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    Trump`s options for North Korea include placing nukes in South Korea
    Apr09

    Trump`s options for North Korea include placing nukes in South Korea

    The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options to respond to North Korea`s nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News. Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy...

    Moody`s downgrades PrivatBank`s senior unsecured debt rating
    Apr08

    Moody`s downgrades PrivatBank`s senior unsecured debt rating

    Moody`s Investors Service has today downgraded the long-term foreign-currency senior unsecured debt rating of PrivatBank to C from Ca, according to a posting on the agency`s website. The bank`s baseline credit assessment (”BCA”), adjusted BCA, long and short-term local and foreign currency deposit ratings, and its long and short-term Counterparty...

    Containers for chemical weapons found at Shayrat Air Base in Syria – OSINT experts
    Apr08

    Containers for chemical weapons found at Shayrat Air Base in Syria – OSINT experts

    On April 7, 2017, two U.S. warships fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat Air Base located in the province of Homs in western Syria. This strike was delivered in response to the recent attack on civilians with the use of sarin, lethal chemical weapon. On April 4, 2017, the Air Force of Bashar al-Assad and his ally, the Russian Federation,...

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels trip to Moscow, citing developments in Syria
    Apr08

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels trip to Moscow, citing developments in Syria

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he has canceled a visit to Moscow scheduled to take place on April 10, citing developments in Syria, where an alleged chemical-weapons attack prompted the United States to launch missile strikes, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). ”Developments in Syria have changed the situation...

    IMF promises Ukraine another $4.4 bln by year-end for reforms on time
    Apr07

    IMF promises Ukraine another $4.4 bln by year-end for reforms on time

    Ukraine`s key lender, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), could extend three more disbursements to the country under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) this year to the tune of US$4.4 billion if the Ukrainian government delivers reforms on time, according to an IMF spokesman. ”We could have three more reviews completed this year if, let me...

    Bloomberg: Oil spikes as U.S. strike against Syria roils global markets
    Apr07

    Bloomberg: Oil spikes as U.S. strike against Syria roils global markets

    Oil jumped as the U.S. cruise missile attack against Syria roiled global financial markets, according to Bloomberg. Futures in New York and London surged more than 2 percent to the highest in a month, Bloomberg said. The strike early Friday morning targeted hangars, planes and fuel tanks at one Syrian military airfield, according to a U.S....

    U.S. soldiers, Ukrainian forces train to hold ground – media
    Apr07

    U.S. soldiers, Ukrainian forces train to hold ground – media

    U.S. soldiers recently guided a battalion of Ukrainian infantrymen through a 55-day training rotation that culminated in live-fire defensive maneuvers designed to help Ukrainian troops ”hold ground” in battle, according to Stars and Stripes. The exercise was among the most intensive since U.S. troops began picking up the pace of training in...

    U.S. missile attack on Syria adequate and timely response – Ukraine’s Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council
    Apr07

    U.S. missile attack on Syria adequate and timely response – Ukraine’s Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov considers a strike of the U.S. cruise missiles on a military site in Syria an adequate and timely response to the application by Russia`s ally Bashar Assad of chemical weapons against civilians, according to the NSDC`s press service. During the meeting...

    Bitcoin investments in Ukraine quintuple throughout 2016 – NewsBTC
    Apr07

    Bitcoin investments in Ukraine quintuple throughout 2016 – NewsBTC

    Ukraine is the first country to launch sanctioned bitcoin futures trading on a national exchange, according to NewsBTC, a news service that covers bitcoin news. It is quite interesting to see bitcoin investments in Ukraine going up. It is important to note these figures are still relatively small, though. The year 2016 saw an average investment...

    Kremlin claim U.S. strikes in Syria is “aggression against sovereign country”
    Apr07

    Kremlin claim U.S. strikes in Syria is “aggression against sovereign country”

    Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday cited Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying the U.S. missile strike on Syria`s facilities was an ”act of aggression” and impairs both Russian-U.S. relations and the key goal of fighting international terrorism, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”President Putin considers the U.S....

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