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    Ukraine may close all checkpoints in Luhansk region due to militant attacks
    Apr05

    Ukraine may close all checkpoints in Luhansk region due to militant attacks

    Chairman of Luhansk Regional Military and Civil Administration Heorhiy Tuka has said that all checkpoints in the area may be closed due to the militant shelling of settlements along the demarcation line in the region.In his words, they will be closed in case of further deterioration of the situation, an UNIAN correspondent reported.From 21:00 to...

    Obama, Stoltenberg discuss alliance`s role in fight against IS
    Apr05

    Obama, Stoltenberg discuss alliance`s role in fight against IS

    U.S. President Barack Obama says NATO continues to be the cornerstone of U.S. security policy and a critical ally in the fight against terrorism, according to Radio Liberty.Obama made the remarks in a joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg after the two met in Washington on April 4, RFE/RL wrote.Obama said he and...

    Russia no longer among EU`s top three trading partners – Eurostat
    Apr05

    Russia no longer among EU`s top three trading partners – Eurostat

    Russia ranked fourth in the list of EU`s top trading partners in 2015, for the first time being replaced by Switzerland that ranked third, according to Russian Dozhd TV Channel, which cited data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.As reported, since 2013 the share of Russia in total EU trade in goods has declined sharply...

    Eastern Europeans, CIS residents see Russia, U.S. as threats
    Apr05

    Eastern Europeans, CIS residents see Russia, U.S. as threats

    Amid continued talk of a ”new Cold War,” residents of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) see Russia – or the U.S. – as the one country that poses the biggest threat to them, according to Gallup poll.But their answers largely depend on where Gallup asks the question. Russia poses the biggest threat in European Union...

    Two years of conflict leaves 1.5 mln people hungry in eastern Ukraine – UN agency
    Apr05

    Two years of conflict leaves 1.5 mln people hungry in eastern Ukraine – UN agency

    The two-year long conflict in eastern Ukraine has left around 1.5 million people hungry, including almost 300,000 people who are severely food insecure and in need of immediate food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency said on Monday.”Two years of violence, shelling and fear have left an indelible mark on thousands of people in...

    Oil prices extend losses on looming gasoline glut
    Apr05

    Oil prices extend losses on looming gasoline glut

    Oil prices dropped for a third session in a row on Tuesday, as weakening demand for gasoline and persistent doubts on whether crude producers will be able to reach an agreement to rein in a worldwide supply glut dragged on the market, Reuters reported.Growth in gasoline use has been one of the strongest pillars supporting demand across the fuel...

    Savchenko starts serving sentence, to resume ”dry” hunger strike on April 6
    Apr05

    Savchenko starts serving sentence, to resume ”dry” hunger strike on April 6

    Ukrainian captive pilot, MP Nadia Savchenko on April 5 started serving her 22-year sentence in Russia.Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison by Russian-based Donetsk City Court on March 22, 2016.She announced he had decided not to appeal the verdict and would renew her ”dry” hunger strike from April 6, demanding her return to...

    U.S. to continue to encourage anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine – White House
    Apr05

    U.S. to continue to encourage anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine – White House

    The United States will continue to encourage the Ukrainian authorities to follow through with implementing anti-corruption reforms, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said at a daily press briefing on Monday.”President Poroshenko has demonstrated a commitment, along with the rest of the government of Ukraine, to implementing a whole bunch...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine troops 61 times in last day
    Apr05

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine troops 61 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 61 times in the past 24 hours, which is almost half more than in the previous day and night, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”Using mortars of various calibers, the Russian-backed mercenaries fired on our positions...

    Suspicious activity at N. Korea radiochemical laboratory, progress towards completing experimental light water reactor
    Apr05

    Suspicious activity at N. Korea radiochemical laboratory, progress towards completing experimental light water reactor

    Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates suspicious activity at the Yongbyon Radiochemical Laboratory complex used to produce plutonium for building nuclear weapons, 38 North reports.During the past five weeks, exhaust plumes on two, possibly three, occasions were observed at the Radiochemical Laboratory`s Thermal Plant (e.g., steam plant)....

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