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    Trial of Yanukovych`s ally Yefremov suspected of separatism begins Aug 1
    Jul31

    Trial of Yanukovych`s ally Yefremov suspected of separatism begins Aug 1

    The trial of politician, ex-president Viktor Yanukovych`s ally Oleksandr Yefremov, who is suspected of involvement in the creation of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic (LPR), begins on Monday, August 1, according to the Ukrainian news portal, RBC-Ukraine.The trial is scheduled to convene at 12:00 Kyiv time to select a pre-trial...

    Reuters: U.S.-backed forces now control 40% of IS-held city of Manbij
    Jul31

    Reuters: U.S.-backed forces now control 40% of IS-held city of Manbij

    U.S.-backed forces now control 40% of the Islamic State-held Syrian city of Manbij after new advances in the last day that secured them key areas inside the strategic city near the Turkish border, a monitor said on Sunday, according to Reuters.The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), with the...

    Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll
    Jul30

    Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party`s nomination for the November 8 election.Nearly 41% of likely voters favor Clinton, 35% favor Trump, and...

    Bloomberg: U.S. economy grew less-than-forecast 1.2% in second quarter
    Jul30

    Bloomberg: U.S. economy grew less-than-forecast 1.2% in second quarter

    The U.S. economy expanded less than forecast in the second quarter after a weaker start to the year than previously estimated as companies slimmed down inventories and remained wary of investing amid shaky global demand, according to Bloomberg.Gross domestic product rose at a 1.2% annualized rate after a 0.8% advance the prior quarter, Commerce...

    Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 2 wounded in past 24 hours
    Jul30

    Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 2 wounded in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and two were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidential Administration.”There was one killed in action (KIA) and two wounded in action (WIA). We express our condolences to the family of the dead soldier,” Andriy Lysenko, administration...

    Lutsenko names grounds for Yefremov`s detention, including participation in creating LPR
    Jul30

    Lutsenko names grounds for Yefremov`s detention, including participation in creating LPR

    Former Regions Party faction head Oleksandr Yefremov is suspected of taking deliberate actions to change the boundaries of the territory of Ukraine, assist in the creation of the Luhansk People`s Republic (LPR) terrorist organization and misappropriation of the Lyhanskvuhillia coal mining state enterprise through the abuse of his official...

    U.S. worries Russian humanitarian operation in Syria may be `ruse` – Reuters
    Jul30

    U.S. worries Russian humanitarian operation in Syria may be `ruse` – Reuters

    The United States is trying to determine whether a Russian plan for a humanitarian operation in Syria is sincere, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, adding that if it proves a ”ruse” it could ruin cooperation between Moscow and Washington, according to Reuters.The 250,000 civilians trapped for weeks inside the besieged rebel-held...

    OSCE: DPR members threaten monitors at gunpoint near Lukove
    Jul30

    OSCE: DPR members threaten monitors at gunpoint near Lukove

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has reported that its observers were planning to follow tracks made by infantry fighting vehicles driven by DPR militants near the city of Donetsk, but were stopped and threatened.”The SMM saw fresh tracks, caused by an infantry fighting vehicle leading south from ”DPR”-controlled Lukove, 72km south of Donetsk....

    SBU detains three militants hiding in Ukrainian-held territory
    Jul30

    SBU detains three militants hiding in Ukrainian-held territory

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine, acting with the police, has detained three militants of the DPR and LPR terrorist organizations in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, Andriy Lysenko, administration spokesman for ATO issues, said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday, according to a UNIAN correspondent.Lysenko reported that the first of the...

    Erdogan tells West `mind your own business`
    Jul30

    Erdogan tells West `mind your own business`

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told the European Union and United States to ”mind your own business” after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected accomplices in the failed coup, according to Al Arabiya.”Some people give us advice. They say they are worried. Mind your own business. Look at your own...

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