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    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons
    Apr21

    U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and retained chemical weapons, an issue that would have to be taken up diplomatically, according to Reuters. The United States launched dozens of missiles earlier this month against a Syrian air base in response to a chemical attack that killed...

    Ukrzaliznytsia expects about US$262 mln from rise in freight rates
    Apr21

    Ukrzaliznytsia expects about US$262 mln from rise in freight rates

    Ukraine`s state-owned JSC Ukrzaliznytsia railways operator hopes to reach a compromise with businesses and regulators over an increase in freight rates and expects to receive extra UAH 7 billion, or US$261.6 million if the rates grow by 22-25% from June this year. ”We need to have our financial plan approved. We`ve been tasked to finalize it...

    UkraineInvest on Atlantic Council: Why investors are giving Ukraine a second chance
    Apr21

    UkraineInvest on Atlantic Council: Why investors are giving Ukraine a second chance

    Daniel Bilak, the director of UkraineInvest and the chief investment adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, says that Ukraine today is open and transparent, but foreign investors are often taken aback by its challenges; and while corruption and property rights are issues, any objective assessment must recognize the monumental strides the...

    The average pension in Ukraine is 70$ while former officials gets from 500$ up to 2000$ – social minister
    Apr21

    The average pension in Ukraine is 70$ while former officials gets from 500$ up to 2000$ – social minister

    Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva says the maximum pension in Ukraine is set at UAH 58,000, or about US$2,165, and while retirement payments are capped on UAH 10,740, or about $400, the vast majority of 12 million Ukrainian retirees receive even smaller amounts, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”We have 19,200 pensioners who...

    Oil prices set for biggest weekly drop in a month
    Apr21

    Oil prices set for biggest weekly drop in a month

    Oil traded steady on Friday, though it was set for its biggest weekly drop in about a month over doubts that an OPEC-led production cut will restore balance to a market that has been dogged by oversupply for more than two years, according to Reuters. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $52.99 per barrel at 0323 GMT (11:23 p.m. EDT), flat from their...

    Lithuania`s foreign minister says NATO deployment shows commitment to the region`s security
    Apr21

    Lithuania`s foreign minister says NATO deployment shows commitment to the region`s security

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says the recent NATO deployments to the Baltic region and elsewhere in Eastern Europe are a sign that the Western alliance ”will do anything” to defend the security of member nations, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). In an interview on April 20 with Current Time TV, Linkevicius...

    Russia reportedly moving military equipment toward North Korean border
    Apr21

    Russia reportedly moving military equipment toward North Korean border

    Russia is reported to be moving heavy military equipment toward its border with North Korea amid mounting fears of a military clash between Pyongyang and the United States, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Local media in Russia`s Far East say residents have witnessed large military convoys traveling by train and road toward...

    Police arrest Russian man suspected of attack on Dortmund soccer team`s bus – DW
    Apr21

    Police arrest Russian man suspected of attack on Dortmund soccer team`s bus – DW

    Special police forces arrested a man they suspect was responsible for the attack on Borussia Dortmund`s team bus last week, according to reports on Friday in Germany`s newspapers and public broadcasters, Deutsche Welle reported. Germany`s Federal Criminal Police and the Federal Prosecutors Office confirmed the arrest, which took place near the...

    Cold snap threatens future fruit harvest in Ukraine – weather expert
    Apr20

    Cold snap threatens future fruit harvest in Ukraine – weather expert

    Deterioration of weather conditions and frosts to minus 1-4 degrees Celsius at night threaten the future harvest of fruit trees in Ukraine, chief weather forecaster of Opogode.ua Natalia Didenko wrote on Facebook. ”A short sharp cold snap can be dangerous for the delicate blossoms of future fruits. But what about a prolonged cold?” she wrote,...

    FSB hands Ukrainian man detained for alleged espionage in Samara over to ”DPR” militants
    Apr20

    FSB hands Ukrainian man detained for alleged espionage in Samara over to ”DPR” militants

    The Ukrainian citizen earlier detained in Russia`s Samara allegedly for spying for Ukraine`s intelligence services was deported from Russia to the militant-controlled area of Donetsk region, the self-styled ”Donetsk People`s Republic,” TASS reported with reference to the regional office of the FSB Federal Security Service. ”A citizen of Ukraine,...

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