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    ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 64 times in last 24 hours
    Jul15

    ATO HQ: Russian proxies attack Ukraine 64 times in last 24 hours

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 64 times in the last 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.The ATO Headquarters reported 38 attacks occurring in the Mariupol sector, 20 attacks in the Donetsk sector, and six attacks in the Luhansk...

    Reuters: U.S. financial monitor says Brexit`s effects could be felt for years
    Jul15

    Reuters: U.S. financial monitor says Brexit`s effects could be felt for years

    Recent market volatility inspired by Britain`s vote last month to leave the European Union is dissipating, but the decision known as Brexit could have effects for years, the U.S. Office of Financial Research, which monitors financial stability, said on Thursday, according to Reuters.”Although the immediate market volatility has subsided, the...

    Opposition MP startles press with obscene gesture in Rada
    Jul15

    Opposition MP startles press with obscene gesture in Rada

    People`s Deputy from the Opposition Bloc, ex-member of Vitkor Yanukovych`s Party of Regions Yevhen Balitskiy was recorded on video showing a middle finger to a reporter from Chesno NGO, who filmed the MP during the voting.”A button-pusher [a colloquial reference to MPs engaging in voting their colleagues absent at the session hall] from the...

    Death toll of Nice truck massacre jumps to 84. Attacker identified
    Jul15

    Death toll of Nice truck massacre jumps to 84. Attacker identified

    The number of victims of a terrorist attack in Nice, France, has grown to 84 people, while another 18 remain in critical condition, according to Le Figaro.French President Francois Hollande says many children were killed in the incident, reads the report.Meanwhile, a police source close to the investigation has confirmed that the attacker was...

    U.S. State Department tells of Kerry-Putin meeting in Moscow
    Jul15

    U.S. State Department tells of Kerry-Putin meeting in Moscow

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry met in the evening of July 14 in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the U.S. Department of State.The meeting was held ”to advance efforts to restore the nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria and to establish conditions that can enable political transition talks to resume between the...

    Gazprom loses $3.4 bln in legal battle with Ukraine
    Jul15

    Gazprom loses $3.4 bln in legal battle with Ukraine

    Russia`s energy giant Gazprom was rejected by the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine in its appeal regarding a $3.4 billion fine for breaking a contract for gas shipments with Ukraine-owned Naftogaz, according to Forbes.The court rejected Gazprom`s appeal regarding the imposition of a fine for the ”abuse of a monopoly position” in the Ukrainian...

    Polish CEO of Ukraine Railways: Full autonomy needed for overhaul
    Jul15

    Polish CEO of Ukraine Railways: Full autonomy needed for overhaul

    Wojciech Balczun, the first foreigner to head a fully state-owned enterprise in Ukraine, says he was struck by the disparity between his new lavish office and the plight of the business, according to Bloomberg.While the work space he inherited was decked out with pricey redwood furniture and featured a hotel-style mini-bar, the company`s most...

    Boris Johnson: Brexit does not mean leaving Europe
    Jul15

    Boris Johnson: Brexit does not mean leaving Europe

    Boris Johnson has set out his vision for Britain to be a more ”global player” on his first day as Foreign Secretary, according to BT.”On Europe clearly we have to give effect to the will of people in the referendum, but that does not mean in any sense, leaving Europe,” the newly-appointed Foreign Secretary said, speaking outside the Foreign and...

    Terrorist attack in Nice: Many dead as lorry hits crowd
    Jul15

    Terrorist attack in Nice: Many dead as lorry hits crowd

    A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 80 people, including children, and injuring dozens, officials say, according to BBC.It happened on the famous Promenade des Anglais after a firework display. The driver was shot dead and guns and grenades were found inside the lorry,...

    U.S. Congress considering tougher anti-Russian sanctions
    Jul14

    U.S. Congress considering tougher anti-Russian sanctions

    U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Thursday, July 14, approved a comprehensive legislation to address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, strengthening sanctions against Russia, according to the committee`s press service.According to Eliot L. Engel, the bill`s author, the legislation ”underscores America`s support for...

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