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    PACE President calls on Russia to urgently free Nadia Savchenko
    Apr18

    PACE President calls on Russia to urgently free Nadia Savchenko

    President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt has called on Russia to free the illegally convicted Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko and other Ukrainian hostages held in that country.”At the beginning of the April 2016 part-session, I have to reiterate once...

    Ukrainian banks` assets expand by almost 3% in Feb
    Apr18

    Ukrainian banks` assets expand by almost 3% in Feb

    Operating Ukrainian-based banks` assets in February expanded by 2.9%, or UAH 38 billion, to UAH 1.331 trillion as of March 1, 2016, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).The data does not include the insolvent banks` information.Since the beginning of the year, the operating banks` assets have grown by 6.1%, or UAH 77 billion, the NBU...

    Russia wants Crimea referendum denial to be equalized with extremism
    Apr18

    Russia wants Crimea referendum denial to be equalized with extremism

    Russian Investigative Committee chairman Alexander Bastrykin says that the denial of the results of a nationwide referendum, including the referendum on making Crimea part of Russia, should be equalized with extremist activity, according to Russian news agency TASS.Bastrykin said ”there are attempts to form anti-Russian moods” in Crimea ”and, by...

    FT: Brexit will cost households GBP 4,300 a year
    Apr18

    FT: Brexit will cost households GBP 4,300 a year

    Leaving the EU would cost households GBP 4,300 a year making them ”permanently poorer,” chancellor George Osborne will say on Monday when the government publishes its long-term assessment of the economic costs of Brexit, according to the Financial Times.Saying that British people should be ”builders, not wreckers,” the chancellor will say,...

    U.S. defense chief arrives in Iraq on surprise visit
    Apr18

    U.S. defense chief arrives in Iraq on surprise visit

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday to meet U.S. military commanders and Iraqi officials, as Washington looks for ways to build on recent gains against the Islamic State militant group, Reuters reported.U.S. officials said Carter would meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Defense Minister...

    PACE`s debate on Savchenko postponed until Apr 21 – MP
    Apr18

    PACE`s debate on Savchenko postponed until Apr 21 – MP

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has rescheduled a debate on the illegally convicted Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko for April 21, MP of Ukraine, Chair of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, President of the PACE Committee for Culture/Media Volodymyr Ariev wrote on...

    Air France resumes flights to Iran after eight years
    Apr18

    Air France resumes flights to Iran after eight years

    Air France has made its first passenger flight to Iran in nearly a decade, according to Radio Liberty.The resumption of the Paris-Tehran flight after eight years comes after a landmark nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers that went into effect in January, RFE/RL reports.Among the passengers on the April 17 flight were French...

    Syrian opposition tell rebels will not negotiate ”forever” if govt attacks continue
    Apr18

    Syrian opposition tell rebels will not negotiate ”forever” if govt attacks continue

    Syrian opposition chief negotiator Asaad Zoubi urged rebels to strike back against the Syrian army, accusing it of using a cessation of hostilities to gain ground, according to Reuters.In an internet message to fighters on the ground he also said he would not continue for long with negotiations in Geneva if government action continued and there...

    Lagarde-Gontareva Washington talks: IMF to send mission to Ukraine soon
    Apr18

    Lagarde-Gontareva Washington talks: IMF to send mission to Ukraine soon

    Ukraine`s key lender, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has announced its mission will visit the country soon to examine the economic situation and meet with the newly appointed government, according to Ukraine`s Embassy to the United States.This was the result of talks between IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Governor of the...

    Over 400 migrants drown in Mediterranean
    Apr18

    Over 400 migrants drown in Mediterranean

    Dozens of African migrants have reportedly drowned after a boat carrying 400 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Daily Mail has reported.Most of the 400 migrants aboard the boat were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy, according to the Daily Mail.Somali media reports say that rescue workers...

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