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    U.N.: Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq
    Jun17

    U.N.: Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq

    Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq to destroy the religious community of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, United Nations investigators said on Thursday, according to Reuters.Such a designation, rare under international law, would mark the first recognized genocide carried...

    RFE/RL: U.S. official confident EU will continue to back Russia sanctions
    Jun17

    RFE/RL: U.S. official confident EU will continue to back Russia sanctions

    The U.S. State Department`s chief sanctions-policy coordinator is confident the European Union will maintain its travel and economic restrictions against Russia until Moscow fulfills the terms of a peace agreement to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to Radio Liberty.Speaking to RFE/RL in the Czech capital after a weeklong tour of...

    Brazil tourism minister resigns over graft scandal
    Jun17

    Brazil tourism minister resigns over graft scandal

    Brazilian Tourism Minister Henrique Alves has resigned, after being linked to a corruption scandal, the BBC reports.He is the third minister to leave interim President Michel Temer`s government, according to the BBC.All are implicated in a major corruption scandal at the state oil company Petrobras.On Wednesday, the Supreme Court released...

    Ukraine counts on additional $1 bln from World Bank in 2017
    Jun17

    Ukraine counts on additional $1 bln from World Bank in 2017

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, who is currently on a visit to the United States, says Ukraine hopes to receive additional $1 billion from the World Bank in 2017 for its development programs.”[I`ve] had an encouraging meeting with Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer,” Groysman wrote on...

    Spanish PM`s anger at David Cameron over Gibraltar – BBC
    Jun17

    Spanish PM`s anger at David Cameron over Gibraltar – BBC

    Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is unhappy about David Cameron`s EU referendum campaign visit to Gibraltar, according to the BBC.Mr. Cameron has canceled a planned rally in Gibraltar following news that MP Jo Cox has been critically injured in an attack in her constituency, the BBC wrote.All activity has been suspended by both the Leave and...

    Russia proxies attack Ukraine 46 times in last day with 10 hits on Maryinka
    Jun17

    Russia proxies attack Ukraine 46 times in last day with 10 hits on Maryinka

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 46 times in the past 24 hours, including 24 times in the Mariupol sector, 18 times in the Donetsk sector and four times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.After a relative lull and a...

    Fitch affirms 5 Ukrainian foreign-owned banks
    Jun17

    Fitch affirms 5 Ukrainian foreign-owned banks

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of five Ukrainian foreign-owned banks, namely PJSC Alfa-Bank (ABU), Ukrsotsbank (Ukrsots), ProCredit Bank (Ukraine) (PCBU), PJSCCB Pravex-Bank (Pravex) and PJSC Credit Agricole Bank (CAB) at `CCC`, according to Fitch statement. All five banks` IDRs and...

    Crude oil rises for first time in seven days
    Jun17

    Crude oil rises for first time in seven days

    Crude oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Friday for the first time in seven days as markets took a breather from concerns about the impact of Britain`s possible exit from the European Union, Reuters reported.Brent crude futures were up 38 cents, or 0.8%, at $47.57 a barrel at 0143 GMT after slumping 3.6% in the previous session, according to...

    WSJ: U.S. State Department officials call for strikes against Syria`s Assad
    Jun17

    WSJ: U.S. State Department officials call for strikes against Syria`s Assad

    Dozens of State Department officials this week protested against U.S. policy in Syria, signing an internal document that calls for targeted military strikes against the Damascus government and urging regime change as the only way to defeat Islamic State, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).The ”dissent channel cable” was signed by 51 State...

    Ukraine furious over remarks on Russia by UN chief Ban
    Jun16

    Ukraine furious over remarks on Russia by UN chief Ban

    The Kyiv government is outraged by remarks made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the crucial role Russia can play in ending conflicts, Ukraine`s Ambassador to UN Volodymyr Yelchenko said on Thursday, according to Reuters.Ban`s prepared speech for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum said Russia ”has a critical role...

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