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    European Parliament approves Paris climate pact
    Oct05

    European Parliament approves Paris climate pact

    The European Parliament has approved the landmark Paris climate change pact, putting the accord over the threshold needed for the global deal to come into force in November, according to Radio Liberty. The October 4 vote in Strasbourg came four days after European Union environment ministers signed off on the agreement and paved the way for...

    Serious escalation in Eastern Ukraine: heavy shelling in Luhansk sector
    Oct05

    Serious escalation in Eastern Ukraine: heavy shelling in Luhansk sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 68 times in the past 24 hours, including 36 barrages in the Luhansk sector, 19 in the Mariupol sector, and 13 in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. In the Luhansk sector, the enemy resorted to...

    Ukrainian Parliament proposes reduced tax rates for industrial parks
    Oct05

    Ukrainian Parliament proposes reduced tax rates for industrial parks

    The Ukrainian parliament has adopted a bill that introduces tax benefits for companies participating in industrial parks, proposing tax exemptions or reduced rates for corporate profit tax, property tax, land tax and value added tax when importing equipment and components. Some 227 lawmakers voted for the adoption of the bill in first reading...

    Poltorak: Ukraine to ask only anti-aircraft, anti-tank systems from U.S.
    Oct05

    Poltorak: Ukraine to ask only anti-aircraft, anti-tank systems from U.S.

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said that Ukraine will ask the United States to supply the weapons it needs most – anti-aircraft and anti-tank systems, according to Ukrainian TV Channel 24. However, Poltorak did not disclose when Ukraine might receive the lethal weapons, pointing out that it is known only in the United States whose...

    McCain: Stop Assad now — or expect years of war – WSJ
    Oct05

    McCain: Stop Assad now — or expect years of war – WSJ

    U.S. Senator John McCain says it is necessary to ground the regime`s air force, create safe zones for Syrian civilians, and arm the opposition. ”They make a desert and call it peace,” wrote the Roman historian Tacitus, quoting an enemy of Rome about its brutal conquests. The same could be said today of Bashar Assadand his ally Russian President...

    Oil prices rise on report of U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters
    Oct05

    Oil prices rise on report of U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters

    Oil prices rose in early trading on Wednesday after a report that U.S. fuel inventories may have fallen for a fifth straight week, but contracts remained near the $50 marker where many traders currently see fair value for crude, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at $49.22 per barrel at 06:49 GMT,...

    Pentagon questions purpose of Russia`s S-300 air defense system in Syria
    Oct05

    Pentagon questions purpose of Russia`s S-300 air defense system in Syria

    Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook has said that the Pentagon does not know how Russia is going to use its S-300 anti-aircraft missile system in Syria, according to The Washington Post. ”I would question just what the purpose of the system is,” Cook said, The Washington Post reported. He noted that Russia`s declared goal in Syria is to fight...

    Eurovision 2017: Kyiv decides on main venues
    Oct05

    Eurovision 2017: Kyiv decides on main venues

    The Organizing Committee of Eurovision-2017 has determined five main locations to be used during the song contest in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. ”At the meeting, we decided on five main locations : two of them – at the International Exhibition Center (the main arena and the press center), EuroClub will be located at Parkoviy Business Center,...

    Ukrainian rebel leaders divided by bitter purge – The Washington Post
    Oct05

    Ukrainian rebel leaders divided by bitter purge – The Washington Post

    After Russian-backed rebels proclaimed the creation of the Luhansk People`s Republic in 2014, a paratrooper-turned-entrepreneur was swept to power as the prime minister of the breakaway state in eastern Ukraine, according to The Washington Post. Gennady Tsypkalov, with a background in the oil pipeline industry and rumored links to organized...

    Yanukovych acted in Russia`s interests as Ukraine president – Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine
    Oct05

    Yanukovych acted in Russia`s interests as Ukraine president – Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine

    The activities of Viktor Yanukovych as a Ukrainian president were aimed to satisfy the interests of the Russian Federation on matters relating to national security, according to the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine. ”The activities of Viktor Yanukovych at the post of the president of Ukraine were aimed to satisfy the interests of the...

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