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    CNN: Serena Williams stunned by Elina Svitolina at Rio 2016 Olympics
    Aug10

    CNN: Serena Williams stunned by Elina Svitolina at Rio 2016 Olympics

    Serena Williams` reign as Olympic singles champion came to a shuddering halt Tuesday as the tennis star suffered a shock defeat by Ukraine`s Elina Svitolina, according to CNN. The world No. 1 was beaten 6-4 6-3 by a player to whom she had never lost in their four previous meetings, CNN wrote. Williams, who had already been knocked out of the...

    Chief prosecutor Lutsenko: ”Significant progress” in Sheremet case
    Aug10

    Chief prosecutor Lutsenko: ”Significant progress” in Sheremet case

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said ”significant progress” has been made in the investigation into the murder of Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car blast in Kyiv, where he lived, but the information is not public, according to a UNIAN correspondent. ”There is no information about the Sheremet case that can...

    Judge Chaus detained on bribery charges, hides money in glass jar
    Aug10

    Judge Chaus detained on bribery charges, hides money in glass jar

    Deputy Prosecutor General and chief of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office Nazar Kholodnytskyi has revealed how notorious judge Mykola Chaus, who was detained on August 9 on bribery charges, was hiding reportedly stolen money, in a glass jar instead of depositing it in the bank. ”Material evidence has been seized from the site...

    Bloomberg: Gazprom quarterly profit falls 5.2% amid gas-price fecline
    Aug10

    Bloomberg: Gazprom quarterly profit falls 5.2% amid gas-price fecline

    Gazprom PJSC, the world`s biggest natural gas producer, said first-quarter profit decreased 5.2% as expenses climbed amid lower prices for the fuel, according to Bloomberg. Net income fell to 362 billion rubles ($5.6 billion) from 382 billion rubles a year earlier, the Moscow-based company said Monday in a statement, Bloomberg wrote. That...

    Militants fire rocket-propelled grenades on Zolote checkpoint
    Aug10

    Militants fire rocket-propelled grenades on Zolote checkpoint

    Militants fired grenade launchers on the Zolote entry/exit checkpoint from the town of Pervomaisk in Luhansk region on the evening of August 9, the press service of the State Border Guard Service reported. The grenades exploded a few meters before the checkpoint, the report said. No one was injured. The border guards did not open fire in...

    Reuters Exclusive: Turkish military officer seeking asylum in United States
    Aug10

    Reuters Exclusive: Turkish military officer seeking asylum in United States

    A Turkish military officer on a U.S.-based assignment for NATO is seeking asylum in the United States after being recalled by the Turkish government in the wake of last month`s failed military coup, U.S. officials told Reuters. The asylum bid is the first known case involving a Turkish military officer in the United States as Turkey purges...

    Russia-UK relations: May and Putin pledge to improve ties – BBC
    Aug10

    Russia-UK relations: May and Putin pledge to improve ties – BBC

    Theresa May has spoken on the phone to Russia`s President Vladimir Putin for the first time since she became PM, Downing Street has confirmed, according to the BBC. Both leaders expressed dissatisfaction with UK-Russian relations, and pledged to improve ties, the Kremlin said, the BBC reports. A Downing St spokeswoman said they agreed that...

    Occupiers open Kalanchak checkpoint
    Aug10

    Occupiers open Kalanchak checkpoint

    At 04:30 on August 10, occupation authorities of Crimea opened the Kalanchak checkpoint, which had been blocked for several days. The other two checkpoints, Chaplynka and Chonhar, are functioning normally, Kherson Regional State Administration head Andriy Gordeev said on 112 Ukraine TV Channel. ”All the checkpoints have been opened by the...

    Lavrov and Steinmeier discuss settlements in Syria, Ukraine
    Aug10

    Lavrov and Steinmeier discuss settlements in Syria, Ukraine

    The Russian and German foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, have discussed the settlements of conflicts in Syria and Ukraine by telephone at the German side`s request, the Russian Foreign inistry said on Tuesday, according to Russian news agency TASS.> ”The ministers exchanged views on the situation in Syria and...

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still 24.81 to dollar
    Aug10

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still 24.81 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Tuesday evening set the official hryvnia exchange rate at UAH 24.81 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 10: $100 costs UAH 2,481.8263 (on August 9, it was UAH 2,481.9639); EUR 100 costs UAH 2,749.3672 (on August 9, it...

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