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    No decision on visa-free regime to be signed by Ukraine-EU Summit in May – source
    Apr20

    No decision on visa-free regime to be signed by Ukraine-EU Summit in May – source

    A source from high diplomatic circles has told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels that the proposal of the European Commission on a visa-free regime with Ukraine would be discussed at the next meeting of the visa group, but the final decision would not have been drafted before the EU-Ukraine Summit to be held May 19.”Preparing for the Ukraine...

    European Commission charges Google over Android
    Apr20

    European Commission charges Google over Android

    The European Commission on Wednesday formally accused Google of abusing its dominant market position with its Android operating system and suspects it made secret payments and exclusive deals to protect its power, the European version of Politico reported.”This complaint is of great importance, particularly in a context in which smartphones and...

    Firtash`s Vienna house searched – ambassador
    Apr20

    Firtash`s Vienna house searched – ambassador

    Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash`s house in Vienna has been searched, he has been served with new charges, according to Ukraine`s Ambassador to Austria.”There was search in Firtash`s Vienna-based house. It lasted for three hours. Everything suggests that these are new charges. Now it`s Germany, not the United States,” Ambassador Olexander...

    Another 20 prisoners returned to Ukraine from uncontrolled Donbas
    Apr20

    Another 20 prisoners returned to Ukraine from uncontrolled Donbas

    Twenty convicted persons have been returned to Ukraine from uncontrolled territory in Donbas, according to the parliament`s envoy for human rights.”A new round of the transfer of 20 convicted persons from uncontrolled territory to Ukraine has taken place on the initiative of the Verkhovna Rada`s ombudsperson for human rights today,” the envoy`s...

    Another quake, magnitude 6.2, strikes off Ecuador coast
    Apr20

    Another quake, magnitude 6.2, strikes off Ecuador coast

    A 6.2 earthquake shook the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, just days after a bigger quake battered the area and killed nearly 500 people in a blow to the country`s already fragile economy, according to Reuters.The latest earthquake hit 70 km (44 miles) off the Pacific coast town Esmeraldas at a depth of 10 km, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center...

    Groysman on gas prices: Open and understandable
    Apr20

    Groysman on gas prices: Open and understandable

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says that the newly created Cabinet will tackle the issue of setting prices of gas and will do it in the most transparent way.”We`ll have to take many different unpopular decisions, in particular, the adoption of economically grounded prices of gas. I`m aware that this needs to be done. And we`re now...

    The British connection: Jihadi chain traces European terror back to 9/11 – The Independent
    Apr20

    The British connection: Jihadi chain traces European terror back to 9/11 – The Independent

    Investigations into an international jihadist chain behind the terrorist attacks in Belgium and France are also looking into past British connections to al-Qaeda plots paving the way for the 9/11 attacks, The Independent has learned.Five people, four men and a woman, were arrested last week in Birmingham and at Gatwick airport in connection with...

    Russia announces political will for Savchenko exchange – Council Speaker
    Apr20

    Russia announces political will for Savchenko exchange – Council Speaker

    Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko says Russia has political will to swap Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko for Russian nationals, Alexander Alexadnrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev, convicted in Ukraine, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The discussion is underway on the legal...

    Turkish police detain 20 people over links to cleric Gulen
    Apr20

    Turkish police detain 20 people over links to cleric Gulen

    Turkish police on Wednesday detained 20 people over their alleged links to a movement led by U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the state-run Anadolu Agency said, according to Reuters.It said the arrests were made in an operation carried out in the southern provinces of Osmaniye, Adana, Mersin and Isparta, and that teachers and businessmen...

    European Commission officially proposes cancelling visas for Ukrainians
    Apr20

    European Commission officially proposes cancelling visas for Ukrainians

    The European Commission has announced that it has put forth a legislative proposal concerning visa liberalization for Ukraine, according to a document published on the European Commission`s official website.”The detailed explanation of the specific provisions of the proposal says that Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 will be amended, transferring...

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