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    Russian Supreme Court upholds ruling in convicted Sentsov, Kolchenko case
    Jun01

    Russian Supreme Court upholds ruling in convicted Sentsov, Kolchenko case

    Russia`s Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to reconsider the sentence of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko convicted in Russia for plotting terrorist acts in Crimea, according to Russian news agency TASS.Russia`s highest judicial body for civil, administrative, criminal, and other cases ruled ”to reject...

    Turchynov: Russia uses Donbas as firing range for new weapons
    Jun01

    Turchynov: Russia uses Donbas as firing range for new weapons

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says that Russia uses Donbas as a firing range to test its new weapons, according to the NSDC press service.”We see Russia target Ukrainian positions every day, firing new weapons and using new warfare techniques. [It] completely ignores the basic...

    Mingarelli to become new EU ambassador to Ukraine – media
    Jun01

    Mingarelli to become new EU ambassador to Ukraine – media

    Hughes Mingarelli will reportedly become Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, according to the Europeiska Pravda news portal.”The European External Action Service has finally decided on a candidate who will replace Jan Tombinski as head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine,” Europeiska Pravda reports.The head of...

    Banks may be designated as problem for capital adequacy non-compliance
    Jun01

    Banks may be designated as problem for capital adequacy non-compliance

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) will be able to include banks that fail to comply with capital adequacy requirements in the group of problem banks, according to the bank regulator`s website.This is stipulated in relevant resolution No. 336, which became effective on May 30.The NBU recalls that the requirements of the minimum amount of banks`...

    Romania`s president: Russia cannot intimidate us
    Jun01

    Romania`s president: Russia cannot intimidate us

    Romania`s president on Tuesday dismissed threats by Vladimir Putin that Romania could be targeted by Russian rockets because it hosts elements of a U.S. missile defense shield, according to POLITICO.Moscow ”cannot intimidate us,” Klaus Iohannis said during a security conference at the presidential palace in Bucharest, POLITICO wrote.Putin last...

    U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBTI Persons to visit Ukraine
    Jun01

    U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBTI Persons to visit Ukraine

    Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry will visit Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 7- 8.”June 7- 8, Special Envoy Berry will visit Kyiv, Ukraine, to participate in the country`s Pride Festival and meet with various civil society organizations and government officials,” according to a statement, published on the official website of...

    World`s longest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland today
    Jun01

    World`s longest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland today

    The world`s longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work, according to the BBC.The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe, the BBC reports.Switzerland says it will...

    Fiscal Service head Nasirov doesn`t want to disband tax police
    Jun01

    Fiscal Service head Nasirov doesn`t want to disband tax police

    Chief of Ukraine`s State Fiscal Service (SFS) Roman Nasirov says it is inexpedient to disband the tax police and suggests that it should be transformed into a financial investigation service.”Last year, we already proposed several options of reforming the tax police. The basic option is to transform the tax police into a financial investigation...

    The Guardian: North Korea praises Trump, urges U.S. voters to reject `dull Hillary`
    Jun01

    The Guardian: North Korea praises Trump, urges U.S. voters to reject `dull Hillary`

    North Korean state media has praised U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump, describing him as a ”wise politician” and ”far-sighted candidate” who could help unify the Korean peninsula, The Guardian has reported.An editorial in DPRK Today, an official media outlet, welcomed the Republican presidential candidate`s proposal to hold direct talks...

    Oil prices fall on rising Middle East output, Asia demand concerns
    Jun01

    Oil prices fall on rising Middle East output, Asia demand concerns

    Oil prices fell over 1% on Wednesday as production from major Middle East exporters was expected to remain high or even increase just as concerns over the state of China`s economy weighed on its fuel demand outlook, Reuters reported.Brent crude futures were trading at $49.29 per barrel at 0649 GMT, down 60 cents, or 1.2%, from their last...

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