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    Ukraine may see record high peas yield in last decade – expert
    May17

    Ukraine may see record high peas yield in last decade – expert

    Ukraine is expected in 2016 to gather a record high peas harvest in the last 10 years thanks to significantly larger areas under this crop and favorable weather conditions, according to the UkrAgroConsult agency`s press service.”Given the significant expansion of areas sown with peas and favorable agro-meteorological conditions that promise a...

    Pope criticizes West for trying to export own brand of democracy to Iraq, Libya
    May17

    Pope criticizes West for trying to export own brand of democracy to Iraq, Libya

    Pope Francis criticized Western powers for trying to export their own brand of democracy to countries such as Iraq and Libya without respecting indigenous political cultures, according to an interview published on Monday, according to Reuters.Speaking to France`s Roman Catholic newspaper, La Croix, Francis also said Europe should better integrate...

    Ukraine, Turkey sign military cooperation plan until 2020
    May17

    Ukraine, Turkey sign military cooperation plan until 2020

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine and Turkey have signed an implementation plan for military cooperation, according to the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.The plan foresees practical steps aimed at boosting defense capability of the Ukrainian army, it said.”The said document was prepared to ensure the practical...

    Azerbaijan, Armenia see peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
    May17

    Azerbaijan, Armenia see peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

    President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan have reiterated that there can be no military solution to the conflict, and insisted on the importance of respecting the 1994 and 1995 ceasefire agreements.This is stipulated in a joint statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov,...

    NBU plans further cuts in refinancing rate
    May17

    NBU plans further cuts in refinancing rate

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Dmytro Solohub says that the central bank plans a further reduction in its refinancing rate, but it would be premature to set a zero rate at the moment.”We are in a rate cuts cycle. I am not able to predict when we will cut the rate next time, we will evaluate the inflation,” Solohub told...

    Ukraine`s MarsHopper tops People`s Choice finalists of NASA SpaceApps Challenge
    May17

    Ukraine`s MarsHopper tops People`s Choice finalists of NASA SpaceApps Challenge

    The Ukrainian MarsHopper aircraft project developed by a team from Kyiv tops the list of the People`s Choice finalists of NASA`s SpaceApps Challenge 2016, one of the world`s largest international annual hackathons, according to 2016.spaceappschallenge.org.The voting will close at 05:00 (UTC+4) on May 20, the hackathon`s website said.As of 11:00...

    Angelina Jolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down
    May17

    Angelina Jolie Pitt: Refugee system breaking down

    Angelina Jolie Pitt, the UN refugee agency`s special envoy, has warned that the international humanitarian system for refugees is breaking down, according to the BBC.Ms. Jolie Pitt has been speaking as part of the BBC`s World on the Move day of coverage of global migration issues.She warned against a ”fear of migration” and a ”race to the bottom”...

    Ukraine sees reduction in deficit of foreign trade balance in Q1
    May17

    Ukraine sees reduction in deficit of foreign trade balance in Q1

    The deficit of Ukraine`s balance of foreign trade in January-March 2016 (Q1) amounted to $89.1 million against a $660 million deficit in the same period last year, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.As reported, imports of goods and services in Ukraine, excluding services provided on a tolling basis, decreased by 9.1%, to $9.777...

    Russian drone attacks Ukraine rear military unit, drops six bombs
    May17

    Russian drone attacks Ukraine rear military unit, drops six bombs

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 18 times in the past 24 hours, and another six times after midnight, including with the use of a drone, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. An enemy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacked a Ukrainian military...

    Pakistan PM proposes Panama Papers probe in parliament
    May17

    Pakistan PM proposes Panama Papers probe in parliament

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked parliament on Monday to form a commission to investigate allegations stemming from the Panama Papers leak but opposition lawmakers walked out, saying he had evaded questions about his family`s affairs, according to Reuters.Sharif has been under pressure since documents released as part of the Panama...

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