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    Ukraine`s industrial goods sales volumes up by 12% since start of year
    Aug02

    Ukraine`s industrial goods sales volumes up by 12% since start of year

    Ukraine`s industrial goods sales in January-June 2016 amounted to UAH 796.6 billion, which is 12.1% higher than the same period last year, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported. Industrial goods sales in the processing industry, which accounted for 64.6% of the total sales volume in H1, amounted to UAH 515.052 billion, according to the...

    NYT: How Paul Manafort wielded power in Ukraine before advising Donald Trump
    Aug02

    NYT: How Paul Manafort wielded power in Ukraine before advising Donald Trump

    Few political consultants have had a client fail quite as spectacularly as Paul Manafort`s did in Ukraine in the winter of 2014, according to The New York Times. President Viktor F. Yanukovych, who owed his election to, as an American diplomat put it, an ”extreme makeover” Mr. Manafort oversaw, bolted the country in the face of violent street...

    Reuters: U.S. crude edges back over $40, but oversupply still weighs
    Aug02

    Reuters: U.S. crude edges back over $40, but oversupply still weighs

    Oil prices edged up on Tuesday after U.S. crude broke below $40 per barrel the previous session, but traders said fuel markets continued to be dogged by excess production, Reuters reported. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was at $40.21 a barrel at 0649 GMT (2:49 a.m. ET), up 15 cents from its last close after dipping below $40 for the...

    Obama on Russia`s aggression: We`re going to stay united in NATO
    Aug02

    Obama on Russia`s aggression: We`re going to stay united in NATO

    U.S. President Barack Obama has said the United States is committed to protecting its NATO allies in the face of Russia`s aggressive actions. ”In the face of Russian aggression, we`re not going turn our back on our allies in Europe. We`re going to stay united in NATO, which is the world`s strongest alliance,” Obama told the Disabled American...

    Russia must restrain itself, Assad from offensive Syria strikes: Kerry
    Aug02

    Russia must restrain itself, Assad from offensive Syria strikes: Kerry

    The United States called on Russia and the Syrian government on Monday to refrain from offensive operations in Syria, as fighting continued on the day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hoped a political transition could begin, according to Reuters. Asked if he was dismayed August 1 had come without a political transition to help end Syria`s...

    These 4 things could trigger the next crisis in Europe – Credit Suisse
    Aug02

    These 4 things could trigger the next crisis in Europe – Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse has identified four crunch points that could bring about another crisis in Europe, Business Insider reported. In a ”Global Equity Strategy” note sent to clients, the investment bank says: ”Most U.S. clients believe there will be another flare-up of the European political/economic crisis.” The bank highlighted four key events that...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 54 times in last 24 hours, hot spot in Donetsk sector
    Aug02

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 54 times in last 24 hours, hot spot in Donetsk sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 54 times in the past 24 hours, including 36 times in the Donetsk sector, 14 times in the Mariupol sector and four times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the...

    Trump: Taking back Crimea would trigger World War III
    Aug02

    Trump: Taking back Crimea would trigger World War III

    World War III would break out if the United States were to intervene and take back Crimea from Russia on behalf of Ukraine, Donald Trump declared Monday, in his latest statement explaining his assessment of the geopolitical situation, according to politico.eu. Trump mocked media coverage of his interview with ABC`s George Stephanopoulos that...

    Bloomberg: Putin`s economy is stuck and he doesn`t know how to get it going
    Aug02

    Bloomberg: Putin`s economy is stuck and he doesn`t know how to get it going

    Vladimir Putin`s economy has been shrinking for 18 months but he still doesn`t have a plan to get it going again, according to Bloomberg. ”After focusing almost exclusively on foreign policy since early 2014, the need to get the economy back into gear is forcing the Russian president to face a painful choice: bow to the demands of the markets or...

    France`s foreign ministry responds to French MPs` visit to occupied Crimea
    Aug02

    France`s foreign ministry responds to French MPs` visit to occupied Crimea

    France`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued an official statement to comment on a recent visit by French parliamentarians to the Russian-occupied Crimea. ”Calling borders into question is contrary to international law. That is why the international community, the EU, and France do not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea,” the ministry...

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