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    Kyiv will celebrate Day of Europe on May 21-22
    May15

    Kyiv will celebrate Day of Europe on May 21-22

    European-style ”A Picnic in Europe” events will take place on Kyiv`s Mykhailivska Square on May 21 and May 22 to celebrate the Day of Europe, according to Kyiv City State Administration`s press service.The official opening of the Day of Europe is scheduled for noon on May 21. Ukrainian leaders, municipal authorities and the head of the Delegation...

    Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded near Avdiyivka in Donbas in last day
    May15

    Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded near Avdiyivka in Donbas in last day

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in the last day, but two were wounded, according to Ukrainian presidential administration`s press secretary for Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) issues Oleksandr Motuzyanyk.”In the past 24 hours, there was no killed in action among Ukrainian troops, but two were wounded near the town of...

    Poroshenko meets UN project office head to discuss Donbas
    May15

    Poroshenko meets UN project office head to discuss Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with Grete Faremo, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), to discuss how to rebuild the social, economic, and humanitarian spheres of Donbas, according to the presidential press service.The parties discussed prospects for enhancing...

    Defense News: U.S. army looks at laser weapons for 2025 battlefield use
    May15

    Defense News: U.S. army looks at laser weapons for 2025 battlefield use

    The United States is testing laser weapons, which may be introduced for battlefield use by 2025, according to Defense News.”Aiming specifically to determine how the High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck might help troops in the Army of 2025, the service`s weapon system participated in an exercise at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, conducted through the Fires...

    The Age: Antonov An-225 Mriya touches down in Western Australia
    May15

    The Age: Antonov An-225 Mriya touches down in Western Australia

    The world`s biggest plane – the Ukrainian Antonov An-225 Mriya – has touched down safely in Western Australia amid scenes of traffic chaos around Perth Airport, according to The Age, a daily newspaper published in Melbourne, Australia. ”Traffic was gridlocked around Perth Airport on Sunday morning as thousands of people lined up against fences,...

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won Eurovision 2016
    May15

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won Eurovision 2016

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden. The country scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Stalin, Crimea and claims of ethnic cleansing. Australia finished second with 511 points, while Russia – which was the favourite going into the competition – was third with 491...

    Poroshenko does not rule out local elections in occupied Donbas this year
    May14

    Poroshenko does not rule out local elections in occupied Donbas this year

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko does not rule out the possibility of holding local elections in the occupied part of Donbas until the end of the year, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”I do not rule out this,” he told journalists after the ceremony of taking the oath by employees of the patrol police department of the town of...

    ISIS declares state of emergency in Raqqa – U.S. official
    May14

    ISIS declares state of emergency in Raqqa – U.S. official

    U.S. military officials are closely watching social media and news reports that say ISIS believes it may soon come under siege in Raqqa, Syria, its self-declared capital, according to CNN.”We have seen this declaration of emergency in Raqqa, whatever that means,” Col. Steve Warren, the spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition, told...

    Moody`s cuts Saudi, Oman, Bahrain debt ratings
    May14

    Moody`s cuts Saudi, Oman, Bahrain debt ratings

    Moody`s Investors Service cut its debt ratings for Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain on Saturday while assigning negative outlooks to three neighboring states, as low oil prices continue to undermine government finances in the region, according to Reuters.The rating agency downgraded Saudi Arabia`s long-term issuer rating by one notch to A1 but gave...

    Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura appointed FIFA Secretary General
    May14

    Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura appointed FIFA Secretary General

    The FIFA Council on Friday appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal as FIFA Secretary General (SG).Ms. Samoura is a 21-year veteran of United Nations programs who is currently the UN`s Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria. The announcement was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 66th FIFA...

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