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    Oil rises on prospect that output cut could extend beyond 2017
    May08

    Oil rises on prospect that output cut could extend beyond 2017

    Oil prices rose on Monday as Saudi Arabia`s energy minister said an OPEC-led production cut scheduled to end in June would likely be extended to cover all of the year, or even into 2018, although another increase in U.S. drilling capped gains, according to Reuters. Brent crude futures were at $49.48 per barrel at 06:52 GMT (2.52 a.m. ET), up 38...

    Macron wins with 65% of vote – Ipsos exit poll
    May08

    Macron wins with 65% of vote – Ipsos exit poll

    Independent candidate and leader of the political movement En Marche!, or Onwards! Emmanuel Macron has defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday`s French presidential election by 65.1% of the vote, according to Ipsos exit poll, France 24 TV channel reports. On the air of the TV channel, it was seen that supporters of Macron began to...

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians
    May08

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians

    Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Ihor Kizima said that he had attended the meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko, where the latter assured that there would not be any military aggression against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus. See also: Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military...

    Activist in Prague protest against arrival of pro-Putin Night Wolves bikers
    May08

    Activist in Prague protest against arrival of pro-Putin Night Wolves bikers

    On May 6, activists in the center of Prague protested against the arrival of Russia`s Night Wolves motorbike club members, who traditionally organize a motocross in early May on the occasion of the anniversary of the victory over Nazism, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Some 30 people with Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, the EU,...

    Ukraine`s international reserves rise to $17.2 bln
    May08

    Ukraine`s international reserves rise to $17.2 bln

    Foreign exchange reserves of Ukraine as of May 1, 2017, amounted to US$17.175 billion, which is by $2.052 billion, or 13.57%, more than on April 1, as reported by the National Bank of Ukraine with reference to preliminary data. The April growth of reserves was mainly due to the disbursements made by the International Monetary Fund and other...

    2 more Russian journalists denied entry to Ukraine
    May08

    2 more Russian journalists denied entry to Ukraine

    Ukraine`s border officers have denied entry to Ukraine to another two Russian journalists who were going to cover the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, speaker of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodyan posted on Facebook. The reason for the entry ban was their visit to the occupied Crimea through illegal checkpoints. ”This morning...

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions
    May07

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions

    Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have aligned themselves with the Council of Europe Decision on extending restrictive measures against Russia, that`s according to a declaration by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU. The sanctions in question were imposed against Russia over its actions...

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security
    May07

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security

    The Ukrainian SBU Security Service has barred American movie actor Steven Seagal, from entering Ukraine for a period of four years, the SBU press service has told UNIAN. The agency noted that the entry ban effective until 2021 was introduced in order to ensure the protection of the country`s national interests. See also: Reuters: Putin presents...

    Russia suspends liquefied petroleum gas exports to Ukraine again – traders
    May07

    Russia suspends liquefied petroleum gas exports to Ukraine again – traders

    Russian exporters have suspended liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports to Ukraine for the second time in a month because Russia`s regulator has not given clearance for the shipments, traders said on Thursday, according to Reuters. Russia restricted LPG exports to Ukraine in early April for a few days citing concerns it could be used for military...

    Western Union stops money transfers from Russia to Ukraine without opening bank account – media
    May07

    Western Union stops money transfers from Russia to Ukraine without opening bank account – media

    On May 5, Western Union international money transfer operator will suspend remittance of money from Russia to Ukraine without opening a bank account, according to the Russian newspaper Vedomosti. The reason for the Western Union`s adoption of this decision was a law on financial sanctions, approved by the government of the Russian Federation in...

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