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    WADA says meldonium in 49 out of 52 adverse tests on Russian athletes
    Jun16

    WADA says meldonium in 49 out of 52 adverse tests on Russian athletes

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reports that the testing United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) was able to conduct February 15 through May 29, 2016, has yielded 52 adverse analytical findings, with 49 of those for meldonium.One sample returned an adverse analytical finding with meldonium coupled with tuaminohetane, and one was stanozolol and...

    Ukraine sends papers to Russia to return Karpiuk
    Jun16

    Ukraine sends papers to Russia to return Karpiuk

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Justice has prepared and passed on to the Russian side the papers necessary to return home its citizen Mykola Karpiuk, who was illegally sentenced by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Chechnya to 22.5 years in a strict-regime penal colony, Deputy Justice Minister on European Integration Serhiy Petukhov wrote on Facebook....

    DW: German ministers in new Brexit warning
    Jun16

    DW: German ministers in new Brexit warning

    Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says if Britain votes to leave the EU, the bloc would face further upheaval. Germany`s defense minister added her voice to the debate, saying the UK`s pragmatism would be missed, according to Deutsche Welle.Warning that the last thing the EU needed was another crisis, Steinmeier said on Wednesday that a...

    Oil futures down on U.S. stockpile report, Brexit concern
    Jun16

    Oil futures down on U.S. stockpile report, Brexit concern

    Oil prices fell on Thursday, heading for a sixth session of declines, following a lower-than-expected draw on U.S. stockpiles and amid worries Britain might leave the European Union, Reuters reported.Front-month U.S. crude futures were down 53 cents, or 1.1%, at $47.48 a barrel at 0637 GMT, and Brent crude was 49 cents, or 1%, lower at $48.48 a...

    Obama meets Dalai Lama in spite of China protest – Reuters
    Jun16

    Obama meets Dalai Lama in spite of China protest – Reuters

    U.S. President Barack Obama met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at the White House on Wednesday despite a warning by China that it would damage diplomatic relations, according to Reuters.The meeting came at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and China over Beijing`s assertive pursuit of territorial claims...

    Bellingcat publishes new evidence of Russia`s invasion of Ukraine
    Jun16

    Bellingcat publishes new evidence of Russia`s invasion of Ukraine

    The Bellingcat open source research team has published new satellite images that show the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”Google Earth has recently added updated satellite imagery at the Russia-Ukraine border for August 26, 2014, near the height of Russian intervention in Ukraine. These satellite images show the deployment of Russian military...

    U.S. Defense Secretary commends Ukrainian counterpart`s reform undertaking
    Jun16

    U.S. Defense Secretary commends Ukrainian counterpart`s reform undertaking

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has commended Ukrainian Minister of Defense General Stepan Poltorak for undertaking an ambitious program of comprehensive defense reforms, according to a readout provided by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on June 15.”Secretary Carter commended Minister Poltorak for undertaking an ambitious program of...

    Reuters: Main locations of EgyptAir wreckage identified by deep ocean vessel
    Jun16

    Reuters: Main locations of EgyptAir wreckage identified by deep ocean vessel

    The main locations of wreckage from the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the eastern Mediterranean last month have been identified by a vessel owned by Deep Ocean Search, the Egyptian-led investigation committee said Wednesday, according to Reuters.The John Lethbridge, a search boat contracted by the Egyptian government, is working against the clock...

    ATO HQ: Russian occupiers attack Ukraine 41 times in last day
    Jun16

    ATO HQ: Russian occupiers attack Ukraine 41 times in last day

    The Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 41 times in the past 24 hours, including 25 times in the Mariupol sector, 15 times in the Donetsk sector and once in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector,...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.88 to dollar
    Jun16

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.88 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 24.88 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for June 16:$100 costs UAH 2,488.7642 (on June 15, it was UAH...

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