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    IMF says Russia ”politically unstable”
    May07

    IMF says Russia ”politically unstable”

    The report by the International Monetary Fund on economies in Central and Eastern Europe included Russia in the list of the region`s politically unstable countries.The Fund estimated Russia`s instability rate at between 60 and 70 points, whereas a state is considered unstable with a minimum of 50 points, according to the report.Meanwhile, Ukraine...

    Erdogan slams EU visa freedom benchmark on terror
    May07

    Erdogan slams EU visa freedom benchmark on terror

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized one of the European Union requirements regarding visa freedom for Turkish citizens, according to Anadolu news agency.”We will go our way; you go yours,” he said, addressing a local rally in Istanbul on Friday, Anadolu reports.Among five remaining benchmarks for Turkey to address, the EU...

    London elects first ever Muslim Mayor
    May07

    London elects first ever Muslim Mayor

    The Tooting MP and bookmakers` favourite Sadiq Khan defeats Tory rival Zac Goldsmith, becoming the first Muslim Mayor of London, according to Sky News.The result follows an at times bitter mayoral bid from both camps, with Mr Goldsmith`s campaign being labelled ”vile” by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Sky News reports.Zac Goldsmith and David...

    Kremlin intends to ruin Minsk-2: Gerashchenko
    May07

    Kremlin intends to ruin Minsk-2: Gerashchenko

    Russian authorities are dissatisfied with the Minsk format of negotiations and seek to ruin it, according to First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative to the humanitarian subgroup in Minsk Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukrainska Pravda reports.Gerashchenko recalled that in December last year, Europe has extended sanctions against...

    Ukraine`s intl reserves grow 4.1% in April to $13.2 billion – NBU
    May06

    Ukraine`s intl reserves grow 4.1% in April to $13.2 billion – NBU

    Ukraine`s international reserves as of May 1, 2016, amounted to $13.241 billion, which is $519.5 million, or 4.1%, more compared to April 1 ($12.722 billion), according to preliminary data, the National Bank of Ukraine reported on its website.In April, the National Bank has returned money for swap operations in the amount of US $ 762.2 million /...

    Panama Papers source explains motives of his move
    May06

    Panama Papers source explains motives of his move

    A whistleblower, known only as ”John Doe,” said in a 1,800-word statement that income inequality is ”one of the defining issues of our time,” calling on governments to address it and hinted at even more revelations to come, emphasizing that he does not work for any specific state or special service.In a statement issued to the German newspaper...

    Prices of industrial products in Ukraine rise by 3.6% in April
    May06

    Prices of industrial products in Ukraine rise by 3.6% in April

    Industrial producer prices in April 2016 grew by 3.6% compared to March 2016, according to Ukraine`s State Statistics Service.As reported on the agency`s website, the prices for industrial products increased by 10.1% in April  year-over-year and by 8.2% compared to December 2015.Pricing in the mining and quarrying grew by 13.1% in April against...

    Jumping queue may cost freedom: ATO forces detain not-so-smart militant leader
    May06

    Jumping queue may cost freedom: ATO forces detain not-so-smart militant leader

    Ukrainian border guards one of the most violent militants from the ”Luhansk People`s Republic” terrorist organization (call sign ”Yakut”) due to an announcement they made at a crossing checkpoint ”just for laughs,” Russian journalist Alexander Nevzorov has told in an interview with Echo Moskvy FM, according to TV Channel 5.In an interview...

    Inflation in Ukraine accelerates to 3.5% in April
    May06

    Inflation in Ukraine accelerates to 3.5% in April

    Inflation in Ukraine in April 2016 to March 2016 sped up to 3.5% compared with the 1% March to February, according to the website of the State Statistics Service.In annual terms, the inflation in April 2016 slowed down to 9.8% yoy from 20.9% recorded the previous month.Since the year-start, in January-April 2106, consumer prices have risen...

    Armed Russians captured the Tatar mosque in Crimea with more than 100 muslims (video)
    May06

    Armed Russians captured the Tatar mosque in Crimea with more than 100 muslims (video)

    Armed men arrived at the mosque in the settlement of Molodyozhne in Simferopol district and attempted to take away nearly a hundred Muslim locals after a prayer in the mosque, according to a Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov`s posting on Facebook. ”It was reported that between 30 to 50 armed men raided the mosque, located in Molodyozhnoe in...

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