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    Ukrainian schoolchildren learn to the echoes of shelling
    Dec11

    Ukrainian schoolchildren learn to the echoes of shelling

    MARINKA (UKRAINE) – Two long bells mean children must pack their blankets and clothing and run into a bomb shelter at this dilapidated school on the frontline of Ukraine’s smouldering war. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares
    Dec11

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares

    Ukraine’s central bank keeps trying to shut them down but they keep surviving: ‘zombie banks’ are roiling the impoverished country’s financial system through the help of allegedly crooked courts. The former Soviet republic — labelled the continent’s most corrupt state by the European Court of Auditors on...

    From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts
    Dec11

    From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts

    BUCHAREST: Romania holds legislative elections on Sunday with the left-wing Social Democrats (PSD) expected to emerge as the largest party, a year after a deadly fire forced them out of office. Here are some facts about the former communist country of 20 million people in southeastern Europe, a member of NATO since 2004 and of the European Union...

    Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state: source
    Dec11

    Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state: source

    BALTIMORE: US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp as the country’s top diplomat, a source familiar with the situation said on Saturday, an appointment that would put in place an official with close ties to the Russian government. News of Rex Tillerson’s possible appointment comes as...

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies
    Dec11

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

    United States of America president-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd from a suit during the first quarter of the 117 annual Army Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, USA, on December 10, 2016. Photo: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of US...

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares
    Dec11

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares

    KIEV – Ukraine’s central bank keeps trying to shut them down but they keep surviving: ‘zombie banks’ are roiling the impoverished country’s financial system through the help of allegedly crooked courts. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Youth Forum on Internet Freedom in Kazakhstan
    Dec10

    Youth Forum on Internet Freedom in Kazakhstan

    On 10 December in Astana, Kazakhstan, was held final International Youth Legal Forum “The limits of freedom of expression and dissemination of information in Intrenet”, worthy won by the student team from Ukraine. Team of Kazakhstan ranked the second. The forum was dedicated to the International day of protection of human rights...

    Ukraine to acquire combat drones, just like Azerbaijan
    Dec10

    Ukraine to acquire combat drones, just like Azerbaijan

    …read more Source: NEWS.am

    OPEC to push for non-member oil cuts
    Dec10

    OPEC to push for non-member oil cuts

    VIENNA, – OPEC will seek Saturday to persuade other oil producers to lower production as part of a newly struck global pact to stem a crude glut and lift painfully low prices, reports BSS. The Vienna meeting, which includes major producer Russia, aims to nail down details on implementing the accord reached late last month. Analysts however...

    France blocks extradition of Kazakh oligarch to Russia
    Dec10

    France blocks extradition of Kazakh oligarch to Russia

    PARIS: Kazakh opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov was released from prison late Friday after France’s highest administrative authority blocked his extradition to Russia, where he is accused of embezzling billions of dollars. The 53-year-old Ablyazov, who has been held in French custody since July 2013 when he was arrested on the Cote...

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