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    Russian gas transit via Ukraine 34% up in 5 months
    Jun03

    Russian gas transit via Ukraine 34% up in 5 months

    Transit shipments of Russian gas via Ukraine to the European Union in January-May 2016 increased by 34% year-over-year (y-o-y), to 31.4 billion cubic meters (bcm), according to Ukrtransgaz, the operator of the country`s gas transportation system.Transit of Russian gas through Ukraine to the EU in May 2016 alone stood at 6.5 bcm, which is 20.6% up...

    Another plane crash in U.S., pilot killed
    Jun03

    Another plane crash in U.S., pilot killed

    A Blue Angels jet has crashed in Smyrna, killing Captain Jeff Kuss, according to NewsChannel 5.The plane crashed at 1399 Sam Davis Road near the Smyrna Bowling Center and Nissan Drive around 15:00 Thursday, NewChannel 5 reports.U.S. Navy Officials said all six Blue Angels were practicing for air show when the F/A 18-hornet Blue Angels aircraft...

    Bloomberg: Bulgarian parliament approves plan to buy fighter jets, warships
    Jun03

    Bloomberg: Bulgarian parliament approves plan to buy fighter jets, warships

    Bulgarian lawmakers approved the government`s plan to buy fighter jets and warships costing as much as 2.3 billion lev ($1.3 billion), to replace outdated Soviet-era armament as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization increases its defense capability in eastern Europe, according to Bloomberg.Lawmakers voted 123 to 29 with 4 abstentions to finance...

    OSCE published video how Russian separatist fired at Ukrainian army by 152mm artillery
    Jun03

    OSCE published video how Russian separatist fired at Ukrainian army by 152mm artillery

    On the night of 29 May, an SMM long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spotted in “DPR” ( Russia-backed Donetsk People’s Republic) – controlled Mineralne (10km north-east of Donetsk) two self-propelled howitzers (2S3 Akatsiya, 152mm) firing four rounds in a north-western direction – in the general area of Ukraine-controlled Avdiivka (17km...

    Ukraine gets prepared for litigation with Russia within WTO
    Jun03

    Ukraine gets prepared for litigation with Russia within WTO

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers on June 1 approved a bill aimed to streamline procedures in the field of protection of Ukraine`s commercial interests in line with World Trade Organization (WTO) standards.Once the bill is passed by parliament, it will allow Ukraine to initiate three legal cases against Russia within the WTO, according to a...

    Air Force jet crashes in Colo. after flyover at Obama graduation speech – CBS News
    Jun03

    Air Force jet crashes in Colo. after flyover at Obama graduation speech – CBS News

    An Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed south of Colorado Springs just after a flyover for a graduation of Air Force Academy cadets where U.S. President Barack Obama had spoken, according to CBS News.Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michal Kloeffler-Howard said Thursday the pilot ejected, and was uninjured, as reported by CBS News.The Air Force...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 49 times in last day
    Jun03

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 49 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 49 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.More than 30 cases of the use of weapons by the enemy against the Ukrainian defenders were recorded from Thursday evening to midnight, the ATO...

    Elon Musk`s future: robot cars and people on Mars – Bloomberg
    Jun03

    Elon Musk`s future: robot cars and people on Mars – Bloomberg

    SpaceX and Tesla Motors Inc. founder Elon Musk has stated that most cars won`t have drivers in three years and people will arrive on Mars by 2025, Bloomberg reported. ”I consider autonomous driving to be basically a solved problem,” he said, according to Bloomberg.  ”We`re less than two years away from complete autonomy. Regulators however will...

    DW: Three suspected `IS` militants arrested for allegedly planning attack in Dusseldorf
    Jun03

    DW: Three suspected `IS` militants arrested for allegedly planning attack in Dusseldorf

    Germany`s prosecutors said three Syrians have been arrested for planning an ”Islamic State” attack on Dusseldorf`s historic city center. A fourth terrorist was taken into custody by French authorities in February, Deutsche Welle has reported.The German news agency DPA said on Thursday that the arrests took place in the state of North...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.05 to dollar
    Jun03

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.05 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by four kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.05 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for June 3:$100 costs UAH 2,505.1207 (on June 2, it was UAH...

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