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    Ukraine reports 37 Russian attacks in Donbas in last day
    Nov17

    Ukraine reports 37 Russian attacks in Donbas in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 37 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size The Ukrainian army recorded 24 militant attacks in the Mariupol sector alone. The enemy used banned 152mm cannon artillery...

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss Minsk implementation, EU-Ukraine summit
    Nov17

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss Minsk implementation, EU-Ukraine summit

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden have discussed by phone a number of current issues, including the implementation of the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas and preparations for the EU-Ukraine summit, the White House said in a statement. ”The two leaders underscored the importance of full implementation of the...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 26.03 to dollar on interbank market
    Nov17

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 26.03 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday strengthened to UAH 25.97/26.03 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 27.85/27.91, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    BBC: Clinton wanted to curl up after Trump win
    Nov17

    BBC: Clinton wanted to curl up after Trump win

    Hillary Clinton has laid bare her disappointment at her election defeat to Donald Trump in her first public appearance since she lost a week ago, according to the BBC. The Democratic candidate said she had wanted to ”curl up with a good book and never leave the house again,” the BBC has reported. But in a speech at a children`s charity she urged...

    Prosecutor General readies to announce suspicion against Yanukovych of complicity in kidnapping of assistant of Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church
    Nov17

    Prosecutor General readies to announce suspicion against Yanukovych of complicity in kidnapping of assistant of Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko Wednesday said his office had prepared a suspicion notice against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, claiming he set up a kidnapping of Archbishop Oleksandr Drabinko, the assistant of Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate, in order to put pressure on the top cleric...

    Poroshenko meets with G7, EU ambassadors
    Nov17

    Poroshenko meets with G7, EU ambassadors

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with G7 and EU ambassadors, according to the president`s press service. The Ukrainian president noted exceptional importance of the decision by the UN General Assembly Third Committee in support of the UN GA draft resolution on the human rights situation in Crimea. ”Yesterday`s decision lays...

    U.S. Department of State comments on Russia`s withdrawal from Hague ICC
    Nov17

    U.S. Department of State comments on Russia`s withdrawal from Hague ICC

    Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State John Kirby has commented on Russia`s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute establishing the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), according to a daily press briefing`s follow-up report. ”We`ve seen the statements coming out of Russia on this – on the decision. I don`t really have much...

    Japan PM to be first foreign leader to meet Trump
    Nov17

    Japan PM to be first foreign leader to meet Trump

    Japan`s PM is set to become the first foreign leader to meet U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, since the election last week, according to the BBC. Shinzo Abe said he wanted to ”build trust” and ”work together for prosperity and world peace”, before leaving for his trip, the BBC reported. The meeting in New York comes amid concern over the...

    U.S. Geological Survey estimates 20 bln barrels of oil in Texas` Wolfcamp shale formation
    Nov17

    U.S. Geological Survey estimates 20 bln barrels of oil in Texas` Wolfcamp shale formation

    The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas` Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. This estimate is for continuous (unconventional) oil,...

    Canadian diplomat quietly visited Russia for talks on Syria, Ukraine
    Nov17

    Canadian diplomat quietly visited Russia for talks on Syria, Ukraine

    Although Canada is taking a tough line with Russia in public, a senior Canadian diplomat quietly visited Moscow for talks on Ukraine and Syria earlier this month, prompting opposition concerns Ottawa might move to ease its sanctions, according to Canada`s Globe and Mail. Mark Gwozdecky, the foreign ministry`s political director, met Russian...

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