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    WSJ: As oil reserves dwindle, Russia weighs tax increases to fill budget gaps
    May16

    WSJ: As oil reserves dwindle, Russia weighs tax increases to fill budget gaps

    Russia is exploring a raft of potentially unpopular new tax measures in the coming years, government officials say, as the oil-dependent country runs out of ways to plug holes in the budget, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).Several Russian officials say the government is considering raising income-tax levels and increasing value-added...

    CNN: Obama knocks Trump at Rutgers: `Ignorance is not a virtue`
    May16

    CNN: Obama knocks Trump at Rutgers: `Ignorance is not a virtue`

    President Barack Obama took aim Sunday at presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University, telling graduates to tout their knowledge, not brag about their ignorance, according to CNN.Though he didn`t name Trump, Obama`s target was apparent, CNN wrote.”In politics and in...

    TASS: Poland annuls entry visas to Night Wolves bikers on pilgrimage to Greece
    May15

    TASS: Poland annuls entry visas to Night Wolves bikers on pilgrimage to Greece

    Poland`s authorities have annulled entry visas of a number of Russian bikers participating in the Holy Mount pilgrimage motor rally to Greece organized by the Russian Night Wolves biker club, a club representative told a news conference in Athens on Sunday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”Our itineraries that seemed easy at the beginning...

    Klitschko sees Kyiv`s Olimpiyskiy Stadium as venue for Eurovision 2017
    May15

    Klitschko sees Kyiv`s Olimpiyskiy Stadium as venue for Eurovision 2017

    Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko says that Kyiv`s Olimpiyskiy sports complex, which hosted the 2012 UEFA European Championship, could be a venue for the Eurovision song contest in 2017, according to the press service of Kyiv City State Administration.”Kyiv will host the Eurovision for the second time, and we`ll do our best to ensure necessary...

    Kyiv will celebrate Day of Europe on May 21-22
    May15

    Kyiv will celebrate Day of Europe on May 21-22

    European-style ”A Picnic in Europe” events will take place on Kyiv`s Mykhailivska Square on May 21 and May 22 to celebrate the Day of Europe, according to Kyiv City State Administration`s press service.The official opening of the Day of Europe is scheduled for noon on May 21. Ukrainian leaders, municipal authorities and the head of the Delegation...

    Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded near Avdiyivka in Donbas in last day
    May15

    Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded near Avdiyivka in Donbas in last day

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the last day, but two were wounded, according to Ukrainian presidential administration`s press secretary for Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) issues Oleksandr Motuzyanyk.”In the past 24 hours, there was no killed in action among Ukrainian troops, but two were wounded near the town of...

    Poroshenko meets UN project office head to discuss Donbas
    May15

    Poroshenko meets UN project office head to discuss Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with Grete Faremo, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), to discuss how to rebuild the social, economic, and humanitarian spheres of Donbas, according to the presidential press service.The parties discussed prospects for enhancing...

    Defense News: U.S. army looks at laser weapons for 2025 battlefield use
    May15

    Defense News: U.S. army looks at laser weapons for 2025 battlefield use

    The United States is testing laser weapons, which may be introduced for battlefield use by 2025, according to Defense News.”Aiming specifically to determine how the High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck might help troops in the Army of 2025, the service`s weapon system participated in an exercise at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, conducted through the Fires...

    The Age: Antonov An-225 Mriya touches down in Western Australia
    May15

    The Age: Antonov An-225 Mriya touches down in Western Australia

    The world`s biggest plane – the Ukrainian Antonov An-225 Mriya – has touched down safely in Western Australia amid scenes of traffic chaos around Perth Airport, according to The Age, a daily newspaper published in Melbourne, Australia. ”Traffic was gridlocked around Perth Airport on Sunday morning as thousands of people lined up against fences,...

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won Eurovision 2016
    May15

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won Eurovision 2016

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden. The country scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Stalin, Crimea and claims of ethnic cleansing. Australia finished second with 511 points, while Russia – which was the favourite going into the competition – was third with 491...

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