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    Airbus grounds Super Puma helicopters after Norway crash
    Apr30

    Airbus grounds Super Puma helicopters after Norway crash

    Airbus Helicopters said all commercial passenger flights of helicopters similar to the Super Puma that crashed off Norway on Friday have been suspended, Reuters reported.An H225 Super Puma ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea, apparently killing all 13 people on board, according to Reuters.Britain and Norway...

    Court restricts public events on Dumska Square in Odesa on May 2
    Apr30

    Court restricts public events on Dumska Square in Odesa on May 2

    Odesa district administrative court has restricted public events on Dumska Square in Odesa on May 2 after hearing a claim of the Odesa City Council`s executive committee, the court press service told UNIAN. It is reported that the executive committee has asked to ban holding of meetings and other public events in the period from May 2 to May 10...

    U.S. bill links Russia sanctions relief to Crimea`s return to Ukraine – RFE/RL
    Apr30

    U.S. bill links Russia sanctions relief to Crimea`s return to Ukraine – RFE/RL

    A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent the White House from lifting a raft of sanctions against Russia until Ukraine restores control over Crimea, which Moscow forcibly annexed in 2014, or settles the peninsula`s status to Kyiv`s satisfaction, Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported.The legislation, announced on April 29 by U.S....

    Kiselyov leaks: Russia`s controversial chief propagandist`s mail hacked
    Apr30

    Kiselyov leaks: Russia`s controversial chief propagandist`s mail hacked

    Email and WhatsApp accounts reportedly belonging to Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia`s controversial chief propagandist, were hacked on April 29 and the Anonymous International group put the data array up for sale at a starting price of 33 Bitcoins, which is a little less than $15,000, according to The Insider Russia.Some fragments of the array were made...

    Temporary partial truce comes into effect in Syria – BBC
    Apr30

    Temporary partial truce comes into effect in Syria – BBC

    A partial truce known as a ”regime of calm” has come into effect in most parts of Syria apart from in the divided second city of Aleppo, BBC has reported.The truce announced by the Syrian army became operational in two areas an hour after midnight local time on Friday, according to BBC.A statement said it would last for 24 hours in Damascus and...

    ATO HQ: 40 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day
    Apr30

    ATO HQ: 40 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions 40 times in the past day, with shelling becoming more intensive at dusk, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) reported on Saturday.”The hottest point was near Maryinka where illegal armed groups committed over a dozen attacks on our strong points using 82mm...

    OPEC oil output surges as Iran looks to regain market share
    Apr30

    OPEC oil output surges as Iran looks to regain market share

    OPEC crude production surged in April, led by Iran, which is seeking to regain market share after sanctions were lifted early this year, Bloomberg reported.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) increased production by 484,000 barrels to 33.217 million a day in April, the most in monthly data compiled by Bloomberg going back to...

    Ukraine has announced its readiness to hold elections in Donbas this summer – Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine
    Apr30

    Ukraine has announced its readiness to hold elections in Donbas this summer – Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine

    The Ukrainian authorities are ready to develop the law on elections in Donbas and to hold them. This was stated by Ukrainian Deputy foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko in the video interview to VOANews. «We are ready to develop this law to coordinate it and, according to this law, elections to immediately start to obtain desirable this summer...

    State-run Ukreximbank posts UAH 14 bln in loss in 2015
    Apr30

    State-run Ukreximbank posts UAH 14 bln in loss in 2015

    State-run Ukreximbank posted UAH 14.131 billion, or $561 million, in loss in 2015, which was 25.6% up on 2014 loss estimated at UAH 11.247 billion, or $446 million.Ukreximbank`s annual loss was mainly due to depreciation estimated at UAH 13.294 billion and a UAH 6.824 billion difference in exchange rates of forex operations, which was partly...

    OSCE envoy Sajdik: No new deal on Donbas captives swap before Orthodox Easter
    Apr30

    OSCE envoy Sajdik: No new deal on Donbas captives swap before Orthodox Easter

    Ambassador Martin Sajdik, who is the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group on the implementation of the peace plan in the east of Ukraine, says that the sides in Minsk failed to reach any agreement on Friday to free prisoners of war (POW) before Orthodox Easter, according to an...

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