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    DW: Islamic nations pledge to coordinate anti-terror efforts
    Apr16

    DW: Islamic nations pledge to coordinate anti-terror efforts

    Islamic leaders have pledged to cooperate in anti-terrorism efforts and establish a coordination center in Istanbul. At a summit, delegates lamented sectarianism and condemned Iran for alleged use of proxy warfare, according to Deutsche Welle.A final communique from the heads of state summit at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said a...

    Kerry calls on Russia to immediately release Savchenko, implement Minsk obligations
    Apr16

    Kerry calls on Russia to immediately release Savchenko, implement Minsk obligations

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry did speak on Friday over the phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and urged Russia to immediately release Nadia Savchenko and all other remaining hostages, as well as to fully implement its Minsk obligations.”On Ukraine, Secretary Kerry urged Russia to end the violence along the line of contact, to...

    Poroshenko dismisses Navy Commander Haiduk
    Apr16

    Poroshenko dismisses Navy Commander Haiduk

    On April 15, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to dismiss Serhiy Haiduk from the post of Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.The President explained the dismissal of Haiduk from the post of Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by shortcomings in implementing his official duties...

    On ground in Syria, scant evidence of draw down trumpeted by Kremlin – Reuters
    Apr16

    On ground in Syria, scant evidence of draw down trumpeted by Kremlin – Reuters

    A month since Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of most Russian forces from Syria, his military contingent there is as strong as ever, with fewer jets but many more attack helicopters able to provide closer combat support to government troops, according to Reuters.A Reuters analysis of publicly available tracking data shows no letup in...

    Lithuania`s FM calls on EU to condemn violation of rights of Crimean Tatars
    Apr16

    Lithuania`s FM calls on EU to condemn violation of rights of Crimean Tatars

    On 15 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius sent a letter to the European Union`s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini thanking her for a prompt statement by the European External Action Service, which condemned the filing of a...

    Japan earthquake: Rescue under way after 7.3 tremor – BBC
    Apr16

    Japan earthquake: Rescue under way after 7.3 tremor – BBC

    Rescue efforts are under way in south-western Japan to help victims of a powerful earthquake that hit the region a day after an earlier deadly tremor, according to the BBC.Some 20,000 troops are being deployed in the operation in Kyushu region after the magnitude-7.3 quake at 01:25 on Saturday (15:25 GMT Friday), the BBC wrote.At least 18 people...

    Fitch affirms Russia at `BBB-`, outlook negative
    Apr16

    Fitch affirms Russia at `BBB-`, outlook negative

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Russia`s Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at `BBB-` with a Negative Outlook, Fitch Ratings said in its press release.The issue ratings on Russia`s senior unsecured foreign- and local-currency bonds are also affirmed at `BBB-`. The Country Ceiling is affirmed at `BBB-` and the Short-term...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.47 to dollar
    Apr16

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.47 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 17 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.47 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for April 18:$100 costs UAH 2,547.5042 (on April 15, it was UAH...

    OSCE reports extension of geography of violence in Donbas
    Apr16

    OSCE reports extension of geography of violence in Donbas

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug says the geography of violence has again been extended in Donbas.”We are deeply concerned that the geography of violence has again been extended to areas in southern Donetsk region. In Kominternove, on April 9 the SMM heard at least 15...

    TASS: Russian regulator accuses Google of violating law on advertisement
    Apr15

    TASS: Russian regulator accuses Google of violating law on advertisement

    Russia`s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has accused Google of violating the law on advertising, a TASS correspondent reported from the meeting of the FAS commission, according to Russian news agency TASS.The regulator says that advertisement distributor Google Inc and advertisers – Russian companies Olkos Group and Avankorp – violated Clause...

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