and re-establishment of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border First Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko said during a working session of the fourth meeting of the...

    No plot from abroad after EuroMaidan – Obama
    Sep21

    No plot from abroad after EuroMaidan – Obama

    No external pressure was exerted upon Ukraine in the process of the change of government in 2014, after the Revolution of Dignity, President of the United States Barack Obama said during his address to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. ”In Europe, the progress of those countries in the former Soviet bloc that embraced...

    Canada becomes another country to not recognize the Russian elections in annexed Crimea
    Sep20

    Canada becomes another country to not recognize the Russian elections in annexed Crimea

    Canada won`t recognize elections to Russia`s State Duma, which took place in occupied Crimea, according to a statement by Canada`s Foreign Minister Stephane Dion, Ukraine Today reports. Previously, a range of European countries, such as Sweden, Romania, France and the UK, alongside the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the EU...

    Ukrainian Parliament ratifies deal on EUR 400 mln EIB loan for agribusiness
    Sep20

    Ukrainian Parliament ratifies deal on EUR 400 mln EIB loan for agribusiness

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on attracting a 12-year loan for EUR 400 million, to be used to support the fishing industry, as well as small and medium agribusiness. ”The borrower is the Ukrainian State, which with the participation of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Ukreximbank...

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