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    Tim Kaine officially nominated as Democrats` VP
    Jul28

    Tim Kaine officially nominated as Democrats` VP

    Democrats officially nominated Sen. Tim Kaine to be their vice presidential candidate Wednesday, overcoming bitter opposition from the party`s left wing, who views him as too moderate on trade and other parts of the liberal agenda, according to The Washington Times.Delegates who backed Sen. Bernard Sanders in the primary tried to recruit an...

    ATO HQ: Militants increase attacks in Luhansk sector in past 24 hours
    Jul28

    ATO HQ: Militants increase attacks in Luhansk sector in past 24 hours

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked the Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 44 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.”Sixteen cases of militants opening fire were recorded in the Donetsk sector. They fired banned 120mm and 82mm mortars and used grenade...

    Oil scrambles off April lows but oversupply still weighs – Reuters
    Jul28

    Oil scrambles off April lows but oversupply still weighs – Reuters

    Oil prices recovered slightly from April lows in early trading on Thursday, but the outlook for the industry remained weak as crude producers and fuel refiners continue to pump out more than the market can consume, according to Reuters.International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading at $43.61 at 21:18 ET, up 14 cents from their previous...

    Merkel refugee policies face renewed criticism after attacks
    Jul28

    Merkel refugee policies face renewed criticism after attacks

    Chancellor Angela Merkel faced renewed criticism of her handling of the refugee crisis in the wake of four attacks in Germany in the span of a week that have unsettled the public, according to Bloomberg.Lawmakers from her governing coalition, as well as politicians from parties on the political fringe, argued the assaults show her refugee...

    Poroshenko says U.S. drones to contribute to truce in Donbas
    Jul28

    Poroshenko says U.S. drones to contribute to truce in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he hopes that the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) recently delivered by the United States to Ukraine will contribute to the prevention of violations of the ceasefire in Donbas.”The Armed Forces of Ukraine have received a batch of RQ-11B Raven UAVs today [July 27],” he wrote on Facebook.”These UAVs will...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 24.81 to dollar
    Jul28

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 24.81 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 24.81 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for July 28:$100 costs UAH 2,481.5350 (on July 27, it was UAH...

    Obama, Merkel discuss Minsk 2 implementation
    Jul28

    Obama, Merkel discuss Minsk 2 implementation

    U.S. President Barack Obama has had a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss, among other things, Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk 2 peace plan, according to the Office of the White House`s Press Secretary.”The President and Chancellor also discussed the situation in Ukraine and reiterated the urgent importance of...

    Bloomberg: Vladimir Putin is his economy`s worst enemy
    Jul28

    Bloomberg: Vladimir Putin is his economy`s worst enemy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin urgently needs to revive his country`s economy. His greatest obstacle will be himself, according to Bloomberg.While Americans argue about the extent of Russia`s intervention in the U.S. presidential election, Putin is battling a recession at home. To that end, he has recently focused on the ruble`s exchange rate:...

    Trump to look at recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, lifting sanctions
    Jul27

    Trump to look at recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, lifting sanctions

    Donald Trump said Wednesday he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory and lifting the sanctions against the country if he`s elected president, according to politico.eu. At a wide-ranging news conference, Trump said he ”would be looking into that” when asked about his stance on Crimea and Russia, politico.eu reported.  Trump`s...

    One of attackers on collectors in Kharkiv region SBU officer – press service
    Jul27

    One of attackers on collectors in Kharkiv region SBU officer – press service

    Internal security department of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine along with the National police has revealed the involvement of the lieutenant colonel of the SBU in an armed robbery of collectors in Kharkiv region.The law enforcers have identified one of the attackers who took part in an ambush of a collectors vehicle in Kupyansk, Kharkiv...

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