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    WSJ: Merkel defends NATO plans for greater troop presence near Russian border
    Jul07

    WSJ: Merkel defends NATO plans for greater troop presence near Russian border

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended the North Atlantic Treaty Organization`s plans for a greater troop presence near the Russian border as a necessary deterrence measure, despite nervousness among Germans about confronting Moscow`s perceived military threat, according to The Wall Street Journal.Ms. Merkel described the NATO...

    U.S. Secretary of State arrives in Kyiv
    Jul07

    U.S. Secretary of State arrives in Kyiv

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Kyiv, according to a posting on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.Kerry plans to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, and other Ukrainian leaders to discuss progress on reforms, the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and other issues. After...

    Oil prices edge up on U.S. crude stock draw, but slowing economies weigh
    Jul07

    Oil prices edge up on U.S. crude stock draw, but slowing economies weigh

    Oil prices edged up on Thursday, supported by a report of another fall in U.S. crude inventories as well as a weaker dollar, although a glut of refined products and economic growth concerns continue to drag on markets, Reuters reported.International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $48.96 per barrel at 0712 GMT on Thursday, down from a...

    SBU busts Kyiv police investigator on $15,000 bribe
    Jul07

    SBU busts Kyiv police investigator on $15,000 bribe

    An investigator from Kyiv Holosiivskiy police department has been detained on bribery charges by the SBU Security Service of Ukraine and the prosecutor`s office, the SBU`s press center reports.The blackmailer demanded $15,000 from a resident of the capital for the closure of criminal proceedings with respect to a fictitious business and...

    Human rights activists collect evidence of Donbas shelling from Russian territory
    Jul07

    Human rights activists collect evidence of Donbas shelling from Russian territory

    The human rights organization International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) headquartered in Brussels has published a report which presents an analysis of the attacks on villages in Luhansk province in eastern Ukraine, as well as evidence of the illegal crossing of the Ukrainian state border by persons related to the military units of the...

    Accounts of Ukraine`s Energoatom unlocked – Groysman
    Jul07

    Accounts of Ukraine`s Energoatom unlocked – Groysman

    The court has ordered to unlock the accounts of National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom, blocked due to unlawful attempts of Ukrelektrovat to recover doubtful debt, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on Facebook.Groysman said the unlocking of the company`s accounts would enable it to carry out financial obligations...

    EBRD ready to support Ukraine`s organic production and sunflower processing
    Jul07

    EBRD ready to support Ukraine`s organic production and sunflower processing

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will support organic production, processing of sunflower and other agricultural business with high added value in Ukraine, Country Director EBRD in Ukraine Sevki Acuner told reporters.The EBRD Country Director said he had discussed with Paul Polman [CEO of Unilever] the ways how to...

    MEPs approve recommendations to speed up visa liberalization for Ukraine
    Jul07

    MEPs approve recommendations to speed up visa liberalization for Ukraine

    The European Parliament`s Foreign Affairs Committee has voted to support the recommendations to lift visa requirements on short-term trips of the Ukrainian citizens across the Schengen zone, according to MEP from Poland Jacek Saryush-Wolski.”EP Foreign Affairs Committee has adopted my opinion supporting visa-free travel to EU for citizens of...

    U.S. attorney general closes Clinton email case, says no charges
    Jul07

    U.S. attorney general closes Clinton email case, says no charges

    The investigation into Hillary Clinton`s use of private email while secretary of state is over, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday, removing a legal cloud that threatened the presumptive Democratic nominee`s presidential bid, according to Reuters.Lynch said she accepted the Federal Bureau of Investigation`s recommendations that...

    Ukraine`s gold, forex reserves expand to $14 bln
    Jul07

    Ukraine`s gold, forex reserves expand to $14 bln

    Ukraine`s gold and forex reserves as of July 1, 2016, amounted to the equivalent of $13.988 billion, which is by 3.3%, or $452 million, more than the figure on June 1, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reported on its website.The stock of international reserves continues increasing for a third consecutive month, the NBU noted.In annual terms,...

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