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    French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case
    Feb26

    French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case

    A French magistrate is to investigate payments made to the family of center-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon, prosecutors say, according to the BBC. It is a step up from what was until now a preliminary inquiry. The judge can still decide to drop the case, the BBC reported. The inquiry does not mention directly Mr. Fillon, who is...

    Merkel formally nominated for German election run
    Feb25

    Merkel formally nominated for German election run

    Angela Merkel`s conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party`s top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base, according to The Associated Press (AP). The dpa news agency reported that Merkel won the support of 95 percent of delegates at a convention of the...

    Anti-corruption agency may probe finances of Ukrainian Tax Service chief’s trip to see Trump oath
    Feb24

    Anti-corruption agency may probe finances of Ukrainian Tax Service chief’s trip to see Trump oath

    Head of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) Natalia Korchak says her agency has received a request from Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk to probe into the finances of Ukrainian State Fiscal Service chief Roman Nasirov`s trip to attend the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The request cites publicly...

    Firtash released on EUR 125 mln bail on Friday
    Feb24

    Firtash released on EUR 125 mln bail on Friday

    A Vienna-based court has released Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash on EUR 125 million bail, according to the Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda, citing its own source close to the businessman`s defense. Firtash was detained on February 23 at the request of the U.S. authorities that demand his extradition, Ukrayinska Pravda wrote. Both...

    How Europe can defend itself – Bloomberg
    Feb24

    How Europe can defend itself – Bloomberg

    Say this for Donald Trump: He is forcing Europeans to think more seriously about how to protect and defend their continent, Bloomberg reported. The U.S. president`s disparagement of NATO goes too far, and his focus on getting Europeans to spend more on defense is misplaced. That said, European nations have for too long treated their defense...

    Trump outraged by Russian deployment of cruise missiles, vows to raise issue with Putin
    Feb24

    Trump outraged by Russian deployment of cruise missiles, vows to raise issue with Putin

    U.S. President Donald Trump complained that the Russian deployment of a ground-based cruise missile is in violation of a 1987 treaty that bans land-based American and Russian intermediate-range missiles, according to Reuters. ”To me it`s a big deal,” said Trump, who has held out the possibility of warmer U.S. relations with Russia, as reported by...

    FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories
    Feb24

    FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

    The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump`s associates and Russians known to U.S. intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple U.S. officials briefed on the matter tell CNN. But a White House official said late Thursday that the request was only...

    Almost half of Ukrainians willing to participate in mass protests – poll
    Feb24

    Almost half of Ukrainians willing to participate in mass protests – poll

    45.6% of respondents said they were not willing to participate in any kind of mass protests, 5.9% failed to provide a definite answer, while 48,5% said they were ready to take part in certain rallies. Among those willing to rally, the largest number of respondents said that they are willing to support election campaigns (35.4%), collect...

    Ukrainian Parliament intends to simplify procedure of banks` restructuring, capitalization
    Feb24

    Ukrainian Parliament intends to simplify procedure of banks` restructuring, capitalization

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine February 23 adopted in first reading bill No.6010 on simplification of procedures for the banks` capitalization and restructuring, according to an UNIAN news agency news agency correspondent. While presenting the draft law, Head of the Parliamentary committee on finance and banking policy Serhiy Rybalka noted that...

    Firtash to remain in custody for another day
    Feb23

    Firtash to remain in custody for another day

    According to the verdict of the Regional Criminal Court in Vienna in the case of an extradition arrest of Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash, the latter will remain in custody at the request of the Vienna prosecutor`s office. Austrian prosecutors submitted to a court a motion to extend the Ukrainian businessman`s detention term under the U.S....

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