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    EUR 1 bln bribe case: SBU detains Vyshgorod Mayor
    Apr15

    EUR 1 bln bribe case: SBU detains Vyshgorod Mayor

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has announced that together with the prosecutor`s office they arrested upon receiving a bribe the mayor of one of the district centers of Kyiv region, as well as five of the briber`s accomplices.According to the SBU`s press center, the blackmailer demanded EUR 1 million from a developer company official for...

    Rada Speaker favors introduction of visa regime with Russia
    Apr15

    Rada Speaker favors introduction of visa regime with Russia

    Newly appointed Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy said he supported the introduction of a visa regime with Russia, Ukrainian news service TSN reported. ”When I was Secretary of the National and Security Defense Council, I launched an initiative to introduce a visa regime with the Russian Federation. My position has not...

    Czech Republic poised to change name to ”Czechia”: BBC
    Apr15

    Czech Republic poised to change name to ”Czechia”: BBC

    The Czech Republic is poised to change its name to ”Czechia” to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing, according to BBC News.The country will retain its full name but Czechia will become the official short geographic name, as ”France” is to ”The French Republic,” BBC News reports.If approved by...

    Pro-Russian militants storm ATO forces in Novotroyitske
    Apr15

    Pro-Russian militants storm ATO forces in Novotroyitske

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 104 times in the past 24 hours, which is 20% more than the previous days, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).The invaders fired mortars of various calibers 21 times in the direction of the villages of Zaitseve, Opytne,...

    Japan quake kills at least nine
    Apr15

    Japan quake kills at least nine

    A strong earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Thursday, bringing down some buildings, killing at least nine people and injuring hundreds, local media said, but the nuclear regulator reported no problems at power plants, according to Reuters.The initial magnitude 6 tremor struck 11 km (7 miles) east of the city of Kumamoto, according to the U.S....

    U.S. expects Ukraine`s new Cabinet will continue anti-corruption reform
    Apr15

    U.S. expects Ukraine`s new Cabinet will continue anti-corruption reform

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest says that the United States expects a newly appointed Ukrainian government will continue reform and take further steps to fight against corruption.”There are critically important reforms that include reforms related to fighting corruption that are going to be critical to Ukraine`s longer-term success,” he said...

    Ukraine recovers four paintings stolen from Dutch museum
    Apr15

    Ukraine recovers four paintings stolen from Dutch museum

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has found four paintings by Dutch artists of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, stolen in 2005 from a museum in the town of Hoorn in the Netherlands, according to the SBU press service.After receiving the request from the Dutch law enforcement officers SBU worked thoroughly to verify information on...

    Biden: Ukraine should appoint reformist prosecutor general
    Apr15

    Biden: Ukraine should appoint reformist prosecutor general

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says that Ukraine should appoint a reformist prosecutor general to maintain international support, according to a statement on the White House`s website.”In order to maintain international support for Ukraine, the new team should move forward quickly on Ukraine`s reform program, including fulfilling its IMF...

    UEFA: Srna stars as Shakhtar swat aside Braga
    Apr15

    UEFA: Srna stars as Shakhtar swat aside Braga

    Darijo Srna marked his record-breaking 486th game for Shakhtar with a goal and two assists as the Ukrainian side marched into the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, according to an announcement on the UEFA official website.The Thursday game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga ended with a 4-0 score (agg: 6-1), UEFA wrote.A giant banner featuring the...

    Reuters: Syrian fighter jet apparently downed, pilot believed rescued
    Apr14

    Reuters: Syrian fighter jet apparently downed, pilot believed rescued

    A Syrian jet plane was probably shot down on Thursday by Islamic State militants near a military airport in southern Syria but the pilot appears to have been rescued, a monitor said, according to Reuters.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had received information that the hardline group had hit and may have brought down a Syrian...

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