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    Migrant numbers in Aegean falling – NATO chief
    Apr21

    Migrant numbers in Aegean falling – NATO chief

    The number of migrants and refugees crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey into Europe is falling significantly but people smugglers can rapidly change routes and authorities must not reduce their security efforts prematurely, the head of NATO said on Thursday, according to Reuters.Speaking in the Turkish capital, Ankara, NATO Secretary General Jens...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.39 to dollar on interbank market
    Apr21

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.39 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday strengthened to UAH 25.33/25.39 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 28.5970/28.6650, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    Number of tanks increased across Syrian border against IS – Hurriyet
    Apr21

    Number of tanks increased across Syrian border against IS – Hurriyet

    The number of the tanks deployed along the Turkish-Syrian border has been increased as a precaution against recent Katyusha rockets fired by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to Hurriyet Daily News.With the new tanks, sent from Gaziantep Fifth Armored Brigade, tanks are now situated more closely together...

    Poroshenko bans all Russian films released after Jan 1, 2014
    Apr21

    Poroshenko bans all Russian films released after Jan 1, 2014

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed bill No. 3359 into law to amend the Cinematography Law, introducing a ban on all films released from January 1, 2014, if they are produced by an aggressor state.The Verkhovna Rada reported it received the signed law on April 20, according to a posting on the Rada`s official website.As UaPosition...

    VOA: Obama, Gulf partners meet on path forward to stabilize Middle East
    Apr21

    VOA: Obama, Gulf partners meet on path forward to stabilize Middle East

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Gulf state leaders are meeting in Riyadh on ways they can work more closely to help stabilize the conflict-ridden Middle East region, despite differences on the best way forward, according to Voice of America (VOA).Obama and the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) opened the one-day summit Thursday...

    EU Justice Council to consider abolition of visas for Ukrainians on May 11 – journalist
    Apr21

    EU Justice Council to consider abolition of visas for Ukrainians on May 11 – journalist

    The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council of the European Union will consider the liberalization of the visa regime with Ukraine in a package with Georgia on May 11, according to Brussels reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak.”Visa liberalization for Ukraine and Georgia are not on the agenda of JHA council today. Both items...

    UN: Malnutrition still major health concern in North Korea
    Apr21

    UN: Malnutrition still major health concern in North Korea

    Malnutrition remains a significant health issue in North Korea, with a drought last year slashing crop output and undermining the push for agricultural self-sufficiency, according to a new UN report, Business Standard reports.More than three quarters of North Korea`s population of 25 million remain ”food insecure and highly vulnerable to shocks,”...

    Yemen peace talks set to open in Kuwait
    Apr21

    Yemen peace talks set to open in Kuwait

    UN-brokered Yemeni peace talks – originally scheduled to begin Monday – are expected to open Thursday in Kuwait, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, Deutsche Welle reports.”The Yemeni peace negotiations will start tomorrow in Kuwait under the auspices of the United Nations,” he said Wednesday, according to Deutsche Welle.The long-awaited...

    Russia`s 51st `humanitarian convoy` arrives in occupied Donbas
    Apr21

    Russia`s 51st `humanitarian convoy` arrives in occupied Donbas

    Russia`s 51st `humanitarian convoy` has already arrived in Donbas, having delivered another batch of humanitarian aid to Ukraine`s Donetsk and Luhansk on Thursday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”More than 100 vehicles arrived in Donetsk and Luhansk. They brought more than 1,200 tonnes of humanitarian cargo, including foodstuffs, daily...

    Oil rises as IEA expects biggest non-OPEC output fall in 25 years – Reuters
    Apr21

    Oil rises as IEA expects biggest non-OPEC output fall in 25 years – Reuters

    Crude prices rose on Thursday, reversing earlier declines, as the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that 2016 would see the biggest fall in non-OPEC production in a generation, helping rebalance a market that has been dogged by oversupply, according to Reuters. The IEA`s chief Fatih Birol said on Thursday that low oil prices had cut...

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