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    Ukraine to use compliance questionnaires to remove unsatisfactory prosecutors
    Jul25

    Ukraine to use compliance questionnaires to remove unsatisfactory prosecutors

    The Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine (PGO) has published prosecutor compliance questionnaires, which were introduced by Chief Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko to purge the department of unsatisfactory personnel.The documents are available on the PGO website.Larysa Sargan, Lutsenko`s press secretary, on Monday posted on Facebook that ”providing...

    Fort Myers nightclub shooting: two dead, at least 14 others wounded
    Jul25

    Fort Myers nightclub shooting: two dead, at least 14 others wounded

    At least two people were killed and more than a dozen others injured in a shooting outside of a Florida nightclub early Monday, officials said, according to NBC News.The gunshots were fired in the parking lot of Club Blu in Fort Myers at around 12:30 a.m. ET, NBC News reports.Fort Myers Police Department said in a statement that ”at least 14-16...

    Ukraine builds up underground gas stocks to 10.25 bln cubic meters
    Jul25

    Ukraine builds up underground gas stocks to 10.25 bln cubic meters

    Ukraine has accumulated 10.254 billion cubic meters of gas in its underground storage facilities as of July 23, up from the 9.993 billion cubic meters recorded till July 16, according to Ukrtransgaz, operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system.The daily amount of gas pumped into the underground storage facilities as of July 23 was about 43.6...

    Ukraine toughens penalties for drunk driving: Minimum fine UAH 10,000
    Jul25

    Ukraine toughens penalties for drunk driving: Minimum fine UAH 10,000

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law harsher penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other medicines, according to Bill No. 4373, posted on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.In particular, if the driver is prosecuted for drunk driving for the first time, he will be fined UAH 10,200...

    Ukraine boosts daily gas imports from Slovakia
    Jul25

    Ukraine boosts daily gas imports from Slovakia

    As part of preparations for the upcoming heating season, Ukraine has boosted the import of natural gas from Slovakia by 22.7% to 22.1 million cubic meters of gas per 24 hours from July 23, against the previous 18 million cubic meters, according to Eustream, operator of Slovakia`s gas transport system.Simultaneously, Ukraine, on July 23, imported...

    WADA `disappointed` by IOC decision on Russia
    Jul25

    WADA `disappointed` by IOC decision on Russia

    The International Olympic Committee`s decision to reject calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Olympics could lead to ”lesser protection for clean athletes,” the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Sunday, according to Reuters.The global anti-doping agency said it stood by its earlier recommendation that the International Olympic...

    UN: Shameful rise in Afghan child deaths and injuries
    Jul25

    UN: Shameful rise in Afghan child deaths and injuries

    More Afghan children were killed or injured in the first half of this year than in any six-month period since 2009, says the UN, according to the BBC.The report`s authors said the toll was ”alarming and shameful,” and that history would judge leaders on all sides on their response, the BBC reports.A total of 1,601 civilians deaths were recorded...

    Roshen`s Russian factory insists on return of RUB 181 mln paid to Russian budget
    Jul25

    Roshen`s Russian factory insists on return of RUB 181 mln paid to Russian budget

    The Ukrainian Roshen confectionery corporation plans to claim via court RUB 181 million, or UAH 70.8 million, which its Russian confectionery in Lipetsk voluntarily transferred to the Russian national budget in May 2016 to prevent the property from being seized, following accusations of unlawful VAT refunds worth the said amount of money,...

    Bellingcat: Turkish coup through eyes of plotters
    Jul25

    Bellingcat: Turkish coup through eyes of plotters

    Bellingcat, a team of investigative journalists, has published an OSINT-based analysis of the WhatsApp messages exchanged between the Turkish coup`s plotters.A group of plotters behind the failed Turkish coup attempt used WhatsApp to communicate with each other and Bellingcat has transcribed, translated, and analyzed the conversation,...

    Turkey in no position to become EU member any time soon: Juncker
    Jul25

    Turkey in no position to become EU member any time soon: Juncker

    Turkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, according to Reuters.Turkish authorities have suspended, detained or placed under investigation more than 60,000...

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