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    U.S. acknowledges another 20 civilian deaths in Syria, Iraq
    Apr23

    U.S. acknowledges another 20 civilian deaths in Syria, Iraq

    U.S. airstrikes aimed at Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq killed 20 civilians between September and February, including eight in a single attack on a mortar position used by militants, the U.S. military said Friday, according to ABC News.The 20 deaths nearly doubled the total number of acknowledged civilian deaths since the U.S.-led air...

    Moody`s confirms Russia`s Ba1 sovereign rating, outlook negative
    Apr23

    Moody`s confirms Russia`s Ba1 sovereign rating, outlook negative

    Moody`s Investors Service on Friday confirmed Russia`s Ba1 government bond and issuer ratings, concluding the review for downgrade that was initiated on March 4, 2016, and assigned a negative rating outlook.The driver for Moody`s decision to confirm Russia`s current Ba1 rating relates to the economy`s demonstrated resilience to the renewed drop...

    Poroshenko: Local authorities have every opportunity for regional development
    Apr23

    Poroshenko: Local authorities have every opportunity for regional development

    In the course of the Friday meeting with administrative-economic activists and deputies of Zaporizhzhia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that financial decentralization and new budget rules had created conditions for a drastic increase in financial capacities of local budgets, the president`s press service has reported.The...

    Panama raids Mossack Fonseca property, seizes shredded papers
    Apr23

    Panama raids Mossack Fonseca property, seizes shredded papers

    Panamanian investigators on Friday raided a property used by Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of a massive leak of offshore financial data, removing bags full of shredded documents as evidence, a local prosecutor said, according to Reuters.”We have secured a large amount of evidence found in the location,” said organized crime...

    Poroshenko: Ukrainian air construction has good future
    Apr23

    Poroshenko: Ukrainian air construction has good future

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday visited Ivchenko Machine-Building Design Bureau of Zaporizhzhia in the course of the working trip to this region and took part in the launch of a new AI-450 engine test bed, according to the official website of the President of Ukraine.Poroshenko examined the enterprise and watched samples of various...

    Ukrainian army destroyed Russian 120mm mortar: great explosion of ammunition. Video
    Apr23

    Ukrainian army destroyed Russian 120mm mortar: great explosion of ammunition. Video

    Ukrainian army destroyed the Russian 120mm mortar with ammo near Kalynivka (Popasna district). 120mm mortar is banned by Minsk agreement but actively used by Russian troops and mercenaries against Ukrainian army and civil towns on territory controlled by Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers spotted the enemy on 1000 meters distance and launched 2...

    Leszek Balcerowicz becomes President`s representative in Govt
    Apr23

    Leszek Balcerowicz becomes President`s representative in Govt

    Architect of successful Polish reforms Leszek Balcerowicz has become President`s representative in the Cabinet of Ministers, according to the official website of the President of Ukraine.The relevant decree was signed by Poroshenko on Friday, the president`s press service reports.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr...

    Militants reduce intensity of attacks, but use banned weapons
    Apr23

    Militants reduce intensity of attacks, but use banned weapons

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 19 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”The Russian-backed mercenaries fired 82mm mortars five times on ATO forces, including three times on the defenders of the town of...

    Obama, Cameron stress need to resolve conflict in Ukraine
    Apr23

    Obama, Cameron stress need to resolve conflict in Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have stressed the need to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.”We have to continue to invest in NATO so that we can meet our overseas commitments, from Afghanistan to the Aegean. We have to resolve the conflict in Ukraine and reassure allies who are rightly concerned about Russian...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.34 to dollar
    Apr23

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.34 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.34 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for April 25:$100 costs UAH 2,534.3646 (on April 22, it was UAH...

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