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    Poland seizes record contraband amber haul
    Mar16

    Poland seizes record contraband amber haul

    WARSAW: Polish customs said Wednesday they had seized a record 1.5 tonnes of amber on the border with Ukraine, with some stones “the size of an ostrich egg”. The amber, worth an estimated €6 million (RM27.65 million), was found carefully wrapped and stashed among legal merchandise in a Polish lorry consignment. Some of the haul was...

    Ukraine envoy wants Japan, U.S. to keep economic sanctions on Russia
    Mar16

    Ukraine envoy wants Japan, U.S. to keep economic sanctions on Russia

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Meat Imports Increased
    Mar16

    Meat Imports Increased

    Baku / 16.03.16 / Turan: In 2015, imports of beef, lamb, pork and goat meat in Azerbaijan increased by 14.3%. At the same time the import of this product line in terms of value grew by only 12.9%, according to the State Customs Committee. Imported meat is issued at a price of $ 2.10 per 1 kg, which is $ 0.03 more than in 2014. In 2015, 2,647.6...

    Ukrainian chief prosecutor back at work despite resignation over graft allegations
    Mar16

    Ukrainian chief prosecutor back at work despite resignation over graft allegations

    Ukraine’s top state prosecutor resumed his duties on Wednesday despite having formally resigned a month ago, prolonging the tenure of an official seen by the United States as an obstacle to tackling corruption. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian chief prosecutor back at work despite resignation over graft allegations
    Mar16

    Ukrainian chief prosecutor back at work despite resignation over graft allegations

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s top state prosecutor resumed his duties on Wednesday despite having formally resigned a month ago, prolonging the tenure of an official seen by the United States as an obstacle to tackling corruption. …read more Source: The...

    Judges excuse Serb from war crimes verdict, averting EU sanctions threat
    Mar16

    Judges excuse Serb from war crimes verdict, averting EU sanctions threat

    Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj will not need to attend his sentencing hearing in The Hague later this month, the court trying him said, removing the threat of Serbia being sanctioned for failing to carry out his court summons. …read more Source: Channel...

    Judges excuse Serb from war crimes verdict, averting EU sanctions threat
    Mar16

    Judges excuse Serb from war crimes verdict, averting EU sanctions threat

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj will not need to attend his sentencing hearing in The Hague later this month, the court trying him said, removing the threat of Serbia being sanctioned for failing to carry out his court summons. …read more Source: The...

    Cats and dogs: fighters’ best friends in east Ukraine
    Mar16

    Cats and dogs: fighters’ best friends in east Ukraine

    A Ukrainian serviceman holds a cat as he guards a checkpoint near Sartana village, a suburb of the Sea of Azov port city of Mariupol that remains Kiev’s main stronghold in the conflict zonein Donetsk region. AFP PHOTO SARTANA, Ukraine: They fight rats, depression and even serve in combat roles—dogs and yes, some cats, have turned into a...

    US Official: Russia’s Syria pull out should not affect Ukraine sanctions
    Mar16

    US Official: Russia’s Syria pull out should not affect Ukraine sanctions

    Russia’s announcement that it is withdrawing forces from Syria should not lead Washington to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Could hackers turn the lights out?
    Mar16

    Could hackers turn the lights out?

    For a long time computer security experts have warned about the threat hackers pose to the systems that help control the power stations, water treatment plants and transport systems we rely on. Just before Christmas, that theoretical threat become all too real for more than 225,000 Ukrainians who were plunged into darkness by a sophisticated...

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