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    Brazil Senate backs Rousseff impeachment, puts her on trial
    May12

    Brazil Senate backs Rousseff impeachment, puts her on trial

    Brazil`s Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront her successor, Vice President Michel Temer, according to Reuters.With Rousseff to be suspended during the Senate trial for allegedly breaking budget rules, the...

    Bloc of Poroshenko reinstates Kononenko as first deputy head of faction
    May12

    Bloc of Poroshenko reinstates Kononenko as first deputy head of faction

    The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (BPP) faction has voted for the reinstatement of MP Ihor Kononenko as first deputy chairman of the faction, the press service of the BPP told an UNIAN correspondent.Only one MP, Oksana Novak, voted against such a decision at a faction meeting.On February 4, Ihor Kononenko announced that he suspended his duties of the...

    U.S. law firm to defend Ukraine in dispute with Russia over assets in Crimea
    May12

    U.S. law firm to defend Ukraine in dispute with Russia over assets in Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry hired the U.S. law firm Covington & Burling for $3.676 million to protect Ukraine`s interests in the international arbitration dispute with Russia over the illegal annexation of Crimea, according to UAWIRE.The company has a reputation for successfully protecting clients` interests at various levels against the...

    Rada adopts bill allowing Lutsenko to be nominated Prosecutor General
    May12

    Rada adopts bill allowing Lutsenko to be nominated Prosecutor General

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted bill No.4645 on amendments to some legislative acts regarding the activities of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The adopted amendments to the Law ”On Prosecutor`s Office” stipulate that any citizen of Ukraine may be appointed for the post of Prosecutor...

    2nd semi-final of Eurovision-2016 song contest kicks off in Sweden tonight
    May12

    2nd semi-final of Eurovision-2016 song contest kicks off in Sweden tonight

    The second semi-final round of the 2016 Eurovision song contest will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 12, with Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent Jamala presenting her entry ”1944,” according to Krym.Realii.Jamala`s song reminisces of mass deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Regime.”During my performance, there will be a tree...

    U.S. to launch missile defense shield in Romania
    May12

    U.S. to launch missile defense shield in Romania

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law on amendments to some legislative acts concerning the activities of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.Speaking in Bucharest, Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose told a news conference that turning on the defense shield did not represent a...

    Russia oil revenues shrinking by 1.6 times
    May12

    Russia oil revenues shrinking by 1.6 times

    Russia`s revenues from crude oil exports in January-March 2016 shrank by 1.6 times to $14.093 billion compared to the same period last year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service.Russia`s oil exports in the reporting period amounted to 61.951 million tonnes (an increase of 4.3% compared to the same period in 2015).Oil exports to...

    FBI probing allegations around Russian doping scandal
    May12

    FBI probing allegations around Russian doping scandal

    A 60 Minutes show on CBS reported that the former director of the drug testing lab at the Sochi Winter Olympics knew of at least four Russian gold medalists who were using performance enhancing drugs.The director, Grigory Rodchenkov, was revealed to have admitted his lab covered up the drug tests results and that Russian intelligence was involved...

    Russia blocking Radio Liberty`s Krym.Realii website
    May12

    Russia blocking Radio Liberty`s Krym.Realii website

    Krym.Realii website, which is a branch of Ukraine`s Radio Liberty, will be blocked in Russia, according to Crimean Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya, TASS reported.”Based on materials collected by the Prosecutor`s Office of Crimea, Russia`s telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor is conducting procedures for blocking access to the project,” she said.Earlier,...

    EBRD maintains its outlook for Ukraine economy this year
    May12

    EBRD maintains its outlook for Ukraine economy this year

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has maintained its forecast of 2% GDP growth for the Ukrainian economy this year, the EBRD said in its report on Regional Economic Prospects in EBRD Countries of Operations.Ukraine`s economy is projected to reach 2% in 2017 as structural reforms are gradually implemented.The EBRD notes...

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