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    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...

    Rescuers save 1,164 migrants in Mediterranean, find 6 bodies
    Dec12

    Rescuers save 1,164 migrants in Mediterranean, find 6 bodies

    Rescuers plucked 1,164 people from rubber and wooden boats in the Mediterranean under heavy thunderstorms on Sunday and recovered six dead bodies during the operations, relief services said, according to Reuters. Italian coastguard and naval ships, a vessel from the European Union`s anti-smuggling mission and private aid groups rescued the people...

    Ukraine to launch high-speed train with Poland by Polish Christmas
    Dec12

    Ukraine to launch high-speed train with Poland by Polish Christmas

    A high-speed Intercity+ train will be launched between Kyiv, Lviv and Poland`s Przemysl from December 23, 2016, according to Ukraine`s Ukrzaliznytsia CEO. ”I confirm that in two weeks, starting from December 23, we`re planning to launch a high-speed Intercity+ train on the Kyiv-Lviv-Przemysl route. It will run daily the year around. The train...

    Lithuanian President visiting Ukraine December 12
    Dec12

    Lithuanian President visiting Ukraine December 12

    President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite is visiting Ukraine on December 12, 2016, to take part in the 9th session of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania, according to the Ukrainian president`s press service. The two leaders will separately hold bilateral negotiations, as well as a Presidents Council meeting in an expanded format....

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again
    Dec12

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again

    The Syrian military has taken a major district in the besieged city of Aleppo but has also retreated from historic Palmyra as extremist Islamic State (IS) fighters have retaken the ancient city, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Syrian forces had seized the southwestern Sheikh Said...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine 05.12.– 11.12.2016
    Dec12

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine 05.12.– 11.12.2016

    Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine) : Torture, threats & absurd ‘confessions’ in FSB’s new ‘Crimean saboteur’ plots – 11 December 2016, 13:42 The Central European Policy Institute (Slovakia) : Information war monitor for Central Europe: November 2016 US Elections– 11 December 2016, 13:42 Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Oil prices soar on global producer deal to cut crude output
    Dec12

    Oil prices soar on global producer deal to cut crude output

    Oil prices shot to their highest levels since mid-2015 on Monday after OPEC and other producers reached their first deal since 2001 to jointly reduce output in order to rein in oversupply and prop up markets, according to Reuters. Brent crude, the international benchmark for oil prices, soared to $57.89 per barrel in overnight trading between...

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