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    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....

    Ratification of EU-Ukraine Association deal: Dutch socialists want Kyiv to sign additional document
    Feb23

    Ratification of EU-Ukraine Association deal: Dutch socialists want Kyiv to sign additional document

    Leader of the Socialist Party of the Netherlands Harry van Bommel has offered that the Dutch Parliament vote for a decision, obliging Ukraine to sign an additional political document concerning the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Europeiska Pravda reports. The proposal will be considered February 23 following a vote for a government-offered...

    Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media
    Feb23

    Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media

    The court in Vienna has refused to satisfy the motion of the Austrian prosecutors regarding the arrest of the Ukrainian businessman, Dmytro Firtash, on Spain`s extradition request, Ukrainska Pravda reported citing a source close to Mr Firtash. As reported earlier, on February 17, Austria received Spain`s request for the extradition of Dmytro...

    Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    Feb23

    Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    Parliament of the Netherlands (the Second Chamber) upheld a government-proposed bill providing for a ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent. The voting took place in The Hague Thursday. The roll-call showed 89 votes for the bill and 55 against it. The proposal of Dutch Socialists...

    Poroshenko satisfied with dialogue with Trump Administration
    Feb23

    Poroshenko satisfied with dialogue with Trump Administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was satisfied he has established a dialogue with U.S. President Donald Trump`s administration despite concerns in Kyiv that Trump might sacrifice ties with Ukraine in favor of a closer relationship with Russia, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Poroshenko told a meeting of...

    Marine Le Pen could face fraud charges as 2 of her senior aides detained
    Feb23

    Marine Le Pen could face fraud charges as 2 of her senior aides detained

    Two senior aides to Marine Le Pen have been taken into police custody as part of the fraud inquiry that could see the far-right French presidential candidate jailed for up to 10 years, according to The Sun. Thierry Legier, who is Ms Le Pen`s bodyguard, and Catherine Griset, her chief of staff, were escorted to the judicial police station in...

    Russia resorts to political pressure, blackmail, military provocations – Ukraine`s Envoy to UN
    Feb23

    Russia resorts to political pressure, blackmail, military provocations – Ukraine`s Envoy to UN

    Russia`s ongoing aggression against Ukraine and its severe consequences remain among the top threats to the European security, Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said, addressing the UN Security Council meeting in New York on Austria`s OSCE chairmanship February 22. ”Instead of full and good-faith...

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