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    North Korea: New rocket can carry nuclear warhead
    May15

    North Korea: New rocket can carry nuclear warhead

    North Korea has announced that Sunday`s missile launch tested a new type of rocket capable of carrying a ”large-scale heavy nuclear warhead.” The test led to an international outcry and a call for harsher sanctions, according to Deutsche Welle. Sunday`s launch was a ”newly-developed mid/long-range strategic ballistic rocket, Hwasong-12,” North...

    PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer Oleh Sentsov
    May15

    PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer Oleh Sentsov

    Authors, television hosts, and other creative allies joined PEN America in a letter calling on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to press for the immediate release of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian writer and filmmaker imprisoned in Russia`s Siberia on terrorism charges widely considered to be a groundless attempt to silence his criticism of...

    Four civilians killed in militant shelling of Avdiyivka`s residential district
    May14

    Four civilians killed in militant shelling of Avdiyivka`s residential district

    Around 19:30 on Saturday, militants opened fire on the residential neighborhood of Avdiyivka, which resulted in four civilians being killed and another one injured, that`s according to the chief of Donetsk region`s military and civilian administration Pavlo Zhebrivskiy. According to the press service of local police.   Three men and a woman were...

    U.S. Mission to OSCE says Russia boosting artillery presence in Donbas
    May14

    U.S. Mission to OSCE says Russia boosting artillery presence in Donbas

    In the past three months, Russian-occupation forces in Donbas have massively deployed heavy artillery banned under the Minsk agreements, according to Kate Byrnes, the U.S. envoy to the OSCE, who addressed the organization`s Permanent Council on Thursday, May 11. ”Despite a deliberate pattern of behavior by Russian-led separatist forces aimed at...

    S&P affirms ratings on Ukraine at `B-/B` with stable outlook
    May14

    S&P affirms ratings on Ukraine at `B-/B` with stable outlook

    On May 12, 2017, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its `B-/B` long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Ukraine with the stable outlook, S&P said in a statement. ”Our `B-` long-term rating captures the significant debt repayments Ukraine faces over the forecast horizon, political challenges that could slow...

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks
    May14

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers have launched exploratory cyber attacks against the energy networks of the Baltic states, sources said, raising security concerns inside the West`s main military alliance, NATO, according to Reuters. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, all members of NATO and the European Union, are on the political front line of...

    British foreign secretary Boris Johnson believes Russia will try to hack UK election
    May14

    British foreign secretary Boris Johnson believes Russia will try to hack UK election

    There is a ”realistic possibility” Russia might try to interfere in Britain`s national election next month, according to Boris Johnson, British foreign secretary, Newsweek reported citing Johnson`s interview with The Telegraph. Johnson also said Russian president Vladimir Putin would ”rejoice” if Jeremy Corbyn`s Labour party won the June 8...

    N. Korea fires ballistic missile, S. Korea convenes National Security Council session
    May14

    N. Korea fires ballistic missile, S. Korea convenes National Security Council session

    North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning from a site north of Pyongyang, South Korea`s military said, as President Moon Jae-in immediately convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the issue, according to South Korea`s Yonhap news agency. ”North Korea fired an unidentified missile at around...

    Portugal wins Eurovision 2017 trophy in Kyiv
    May14

    Portugal wins Eurovision 2017 trophy in Kyiv

    Salvador Sobral from Portugal has won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry ”Amar Pelos Dois.” The final outcome was decided by a 50:50 split between professional juries and televoting from all 42 participants. The jury votes were decided during the Jury Final last night and the televotes decided during tonight`s show. ?The 26 finalists...

    Ukraine has vast experience in tackling Kremlin propaganda and ready to share it – experts
    May14

    Ukraine has vast experience in tackling Kremlin propaganda and ready to share it – experts

    Ukraine has accumulated vast experience in fighting the Kremlin propaganda and is ready to share it with its partners, Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Dmytro Zolotukhin said, addressing a scientific conference ”Overcoming the consequences of totalitarianism as a way of forming stability in the Baltic-Black Sea Region” held on May...

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