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    EUCOM nominee would consider Javelin in Ukraine
    Apr22

    EUCOM nominee would consider Javelin in Ukraine

    The likely next head of U.S. forces in Europe believes there is a need in Ukraine for anti-tank weapons, and indicated a willingness to provide the Javelin system to Ukrainian forces during a hearing Thursday, according to Defense News.”I believe that we should provide the weaponry that we believe they need to defend their sovereignty, and that...

    Russia doubles fare for foreign trucks
    Apr22

    Russia doubles fare for foreign trucks

    The Russian government has increased the levy on foreign carriers for travelling on Russian roads from RUB 60,000 to RUB 120,000 per year, according to a resolution published on the official website of the Russian Government, Russian business news agency PRIME has reported.The government also increased the daily payment for travel from RUB 385 to...

    China`s central bank injects huge liquidity to market
    Apr22

    China`s central bank injects huge liquidity to market

    The People`s Bank of China (PBOC) on Friday conducted 240 billion yuan of seven-day reverse repurchase agreements (repo), a process in which central banks buy securities from banks with an agreement to resell them in the future, according to China Daily. The operation followed a 250-billion-yuan reverse repo on Wednesday and one of 260 billion...

    First U.S. gas shipment en route to Europe — WSJ
    Apr22

    First U.S. gas shipment en route to Europe — WSJ

    A tanker from Louisiana loaded with U.S. natural gas is en route to Portugal, the first shipment in a trade relationship that could shake up the European market, according to Wall Street Journal. The 970-foot long Creole Spirit, carrying liquefied natural gas, is expected to arrive by the end of April, according to shipping data and people...

    U.S. State Department calls on Russia to lift ban on Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar
    Apr22

    U.S. State Department calls on Russia to lift ban on Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar

    The U.S. Department of State has called on the Russian authorities to reconsider the decision to ban the Crimean Tatar Mejlis. ”We call on the Russian Federation to reverse the Ministry of Justice`s recent decision to designate the Crimean Tatar Mejlis as an ”extremist” organization and the decision by de facto authorities in Crimea to suspend...

    FBI reveals price paid to unlock iPhone
    Apr22

    FBI reveals price paid to unlock iPhone

    The FBI paid more than $1 million to the company that gained access to San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook`s iPhone for their hacking services, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday, according to CNN.When asked how much the agency spent on cracking the device, Comey, who was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in London, said, ”A lot. Let`s...

    UN: 165 countries to sign Paris Agreement on climate change on Apr 22
    Apr22

    UN: 165 countries to sign Paris Agreement on climate change on Apr 22

    Global leaders are preparing to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters in New York today, on April 22. Thus far, the latest assessment indicates that more than 165 countries will sign the landmark accord, setting a record for the most countries to sign an international agreement on one day. The previous record...

    Russian proxies attack ATO forces 30 times in last day
    Apr22

    Russian proxies attack ATO forces 30 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 30 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons seven times, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). ”The activity of the militants in the Donbas conflict zone remains high in all areas of defense, especially in the Donetsk...

    Steinmeier calls for cooperation with Russia
    Apr22

    Steinmeier calls for cooperation with Russia

    Germany`s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview with Handelsblatt he wants to stronger reconnect with Russia on the international stage.”It would be good to overcome here now speechlessness,” said Steinmeier.”I can imagine we are making a serious attempt to cooperate with Russia on Libya,” he added.According to the...

    EU aims for joint European coast guard by summer — Reuters
    Apr22

    EU aims for joint European coast guard by summer — Reuters

    EU governments agreed on Thursday to speed the formation of a common European border and coastguard that could be in service by this summer to control migrants arriving from the Middle East and Africa, according to Reuters.Interior ministers from the 28 member states gave a mandate to their Dutch chairman at a meeting in Luxembourg to open talks...

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