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    AP: U.S. hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used
    Apr14

    AP: U.S. hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

    U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with ”the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said, according to the Associated Press. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon,...

    Pentagon declines comment on possible preemptive strike on North Korea
    Apr14

    Pentagon declines comment on possible preemptive strike on North Korea

    The Pentagon on Thursday declined to comment on an NBC report about possible pre-emptive action against North Korea, saying, as a policy, it does not discuss future operations ”nor publicly speculate on possible scenarios.” ”Commanders are always considering a full range of options to protect against any contingencies,” Dana White, a Pentagon...

    Wizz Air launches operations from its second airport in Ukraine
    Apr14

    Wizz Air launches operations from its second airport in Ukraine

    Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine`s largest low-cost carrier, started on April 13 its operations from Lviv`s Danylo Halytsky International Airport with the new low-fare route to Wroclaw in Poland. The flight will be carried out twice week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with fares starting from as low...

    MFA Ukraine verifying reports on possible visit of Spanish politicians to occupied Crimea
    Apr14

    MFA Ukraine verifying reports on possible visit of Spanish politicians to occupied Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is checking information about a possible visit of Spanish officials and businessmen to the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, the ministry`s press secretary Mariana Betsa told UNIAN. ”We are verifying this information,” she said. According to the spokesperson, it is necessary to confirm whether such a...

    Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout
    Apr13

    Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout

    Financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort`s name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort`s firm received at least some money listed in...

    Naftogaz`s charter capital grows by almost US$1.1 bln
    Apr13

    Naftogaz`s charter capital grows by almost US$1.1 bln

    The charter capital of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine has grown by UAH 30 billion, or US$1.1 billion, to UAH 190.15 billion, or $7.07 billion, according to Ukraine`s National Securities and the Stock Market Commission. The commission registered the report on the results of private placement of Naftogaz`s shares, in keeping with which, the company`s...

    Ukraine aware of first non-public results of Tillerson`s visit to Moscow – Ukrainian Foreign Minister
    Apr13

    Ukraine aware of first non-public results of Tillerson`s visit to Moscow – Ukrainian Foreign Minister

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said Ukraine knows the first non-public results of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson`s visit to Moscow, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”First of all, we will now talk with U.S. Secretary of State. He consulted with us when he was building his position. You know about the phone call. I believe...

    Russian government  gives cash injection to Crimea bank
    Apr13

    Russian government gives cash injection to Crimea bank

    Russia`s government is to inject $265 million of budget money into a state-owned bank in Crimea because the lender does not have enough capital to finance infrastructure projects in the region, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine three years ago, according to Reuters. According to a government order seen by Reuters, the charter capital of the...

    “It`s crazy what`s going on” – Trump about situation in Donbas
    Apr13

    “It`s crazy what`s going on” – Trump about situation in Donbas

    U.S. President Donald Trump has mentioned the situation in the east of Ukraine, Donbas, when describing problems in the world, saying: ”it`s crazy what`s going on,” according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”It`s crazy what`s going on – whether it`s the Middle East or you look at – no matter where the – Ukraine – you look at – whatever you look at,...

    U.S. intel has intercepts of Assad military communication with chemical experts ahead of sarin attack
    Apr13

    U.S. intel has intercepts of Assad military communication with chemical experts ahead of sarin attack

    The U.S. military and intelligence community has intercepted communications featuring Syrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior U.S. official tells CNN. The intercepts were part of an immediate review of all intelligence in the hours after the attack to confirm responsibility...

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