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    World Bank Chief: estimates to rebuild Syria could be as high as $150bln
    Apr15

    World Bank Chief: estimates to rebuild Syria could be as high as $150bln

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday that more than $150 billion would be required for the Syrian reconstruction.”I`ve heard estimates for the cost of rebuilding Syria that reaches $150, $180 billion just to get them back to the levels that they were before the war,” the World Bank president said.”In my meetings with Syrian refugees…I...

    MFA Ukraine condemns ban on Mejlis in occupied Crimea
    Apr15

    MFA Ukraine condemns ban on Mejlis in occupied Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its strong protest against the so-called decision of the occupying prosecution office in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to suspend the activity of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, the ministry said in a statement published on its website.”This decision...

    Dutch voters now demanding referendum on TTIP: EurActiv
    Apr15

    Dutch voters now demanding referendum on TTIP: EurActiv

    Dutch voters want a referendum on the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), throwing into doubt the future of the U.S.-EU free trade deal, nine days after the country`s `no` vote in a plebiscite on an EU-Ukraine association agreement, according to EurActiv.”We want this to happen. We are in favour of a referendum on TTIP,” said...

    Groysman sets tasks at 1st Cabinet meeting
    Apr15

    Groysman sets tasks at 1st Cabinet meeting

    On Thursday, the first meeting of a new Cabinet of Ministers took place immediately after the appointment of a prime minister and ministers, said the newly appointed Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Kutoviy, Ukrainian TV Channel 112 Ukraine reported.”It was a full-fledged working meeting, in fact, the first such meeting of the Cabinet...

    EUR 1 bln bribe case: SBU detains Vyshgorod Mayor
    Apr15

    EUR 1 bln bribe case: SBU detains Vyshgorod Mayor

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has announced that together with the prosecutor`s office they arrested upon receiving a bribe the mayor of one of the district centers of Kyiv region, as well as five of the briber`s accomplices.According to the SBU`s press center, the blackmailer demanded EUR 1 million from a developer company official for...

    Rada Speaker favors introduction of visa regime with Russia
    Apr15

    Rada Speaker favors introduction of visa regime with Russia

    Newly appointed Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy said he supported the introduction of a visa regime with Russia, Ukrainian news service TSN reported. ”When I was Secretary of the National and Security Defense Council, I launched an initiative to introduce a visa regime with the Russian Federation. My position has not...

    Czech Republic poised to change name to ”Czechia”: BBC
    Apr15

    Czech Republic poised to change name to ”Czechia”: BBC

    The Czech Republic is poised to change its name to ”Czechia” to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing, according to BBC News.The country will retain its full name but Czechia will become the official short geographic name, as ”France” is to ”The French Republic,” BBC News reports.If approved by...

    Pro-Russian militants storm ATO forces in Novotroyitske
    Apr15

    Pro-Russian militants storm ATO forces in Novotroyitske

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 104 times in the past 24 hours, which is 20% more than the previous days, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).The invaders fired mortars of various calibers 21 times in the direction of the villages of Zaitseve, Opytne,...

    Japan quake kills at least nine
    Apr15

    Japan quake kills at least nine

    A strong earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Thursday, bringing down some buildings, killing at least nine people and injuring hundreds, local media said, but the nuclear regulator reported no problems at power plants, according to Reuters.The initial magnitude 6 tremor struck 11 km (7 miles) east of the city of Kumamoto, according to the U.S....

    U.S. expects Ukraine`s new Cabinet will continue anti-corruption reform
    Apr15

    U.S. expects Ukraine`s new Cabinet will continue anti-corruption reform

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest says that the United States expects a newly appointed Ukrainian government will continue reform and take further steps to fight against corruption.”There are critically important reforms that include reforms related to fighting corruption that are going to be critical to Ukraine`s longer-term success,” he said...

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