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    Ukraine PM wants to see hydropower development plan for next decade
    Jun13

    Ukraine PM wants to see hydropower development plan for next decade

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has instructed the Ukrainian government to develop a clear-cut plan to support hydropower generation in Ukraine in the next ten years as part of the strategic planning of the sector`s development, according to the government`s press service.”It is necessary to accelerate rather than decelerate the...

    Tusk: Brexit could threaten western political civilization
    Jun13

    Tusk: Brexit could threaten western political civilization

    If Britons vote to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum it could be the beginning of the end for the 28-nation bloc and for western political civilization more generally, European Council President Donald Tusk said, according to Reuters.In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Tusk said a so-called Brexit vote would provide a major...

    Ukraine reports record number of Donbas casualties in last four weeks
    Jun13

    Ukraine reports record number of Donbas casualties in last four weeks

    First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative to the humanitarian subgroup in Minsk Iryna Gerashchenko reports a serious deterioration of the situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, and points to a record high number of casualties at the front in the last four weeks, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”We have now an...

    Russia`s Buryatia proposes selling Baikal water to China to get more revenue
    Jun13

    Russia`s Buryatia proposes selling Baikal water to China to get more revenue

    Governor of the Republic of Buryatia, which is part of Russia`s Siberian Federal District, Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn says the republic is mulling the possibility of selling bottled drinking water from Lake Baikal to China at a price higher than the price of fuel, according to RIA Novosti.Once implemented, the undertaking will generate enormous...

    The Guardian: WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails – Julian Assange
    Jun13

    The Guardian: WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails – Julian Assange

    Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said his organization is preparing to publish more emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while U.S. secretary of state, according to The Guardian.Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is under FBI investigation to determine whether she broke federal law by using her private...

    Amnesty International notes human rights progress in Ukraine after Kyiv Pride
    Jun13

    Amnesty International notes human rights progress in Ukraine after Kyiv Pride

    International human rights organization Amnesty International Ukraine has noted progress in the protection of human rights in Ukraine after the Equality March in Kyiv, also known as the Kyiv Pride, on June 12.”We`ve been seeking this day for many years and today we are seeing real progress in human rights. There is still much to be done on the...

    FT: Poland and Baltic states explore anti-aircraft shield
    Jun13

    FT: Poland and Baltic states explore anti-aircraft shield

    The Baltic states and Poland are in discussions with defense contractors to create a regional anti-aircraft missile shield to protect against Russian aircraft, according to the Financial Times.Fearful of the build-up of Russian troops on their borders and in the Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad, the four countries believe they must develop...

    PM Groysman wants efficient use of budget funds for road repairs
    Jun13

    PM Groysman wants efficient use of budget funds for road repairs

    Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman calls for the efficient use of budget funds to be earmarked for repairs to national roads and insists on higher quality standards of repair work performed, the government`s press service reported.”Quality, efficient use, deadlines are key tasks to be addressed,” Groysman said at a meeting on the state...

    DW: Merkel calls on China to uphold rule of law
    Jun13

    DW: Merkel calls on China to uphold rule of law

    Beijing and Berlin have agreed to stay in close contact ahead of a controversial new law on NGOs, the German chancellor said. But rights group have slammed the legislation, saying it gives police ”unchecked powers,” Deutsche Welle reports.German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said Beijing must ensure that the nation`s laws are not used as a...

    Local budgets see almost 50% increase in revenue
    Jun13

    Local budgets see almost 50% increase in revenue

    Revenue of the general funds of Ukraine`s local budgets, excluding transfers, in January-May of 2016 amounted to UAH 53.9 billion, which was 48.8%, or UAH 17.7 billion, up on the same period last year (in comparable conditions), according to Ukraine`s Finance Ministry.When making the estimates, the ministry excluded territories beyond the control...

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