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    German government is considering a push for EU sanctions against Russia over Syria behavior
    Oct06

    German government is considering a push for EU sanctions against Russia over Syria behavior

    The German government is considering a push for European sanctions against Russia in response to its behavior in Syria, a person familiar with the German deliberations said on Wednesday, signaling that Europe is seeking new ways to pressure Moscow to quell the violence there, according to The Wall Street Journal. Chancellor Angela Merkel`s...

    Ukraine`s parliament votes to lift import duty on scrap metal
    Oct06

    Ukraine`s parliament votes to lift import duty on scrap metal

    The Ukrainian parliament has adopted a draft law to cancel import duty on scrap metal, which is currently set at 5%. Some 251 lawmakers voted for the adoption in first reading of the bill on amendments to the Law of Ukraine on the customs tariff of Ukraine regarding a reduction in ferrous scrap deficit on the domestic market to ensure priority...

    Kyiv to open border checkpoint at river port – Cabinet of Ministers
    Oct06

    Kyiv to open border checkpoint at river port – Cabinet of Ministers

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at a Wednesday meeting ordered to open an international border checkpoint at Kyiv river port, according to Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan. The minister stressed that the move allows fulfillment of the terms of a number of important international agreements and greatly facilitates international...

    Poroshenko dismisses Ukraine`s Ambassador to Iraq
    Oct06

    Poroshenko dismisses Ukraine`s Ambassador to Iraq

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed Anatoliy Marynets from the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Iraq. The text of a relevant decree was posted on the official website of the President of Ukraine. As UNIAN reported earlier, Marynets was appointed Ukraine`s Ambassador to Iraq on...

    Ukrainian farmers insist on special value-added tax regime
    Oct06

    Ukrainian farmers insist on special value-added tax regime

    More than 1,000 farmers went on strike near the Ukrainian parliament`s building on October 4 demanding the adoption of bill No. 3851-1, which is designed to re-enact a special regime of value-added tax (VAT) paid by agricultural producers, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The rally was attended by representatives of agricultural enterprises...

    oil halts gain below $50 as Goldman sees rally supporting output
    Oct06

    oil halts gain below $50 as Goldman sees rally supporting output

    Oil halted gains below $50 a barrel as investors weighed falling U.S. stockpiles against speculation the recent price rally will encourage producers to raise output, Bloomberg reported. Futures declined as much as 0.8% after advancing 2.3% Wednesday to the highest close in more than three months, Bloomberg wrote.  U.S. crude stockpiles last week...

    Reuters: Trump backs off praise of Russia`s Putin after debate
    Oct06

    Reuters: Trump backs off praise of Russia`s Putin after debate

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump backed off from praising Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying he was unsure of his relationship with the Russian president who he has described as a better leader than President Barack Obama, according to Reuters. The day after running mate Mike Pence appeared to break ranks with Trump during a...

    Members of the European Parliament call on Putin to release Ukrainian journalist
    Oct06

    Members of the European Parliament call on Putin to release Ukrainian journalist

    A group of Members of the European Parliament have signed a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, with a demand to secure the release...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.89 to dollar
    Oct06

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.89 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.89 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for October 6: $100 costs UAH 2,589.8334 (on October 5, it was UAH...

    Ukraine`s foreign ministry issues Russia travel warning
    Oct06

    Ukraine`s foreign ministry issues Russia travel warning

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Ukrainian citizens should avoid travel to Russia. The ministry is deeply concerned over an increase in the number of provocations committed by Russian law enforcement agencies against Ukrainians, the ministry`s press service told UNIAN. The number of groundless arrests of Ukrainian citizens...

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