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    Ukraine releases evidence of Russia`s seizure of Ukrainian Black Sea shelf. Video
    Sep09

    Ukraine releases evidence of Russia`s seizure of Ukrainian Black Sea shelf. Video

    The State Border Service of Ukraine has prepared evidence to prove Russia`s illegal acts near the Holytsynske and Odeske gas fields in the Black Sea. The evidence outlining Russian aggression, the seizure of facilities and property belonging to Ukraine, and illegal industrial activity near the Holytsynske and Odeske gas fields in the northwestern...

    Oil pulls back after touching a near two-week high on U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters
    Sep09

    Oil pulls back after touching a near two-week high on U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters

    Oil prices pulled back on profit-taking on Friday after settling more than 4% higher a day earlier after government data confirmed a surprisingly huge drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, Reuters reported. London Brent crude for November delivery LCOc1 was down 36 cents at $49.63 a barrel by 0023 GMT. It settled up $2.01, or 4.2%, at $49.99 on...

    UAH official exchange rate is strengthened to UAH 26.63 to dollar – NBU
    Sep09

    UAH official exchange rate is strengthened to UAH 26.63 to dollar – NBU

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by nine kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.63 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for September 9: $100 costs UAH 2,663.7804 (on September 8, it...

    Putin uses gas as weapon against Ukraine – Kobolev to BBC`s HARDtalk
    Sep09

    Putin uses gas as weapon against Ukraine – Kobolev to BBC`s HARDtalk

    Andriy Kobolev, the CEO of Ukraine`s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz, says Russia`s president, Vladmir Putin, is using gas as a weapon against Ukraine, according to HARDtalk. ”Gas is a very powerful weapon and Mr Putin is a very dangerous, experienced and efficient opponent,” Mr Kobolev told BBC`s HARDtalk. There is a protracted dispute...

    North Korea conducted the largest to date nuclear test – South Korea and Japan
    Sep09

    North Korea conducted the largest to date nuclear test – South Korea and Japan

    North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, South Korea and Japan said after meteorological agencies reported a surface-level seismic tremor near the North`s known test site that indicated it was its most powerful yet, according to Reuters. The U.S. Geological Survey and European agencies measured the quake, which was recorded at 0030...

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is former KGB agent – BBC
    Sep09

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is former KGB agent – BBC

    Israeli researchers have alleged that the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, worked for the Soviet intelligence agency the KGB in the early 1980s, according to BBC News. Researchers from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem say a Soviet-era document lists him as an agent, BBC News reports. The president`s spokesman described the...

    Uzbek premier appointed acting president contrary to constitutional provisions
    Sep09

    Uzbek premier appointed acting president contrary to constitutional provisions

    At a joint meeting of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Uzbekistan on September 8, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyayev was appointed the country`s acting president, according to the Uzbek president`s press service. During the consideration of the matter, Chairman of the Senate Nigmatulla Yuldashev, who under the Constitution was supposed to...

    Ukraine`s Anti-monopoly watchdog greenlights acquisition of Ukrsotsbank by Alfa-Bank
    Sep08

    Ukraine`s Anti-monopoly watchdog greenlights acquisition of Ukrsotsbank by Alfa-Bank

    Alfa-Bank has earlier acquired 100% of shares of Ukrsotsbank from the Italian banking group UniCredit. The Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine has completed its consideration of the case regarding the purchase of 100% of shares of Ukrsotsbank from the Italian banking group UniCredit by a Luxembourg-based ABH Holdings SA, owner of Alfa Bank. The...

    Obama ridicules Trump`s `whacky` ideas
    Sep08

    Obama ridicules Trump`s `whacky` ideas

    U.S. President Barack Obama urged the media and voters Thursday to challenge Donald Trump`s ”whacky” proposals, and he reiterated that the Republican nominee isn`t qualified to be president, The Washington Times reports. ”The most important thing for the public and the press is to just listen to what he says and follow up and ask questions to...

    Chechen journalist jailed on drug charges, supporters call it repression
    Sep08

    Chechen journalist jailed on drug charges, supporters call it repression

    Colleagues of a journalist in Russia`s troubled Chechnya region says a court has ordered him imprisoned for three years on drug charges, according to Radio Liberty. The Shali district court sentenced Zhalaudi Geriyev on September 5 for alleged marijuana possession, RFE/RL reported. Geriyev was a contributor to the website Caucasus Knot, and known...

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