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    FBI Director James Comey says Russia is ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth”
    May07

    FBI Director James Comey says Russia is ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth”

    FBI Director James Comey says that Russia is the ”greatest threat of any nation on Earth, given their intent and capability,” The Independent reports. Mr Comey made the comments during a Senate hearing in which he discussed the ongoing investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 US election. The top FBI official told senators that Russians...

    Oil prices continue slide, WTI nearing six-month low as supply glut weighs
    May07

    Oil prices continue slide, WTI nearing six-month low as supply glut weighs

    Oil prices fell by as much as a further 3 percent on Friday, after prices had crashed to five-month lows in the previous session, as concerns about global oversupply wiped out all of the price gains since OPEC`s move to cut output, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were trading at $44.14 per barrel at...

    Kyiv closes airspace during Eurovision 2017
    May07

    Kyiv closes airspace during Eurovision 2017

    The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has initiated the closure of airspace over Kyiv during Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the press center of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine told an UNIAN correspondent. ”The airspace over the capital is closed. The initiator of this measure was the General Staff of Ukraine,” the press center...

    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron
    May07

    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

    Data indicating a Russian citizen has been found in the metadata of hacked emails of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron`s campaign headquarters, according to WikiLeaks` Twitter account. ”#MacronLeaks: name of an employee for Russian government security contractor Evrika appears nine times in metadata for ”xls_cendric.rar” leak...

    Ukrainian farmers already planted sunflower on 3.5 mln ha
    May07

    Ukrainian farmers already planted sunflower on 3.5 mln ha

    Ukrainian growers still fail to catch up with last year`s oilseed planting pace as the weather-caused lag persists. At the same time, a boost is observed in planting operations in late April and early May, as reported by UkrAgroConsult. According to the Agrarian Ministry of Ukraine, sunflower was sown on an area of 3,487 hectares as of May 4 –...

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas
    May06

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas

    There are 128 Ukrainian citizens held hostage by Russian-backed Donbas militants, while ten more Ukrainians remain in captivity in the territory of the Russian Federation, according to Yuriy Tandit, the adviser of the SBU head, Ukraine`s TV Channel 5 reported. ”As of today, 128 people are being illegally held captive in Donetsk and Luhansk, and...

    Border guards, customs officials get ready to welcome Eurovision
    May06

    Border guards, customs officials get ready to welcome Eurovision

    This week, the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) finalized a series of training sessions on human rights and cultural awareness for Ukrainian border guards and customs officials who are greeting a large influx of visitors for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, EUAM press service reports. The training gave an overview of international and national...

    Putin instructs Gazprom to proceed with laying underwater section of Turkish Stream pipeline
    May06

    Putin instructs Gazprom to proceed with laying underwater section of Turkish Stream pipeline

    Russian energy monopoly Gazprom has completed the preparatory work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and intends to start laying its sea section in the coming days, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller told Russian President Vladimir Putin at their latest meeting, Prime news agency reports. In turn, Putin said that the issue of Turkish Stream had been...

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry
    May06

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry

    During the regular crew training routine by Ukraine`s Maritime Search and Rescue Service in the Black Sea off the coast of Skadovsk, the Russian military vessel tried to seize the Ukrainian rescue boat, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure. However, the crew`s decisive action hindered the attempt, the press service...

    Ukraine`s major state-owned gas producer boosts profits
    May06

    Ukraine`s major state-owned gas producer boosts profits

    Ukrgazvydobuvannia, Ukraine`s largest state-owned gas producer, in 2016 increased its net profit by 77.9 times compared to 2015, from UAH 153 million to UAH 11.919 billion, the company`s report says. The net income of Ukrgazvydobuvannia increased by 2.5 times in 2016, to UAH 55.041 billion, according to the report. Gross profit increased by 6.3...

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