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    IMF to disburse next loan tranche to Ukraine soon: Poroshenko
    Sep05

    IMF to disburse next loan tranche to Ukraine soon: Poroshenko

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has expressed his confidence that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will, in the near future, announce its decision regarding the disbursement of the third loan tranche to Ukraine, within the framework of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program approved last year, a UNIAN correspondent reported. ”I am...

    Kremlin: Putin-Obama meeting went off well
    Sep05

    Kremlin: Putin-Obama meeting went off well

    The meeting of Russian and U.S. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama went off well and lasted longer than planned. The Syrian issue and Ukraine were discussed first and foremost, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters following talks on Monday, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The meeting lasted longer than...

    N. Korea fires off three ballistic missiles into East Sea
    Sep05

    N. Korea fires off three ballistic missiles into East Sea

    North Korea fired off three ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast, South Korea`s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Monday, according to South Korea`s Yonhap news agency. The country test-fired the three ballistic missiles from Hwangju in North Hwanghae Province at around 12:14 p.m., the JCS said in a text message, Yonhap reported. The...

    Churkin: Talks on UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas are `red herring`
    Sep05

    Churkin: Talks on UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas are `red herring`

    The OSCE plays a leading role in resolving the crisis in Ukraine, but the talks on the UN peacekeeping mission are a red herring, said Vitaly Churkin, Russia`s Permanent Representative to the UN, reports the Russian publication Izvestia. According to Churkin, ”The United Nations peacekeeping operation is not necessary in order to adopt a law on...

    ”Silence mode in Donbas”: Russian troops attack 20 times in past 24 hours
    Sep05

    ”Silence mode in Donbas”: Russian troops attack 20 times in past 24 hours

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 20 times in the past 24 hours: 13 times in the Mariupol sector, six times in the Donetsk sector and once in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. In the Donetsk sector, the Russian-backed forces carried...

    Turkey says Syrian border completely cleared of IS
    Sep05

    Turkey says Syrian border completely cleared of IS

    Turkey`s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says government forces and Syrian rebels have completely expelled Islamic State (IS) extremists from the Syrian-Turkish border, Radio Liberty has reported. ”From Azaz to Jarablus, our 91-kilometer border has been completely secured. All terrorist organizations have been repulsed and they have gone,”...

    Merkel, Putin talk Syria, Ukraine on sidelines of G20 summit
    Sep05

    Merkel, Putin talk Syria, Ukraine on sidelines of G20 summit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a face-to-face meeting for nearly two hours late on September 4 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, according to Radio Liberty. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said the two leaders discussed the Syrian conflict, especially the ”catastrophic” humanitarian...

    Reuters: Crude edges down on firm dollar, glut worries
    Sep05

    Reuters: Crude edges down on firm dollar, glut worries

    Crude prices inched down on Monday, paring 3% gains in the previous session, as the dollar firmed and traders eyed persistent concerns over a global oil glut despite some signs oil producers may try to tackle weak oil prices, Reuters reported. The U.S. dollar held firm as Friday`s disappointing U.S. jobs growth figures did little to change...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn
    Sep05

    Poroshenko: Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn. ”I`m confident we will win, I`m confident we`ll change the country, and I`m sure we`ll get a visa-free regime in autumn. The city of Vinnytsia is in the avant-garde as a European capital,” he said at the celebration on the occasion of the Day of City...

    U.S., Russia meeting on Syria ends without deal
    Sep05

    U.S., Russia meeting on Syria ends without deal

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were unable to strike a deal for a ceasefire in Syria and differences remain, a senior State Department official said after their meeting in China on Monday, according to Reuters. Kerry and Lavrov met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the eastern city of Hangzhou....

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