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    Oil prices fall over doubts of planned crude output cut
    Nov28

    Oil prices fall over doubts of planned crude output cut

    Oil prices fell on Monday, adding to Friday`s steep losses as doubts re-emerged over the ability of major producers to agree output cuts at a planned meeting on Wednesday aimed at reining in global oversupply, according to Reuters. Brent crude futures LCOc1 fell 2 percent at one point, but regained ground to trade down 35 cents, or 0.74 percent,...

    Swedish Foreign Minister arrives in Kyiv on official visit
    Nov28

    Swedish Foreign Minister arrives in Kyiv on official visit

    Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has arrived in Kyiv on an official visit to discuss Ukrainian reforms and Russian aggression. ”Just landed in Kyiv, my 3rd visit. Russian aggression, Ukrainian reforms on agenda. Solid support for Ukraine`s European future continues,” she wrote on Twitter. Earlier, Wallstrom said that she did not...

    Reuters: Czech aid group evicted from Donetsk by separatists
    Nov28

    Reuters: Czech aid group evicted from Donetsk by separatists

    Czech humanitarian organization Clovek v Tisni (People in Need, PIN) has been banned from the Donetsk area in eastern Ukraine by separatist authorities, the aid group said in a statement, according to Reuters. It said it was one of two international aid groups in the Donetsk area, and was helping residents with water and food supplies as well as...

    Putin reportedly asks Dzhemilev, a leader of the Crimean Tatar people, for loyalty to get his son released in 2014
    Nov28

    Putin reportedly asks Dzhemilev, a leader of the Crimean Tatar people, for loyalty to get his son released in 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to release Hayser Dzhemilev, a son of the Crimean Tatars leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, from prison back in 2014 in exchange for Mustafa`s loyalty, First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook. ”Few people know it, but back in 2014 Putin offered to release Dzhemilev`s son...

    Trump, Obama have been `talking regularly` – Trump`s aide
    Nov28

    Trump, Obama have been `talking regularly` – Trump`s aide

    President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have been in regular communication, a top Trump aide said Sunday, according to CNN. Asked on NBC`s ”Meet the Press” about who Trump was consulting on Cuba policy, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway replied: ”He`s even been talking to President Obama. You know, beyond the sit-down they had 30...

    Reuters: High turnout as French conservatives choose candidate to battle far-right for presidency
    Nov28

    Reuters: High turnout as French conservatives choose candidate to battle far-right for presidency

    Two former prime ministers went head-to-head on Sunday in a runoff vote for France`s center-right presidential nomination, with the victor expected to face a showdown against a resurgent far-right in May, Reuters reported. The winner, either Francois Fillon or Alain Juppe, will most likely represent the entire French political mainstream against...

    DPR militants say Dozhd journalists `deported` from Eastern Ukraine
    Nov28

    DPR militants say Dozhd journalists `deported` from Eastern Ukraine

    The militants of the Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) terrorist organization say they have expelled two journalists with Russia`s independent TV channel Dozhd from territory they control, accusing the men of ”biased and provocative” coverage of the conflict there, according to Radio Liberty. Separatist authorities in Donetsk said in a November 25...

    European Commission President Juncker sees no ”argument” for lifting anti-Russian sanctions
    Nov28

    European Commission President Juncker sees no ”argument” for lifting anti-Russian sanctions

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he sees no argument for lifting sanctions against Russia, according to Euronews. ”Up until now, I have seen no argument for the sanctions against Russia being immediately lifted,” Juncker said in an interview with Euronews. ”I would like to have an agreement with Russia that goes beyond the...

    Russian Defense Ministry protests Ukraine`s restrictions in airspace over Black Sea
    Nov28

    Russian Defense Ministry protests Ukraine`s restrictions in airspace over Black Sea

    Russia`s Defense Ministry has issued a formal protest to Ukraine over the imposition of illegal restrictions for the use of airspace over the Black Sea, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”On November 24, the attache for defense issues of the Ukrainian Embassy in Russia was invited to the Defense Ministry and given a military diplomatic...

    Fitch affirms biggest Ukraine`s PrivatBank at `CCC`
    Nov28

    Fitch affirms biggest Ukraine`s PrivatBank at `CCC`

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed PJSC CB PrivatBank`s (Privat) and Bank Pivdennyi`s (PB) Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at `CCC`, Fitch Ratings said in its press release. The IDRs are driven by the banks` respective standalone creditworthiness, as expressed by the `ccc` Viability Ratings (VRs). The VRs reflect weak asset...

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