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    Anger in Moscow, joy in Kyiv, after Ukraine`s Eurovision triumph – The Guardian
    May17

    Anger in Moscow, joy in Kyiv, after Ukraine`s Eurovision triumph – The Guardian

    Russia`s political establishment reacted with howls of indignation on Sunday to Ukraine`s victory at the Eurovision song contest, demanding an inquiry into how a politicized song was allowed to be included in the event and threatening to boycott next year`s contest, according to The Guardian.Victory for Jamala, the Crimean Tatar jazz singer who...

    ABC News: U.S. Navy poised to take ownership of its largest destroyer
    May17

    ABC News: U.S. Navy poised to take ownership of its largest destroyer

    The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer, according to ABC News.Sailors` uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer`s...

    Crimea becomes less attractive to Russian tourists – Kommersant
    May17

    Crimea becomes less attractive to Russian tourists – Kommersant

    Crimea becomes less attractive to Russian tourists, according to Russian newspaper Kommersant, which has analyzed data provided by air ticket sales agents.They have estimated that the number of air tickets to Simferopol bought by individual travelers from Russia has decreased by 25% this year.Having once spent holidays in the annexed Crimea,...

    Ukrainian banks post almost UAH 77.9 bln in loss in 2015
    May17

    Ukrainian banks post almost UAH 77.9 bln in loss in 2015

    Ukraine`s banking system posted almost UAH 77.935 billion in loss under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) last year with the losses of solvent Ukrainian banks alone being estimated at UAH 71.891 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).Insolvent banks` losses totaled UAH 6.044 billion.State-owned banks posted...

    Rada fails to adopt bill on ”thieves in law” criminal liability
    May17

    Rada fails to adopt bill on ”thieves in law” criminal liability

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has not supported draft law No. 1188 in the first reading on amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine that establish criminal liability for ”thieves in law” and increase responsibility for crimes committed by criminal groups, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The decision was supported by a mere 183 MPs out of...

    Ukraine may see record high peas yield in last decade – expert
    May17

    Ukraine may see record high peas yield in last decade – expert

    Ukraine is expected in 2016 to gather a record high peas harvest in the last 10 years thanks to significantly larger areas under this crop and favorable weather conditions, according to the UkrAgroConsult agency`s press service.”Given the significant expansion of areas sown with peas and favorable agro-meteorological conditions that promise a...

    Pope criticizes West for trying to export own brand of democracy to Iraq, Libya
    May17

    Pope criticizes West for trying to export own brand of democracy to Iraq, Libya

    Pope Francis criticized Western powers for trying to export their own brand of democracy to countries such as Iraq and Libya without respecting indigenous political cultures, according to an interview published on Monday, according to Reuters.Speaking to France`s Roman Catholic newspaper, La Croix, Francis also said Europe should better integrate...

    Ukraine, Turkey sign military cooperation plan until 2020
    May17

    Ukraine, Turkey sign military cooperation plan until 2020

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine and Turkey have signed an implementation plan for military cooperation, according to the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.The plan foresees practical steps aimed at boosting defense capability of the Ukrainian army, it said.”The said document was prepared to ensure the practical...

    Azerbaijan, Armenia see peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
    May17

    Azerbaijan, Armenia see peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

    President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan have reiterated that there can be no military solution to the conflict, and insisted on the importance of respecting the 1994 and 1995 ceasefire agreements.This is stipulated in a joint statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov,...

    NBU plans further cuts in refinancing rate
    May17

    NBU plans further cuts in refinancing rate

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Dmytro Solohub says that the central bank plans a further reduction in its refinancing rate, but it would be premature to set a zero rate at the moment.”We are in a rate cuts cycle. I am not able to predict when we will cut the rate next time, we will evaluate the inflation,” Solohub told...

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