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    Death penalty not on Turkey`s agenda, says MP
    Aug04

    Death penalty not on Turkey`s agenda, says MP

    Turkey`s parliament has no immediate plans to reintroduce the death penalty following last month`s failed military coup, a senior MP from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has told EUobserver. ”It is not on our agenda at the moment, it is not on the agenda of the parliament,” Sena Nur Celik said on Wednesday, EUobserver wrote. Celik...

    Oil prices give away previous gains as oversupply bites back – Reuters
    Aug04

    Oil prices give away previous gains as oversupply bites back – Reuters

    Oil prices slipped after gains earlier on Thursday and the previous day as overproduction and large volumes of unsold crude and ample refined product inventories around the world weighed on markets, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at $40.89 per barrel at 07:00 GMT, slightly above their previous...

    RFE/RL: With Kerry meeting, Washington seeks new path in Central Asia
    Aug04

    RFE/RL: With Kerry meeting, Washington seeks new path in Central Asia

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the foreign ministers from the five Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – to Washington. Their meeting, dubbed the C5+1, follows up on the inaugural session of the group, which was held last year in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, according to Radio...

    Ukraine celebrating first National Police Day
    Aug04

    Ukraine celebrating first National Police Day

    August 4 is being celebrated as the day of the signing of the law ”On the National Police” by the president of Ukraine. On December 10, 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on the celebration of National Police Day. ”From 2016, this holiday will be celebrated on August 4 – on the day of the signing of the law ”On the...

    Donetsk sector sees escalation amid lull in Luhansk region in last day
    Aug04

    Donetsk sector sees escalation amid lull in Luhansk region in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces were most active in the Donetsk sector, while it was relatively calm in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Most of enemy attacks – 21 cases – were recorded in the Donetsk sector. Militants repeatedly fired 120mm and 82mm mortars and...

    Extradition of ex-energy minister Stavytsky to Ukraine depends on Israel
    Aug04

    Extradition of ex-energy minister Stavytsky to Ukraine depends on Israel

    A positive decision on the extradition of former Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Eduard Stavytsky to Ukraine from Israel depends on that country`s authorities, according to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO). ”We`ve sent an enquiry [for his extradition]. The Justice Ministry of Israel received it on July 12. The...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.81 to dollar
    Aug04

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.81 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by one kopiyka, bringing the national currency to UAH 24.81 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 4: $100 costs UAH 2,481.6008 (on August 3, it was UAH...

    Ukraine`s MFA: Appointment of Russia`s ambassador to Ukraine no longer on agenda
    Aug04

    Ukraine`s MFA: Appointment of Russia`s ambassador to Ukraine no longer on agenda

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Integration Olena Zerkal says that the appointment of Russia`s Ambassador to Ukraine is no longer on Ukraine`s agenda. ”This issue has been removed from the agenda,” she said on Channel 5 on Wednesday. This was Ukraine`s initiative, she added. She also assured that the absence of the...

    Experts forecast record high yield of peas in Ukraine in 15 years
    Aug04

    Experts forecast record high yield of peas in Ukraine in 15 years

    The gross yield of peas in 2016 is forecast at 752,000 tonnes, which is almost twice the figure recorded in 2015, according to experts. This will be a record high yield in the past 15 years, the press service of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UAC) said. ”In 2016, the gross yield of peas is projected at 752,000 tonnes, which is almost twice the...

    OSCE supports Red Cross` possible involvement in Donbas swap mediation
    Aug03

    OSCE supports Red Cross` possible involvement in Donbas swap mediation

    Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group on the implementation of the peace plan in the east of Ukraine Ambassador Martin Sajdik says he supports possible involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in mediation of the release of Ukrainian soldiers held captive...

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