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    Russian Federation Council appoints Yuriy Chaika prosecutor-general for another 5-year term
    Jun15

    Russian Federation Council appoints Yuriy Chaika prosecutor-general for another 5-year term

    Russia`s Federation Council has appointed Yuri Chaika Russia`s prosecutor-general for another five-year term. The decision was carried by a unanimous 152 majority vote, according to Russian news agency TASS.Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said Chaika had displayed himself as ”exceptionally professional and demanding” head of the...

    NATO steps up support for Ukraine with Comprehensive Package of Assistance
    Jun15

    NATO steps up support for Ukraine with Comprehensive Package of Assistance

    Defense Ministers of NATO member states on Wednesday agreed to boost NATO`s support for Ukraine with a Comprehensive Package of Assistance, according to a statement posted on NATO`s official website.”The Package aims to help Ukraine strengthen its defenses by building stronger security structures,” the statement said.Secretary General Jens...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 24.91 to dollar on interbank market
    Jun15

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 24.91 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Wednesday strengthened to UAH 24.87/24.91 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 27.9090/27.9540, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    Ukraine`s former tax chief Klymenko boasts rollback of EU sanctions
    Jun15

    Ukraine`s former tax chief Klymenko boasts rollback of EU sanctions

    Former head of the State Tax Service (2011-2012) and Income and Tax Minister (2012-2014) Oleksandr Klymenko has said that the European Union has lifted sanctions from him.”In less than two years, the General Court of the European Union has acknowledged the obvious: sanctions against me were applied groundlessly in 2014. In this connection, they...

    Reuters Exclusive: North Korea may be `significantly` upping nuclear bomb output – report
    Jun15

    Reuters Exclusive: North Korea may be `significantly` upping nuclear bomb output – report

    North Korea may be significantly expanding its nuclear weapons production and could have added six or more weapons to its stockpile in the last 18 months, a U.S. research institute said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) estimated last year that North Korea had 10 to 16...

    Chubarov: Russia turns Crimea into strong military base
    Jun15

    Chubarov: Russia turns Crimea into strong military base

    Member of Parliament from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov has said that Russia has been turning the Crimean peninsula into a strong military base on the southern flank of NATO, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Russia has been pursuing the policy that is already obvious to all of us: it has...

    EULEX Kosovo: mandate extended, budget approved
    Jun15

    EULEX Kosovo: mandate extended, budget approved

    On June 14, 2016, the European Council extended the mandate of the EU rule of law mission (EULEX) in Kosovo until June 14, 2018.The Council also approved a combined budget for the mission of EUR 63.6 million providing for the period June 15, 2016 – December 14, 2016 for its operations in Kosovo and until June 14, 2017 for the specialist chambers...

    Vinnytsia airport welcomes first regular flight from Tel Aviv
    Jun15

    Vinnytsia airport welcomes first regular flight from Tel Aviv

    Vinnytsia International Airport has welcomed the first regular flight from Tel Aviv (Israel), according to the airport`s representatives.The flight lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes, Vasyl Holyk, the captain of the crew, said.”The flight was very smooth, as all our flights usually are. I really liked this warm welcoming at Vinnytsia airport. For the...

    Portugal to give EUR 200,000 in aid to Ukraine`s Defense Ministry
    Jun15

    Portugal to give EUR 200,000 in aid to Ukraine`s Defense Ministry

    The Government of Portugal has approved the provision of EUR 200,000 in assistance to Ukraine, which covers military-technical assistance, medical treatment of soldiers and assistance in troops training, according to Ukraine`s Defense Ministry.Minister of National Defense of Portugal Mr. Jose Alberto Azeredo Lopes announced the assistance during...

    WSJ: George Osborne says U.K. may need tax increases in event of Brexit
    Jun15

    WSJ: George Osborne says U.K. may need tax increases in event of Brexit

    A vote in favor of a British exit from the European Union could require the U.K. government to implement emergency tax increases and fresh cuts to public spending, Treasury chief George Osborne will say Wednesday, as polls show support for exiting the EU is gaining ground, according to The Wall Street Journal.In a speech in southern England, Mr....

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