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    Turkish tanks, special forces launch first major push into Syria to battle IS
    Aug25

    Turkish tanks, special forces launch first major push into Syria to battle IS

    Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive Islamic State from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militia fighters, Reuters has reported. Turkish tank units and Syrian rebels backed by the NATO member crossed...

    Normandy format may soon be ”resuscitated”: Poroshenko
    Aug25

    Normandy format may soon be ”resuscitated”: Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that talks with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel may lead to resumption of the Normandy format in the near future, according to a UNIAN correspondent. ”My talks with the leaders of Germany and France give reason to hope that in the near future, despite any...

    Reuters: Oil prices dip as focus returns to global supply overhang
    Aug25

    Reuters: Oil prices dip as focus returns to global supply overhang

    Crude prices dipped on Thursday as brimming U.S. and Asian fuel inventories returned investor attention to a large global supply overhang, cutting short a price-rally and restricting Brent crude futures to below the $50 a barrel mark, according to Reuters. International benchmark Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading down 7 cents at $48.98...

    Russia presses charges against Ukraine`s defense minister, top brass for Donbas attacks
    Aug24

    Russia presses charges against Ukraine`s defense minister, top brass for Donbas attacks

    Russia`s Investigative Committee said on Wednesday it has opened a criminal case against Ukraine`s defense minister and the General Staff chief over the artillery shelling of civilians in Donbas, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The investigators have received enough data that the illegal actions against the civilians were carried out upon...

    2,504 Ukrainian soldiers killed for over two years of war: Poroshenko
    Aug24

    2,504 Ukrainian soldiers killed for over two years of war: Poroshenko

    A total of 2,504 Ukrainian soldiers were killed defending Ukraine since the beginning of 2014, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during a speech in the center of Kyiv on the occasion of Ukraine`s Independence Day. ”Looking back on more than two years of war, we can confidently assert that the enemy was not able to implement any strategic...

    Reuters: Iran signals more willingness for OPEC action to boost oil price
    Aug24

    Reuters: Iran signals more willingness for OPEC action to boost oil price

    Iran is sending positive signals that it may support joint action to prop up the oil market, sources in OPEC and the oil industry said, potentially aiding efforts to revive a global deal on freezing production levels at talks next month, according to Reuters. OPEC`s third-largest producer has been boosting output after the lifting of Western...

    EU congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day, acknowledges progress
    Aug24

    EU congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day, acknowledges progress

    The European Union (EU) congratulated Ukraine on its Independence Day and acknowledged the remarkable progress Ukraine has made as a democratic and independent nation over the past 25 years, according to a statement by the spokesperson of the EU foreign diplomatic service. ”The EU continues to support the reform process that Ukraine has...

    EU energy chief plans gas talks in Russia, Ukraine next month
    Aug24

    EU energy chief plans gas talks in Russia, Ukraine next month

    European Union`s energy chief Maros Sefcovic will hold talks in Russia and Ukraine next month, testing the political appetite of the two countries for EU-brokered negotiations that could fend off the risk of a gas supply disruption in the coming winter, according to Bloomberg. As tensions heat up between the two former Soviet allies over the...

    Russian troops attack ATO forces 48 times ahead of Independence Day
    Aug24

    Russian troops attack ATO forces 48 times ahead of Independence Day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 48 times in the past 24 hours – 19 times in the Donetsk sector, 22 times in the Mariupol sector and seven 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...

    Obama congratulates Ukrainians on Independence Day
    Aug24

    Obama congratulates Ukrainians on Independence Day

    U.S. President Barack Obama has congratulated Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the people of Ukraine on the 25th anniversary of the country`s independence. ”On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend my warmest congratulations to you and the people of Ukraine as you celebrate the 25th anniversary of your nation`s independence...

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