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    After one year of talks, leaders pledge to solve Cyprus problem in 2016
    May16

    After one year of talks, leaders pledge to solve Cyprus problem in 2016

    President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Sunday expressed their determination to overcome outstanding issues to reach a settlement of the Cyprus problem within the year, according to Cyprus Mail.In a joint statement, Anastasiades and Akinci said ”today marks the first anniversary of our talks as the two...

    Cabinet posts endorsement of Zguladze`s resignation
    May16

    Cabinet posts endorsement of Zguladze`s resignation

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers has issued a resolution to endorse First Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zguladze`s resignation.Document registered under No. 353-r dated May 11 was posted on the government`s portal.The government also greenlit Andriy Gevko`s resignation from the post of Deputy Minister of Education and Science.As UNIAN reported...

    Europe`s largest low-cost airline may enter Ukraine
    May16

    Europe`s largest low-cost airline may enter Ukraine

    Europe`s largest low-cost carrier Ryanair is considering the possibility of entering the Ukrainian air transportation market and is in talks with Lviv`s authorities regarding the matter, according to Forbes Ukraine.”We are in dialogue with officials from Lviv, but I do not think we will discuss flights to Odesa. Ukraine now can only be considered...

    Peskov says Ukraine should stick to Eurovision rules as host country – media
    May16

    Peskov says Ukraine should stick to Eurovision rules as host country – media

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says that the rules of selecting participants in the Eurovision song contest are general for all countries, and Ukraine that will host the event in 2017 will have to follow them.”Eurovision is an international contest and the host country should follow the Eurovision rules,” Peskov told TASS while commenting on the...

    Bloomberg: It`s up to governments to stop enabling corruption
    May16

    Bloomberg: It`s up to governments to stop enabling corruption

    It will take more than a ”Global Declaration Against Corruption” to rid the world of an age-old scourge, but don`t dismiss last week`s anti-corruption summit in London too quickly. The surge of interest in the issue is all to the good – and an opportunity that shouldn`t be wasted, according to Bloomberg.Graft may always be with us, but...

    Russian proxies again use banned arms, attack Avdiyivka industrial zone
    May16

    Russian proxies again use banned arms, attack Avdiyivka industrial zone

    Russian-backed terrorists have again intensified the shelling of the industrial zone in the town of Avdiyivka in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to press officer of the Donetsk sector in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone Vladyslav Voloshyn.”At night, the militants used tank shells, cannon artillery systems, 120 mm mortars against the defenders...

    Fitch affirms Ukraine at `CCC`
    May16

    Fitch affirms Ukraine at `CCC`

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ukraine`s Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at `CCC`, the agency reported on its website.The issue ratings on Ukraine`s senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at `CCC`, the agency said in its statement.The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at `CCC` and...

    Italy set to double child benefit to combat low birth rate
    May16

    Italy set to double child benefit to combat low birth rate

    Italy`s health minister has outlined plans to double child benefit to combat what she described as an ”apocalyptic” decline in the country`s birth rate, the BBC reports.Beatrice Lorenzin said the monthly bonus for lower-income families should be twice the current EUR 80 (GBP 60; $90), according to the BBC.Ms. Lorenzin also called for higher...

    National Guard gets new Ukrainian armored personnel carriers
    May16

    National Guard gets new Ukrainian armored personnel carriers

    Kyiv armored plant, which is part of state-run Ukroboronprom Concern, has shipped the first batch of six new BTR-3E1D armored personnel carriers to the National Guard of Ukraine, according to Ukroboronprom`s press service.The armored vehicles are equipped with the four-stroke six -cylinder water-cooled Deutz BF6M1015CP diesel engine and the...

    Al Qaeda turns to Syria, with a plan to challenge IS: NYT
    May16

    Al Qaeda turns to Syria, with a plan to challenge IS: NYT

    Al Qaeda`s top leadership in Pakistan, badly weakened after a decade of C.I.A. drone strikes, has decided that the terror group`s future lies in Syria and has secretly dispatched more than a dozen of its most seasoned veterans there, according to senior American and European intelligence and counterterrorism officials, according to The New York...

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