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    IS trains 400 fighters to attack Europe in wave of bloodshed – media
    Mar24

    IS trains 400 fighters to attack Europe in wave of bloodshed – media

    The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.The network of agile and semiautonomous cells shows the...

    Jaresko: State budget deficit shrinks to 2.3% of GDP in 2015
    Mar24

    Jaresko: State budget deficit shrinks to 2.3% of GDP in 2015

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko announces that the deficit of Ukraine`s national budget in 2015 shrank to UAH 45.2 billion, or 2.3% of GDP, due to financial restructuring measures. ”In 2015, the budget deficit was reduced to UAH 45.2 billion, or 2.3% of GDP. The prudent fiscal policy is a necessary but not sufficient condition for the...

    Belgian intelligence had precise warning airport targeted for bombing – media
    Mar24

    Belgian intelligence had precise warning airport targeted for bombing – media

    The Belgian security services, as well as other Western intelligence agencies, had advance and precise intelligence warnings regarding the terrorist attacks in Belgium on Tuesday, Haaretz has learned.The security services knew, with a high degree of certainty that attacks were planned in the very near future for the airport and, apparently, for...

    Ukraine`s Grain Corp. not to use $1.5 bln in Chinese loan funds
    Mar24

    Ukraine`s Grain Corp. not to use $1.5 bln in Chinese loan funds

    PJSC State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine does not plan to use $1.5 billion in a second tranche of a loan provided by the Export-Import Bank of China, as the Corporation`s liquidity is sufficient, according to Deputy Chairman of the Board Andriy Repko.”Currently, there is no need to raise funds in view of excess liquidity,” Repko said...

    ATO HQ reports 53 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day
    Mar24

    ATO HQ reports 53 attacks on Ukraine troops in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 53 times in the past 24 hours, including 48 times in the Donetsk sector, according to press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).The militants fired 82mm and 120mm mortars on the Ukrainian positions in the villages of Yakovlivka, Staromykhailivka,...

    Yemen warring parties agree to April 10 ceasefire – UN
    Mar24

    Yemen warring parties agree to April 10 ceasefire – UN

    Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN`s special envoy to Yemen, announced on Wednesday that a cease fire between warring parties in Yemen will begin on April 10, ahead of a new round of peace talks eight days later in Kuwait, according to Deutsche Welle.”The talks aim to reach a comprehensive agreement, which will end the conflict and allow the...

    U.S. oil falls after big jump in stockpiles
    Mar24

    U.S. oil falls after big jump in stockpiles

    Oil prices fell in Asian trading on Thursday, adding to a slump in the previous session, after U.S. stockpiles rose for the sixth week to another record, sapping the strength of a two-month rally in prices, Reuters reported. U.S. crude futures CLc1 were down 47 cents at $39.32 a barrel at 0700 GMT, trading further below the important $40 level,...

    Russian 50th `humanitarian convoy` sets off for Donbas
    Mar24

    Russian 50th `humanitarian convoy` sets off for Donbas

    The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has sent yet another, 50th, humanitarian convoy to Donbas, the ministry`s press service said on Thursday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”About 90 trucks with more than 1,100 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes set off at 04:00 Moscow time from the Russian emergencies ministry`s Don rescue center [in...

    Brussels airport bombing may have targeted Americans: U.S. lawmaker
    Mar24

    Brussels airport bombing may have targeted Americans: U.S. lawmaker

    The suicide bombers behind the Brussels attacks may have attempted to target Americans, the top lawmaker on the intelligence committee in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.Representative Devin Nunes of California said the explosion at Brussels airport on Tuesday was close to U.S. airline counters and the...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.01 to dollar
    Mar24

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.01 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by nine kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.01 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for March 24:$100 costs UAH 2,601.5065 (on March 23, it was UAH...

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