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    UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid program – The Guardian
    Aug30

    UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid program – The Guardian

    The UN has awarded contracts worth tens of millions of dollars to people closely associated with the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, as part of an aid program that critics fear is increasingly at the whim of the government in Damascus, a Guardian investigation has found. Businessmen whose companies are under U.S. and EU sanctions have been...

    Italian Carabinieri begin training Ukrainian National Guard officers
    Aug30

    Italian Carabinieri begin training Ukrainian National Guard officers

    Italian experts on the protection of public order launched a comprehensive training module on August 29 with the servicemen of the National Guard, according to the press service of the National Guard. The four-week course will include mastering the basics of maintaining order on the country`s streets and covers patrolling inaccessible areas;...

    EP to consider report on visa-free regime for Ukraine on Sep 5: journalist
    Aug30

    EP to consider report on visa-free regime for Ukraine on Sep 5: journalist

    The European Parliament will consider the report on a visa-free regime for Ukrainians on September 5, according to Rikard Jozwiak, Brussels reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. ”The EP`s civil liberties committee will vote on visa (liberalization) for Georgia and Kosovo on 5 Sept. The report on Ukraine will be presented (the) same day,”...

    Lozhkin invites Soros to join Ukraine Investment Council
    Aug30

    Lozhkin invites Soros to join Ukraine Investment Council

    The former head of the presidential administration, Boris Lozhkin, who was appointed by the president`s decree as chairman of the National Investment Council, has invited a number of renowned foreign investors such as George Soros, one of the world`s wealthiest investors; Unilever CEO and head of the World Business Council for Sustainable...

    Poroshenko appoints Acting Chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration
    Aug30

    Poroshenko appoints Acting Chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration

    First Deputy Chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Yuliya Svitlychna has been appointed acting chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration. The relevant decree was published on the official website of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. ”To temporarily entrust the duties of the chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration...

    A powerful Russian weapon: The spread of false stories – NYT
    Aug30

    A powerful Russian weapon: The spread of false stories – NYT

    With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions of the issue, according to The New York Times. The claims were alarming: If...

    Poroshenko accepts credentials from ambassadors of USA, Romania, Brazil, Egypt
    Aug30

    Poroshenko accepts credentials from ambassadors of USA, Romania, Brazil, Egypt

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accepted credentials from Ambassador of the U.S. Mari Jovanovic, Ambassador of Romania Cristian-Leon ?urcanu, Ambassador of Brazil Oswaldo Biato Junior and Ambassador of Egypt Hossam Eldeen M. Aly, according to the president`s press service. Poroshenko congratulated Jovanovic on the beginning of her...

    Qatar introduces airport tax as oil prices slip
    Aug30

    Qatar introduces airport tax as oil prices slip

    As of Tuesday passengers traveling through Qatar`s airport face a new tax. With oil prices still depressed, the government is looking for fresh sources of income, Euronews reported. Every traveler leaving Qatar from Doha`s Hamad International Airport, including transit passengers, will have to pay 35 riyals (EUR 8.60 ) as a departure charge,...

    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...

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