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    EU visa-free travel may not be free, with $14 fee: Media
    Aug26

    EU visa-free travel may not be free, with $14 fee: Media

    The European Commission is preparing a proposal inspired by France and Germany to introduce a ”European Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA),” modelled on a U.S. scheme requiring international travelers who do not need a visa to apply online and pay a $14 fee before entering the territory, according to EurActiv.com. Paris and Berlin...

    Ukraine`s trade ministry won`t interact with Russian envoy except on lifting restrictions
    Aug26

    Ukraine`s trade ministry won`t interact with Russian envoy except on lifting restrictions

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade and Ukraine`s Trade Envoy Nataliya Mykolska has said her ministry has not had any contact with Dmitry Livanov, newly appointed trade representative of Russia in Ukraine, yet, but if it happens, the focus will be on lifting Russian trade restrictions and sanctions against Ukraine. ”We...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 48 times in past 24 hours, fire artillery near Avdiyivka
    Aug26

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 48 times in past 24 hours, fire artillery near Avdiyivka

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 48 times in the past 24 hours – 18 times in the Donetsk sector, 21 times in the Mariupol sector and nine times in the Luhansk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Donetsk sector, the...

    Eurovision host city to be named by September
    Aug26

    Eurovision host city to be named by September

    Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko has said the name of the Ukrainian city to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 will be announced by the beginning of September. ”The situation is not critical, the city will be announced. I think it will happen before September,” he stated on TV Channel 5 on Thursday. According to him,...

    U.S. jury convicts son of Russian lawmaker for massive online theft scheme
    Aug26

    U.S. jury convicts son of Russian lawmaker for massive online theft scheme

    A U.S. jury has convicted a Russian man on charges related to a massive computer hack into American businesses to steal credit-card information, according to Radio Liberty. The jury in Seattle federal court found Roman Seleznev guilty on 38 charges on August 25, including hacking and wire fraud. He faces up to 34 years in prison, RFE/RL reports....

    Ships of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Caspian Flotilla put to sea for snap check
    Aug26

    Ships of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Caspian Flotilla put to sea for snap check

    The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that warships, boats and support vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla have left their permanent bases for dispersal areas in the waters of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea for a surprise combat readiness inspection, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”More than 15 warships...

    Oil prices dip as Saudi Arabia dampens prospects of output freeze – Reuters
    Aug26

    Oil prices dip as Saudi Arabia dampens prospects of output freeze – Reuters

    Oil prices dipped in early trading on Friday after the Saudi energy minister tempered expectations of strong market intervention by producers during talks next month, according to Reuters. International benchmark Brent crude oil prices were trading at $49.55 per barrel at 01:14 GMT, down 12 cents from their previous close, as reported by Reuters....

    Blast hits police building in Cizre, Turkey
    Aug26

    Blast hits police building in Cizre, Turkey

    A large car bomb has exploded outside a police building in Cizre, in south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and injuring more than 45, reports say, according to the BBC. The explosion occurred at 07:00 (04:00 GMT). Pictures show a multi-storey building in ruins, the BBC wrote. It is unclear who carried out the attack, but Turkish media blamed...

    Bloomberg: Russia says Chinese hackers are getting more aggressive
    Aug26

    Bloomberg: Russia says Chinese hackers are getting more aggressive

    While the West sees Russia as a cyber predator, hackers in the East increasingly view it as prey, according to online security company Kaspersky Lab, which says there`s been a sharp spike in attacks from China, according to Bloomberg. Cases of Chinese hacking of Russian industries including defense, nuclear, and aviation rose almost threefold to...

    Ukraine Intelligence outlines threats posed by sudden combat readiness check of Russian troops
    Aug26

    Ukraine Intelligence outlines threats posed by sudden combat readiness check of Russian troops

    Representative of the Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitskyi, said that the Russian government may at any moment change the declared purpose of new military exercise carried out in Russia. Skibitskyi made this statement commenting on Russia`s sudden announcement of combat readiness check of military districts...

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