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    Ukraine sends papers to Russia to return Afanasyev, Soloshenko
    Jun11

    Ukraine sends papers to Russia to return Afanasyev, Soloshenko

    Ukraine has prepared and passed on to the Russian side the papers necessary to return home its citizens Yuriy Soloshenko and Hennadiy Afanasyev, who were sentenced in Russia, Ukraine`s Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko told journalists on Saturday, Russian news agency TASS has reported.”The legal side for the exchange has been prepared and passed...

    Libyan forces `retake Sirte port from IS militants`
    Jun11

    Libyan forces `retake Sirte port from IS militants`

    Libyan forces say they have retaken control of the port in the city of Sirte, after fierce fighting with militants from so-called Islamic State, according to the BBC.Sirte is the most significant IS stronghold outside Iraq and Syria, the BBC reports.Air and missile strikes have hit IS positions this week, officials said. A spokesman said troops...

    Bloomberg: How far can oil rally? Investors wager on surge above $100
    Jun11

    Bloomberg: How far can oil rally? Investors wager on surge above $100

    Oil investors are buying contracts that will only pay out if crude rises well above $100 a barrel over the next four years – a clear sign some believe today`s bust is sowing the seeds of the next boom, according to Bloomberg.The options deals, which brokers said bear the hallmarks of trades made by hedge funds, appear to be based on the belief...

    U.S. Defense Secretary travels to NATO HQ
    Jun11

    U.S. Defense Secretary travels to NATO HQ

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will travel to Brussels to participate in his fourth NATO defense ministerial as Secretary of Defense June 13 – 15.Carter will meet with his counterparts to discuss a broad range of issues of mutual interest in advance of the biannual NATO Summit to be held in Warsaw this July, U.S. Department of Defense...

    Russia deploys tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled artillery units in Khartsyzk
    Jun11

    Russia deploys tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled artillery units in Khartsyzk

    Ukrainian intelligence has recorded another transfer of military equipment and a large amount of fuel from Russia on the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas, presidential administration spokesman for the Anti-Terrorist Operation Colonel Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”According to...

    U.S. extends sanctions against number of Belarusian officials
    Jun11

    U.S. extends sanctions against number of Belarusian officials

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum to extend sanctions against some Belarusian officials, according to the White House.”Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration,” the...

    Ukraine points to UN Security Council`s inaction on peacekeeping mission in Donbas
    Jun11

    Ukraine points to UN Security Council`s inaction on peacekeeping mission in Donbas

    Ukraine does not understand the UN Security Council`s inaction in response to a direct request to host a UN mission, whose presence on the ground would provide additional protection to civilians and contribute to stopping the violence, according to a statement by the delegation of Ukraine at the UN Security Council open debate on protection of...

    Associated Press: Savchenko calls for early elections in Ukraine
    Jun11

    Associated Press: Savchenko calls for early elections in Ukraine

    Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko on Friday called for early parliamentary elections to ”infuse fresh blood” into Ukraine`s politics, a call that could send shock waves across the volatile nation.Savchenko, 35, who has become a national icon in Ukraine after spending two years in a Russian prison, told The Associated Press that the...

    DW: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali remembered in interfaith service
    Jun11

    DW: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali remembered in interfaith service

    An interfaith memorial service celebrating the life of Muhammad Ali has taken place in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Dignitaries and fans from around the world have paid tribute to the late boxing legend, Deutsche Welle has reported.Religious and political leaders, as well as numerous famous faces from the sporting world gathered at the...

    ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 46 times in last day
    Jun11

    ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 46 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 46 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired mortars 12 times on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Krasnohorivka and the village of...

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