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    Ukraine faces corruption scheme on energy tariffs
    Jun23

    Ukraine faces corruption scheme on energy tariffs

    New price alert in Ukraine has started as the deputies approved the decision of a National Regulatory Commission raising the energy tariffs for the households, with the new electricity rates being closely tied to coal prices, according to Ukraine Today.Solid fuel is surprisingly rated at an average European level despite Ukraine having huge...

    Ombudswomen agree to transfer 18 convicts from occupied Crimea
    Jun23

    Ombudswomen agree to transfer 18 convicts from occupied Crimea

    Ombudswomen of Ukraine and Russia have agreed to transfer 18 convicts from the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska said after a meeting with her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova.The meeting was held...

    Bellingcat publishes new photos of Russian Buk on day of MH17 downing
    Jun23

    Bellingcat publishes new photos of Russian Buk on day of MH17 downing

    International journalist investigative team Bellingcat confirmed the fact of transportation of the Russian Buk missile launcher from Donetsk to Snizhne on the day Malaysian Boeing flight MH17 was shot down from the sky over Donbas, July 17, 2014.Bellingcat experts have examined some earlier published satellite imagery and photographs from an...

    UK polling stations open today for historic EU referendum
    Jun23

    UK polling stations open today for historic EU referendum

    On Thursday, June 23, the UK will go the polls in the referendum to decide whether the country stays with the EU or goes for Brexit, BBC reports.The referendum takes place on June 23, between 07:00 and 22:00, according to BBC.The voters will be asked to answer the following question: ”Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European...

    Foreign direct investment growing, though unevenly – DW
    Jun22

    Foreign direct investment growing, though unevenly – DW

    Foreign direct investment has increased worldwide to its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis, the Deutsche Welle (DW) reported.However, the United Nations trade body, UNCTAD, warns that does not necessarily translate to sustainable development, DW wrote.The finding came from UNCTAD`s 2016 World Investment Report, which tracked both...

    Ukraine sees growth of industrial output for 4th consecutive month
    Jun22

    Ukraine sees growth of industrial output for 4th consecutive month

    The growth of Ukraine`s industrial output in May 2016 slowed down to 0.2% from 3.5 % year-over-year (y-o-y) recorded in the previous month, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported.Industrial output has grown for the fourth consecutive month compared to the same period in 2015, after growth resumption in February this year for the first...

    Poroshenko, Merkel discuss anti-Russian sanctions, Minsk peace process
    Jun22

    Poroshenko, Merkel discuss anti-Russian sanctions, Minsk peace process

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during which they discussed the extension of economic sanctions against Russia and the progress of the Minsk peace process, the presidential press service reported.”The two parties have exchanged views regarding the progress of the Minsk...

    Ukrainians spend over 50% of their income on food and utility bills
    Jun22

    Ukrainians spend over 50% of their income on food and utility bills

    Ukrainian people spend more than half of their income on food and utility bills, with their share in population`s total expenses having grown to almost 58% in the first quarter of 2016 as compared to 52% in the previous year, the State Statistics Service reported.Food expenses accounted for 41.5% of total household expenses in Q1 2016, up from...

    Russia forces believed to use thermite to bomb residential areas of Aleppo
    Jun22

    Russia forces believed to use thermite to bomb residential areas of Aleppo

    Russia is breaching international conventions by dropping incendiaries similar to white phosphorus on to residential neighborhoods in the Syrian city of Aleppo in what is thought to be the prelude to a ground assault to retake the city from rebel forces, British national newspaper The Times reported. Video footage has emerged showing the glowing...

    McDonald`s gets bids for China, HK stores sale in up to $3 billion deal – Reuters
    Jun22

    McDonald`s gets bids for China, HK stores sale in up to $3 billion deal – Reuters

    McDonald`s Corp has received more than half a dozen bids for its China and Hong Kong stores, including offers from Beijing Tourism Group, Sanpower and ChemChina, in an auction that could fetch up to $3 billion, people familiar with the matter said, according to Reuters. Buyout firms including Bain Capital, TPG Capital and Carlyle Group too are...

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