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    PACE`s debate on Savchenko postponed until Apr 21 – MP
    Apr18

    PACE`s debate on Savchenko postponed until Apr 21 – MP

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has rescheduled a debate on the illegally convicted Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko for April 21, MP of Ukraine, Chair of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, President of the PACE Committee for Culture/Media Volodymyr Ariev wrote on...

    Air France resumes flights to Iran after eight years
    Apr18

    Air France resumes flights to Iran after eight years

    Air France has made its first passenger flight to Iran in nearly a decade, according to Radio Liberty.The resumption of the Paris-Tehran flight after eight years comes after a landmark nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers that went into effect in January, RFE/RL reports.Among the passengers on the April 17 flight were French...

    Syrian opposition tell rebels will not negotiate ”forever” if govt attacks continue
    Apr18

    Syrian opposition tell rebels will not negotiate ”forever” if govt attacks continue

    Syrian opposition chief negotiator Asaad Zoubi urged rebels to strike back against the Syrian army, accusing it of using a cessation of hostilities to gain ground, according to Reuters.In an internet message to fighters on the ground he also said he would not continue for long with negotiations in Geneva if government action continued and there...

    Lagarde-Gontareva Washington talks: IMF to send mission to Ukraine soon
    Apr18

    Lagarde-Gontareva Washington talks: IMF to send mission to Ukraine soon

    Ukraine`s key lender, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has announced its mission will visit the country soon to examine the economic situation and meet with the newly appointed government, according to Ukraine`s Embassy to the United States.This was the result of talks between IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Governor of the...

    Over 400 migrants drown in Mediterranean
    Apr18

    Over 400 migrants drown in Mediterranean

    Dozens of African migrants have reportedly drowned after a boat carrying 400 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Daily Mail has reported.Most of the 400 migrants aboard the boat were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy, according to the Daily Mail.Somali media reports say that rescue workers...

    EU becomes Ukraine`s key partner in trade
    Apr18

    EU becomes Ukraine`s key partner in trade

    The European Union accounted for 44.4% of Ukraine`s goods exports in the first two months of 2016, having thus become a major trade partner, while the share of Russia was a mere 7.9%, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.Goods shipments from Ukraine to the EU member states (28 countries) slid by 2.1% in...

    China, Hong Kong shares dip on oil stocks news
    Apr18

    China, Hong Kong shares dip on oil stocks news

    China and Hong Kong stocks tracked regional markets lower on Monday morning, with sentiment soured by a tumble in crude oil futures after weekend talks among exporters failed to reach agreement on production cuts, Reuters reports.There`s also mounting worries that the markets` robust rebound since February is not sustainable, as China`s economic...

    Brazil President Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote
    Apr18

    Brazil President Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote

    Brazil`s lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts, according to the BBC.The ”yes” camp comfortably won the required two-thirds majority, after a lengthy session in the capital, the BBC reports.Ms. Rousseff`s opponents secured 367 votes in the lower...

    Ukraine`s new government to gather for first meeting on April 20
    Apr18

    Ukraine`s new government to gather for first meeting on April 20

    Newly elected Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman announces the first meeting of Ukraine`s new government on Wednesday, April 20.”Today we`re preparing the government`s first meeting, which will take place on Wednesday,” he said in his video address posted on Facebook on Monday.He also said he had held a number of meetings on different issues,...

    Oil prices tumble after Saudi-Iran tensions sink output deal – Reuters
    Apr18

    Oil prices tumble after Saudi-Iran tensions sink output deal – Reuters

    Oil prices tumbled on Monday after a meeting by major exporters in Qatar collapsed without an agreement to freeze output, leaving the credibility of the OPEC producer cartel in tatters and the world awash with unwanted fuel, Reuters has reported. Brent crude futures fell as much as 6% in early trading on Monday before recovering to $41.29 per...

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