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    VOA: NATO challenged by more assertive Russia, militants
    Apr07

    VOA: NATO challenged by more assertive Russia, militants

    NATO is preparing to step up its response to Islamic State and a more assertive Russia responsible for aggressive actions in Ukraine, according to Voice of America (VOA).NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with VOA`s Serbian Service about the alliance`s future this week in Washington.”That is the two main challenges we face and they are...

    ATO HQ closes Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint in Donbas
    Apr07

    ATO HQ closes Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint in Donbas

    The Stanytsia Luhanska control point of entry/exit has suspended its work due to the constant militant shelling of the adjacent areas, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”In order to preserve the lives and health of civilians who cross this checkpoint, the ATO headquarters in Donetsk and Luhansk regions have...

    Greek public sector strike to ground flights, disrupt public services – Reuters
    Apr07

    Greek public sector strike to ground flights, disrupt public services – Reuters

    Flights to and from Athens will be grounded on Thursday and services at tax and municipal offices will be disrupted as state workers walk off the job to protest against pension and tax reforms demanded by Greece`s foreign lenders, according to Reuters.The strike coincides with a review of Greece`s international bailout, agreed last year, which...

    Iceland govt appoints new PM, to call early elections
    Apr07

    Iceland govt appoints new PM, to call early elections

    Iceland`s government named a new prime minister and called for early elections in the autumn on Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson quit becoming the first global politician brought down by the ”Panama Papers” leaks, Reuters reports.It was unclear whether the naming of Fisheries Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson to...

    Bloomberg: U.S. plans to match leaked data to Russia sanctions list
    Apr07

    Bloomberg: U.S. plans to match leaked data to Russia sanctions list

    The U.S. plans to search the millions of documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm for information about people who may have helped companies or individuals evade sanctions related to Russia`s role in destabilizing Ukraine, a person familiar with the matter said, Bloomberg reported.These people could be added to the U.S. Treasury Department`s...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 67 times, intensify fire near Maryinka
    Apr07

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 67 times, intensify fire near Maryinka

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 67 times in the past 24 hours, using weapons of different caliber, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”The situation was tense in the Donetsk sector. The enemy repeatedly used infantry fighting vehicles to attack our...

    Oil futures rise but traders warn on premature rally
    Apr07

    Oil futures rise but traders warn on premature rally

    Crude futures rose on a raft of supportive indicators on Thursday, although some traders warned that physical supply and demand fundamentals did not warrant a strong price recovery at this stage, Reuters reported.International Brent futures LCOc1 jumped above $40 per barrel in early trading and stood at $40.10 at 0425 GMT, up 26 cents from the...

    Panama Papers: UEFA offices searched by Swiss police – BBC
    Apr07

    Panama Papers: UEFA offices searched by Swiss police – BBC

    The offices of European football`s governing body UEFA have been searched by Swiss police, the BBC reported.They have seized information about a contract disclosed in the Panama Papers that was signed by former UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino, now head of the global football body FIFA, according to the BBC.Infantino has denied wrongdoing,...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine to continue moving towards EU despite Dutch vote – Reuters
    Apr07

    Poroshenko: Ukraine to continue moving towards EU despite Dutch vote – Reuters

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday his country would continue moving towards the European Union despite a resounding rejection by Dutch voters of a treaty on closer ties between the European body and Ukraine, according to Yahoo News with reference to a report by Reuters.”We will continue our movement towards the European Union,”...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.95 to dollar
    Apr07

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.95 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 12 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.95 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for April 7: $100 costs UAH 2,595.7927 (on April 6, it was UAH...

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