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    Reuters: Oil prices fall as short-covering rally fizzles, oversupply weighs
    Aug05

    Reuters: Oil prices fall as short-covering rally fizzles, oversupply weighs

    Oil prices fell on Friday as a crude and refined product glut weighed on markets and investors eyed a possible stutter in China`s imports, ending a two-day short-covering rally, Reuters reported. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were trading at $41.59 per barrel at 0340 GMT, down 34 cents, or 0.81%, from their last close,...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 42 times in last 24 hours
    Aug05

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 42 times in last 24 hours

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 42 times in the past 24 hours, including 21 times in the Donetsk sector, 19 times in the Mariupol sector and twice in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired...

    Air strikes thought to be Russian hit displaced camps in Syria
    Aug05

    Air strikes thought to be Russian hit displaced camps in Syria

    Air strikes believed carried out by Russian warplanes hit two displaced persons` camps west of Aleppo and near the Turkish border on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported, according to Reuters. It said the strikes killed at least two children and wounded 30 people near the town of Atareb, which is in...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.80 to dollar
    Aug05

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.80 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by one kopiyka, bringing the national currency to UAH 24.80 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 5: $100 costs UAH 2,480.9076 (on August 4, it was UAH...

    FBI experts analyze composition of explosives planted under Sheremet`s car
    Aug05

    FBI experts analyze composition of explosives planted under Sheremet`s car

    Andriy Shevchenko, procedural prosecutor of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General`s Office, has stated that FBI experts, who have joined Pavlo Sheremet`s murder investigation in Ukraine, are analyzing the chemical composition of the substance which led to the explosion of the journalist`s car. ”The FBI experts, who have been involved [in the...

    Ukraine pledges to fulfill Oplot tank delivery contract with Thailand by mid-2017
    Aug04

    Ukraine pledges to fulfill Oplot tank delivery contract with Thailand by mid-2017

    Ukroboronprom Deputy Director General for foreign economic activity Denis Hurak has stated that a contract for supplying Oplot main battle tanks to Thailand, which was signed in 2011, will be fulfilled by mid-2017. Hurak added that the third batch of Oplot tanks was delivered to the customer in July this year. Kharkiv-based state enterprise...

    Reuters: Turkey`s Erdogan vows to cut off revenues of Gulen-linked businesses
    Aug04

    Reuters: Turkey`s Erdogan vows to cut off revenues of Gulen-linked businesses

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to choke off businesses linked to the U.S.-based cleric he blames for an attempted coup, describing his schools, firms and charities as ”nests of terrorism” and promising no mercy in rooting them out, Reuters reported. Business is the arena in which the network of Fethullah Gulen is still the...

    Investigation into MH17 crash to be completed by year end – Malaysian Prime Minister
    Aug04

    Investigation into MH17 crash to be completed by year end – Malaysian Prime Minister

    Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak has stated that the joint investigation team consisting of representatives of Ukraine, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands and Malaysia intends to finish before the end of the year the investigation into circumstances of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine in July 2014....

    Ukraine offers Iran assistance to develop country`s gas infrastructure
    Aug04

    Ukraine offers Iran assistance to develop country`s gas infrastructure

    Iran is ready to consider Ukraine`s assistance to construct and upgrade the country`s gas transportation infrastructure, particularly, the underground gas storage facilities and compressor stations, as well as to boost the capacity of Iran`s gas transportation system, the government press service reported, following talks between Ukraine`s Energy...

    EU removes Yanukovych`s deceased son from sanction list
    Aug04

    EU removes Yanukovych`s deceased son from sanction list

    The European Union`s General Court has lifted sanctions against Viktor Yanukovych, the deceased youngest son of the former president of Ukraine, that were imposed in 2014. The relevant ruling dated July 12 was published on the court`s website. The court ruling cancels decision of the European Council No. 2014/119/CFSP dated March 5, 2014, as well...

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