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    North Korea conducted the largest to date nuclear test – South Korea and Japan
    Sep09

    North Korea conducted the largest to date nuclear test – South Korea and Japan

    North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, South Korea and Japan said after meteorological agencies reported a surface-level seismic tremor near the North`s known test site that indicated it was its most powerful yet, according to Reuters. The U.S. Geological Survey and European agencies measured the quake, which was recorded at 0030...

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is former KGB agent – BBC
    Sep09

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is former KGB agent – BBC

    Israeli researchers have alleged that the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, worked for the Soviet intelligence agency the KGB in the early 1980s, according to BBC News. Researchers from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem say a Soviet-era document lists him as an agent, BBC News reports. The president`s spokesman described the...

    Uzbek premier appointed acting president contrary to constitutional provisions
    Sep09

    Uzbek premier appointed acting president contrary to constitutional provisions

    At a joint meeting of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Uzbekistan on September 8, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyayev was appointed the country`s acting president, according to the Uzbek president`s press service. During the consideration of the matter, Chairman of the Senate Nigmatulla Yuldashev, who under the Constitution was supposed to...

    Ukraine`s Anti-monopoly watchdog greenlights acquisition of Ukrsotsbank by Alfa-Bank
    Sep08

    Ukraine`s Anti-monopoly watchdog greenlights acquisition of Ukrsotsbank by Alfa-Bank

    Alfa-Bank has earlier acquired 100% of shares of Ukrsotsbank from the Italian banking group UniCredit. The Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine has completed its consideration of the case regarding the purchase of 100% of shares of Ukrsotsbank from the Italian banking group UniCredit by a Luxembourg-based ABH Holdings SA, owner of Alfa Bank. The...

    Obama ridicules Trump`s `whacky` ideas
    Sep08

    Obama ridicules Trump`s `whacky` ideas

    U.S. President Barack Obama urged the media and voters Thursday to challenge Donald Trump`s ”whacky” proposals, and he reiterated that the Republican nominee isn`t qualified to be president, The Washington Times reports. ”The most important thing for the public and the press is to just listen to what he says and follow up and ask questions to...

    Chechen journalist jailed on drug charges, supporters call it repression
    Sep08

    Chechen journalist jailed on drug charges, supporters call it repression

    Colleagues of a journalist in Russia`s troubled Chechnya region says a court has ordered him imprisoned for three years on drug charges, according to Radio Liberty. The Shali district court sentenced Zhalaudi Geriyev on September 5 for alleged marijuana possession, RFE/RL reported. Geriyev was a contributor to the website Caucasus Knot, and known...

    Ukrainian Parliament responds to Polish Parliament`s decision on Volyn tragedy
    Sep08

    Ukrainian Parliament responds to Polish Parliament`s decision on Volyn tragedy

    The Ukrainian legislators have called on their Polish counterparts to stop politicizing the tragic pages of Ukrainian-Polish history and to focus their efforts on building up constructive relations between Ukraine and Poland in order to strengthen partnership in the democratic Europe, based on European values. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on...

    U.S. agrees to help enhance Ukrainian forces, dispatches adviser – Reuters
    Sep08

    U.S. agrees to help enhance Ukrainian forces, dispatches adviser – Reuters

    The United States and Ukraine on Thursday agreed to cooperate on defense technology and improve Ukraine`s forces in a move aimed at boosting Ukrainian defense and enhancing U.S. assistance, the Pentagon said, according to Reuters. U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak signed the partnership agreement...

    Russian military terminate contracts not to fight in Donbas – Tymchuk
    Sep08

    Russian military terminate contracts not to fight in Donbas – Tymchuk

    Early termination of contracts has been increased among servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation involved in the fighting in Donbas so they might return to Russia, head of the Information Resistance Group and MP Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on Facebook. According to Tymchuk, one of the reasons for this termination of contracts is the...

    Ukrainian farmers gather nearly 39 mln tonnes of grain by Sept 1
    Sep08

    Ukrainian farmers gather nearly 39 mln tonnes of grain by Sept 1

    Ukrainian farmers have threshed 38.6 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, including corn, as of September 7, from 9.9 million ha of land, as compared to 37.4 million tonnes on the same date last year, according to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. The average yield capacity of grain crops is 39 centners per ha,...

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