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    Ukrainian doctor banned over doping in tennis
    Jun14

    Ukrainian doctor banned over doping in tennis

    The International Tennis Federation (ITF) says it has banned a Ukrainian doctor from sports for four years for administering a banned substance to a tennis player, according to Radio Liberty.The ITF said on June 13 that Elena Dorofeyeva gave a supplement containing the stimulant dimethylbutylamine to WTA Tour player Kateryna Kozlova in 2014,...

    DW: NATO chief announces battalion deployments to Baltic states, Poland
    Jun14

    DW: NATO chief announces battalion deployments to Baltic states, Poland

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has announced that the military alliance will deploy battalions in the east. The move comes amid growing fear over Russian encroachment, according to Deutsche Welle.Stoltenberg said NATO officials would formally approve the plan to send four multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland...

    Ukraine sees rise in prices of fruit and vegetables
    Jun14

    Ukraine sees rise in prices of fruit and vegetables

    The price of Ukrainian consumers` fruit and vegetable basket rose by 11.6% during a week between June 4 and June 10, as evidenced by the Fruit & Vegetable index of APK-Inform: Vegetables and Fruit.The price hike is attributed to the cool and rainy weather, which affects the harvesting and supply of early vegetables, fruit and berries, experts...

    U.S. says Apache helicopter carries out strike in Iraq
    Jun14

    U.S. says Apache helicopter carries out strike in Iraq

    The United States carried out a strike in Iraq on Monday against an Islamic State target using an Apache attack helicopter for the first time since President Barack Obama authorized its use in offensive operations earlier this year, according to Reuters.U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter declined to disclose details of the operation, saying only...

    Ukraine survives 40 attacks in last day, heavy artillery hits Butivka mine
    Jun14

    Ukraine survives 40 attacks in last day, heavy artillery hits Butivka mine

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 40 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”The highest number of barrages – 19 attacks – were recorded in the Donetsk sector, 18 in the Mariupol sector and three in the Luhansk sector,”...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.96 to dollar
    Jun14

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.96 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Monday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by five kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 24.96 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for June 14:$100 costs UAH 2,496.8681 (on June 13, it was UAH...

    Reuters: Oil futures fall as global growth, Brexit concerns weigh
    Jun14

    Reuters: Oil futures fall as global growth, Brexit concerns weigh

    Crude oil futures fell in Asian trade on Tuesday, as investors ignored signs of market tightness to focus on concerns over global growth and overnight declines in stocks on the impending vote on Britain`s possible European Union exit, according to Reuters.Brent crude oil futures slipped below $50 a barrel, falling 44 cents to $49.91 by 0445 GMT,...

    Venice Commission on Ukraine`s ”party dictatorship” law: contrary to int`l standards
    Jun13

    Venice Commission on Ukraine`s ”party dictatorship” law: contrary to int`l standards

    The European Commission for Democracy through Law (The Venice Commission) published on Monday its conclusion on the Ukrainian law on elections regarding the exclusion of candidates from party lists, stating that such practice is contrary to the international standards, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.”In conformity with its...

    Bloomberg names Ukraine`s arguments in Russian bond suit
    Jun13

    Bloomberg names Ukraine`s arguments in Russian bond suit

    London judges, no strangers to disputes involving vast sums of money and international corruption, will have to turn diplomat in deciding whether Russia bullied Ukraine over a $3 billion bond, according to Bloomberg.They`ve been asked to consider the annexation of Crimea as part of a document submitted by Ukraine`s lawyers last month in a lawsuit...

    Group of MEPs calls for lifting sanctions against Russian special services
    Jun13

    Group of MEPs calls for lifting sanctions against Russian special services

    A group of members of the European Parliament has called on the EU to cancel sanctions earlier imposed against the leaders of the Russian special services in reaction to the situation in Ukraine, in order to restore the cooperation on countering terrorism, The Independent reports.”By blocking Russian heads of intelligence from visiting the EU we...

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