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    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.49 to dollar on interbank market
    May14

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.49 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Friday strengthened to UAH 25.42/25.49 to the dollar by the close of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro settled at UAH 28.7700/28.8470, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    The Gulf Times: OPEC signals greater oil glut in 2016 as its output surges
    May13

    The Gulf Times: OPEC signals greater oil glut in 2016 as its output surges

    OPEC said the global oil market is oversupplied and signalled the glut may increase this year, as surging output from its members makes up for losses from other countries whose production has been hit by a price fall, according to The Gulf Times headquartered in Qatar.Supply from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is...

    Reuters: Editors leave Russian media group over Kremlin pressure
    May13

    Reuters: Editors leave Russian media group over Kremlin pressure

    Three top editors from Russia`s RBC media group, whose reports about Vladimir Putin have irked the Kremlin, left their jobs on Friday with one source saying they were worried their managers were bowing to Kremlin pressure over their reporting, according to Reuters.The exodus is a setback for what is widely regarded as one of the few independent...

    Obama says Nordic States determined to maintain anti-Russan sanctions
    May13

    Obama says Nordic States determined to maintain anti-Russan sanctions

    While meeting with President Barack Obama, the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden agreed on Friday on the need to maintain sanctions against Russia, according to The International Business Times (IBTimes).”The United States and the Nordic countries are concerned by Russia`s growing military presence in the Baltic Sea region,...

    TASS: Russia`s State Duma passes anti-terrorism package
    May13

    TASS: Russia`s State Duma passes anti-terrorism package

    Russia`s State Duma lower parliament house on Friday passed in first reading an anti-terrorism package of bills that provide for life imprisonment for involvement in international terrorism, toughen aiding ab abating terrorists and make it possible to strip bipatride terrorists off Russian citizenship, according to Russian news agency TASS.The...

    Biden tells Poroshenko $1 bln in loan guarantees will be given to Ukraine soon
    May13

    Biden tells Poroshenko $1 bln in loan guarantees will be given to Ukraine soon

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have agreed to sign a deal on $1 billion worth of loan guarantees for Ukraine soon, according to the presidential administration.”The parties have agreed to sign the bilateral agreement on the provision of the third tranche of loan guarantees in the amount of $1 billion to...

    Reuters: Russian anti-doping czar knows `where bodies are buried`
    May13

    Reuters: Russian anti-doping czar knows `where bodies are buried`

    The decision by Russia`s former chief anti-doping scientist to come forward with details of what he described as an extensive program to cheat at the Sochi Olympics takes the crisis over drugs in Russian sport to a new level of severity, according to Reuters.It could suck in hundreds more athletes, keep Russian track-and-field competitors out of...

    U.S. welcomes appointment of new prosecutor general in Ukraine
    May13

    U.S. welcomes appointment of new prosecutor general in Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over the phone that he welcomes the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko to the post of Prosecutor General of Ukraine.Biden ”reiterated willingness of the United States to provide support for Ukraine in the prosecution reform and struggle against corruption,” the Ukrainian...

    OSCE chief monitor: Decision on Donbas should have backing of all 57 OSCE members
    May13

    OSCE chief monitor: Decision on Donbas should have backing of all 57 OSCE members

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug says that a decision on the possible deployment of an armed OSCE mission in Donbas, Ukraine`s east, should have the backing of all 57 OSCE participating states during the OSCE Permanent Council.”The SMM is an unarmed monitoring mission. We are not a party to this conflict. We do not take sides. We do...

    Reuters: Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag
    May13

    Reuters: Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag

    Russian intelligence agencies were probably responsible for a massive cyber attack on Germany`s lower house of parliament last year which forced its computer systems to be shut down for days, Germany`s domestic intelligence agency said on Friday, according to Reuters.The agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution...

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