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    Polish parliament lifts media ban but opposition demands more
    Dec21

    Polish parliament lifts media ban but opposition demands more

    Poland`s lower house of parliament lifted a temporary ban on media access on Tuesday in an effort to defuse anti-government protests that have paralyzed the assembly, but the opposition said more still needed to be done, according to Reuters. The clampdown on media access planned by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party is among a...

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation
    Dec21

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20, 2016, designated seven individuals and eight entities under two Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine, and identified two vessels as blocked property. ”Today`s action is part of Treasury`s continued effort to counter attempts to...

    Ukraine sees 2% rise in GDP in the third quarter of 2016 year-over-year
    Dec20

    Ukraine sees 2% rise in GDP in the third quarter of 2016 year-over-year

    Ukraine saw a 2% rise in GDP in the third quarter of 2016 year-over-year, according to an updated report provided by the State Statistics Service. ”Nominal GDP in the third quarter of 2016 was estimated at UAH 664.7 billion. Real GDP was 100.5% compared to the previous quarter and 102% compared to the third quarter of 2015,” the State Statistics...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine positions in all sectors last day: 1 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded
    Dec20

    Russian troops attack Ukraine positions in all sectors last day: 1 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size One Ukrainian soldier was killed and nine were wounded , according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman. ”There was one...

    Ivan Voronin, Radio Liberty journalist, detained in Moscow
    Dec20

    Ivan Voronin, Radio Liberty journalist, detained in Moscow

    Moscow police have detained Ivan Voronin, a journalist of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, together with seven more people, including a French national, according to OVD-Info, a Russian-based independent human rights media project that monitors political persecution cases. The detainees were brought to the Krasnoselsky police station, OVD-Info...

    Ministry of Economic Development and Trade improves forecast of agriproduction growth
    Dec20

    Ministry of Economic Development and Trade improves forecast of agriproduction growth

    The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has improved the forecast of growth of agricultural production in Ukraine in 2016 to 3% from the previous forecast of 2.2%, according to the analytical material published on the official website of the Ministry. ”At the end of 2016, given the considerable volumes of gross harvest of most crops in...

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea
    Dec20

    Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea

    The Prosecutors Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com ”for selling stolen property”. Access to the website can be blocked on the territory of Ukraine, according to Member of Parliament Hryhoriy Lohvynskiy. ”Dutch-based Booking.com, selling accommodation for 1.2 million nights daily, in violation of national and...

    Merkel calls Berlin tragedy “terrorist attack”
    Dec20

    Merkel calls Berlin tragedy “terrorist attack”

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was ”horrified, shocked and saddened” on Tuesday about a truck attack that killed at least a dozen people at a Berlin Christmas market, according to Deutsche Welle. ”I want you to know that all of us, a whole country, is joined with you in mourning and sadness,” Merkel told reporters in the German capital,...

    Ukrainian Finance Minister: PrivatBank resumes all payment services for entrepreneurs, legal entities
    Dec20

    Ukrainian Finance Minister: PrivatBank resumes all payment services for entrepreneurs, legal entities

    The nationalized PrivatBank has resumed all payment services for individual entrepreneurs and legal entities, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk wrote on Facebook. ”PrivatBank has resumed payments for individual entrepreneurs and legal entities, as expected. The first payment has just passed. All payments initiated yesterday will be...

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year
    Dec20

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year

    The UK training program for the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) will be extended for another year to ensure more members of the UAF benefit from UK Armed Forces` training, British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced Monday, the UK Government press service reported. ”Britain is stepping up in Europe and around the world. Extending...

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