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    Newly appointed Prosecutor General Lutsenko becomes NSDC member
    May16

    Newly appointed Prosecutor General Lutsenko becomes NSDC member

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has included newly appointed Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko in the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), according to presidential decree No. 212 of May 16.”I order to make Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko (by consent) member of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine,” the...

    Armenia, Azerbaijan presidents to meet in Vienna over Nagorno-Karabakh
    May16

    Armenia, Azerbaijan presidents to meet in Vienna over Nagorno-Karabakh

    The Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents are set to meet in Vienna to discuss a fragile cease-fire in Azerbaijan`s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to Radio Liberty.The meeting between Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev will be their first face-to-face encounter since Nagorno-Karabakh in early April saw its worst violence in two decades,...

    Moldova restricts dairy, meat, cement imports from Ukraine until year-end
    May16

    Moldova restricts dairy, meat, cement imports from Ukraine until year-end

    Moldova has published a government resolution on the introduction of measures to protect its market by restricting imports of Ukrainian dairy foods, meat and cement by means of quotas and import duties until the end of 2016, according to the Ukrainian Europeiska Pravda portal.The document was posted on the Moldovan government`s website on May...

    Philippine President vows to bring back death penalty
    May16

    Philippine President vows to bring back death penalty

    Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will seek to return the death penalty, in his first comments to reporters since last week`s election, according to the BBC.He added that he would also seek to give security forces shoot-to-kill powers for suspects who evade arrest and those involved in organized crime, the BBC reports.It is...

    Naftogaz discloses price of gas imports from Europe
    May16

    Naftogaz discloses price of gas imports from Europe

    The price of natural gas Ukraine imported from the European Union in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016 was $198 per 1,000 cubic meters on the average, which was lower by 34% year-over-year, according to country`s largest energy holding Naftogaz of Ukraine.Last year natural gas was bought abroad at a price of $228 per 1,000 cubic meters in the fourth...

    IS Yemen suicide bomber kills 25 police recruits
    May16

    IS Yemen suicide bomber kills 25 police recruits

    A suicide bomber killed at least 25 new recruits inside a police compound in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla on Sunday in an attack claimed by Islamic State, medical and security sources said, according to Reuters.The victims were queuing up to register when the bomb, which wounded 25 others, went off, the sources said, as reported by...

    Groysman promises better roads in Ukraine in 2-3 years
    May16

    Groysman promises better roads in Ukraine in 2-3 years

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says he expects that Ukraine will have better roads in two or three years, according to the Cabinet of Ministers Secretariat`s Information and Communication Department.”Now we have started to rebuild the road sector in Ukraine. Of course, it is very difficult to do this in a day, a week or a year, but I...

    Russian proxies attack ATO forces 36 times in last day
    May16

    Russian proxies attack ATO forces 36 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 36 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). ”The Russian-backed gangs have become much more active near the militant-held city of Donetsk. They intensively fired small arms,...

    WSJ: As oil reserves dwindle, Russia weighs tax increases to fill budget gaps
    May16

    WSJ: As oil reserves dwindle, Russia weighs tax increases to fill budget gaps

    Russia is exploring a raft of potentially unpopular new tax measures in the coming years, government officials say, as the oil-dependent country runs out of ways to plug holes in the budget, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).Several Russian officials say the government is considering raising income-tax levels and increasing value-added...

    CNN: Obama knocks Trump at Rutgers: `Ignorance is not a virtue`
    May16

    CNN: Obama knocks Trump at Rutgers: `Ignorance is not a virtue`

    President Barack Obama took aim Sunday at presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University, telling graduates to tout their knowledge, not brag about their ignorance, according to CNN.Though he didn`t name Trump, Obama`s target was apparent, CNN wrote.”In politics and in...

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