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    Poroshenko: We`ve lost 35 military medics since ATO
    Jun17

    Poroshenko: We`ve lost 35 military medics since ATO

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reports that 35 military medics have been killed during the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas, which began on April 7, 2014, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Unfortunately, we`ve lost 35 military medics, who fulfilled their duty to the very end, saving the life of their sworn brothers,” he said at the...

    U.S. elections: Sanders `to work with Clinton` to beat Trump
    Jun17

    U.S. elections: Sanders `to work with Clinton` to beat Trump

    Bernie Sanders has promised to work with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, but has stopped short of endorsing her, according to the BBC.The Vermont senator told his supporters in a speech that it was vital that they stop the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, from winning the White House, the BBC reports.He also...

    Avakov says about 44% of Ukrainians trust National Police
    Jun17

    Avakov says about 44% of Ukrainians trust National Police

    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said that about 44% of Ukrainian citizens trust the National Police of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”In the wake of changes in the national police based on the first steps, society gave credit, and now about 44% of people trust the brand new police,” Avakov said on Friday at an official...

    NBU lets banks accept electronic documents for export-import control
    Jun17

    NBU lets banks accept electronic documents for export-import control

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has allowed banks to use electronic communication for the exchange of information needed to control export and import transactions by residents, according to the regulator`s posting on its website.On June 16, 2016, the NBU adopted resolution No. 347, enacting changes to the regulation on procedures for control...

    Obama calls for action on guns after meeting with Orlando families
    Jun17

    Obama calls for action on guns after meeting with Orlando families

    U.S. President Barack Obama pleaded with lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence after meeting with families of the victims of Sunday`s mass shooting in Orlando, according to The Hill.The president pledged to be ”relentless” in going after international terrorist groups but said passing new gun laws is a crucial step in preventing...

    Maryinka checkpoint resumes work after shelling
    Jun17

    Maryinka checkpoint resumes work after shelling

    Ukrainian Border Guard Service spokesman Oleh Slobodian announces that in the morning of Friday, June 17, the Maryinka entry/exit checkpoint in eastern Ukraine resumed its work after militant shelling the day before.”On Friday morning, all entry/exit checkpoints opened on time and are working in normal mode,” he told Ukrainian online newspaper...

    Ukraine to get several million euros worth of donations from Holy See
    Jun17

    Ukraine to get several million euros worth of donations from Holy See

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State of His Holiness the Pope, says that the Holy See would provide several million euros in donations to Ukraine to support ”victims of violence in eastern Ukraine,” according to the BBC`s Ukrainian language news service.According to Parolin, the funds will be given to internally displaced people who...

    U.N.: Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq
    Jun17

    U.N.: Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq

    Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq to destroy the religious community of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, United Nations investigators said on Thursday, according to Reuters.Such a designation, rare under international law, would mark the first recognized genocide carried...

    RFE/RL: U.S. official confident EU will continue to back Russia sanctions
    Jun17

    RFE/RL: U.S. official confident EU will continue to back Russia sanctions

    The U.S. State Department`s chief sanctions-policy coordinator is confident the European Union will maintain its travel and economic restrictions against Russia until Moscow fulfills the terms of a peace agreement to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to Radio Liberty.Speaking to RFE/RL in the Czech capital after a weeklong tour of...

    Brazil tourism minister resigns over graft scandal
    Jun17

    Brazil tourism minister resigns over graft scandal

    Brazilian Tourism Minister Henrique Alves has resigned, after being linked to a corruption scandal, the BBC reports.He is the third minister to leave interim President Michel Temer`s government, according to the BBC.All are implicated in a major corruption scandal at the state oil company Petrobras.On Wednesday, the Supreme Court released...

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