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    Merkel, Hollande and Renzi meet in Ventotene to discuss EU`s post-Brexit future
    Aug23

    Merkel, Hollande and Renzi meet in Ventotene to discuss EU`s post-Brexit future

    The leaders have vowed that the decision made by the UK to leave the EU won`t spell doom for the bloc. However, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her colleagues said the EU still faced many security-related questions, according to Deutsche Welle. The three leaders faced questions from the press on Monday on board Italian aircraft carrier ”Garibaldi”...

    Kerry: U.S., Russian talks on cooperation in Syria nearing end
    Aug23

    Kerry: U.S., Russian talks on cooperation in Syria nearing end

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said talks between the United States and Russia on military cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria are nearing an end, according to Radio Liberty. ”We are in indeed engaged currently in ongoing conversations, and it is my hope that we are reaching the end of those discussions...

    Oil prices fall as analysts say market still oversupplied – Reuters
    Aug23

    Oil prices fall as analysts say market still oversupplied – Reuters

    Oil prices fell over 1% on Tuesday, with Goldman Sachs warning that August`s price rally had been overdone and that a proposed oil production freeze at current near-record levels would not help rein in an oversupplied market, according to Reuters. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $48.54 per barrel at 02:35 GMT (10:35 ET),...

    Over UAH 1 bln spent on reconstruction of Odesa-Reni highway till date: Groysman
    Aug23

    Over UAH 1 bln spent on reconstruction of Odesa-Reni highway till date: Groysman

    Over UAH 1 billion has already been allocated for the reconstruction of the Odesa-Reni road, which is of state significance, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on Facebook. Repairs are ongoing in eight road sections that are 36km in length and a two-layer coating has been restored on 12.8km. As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine`s...

    Ukraine drafts documents calling for UN to deploy peacekeepers in Donbas
    Aug23

    Ukraine drafts documents calling for UN to deploy peacekeepers in Donbas

    Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations has stated that Ukraine has prepared documents calling for the United Nations to send a peacekeeping force to the Donbas region, RBC-Ukraine reported. Yelchenko clarified that the draft documents focus on, in particular, establishing the UN Support Office in the...

    Ukraine boosts steel production
    Aug23

    Ukraine boosts steel production

    Ukraine increased steel production in July 2016 by 10.5% year-over-year (y-o-y) to 2.065 million tonnes, inching up from 11th to 10th position in the list of the world`s major steel producers, according to the World Steel Association (WSA). Ukrainian steelmakers produced 14.477 million tonnes of steel in January-July this year, which is higher by...

    Yelchenko speaks about chances to strip Russia of its UN veto power
    Aug22

    Yelchenko speaks about chances to strip Russia of its UN veto power

    Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations has stated Ukraine does not abandon an idea of depriving the Russian Federation of its veto power in the UN Security Council, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”I will not say that it is impossible to achieve. Probably, it can be achieved, but it is a long process …...

    Ukrainian Court gives permission for former Defense Minister`s arrest
    Aug22

    Ukrainian Court gives permission for former Defense Minister`s arrest

    The Kyiv Pechersk District Court has given a permission to the Chief Military Prosecutor`s Office to carry out special pre-trial investigation against Ukraine`s former Defense Minister Mykhailo Yezhel. Ex-minister is suspected of having committed a crime under Part 2 of Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, due to which the state suffered...

    Ukrainian Prosecutor`s Office publishes evidence of Putin adviser`s involvement in war in Ukraine
    Aug22

    Ukrainian Prosecutor`s Office publishes evidence of Putin adviser`s involvement in war in Ukraine

    The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine has published evidence of Russian authorities` involvement in the infringement of Ukraine`s territorial integrity and the war of aggression against the country, the PGO press service reported. A key player in the organization of the crimes is Sergey Glazyev, adviser to the president of Russia,...

    Ukrainian Finance Minister doesn`t rule out budget cuts if no aid from IMF
    Aug22

    Ukrainian Finance Minister doesn`t rule out budget cuts if no aid from IMF

    Ukrainian Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk has not ruled out budget cuts in case cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reduced, according to business news portal Epravda. ”The shortfall of external financing complicates the situation. We will be forced to take extremely unpopular measures, including a reduction in budget spending,”...

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