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    Death toll of Nice truck massacre jumps to 84. Attacker identified
    Jul15

    Death toll of Nice truck massacre jumps to 84. Attacker identified

    The number of victims of a terrorist attack in Nice, France, has grown to 84 people, while another 18 remain in critical condition, according to Le Figaro.French President Francois Hollande says many children were killed in the incident, reads the report.Meanwhile, a police source close to the investigation has confirmed that the attacker was...

    U.S. State Department tells of Kerry-Putin meeting in Moscow
    Jul15

    U.S. State Department tells of Kerry-Putin meeting in Moscow

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry met in the evening of July 14 in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the U.S. Department of State.The meeting was held ”to advance efforts to restore the nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria and to establish conditions that can enable political transition talks to resume between the...

    Gazprom loses $3.4 bln in legal battle with Ukraine
    Jul15

    Gazprom loses $3.4 bln in legal battle with Ukraine

    Russia`s energy giant Gazprom was rejected by the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine in its appeal regarding a $3.4 billion fine for breaking a contract for gas shipments with Ukraine-owned Naftogaz, according to Forbes.The court rejected Gazprom`s appeal regarding the imposition of a fine for the ”abuse of a monopoly position” in the Ukrainian...

    Polish CEO of Ukraine Railways: Full autonomy needed for overhaul
    Jul15

    Polish CEO of Ukraine Railways: Full autonomy needed for overhaul

    Wojciech Balczun, the first foreigner to head a fully state-owned enterprise in Ukraine, says he was struck by the disparity between his new lavish office and the plight of the business, according to Bloomberg.While the work space he inherited was decked out with pricey redwood furniture and featured a hotel-style mini-bar, the company`s most...

    Boris Johnson: Brexit does not mean leaving Europe
    Jul15

    Boris Johnson: Brexit does not mean leaving Europe

    Boris Johnson has set out his vision for Britain to be a more ”global player” on his first day as Foreign Secretary, according to BT.”On Europe clearly we have to give effect to the will of people in the referendum, but that does not mean in any sense, leaving Europe,” the newly-appointed Foreign Secretary said, speaking outside the Foreign and...

    Terrorist attack in Nice: Many dead as lorry hits crowd
    Jul15

    Terrorist attack in Nice: Many dead as lorry hits crowd

    A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 80 people, including children, and injuring dozens, officials say, according to BBC.It happened on the famous Promenade des Anglais after a firework display. The driver was shot dead and guns and grenades were found inside the lorry,...

    U.S. Congress considering tougher anti-Russian sanctions
    Jul14

    U.S. Congress considering tougher anti-Russian sanctions

    U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Thursday, July 14, approved a comprehensive legislation to address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, strengthening sanctions against Russia, according to the committee`s press service.According to Eliot L. Engel, the bill`s author, the legislation ”underscores America`s support for...

    MFA Ukraine comments on OHCHR report over Donbas crimes
    Jul14

    MFA Ukraine comments on OHCHR report over Donbas crimes

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is ready to cooperate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in order to fulfill the recommendations voiced in the report on the responsibility for the killings in Ukraine in January 2014 – May 2016, the official comment says.”MFA of Ukraine highly appreciates the initiative of OHCHR and the...

    Antonov betting on Western technology
    Jul14

    Antonov betting on Western technology

    The company, which is now part of the state giant Ukroboronprom, is set to transform into a Western style market-driven business, having completed the split of business ties with Russia, LeehamNews reports.The air freighter company is what keeps Antonov afloat, for it has been hit hard by the fall of the Soviet Union and Ukraine`s decision to...

    IMF says next Ukraine loan tranche nearing approval – Reuters
    Jul14

    IMF says next Ukraine loan tranche nearing approval – Reuters

    The International Monetary Fund`s executive board could still be in position to complete its review of Ukraine`s $17.5 billion bailout program this month, a key step necessary to release the next loan tranche, a fund spokesman said on Thursday, according to Reuters.IMF chief spokesman Gerry Rice said some technical issues still needed to be...

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