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    Russia`s big cheat – investigation of Russian doping of athletes by The Washington Post
    Dec12

    Russia`s big cheat – investigation of Russian doping of athletes by The Washington Post

    For millennia, rules have been at the core of athletic competition. Not that they haven`t been broken, but the Olympics still stand for the principle of human striving on a level playing field, or the primacy of rules, according to The Washington Post. This is why the final report of Richard H. McLaren`s investigation into Russian doping of...

    Ukraine and Lithuania sign bilateral documents on cooperation
    Dec12

    Ukraine and Lithuania sign bilateral documents on cooperation

    Several documents on expansion of bilateral cooperation between the states have been signed in the presence of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite who is on a working visit to Ukraine. The Agreement between the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and the Ministry of Environment of...

    S&P forecasts when Ukraine may get new tranche from IMF
    Dec12

    S&P forecasts when Ukraine may get new tranche from IMF

    S&P Global Ratings expects that Ukraine is likely to receive a new disbursement from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ukraine`s key lender, in the first half of 2017. ”Since the beginning of last year, the IMF has disbursed over US$7.6 billion of the $17.5 billion available under the four-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program.  Our...

    Ukraine and Lithuania mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations
    Dec12

    Ukraine and Lithuania mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations

    Ukraine and Lithuania are marking the 25th anniversary of its diplomatic relations since the moment when the two countries turned a new page in bilateral cooperation, sharing deep historical roots. ”A quarter century of intergovernmental relations, which has passed since the opening of diplomatic missions in Kyiv in 1992 and in Vilnius in 1993,...

    Possible swap of Ukrainian prisoners `on agenda` – Kremlin
    Dec12

    Possible swap of Ukrainian prisoners `on agenda` – Kremlin

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the possible handover of Ukrainian citizens convicted in Russia is currently on the agenda, though he gave no particular names, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”This issue has been repeatedly discussed during the contacts of working groups, it was mentioned by the Ukrainian side at the Berlin meeting of...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine over 50 times in last day, used tank and artillery
    Dec12

    Russian troops attack Ukraine over 50 times in last day, used tank and artillery

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 51 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size They used banned 122mm artillery systems and mortars to shell the town of Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, and the villages of...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.21 to dollar on interbank market
    Dec12

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.21 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Monday fell to UAH 26.16/26.21 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 27.7139/27.8557, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH 0.4061/0.4071....

    China warns Trump against ignoring its Taiwan interests – Reuters
    Dec12

    China warns Trump against ignoring its Taiwan interests – Reuters

    China expressed ”serious concern” on Monday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of ”one China”, calling it the basis for relations, according to Reuters. Trump`s comments on ”Fox News Sunday”, questioning nearly four decades of U.S. policy,...

    S&P forecast for Ukraine: Economy to grow by 1% amid 14% inflation by end of 2016
    Dec12

    S&P forecast for Ukraine: Economy to grow by 1% amid 14% inflation by end of 2016

    Standard & Poors Global ratings forecasts that Ukraine`s economy may grow by 1% by the end of the current year amid 14% inflation and the average annual forex rate set at UAH 25.6 per U.S. dollar. The rating agency projects that Ukraine`s macroeconomic situation will improve, and its economic growth will be between 2.3-2.9% by 2019 while...

    United Nations Security Council condemns Istanbul attacks in Ukraine-initiated statement
    Dec12

    United Nations Security Council condemns Istanbul attacks in Ukraine-initiated statement

    The UN Security Council has passed a statement condemning recent terrorists attack on the Turkish city of Istanbul that killed dozens of people and injured many more, according to Ukraine`s Mission to the United Nations. ”Ukraine has initiated a statement by the UN Security Council because of terrorist attacks on Istanbul,” the mission tweeted on...

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