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    Ukraine approves rules of organic livestock production
    Apr06

    Ukraine approves rules of organic livestock production

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers has approved rules of organic livestock production, which regulate the technological process of organic farming, including requirements for raising animals, the use of fodder, prevention and treatment of diseases, etc., according to a posting on the government`s website referring to corresponding resolution No. 241...

    Erdogan calls for revoking terror supporters` citizenship
    Apr06

    Erdogan calls for revoking terror supporters` citizenship

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for considering steps to strip citizenship of terrorist organization supporters, according to Anadolu Agency.In remarks made during a meeting with Turkish attorneys at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara to mark the Lawyers` Day Tuesday, Erdogan said there is a need to annihilate...

    Death penalty 2015: Facts and figures – Amnesty International
    Apr06

    Death penalty 2015: Facts and figures – Amnesty International

    At least 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries in 2015, Amnesty International has reported.This represents a stark increase on the number of executions recorded in 2014 of more than 50%; in 2014 Amnesty International recorded 1,061 executions in 22 countries worldwide.This is the highest number of executions recorded in more than 25 years...

    Savchenko begins `dry` hunger strike
    Apr06

    Savchenko begins `dry` hunger strike

    Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko, who has been sentenced by a Russian court to 22 years in prison, resumed hunger strike, refusing to consume both food and water. Savchenko`s lawyer, Mark Feygin, said on April 6 that his client`s demand was ”her immediate return to Ukraine.” As UaPosition reported...

    Dutch cast votes on Ukraine treaty in test of anti-EU sentiment – Reuters
    Apr06

    Dutch cast votes on Ukraine treaty in test of anti-EU sentiment – Reuters

    Dutch voters began casting ballots in a national referendum on Wednesday on the European Union`s treaty with Ukraine – a test of anti-EU sentiment before Britain vote on its membership of the bloc in June, according to Reuters.Dutch politicians say rejecting a treaty intended to bring Ukraine closer to the European Union would hand a symbolic...

    Abromavicius: Eight foreigners among applicants for Ukrzaliznytsia CEO
    Apr06

    Abromavicius: Eight foreigners among applicants for Ukrzaliznytsia CEO

    Ukrainian Minister for Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius says that there are eight foreign citizens among applicants for the position of General Director at the State Administration of Railways Transport of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia). ”In total, there are 31 candidates, including eight foreigners and 23 our [citizens],” he wrote...

    U.S. mulls pulling troops from Sinai due to ISIS threat – CNN
    Apr06

    U.S. mulls pulling troops from Sinai due to ISIS threat – CNN

    The Obama administration is considering pulling troops out of a base in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula in part due to the growing threat from ISIS and other militants, CNN has learned.The U.S. is mulling moving some U.S. and international troops into southern portions of Sinai. They are discussing the possibility with Egypt and Israel, which signed a...

    Donbas seeing escalation with 76 attacks on Ukraine in last day
    Apr06

    Donbas seeing escalation with 76 attacks on Ukraine in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 76 times in the past 24 hours, including 23 attacks with the use of banned 120mm and 82mm mortars, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”The situation was most tense in the Donetsk sector. Ukrainian soldiers have survived...

    Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh: NATO chief calls on sides to prevent escalation
    Apr06

    Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh: NATO chief calls on sides to prevent escalation

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is encouraged by the reports of the cessation of hostilities along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact.”I urge the sides to respect the ceasefire, show restraint and prevent any new escalation,” Stoltenberg said in a statement issued on April 5.”NATO supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group. The...

    Private traders account for half of gas imports from EU
    Apr06

    Private traders account for half of gas imports from EU

    Spokesperson for state-owned Ukrtransgaz, the operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system, Maksym Bielawski says that 50% of Ukraine`s gas purchases from the EU last month was handled by 12 private trading companies, which was six times higher than the number of traders in March 2015. ”The good news is that private traders (12 companies) accounted...

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