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    Russian forces start large-scale operation in Syria
    Nov15

    Russian forces start large-scale operation in Syria

    The Russian Armed Forces have launched a large-scale operation to deliver strikes against terrorists in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Homs, including with the involvement of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, according to Russian news agency TASS. See also: Putin set to launch huge attack...

    International team to study exhumed Smolensk victims
    Nov15

    International team to study exhumed Smolensk victims

    A team of international experts will study the exhumed remains of victims of the 2010 Smolensk presidential plane crash, starting with those of President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, according to Radio Poland. The bodies of the First Couple, who were among 96 people who died in the 2010 plane crash in western Russia, were the first to be...

    Rudy Giuliani seen as top pick for secretary of state – Wall Street Journal
    Nov15

    Rudy Giuliani seen as top pick for secretary of state – Wall Street Journal

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the leading candidate to be President-elect Donald Trump`s nominee for secretary of state, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would elevate a well-known national figure to become the U.S.`s chief diplomat, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Trump`s aides have also considered former U.S....

    International Criminal Court in the Hague designates Crimea annexation by Russia as international armed conflict
    Nov15

    International Criminal Court in the Hague designates Crimea annexation by Russia as international armed conflict

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague has concluded that the situation within the territory of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. See also: Russian aggression against Ukraine, international law and global security: 25 key theses ”The information...

    Polish police investigate Ukrainian flag-burning
    Nov15

    Polish police investigate Ukrainian flag-burning

    Polish police are investigating the burning of a Ukrainian flag during a nationalist Independence Day march held on Friday, according to Radio Poland. During a march organized by nationalists as part of commemorations marking Polish Independence Day, a group of men in ski masks and football scarves stomped on the Ukrainian flag and set it on...

    Surplus of Ukraine`s trade balance drops almost fivefold
    Nov15

    Surplus of Ukraine`s trade balance drops almost fivefold

    Ukraine`s foreign trade balance amounts to $3.077 billion. Ukraine`s foreign trade balance in January-September 2016 amounted to $654.1 million, which is 4.7 times lower than the surplus for the same period last year at $3.077 billion, as reported on the website of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Imports of goods and services, excluding...

    Putin invites new Moldovan president to Moscow
    Nov15

    Putin invites new Moldovan president to Moscow

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Igor Dodon on his victory at presidential election in Moldova, the Kremlin press service said on Monday, Russian news agency TASS has reported. According to the Russian leader, the results of the voting demonstrate wide popular support to Dodon`s policy towards reaching socio-economic stability...

    Oil prices rise on falling shale output, renewed hopes of OPEC cut
    Nov15

    Oil prices rise on falling shale output, renewed hopes of OPEC cut

    Oil prices rose around 2% on Tuesday to move away from multi-month lows struck the day before, pushed higher by expectations of falling shale output and renewed optimism that OPEC will deliver on touted production cuts, according to Reuters. U.S. crude futures for December delivery CLc1 had climbed 90 cents, or 2.1%, to $44.22 a barrel by 07:46...

    Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over bribe allegation
    Nov15

    Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over bribe allegation

    Russian law enforcement officials detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on corruption charges linked to a $5 billion acquisition by state oil giant Rosneft, in a case that could lay bare the faultlines in President Vladimir Putin`s inner circle, according to Reuters. Ulyukayev, a 60-year-old technocrat whose ministry has been overseeing a...

    U.S. introduced sanctions against 6 Members of Russian Parliament in relation to Crimea occupation
    Nov15

    U.S. introduced sanctions against 6 Members of Russian Parliament in relation to Crimea occupation

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday designated six individuals who represent Crimea and Sevastopol in the Russian State Duma (Parliament) and introduced sanctions against them in relation to Russia`s occupation of Crimea. Specifically, OFAC designated Dmitry Belik, Andrey Kozenko, Konstantin...

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