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    Abe breaks Putin`s isolation as rare G-7 leader to visit Russia
    May06

    Abe breaks Putin`s isolation as rare G-7 leader to visit Russia

    President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a rare bilateral meeting with a Group of Seven leader, marking a breakthrough in Kremlin efforts to end Russia`s isolation since it intervened in Ukraine more than two years ago, Bloomberg reported. Abe, who is due to meet with Putin on Friday in the Black Sea...

    Abe breaks Putin`s isolation as rare G-7 leader to visit Russia
    May06

    Abe breaks Putin`s isolation as rare G-7 leader to visit Russia

    President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a rare bilateral meeting with a Group of Seven leader, marking a breakthrough in Kremlin efforts to end Russia`s isolation since it intervened in Ukraine more than two years ago, Bloomberg reported. Abe, who is due to meet with Putin on Friday in the Black Sea...

    Zakarpattia governor concedes defeat in war on tobacco mafia, wants to resign
    May06

    Zakarpattia governor concedes defeat in war on tobacco mafia, wants to resign

    Head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration Hennadiy Moskal has conceded defeat in the fight against the tobacco mafia in the region and asked Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to tender his resignation request with President Petro Poroshenko, according to an announcement on Moskal`s official website.”I see no point in remaining in office...

    Ukraine boosts power exports by 30% in Q1
    May06

    Ukraine boosts power exports by 30% in Q1

    Ukraine boosted power exports by 30.4% in January-March 2016 (Q1) compared to the same period in 2015, to 1.158 billion kWh, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry. Power exports in March alone grew by 15% from March 2015, to 0.449 billion kWh, the ministry said. As UNIAN reported earlier, unable to supply enough coal to...

    NBU eases forex restrictions for foreign investment
    May06

    NBU eases forex restrictions for foreign investment

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) continues gradual liberalization of the temporary anti-crisis restrictions introduced on the foreign exchange market in 2014-2015, scrapping the mandatory sale of foreign currency received as foreign investment in Ukraine. Respective NBU resolution No. 308 will come into effect on May 11. The NBU also shortened...

    Ukraine reports 11 attacks on its forces in Donbas in last day
    May06

    Ukraine reports 11 attacks on its forces in Donbas in last day

    The situation in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine remains tense after Russian proxies attacked Ukrainian forces 11 times on Thursday, May 5, according to the press center of the ATO headquarters.”As soon as it got dark, militants repeatedly opened fire on our strongholds near the village of Novotroyitske in the Mariupol...

    Reuters: Canadian wildfire edges south, leaves thousands stranded
    May06

    Reuters: Canadian wildfire edges south, leaves thousands stranded

    The 88,000 residents who fled a wildfire that has ravaged the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray in Alberta will not be able to return home anytime soon, officials warned on Thursday, even as the inferno edged slowly south, according to Reuters.The out-of-control blaze has consumed entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray in Canada`s energy...

    UN relief chief calls for probe into air strikes in Syria`s Idleb
    May06

    UN relief chief calls for probe into air strikes in Syria`s Idleb

    UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O`Brien has called for an immediate, impartial and independent investigation into the air strikes that on May 5, 2016, left dozens of civilians dead and injured in the northern Syrian Governorate of Idleb, which, if found to be deliberate, could amount to a war crime, according to the UN...

    Russian user reposts ”Crimea is Ukraine” in social network, gets 2 yrs in prison
    May06

    Russian user reposts ”Crimea is Ukraine” in social network, gets 2 yrs in prison

    Zavolzhskiy district court in the Russian city of Tver sentenced a local citizen Andrey Bubeyev for reposting in Vkontakte social network an article claiming ”Crimea is Ukraine” to two years three months in a penal colony. The verdict was announced on May 5 after the court debate, Bubeyev`s lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina reported from the courtroom,...

    Russian-backed separatists plot provocations in Donbas
    May06

    Russian-backed separatists plot provocations in Donbas

    Information Resistance group reports that the self-proclaimed ”Donetsk People`s Republic” ordered the garment factory in the temporarily occupied Donetsk (”Tekstylnyk” district) to tailor a large number of military uniform of Ukrainian type with specific insignia, the group posted on their website on May 5, Ukraine Today reports.According to the...

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