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    Ukraine to offer updated restructuring proposal to creditors – Finance Minister
    Jun19

    Ukraine to offer updated restructuring proposal to creditors – Finance Minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will submit on Friday an updated proposal to creditors based on a worsened forecast for the Ukrainian economy, but it will continue to service its debt, including the coupon due on a Russia-held $3 billion bond, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said. …read more Source: The...

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea
    Jun19

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments extended for a year a ban on trade and investment with Crimea on Friday, meaning European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and visits by European cruise ships will remain outlawed. …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s Putin says cooperation with West to continue
    Jun19

    Russia’s Putin says cooperation with West to continue

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was confident Moscow’s cooperation with the West would continue.Putin, addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, also said Russia was committed to ensuring a transparent and predictable economy for investors.Ties between Russia and the West...

    Putin says Russia is tackling crisis successfully
    Jun19

    Putin says Russia is tackling crisis successfully

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia was doing well in tackling its economic crisis, aggravated by Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and a fall in global oil prices. …read more Source: The...

    Not a single Syrian asked for asylum in Kyrgyzstan, whereas 17 Ukrainians applied in 2015
    Jun19

    Not a single Syrian asked for asylum in Kyrgyzstan, whereas 17 Ukrainians applied in 2015

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016
    Jun19

    EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016

    BRUSSELS, Belgium –EU member states agreedWednesdayto extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, officials said. The agreement by ambassadors from the 28 European Union nations meeting in Brussels will be formalized by foreign ministers from the bloc when they...

    100 Indian students refuse to leave Ukraine
    Jun19

    100 Indian students refuse to leave Ukraine

    The lives of over eight dozen Indian students, most of them training to be doctors in eastern Ukraine, are in serious danger as heavy fighting continues between the country’s armed forces and Russian backed separatists in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Senate-OK’d $612 billion defense bill aims to arm Ukraine, keep Guantanamo open
    Jun19

    Senate-OK’d $612 billion defense bill aims to arm Ukraine, keep Guantanamo open

    Over White House objections, the U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate voted 71-25 to approve the bill, […] The post...

    Ukraine parliament fires security chief
    Jun19

    Ukraine parliament fires security chief

    KIEV: Ukraine s parliament on Thursday fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and …read more Source: The News...

    EU calls Greek crisis summit as talks end without deal
    Jun19

    EU calls Greek crisis summit as talks end without deal

    LUXEMBOURG (AFP) – The EU called an emergency eurozone summit next week after Greek debt talks ended Thursday without a deal, sparking warnings of an accident that could push Athens out of the euro if there is no breakthrough by the end of the month.Finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg failed to break the five-month-old standoff between...

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