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    Gazprom mulling selling stake in Estonian gas supplier Estonian Eesti Gaas
    May07

    Gazprom mulling selling stake in Estonian gas supplier Estonian Eesti Gaas

    The Board of Directors of the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom on May 11 consider termination of participation in Eesti Gaas, which is engaged in the purchase, transport, distribution, and sale of gas in Estonia, according to Gazprom, Prime news agency reported.Eesti Gaas buys gas from its second largest shareholder Gazprom and resells it in Estonia....

    Pyatt to be next U.S. Ambassador in Greece – media
    May07

    Pyatt to be next U.S. Ambassador in Greece – media

    A ”skilled and tough diplomat” was chosen by the U.S. Department of State as the next Ambassador of the United States to Greece, according to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.”This is Geoffrey Pyatt who is now [U.S.] Ambassador to Ukraine. He became widely known because of the conversation he had with the Assistant State Secretary for European...

    Lesya Ukrainka`s ”Forest Song” is now a computer game
    May07

    Lesya Ukrainka`s ”Forest Song” is now a computer game

    The ”Forest Song,” a mythical fairy tale by one of Ukraine`s most popular poets Lesya Ukrainka, comes to life in the U.S., in a computer game set to be released in about a year and a half, according to Ukraine Today.”The game will be in Ukrainian, all the dialogues and conversations between characters, too,” said Dima Veryovka, ”The Forest Song”...

    Rada Speaker says President considering single candidate for Prosecutor General
    May07

    Rada Speaker says President considering single candidate for Prosecutor General

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko considers for the post of Prosecutor General just one candidate, according to Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy who spoke to the Ukrainian TV Channel 5.According to Parubiy, the Ukrainian president is mulling the candidacy of the head of the BPP-Solidarity parliamentary faction Yuriy...

    IMF says Russia ”politically unstable”
    May07

    IMF says Russia ”politically unstable”

    The report by the International Monetary Fund on economies in Central and Eastern Europe included Russia in the list of the region`s politically unstable countries.The Fund estimated Russia`s instability rate at between 60 and 70 points, whereas a state is considered unstable with a minimum of 50 points, according to the report.Meanwhile, Ukraine...

    Erdogan slams EU visa freedom benchmark on terror
    May07

    Erdogan slams EU visa freedom benchmark on terror

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized one of the European Union requirements regarding visa freedom for Turkish citizens, according to Anadolu news agency.”We will go our way; you go yours,” he said, addressing a local rally in Istanbul on Friday, Anadolu reports.Among five remaining benchmarks for Turkey to address, the EU...

    London elects first ever Muslim Mayor
    May07

    London elects first ever Muslim Mayor

    The Tooting MP and bookmakers` favourite Sadiq Khan defeats Tory rival Zac Goldsmith, becoming the first Muslim Mayor of London, according to Sky News.The result follows an at times bitter mayoral bid from both camps, with Mr Goldsmith`s campaign being labelled ”vile” by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Sky News reports.Zac Goldsmith and David...

    Kremlin intends to ruin Minsk-2: Gerashchenko
    May07

    Kremlin intends to ruin Minsk-2: Gerashchenko

    Russian authorities are dissatisfied with the Minsk format of negotiations and seek to ruin it, according to First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative to the humanitarian subgroup in Minsk Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukrainska Pravda reports.Gerashchenko recalled that in December last year, Europe has extended sanctions against...

    Ukraine`s intl reserves grow 4.1% in April to $13.2 billion – NBU
    May06

    Ukraine`s intl reserves grow 4.1% in April to $13.2 billion – NBU

    Ukraine`s international reserves as of May 1, 2016, amounted to $13.241 billion, which is $519.5 million, or 4.1%, more compared to April 1 ($12.722 billion), according to preliminary data, the National Bank of Ukraine reported on its website.In April, the National Bank has returned money for swap operations in the amount of US $ 762.2 million /...

    Panama Papers source explains motives of his move
    May06

    Panama Papers source explains motives of his move

    A whistleblower, known only as ”John Doe,” said in a 1,800-word statement that income inequality is ”one of the defining issues of our time,” calling on governments to address it and hinted at even more revelations to come, emphasizing that he does not work for any specific state or special service.In a statement issued to the German newspaper...

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