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    Reuters: Moscow says strikes on Syria army threaten U.S.-Russia ceasefire plan
    Sep19

    Reuters: Moscow says strikes on Syria army threaten U.S.-Russia ceasefire plan

    Moscow stepped up its war of words with Washington on Sunday, saying air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition on the Syrian army threatened the implementation of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire plan for Syria and bordered on connivance with Islamic State, Reuters reported. The diplomatic dispute heated up on the last day of a seven-day ceasefire marred by a...

    NATO`s Baltic deterrent force to be in place by May 2017 – WSJ
    Sep19

    NATO`s Baltic deterrent force to be in place by May 2017 – WSJ

    The new allied deterrent force for the Baltic region will be in place by May 2017, with some units arriving earlier, the head of the Western alliance`s military committee said Sunday, according to The Wall Street Journal. Military leaders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, gathering in Split, Croatia, last weekend, discussed the...

    Ukraine under fire over gas group revamp – FT
    Sep19

    Ukraine under fire over gas group revamp – FT

    Ukraine`s creditors have warned that a surprise decision by the government to impose direct control over the war-torn country`s prized natural gas transportation company could jeopardise hundreds of millions of dollars of additional financing linked to a $17.5bn International Monetary Fund bailout package, according to The Financial Times. ”The...

    European Commission projects Ukraine GDP growth by 2% in 2016, 3% in 2017
    Sep19

    European Commission projects Ukraine GDP growth by 2% in 2016, 3% in 2017

    European Commission (EC) Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis says that the EC projects that Ukraine`s GDP may grow by 2% in 2016 and by another 3% in 2017. ”We expect the economy to return to growth of 1-2% this year and further pick up speed next year,” he said at the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting in...

    Oil rebounds as fighting halts Libya`s Ras Lanuf export return
    Sep19

    Oil rebounds as fighting halts Libya`s Ras Lanuf export return

    Oil rebounded from the lowest close in more than a month after clashes halted what would be the first crude shipment from Libya`s Ras Lanuf export terminal since 2014, according to Bloomberg. Futures rose as much as 2.1 percent in New York after losing 2 percent Friday, Bloomberg wrote. The tanker Seadelta suspended loading after fighting started...

    Antigua and Barbuda orders forfeiture of $67 mln frozen in Lazarenko`s accounts
    Sep19

    Antigua and Barbuda orders forfeiture of $67 mln frozen in Lazarenko`s accounts

    A total of $66.7 million held in accounts of Ukraine`s former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko has been forfeited in favor of the government of Antigua and Barbuda as a result of a successful operation by the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), the Ukrainian news service of the Voice of America (VOA) has reported....

    369 Russians turn out at polling stations in Ukraine on Duma election day
    Sep19

    369 Russians turn out at polling stations in Ukraine on Duma election day

    Russia`s Embassy in Kyiv has reported that 369 Russian citizens were able to cast their ballot papers at Ukrainian-based polling stations during the Russian State Duma election held on September 18, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Preliminary reports said 155 voters had turned out to the polling station in Kyiv, 38 in Lviv, 120 in...

    Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election – Reuters
    Sep19

    Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election – Reuters

    Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday, but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election, according to Reuters. The ruling United Russia party won 51 percent in Sunday`s election, according to a...

    Naftogaz CEO warns about attempts to turn gas giant into donor for corrupt businesses
    Sep19

    Naftogaz CEO warns about attempts to turn gas giant into donor for corrupt businesses

    CEO of state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolev has warned about attempts being made to turn the gas giant into a donor for corrupt businesses. ”Attempts are being made to go back to the times when Naftogaz was virtually a donor for all privately owned criminal and corrupt businesses. We hope that the country`s leaders...

    European Commission projects Ukraine GDP growth by 2% in 2016, 3% in 2017
    Sep19

    European Commission projects Ukraine GDP growth by 2% in 2016, 3% in 2017

    European Commission (EC) Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis says that the EC projects that Ukraine`s GDP may grow by 2% in 2016 and by another 3% in 2017. ”We expect the economy to return to growth of 1-2% this year and further pick up speed next year,” he said at the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting in...

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