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    IMF threatens to cut Ukraine aid over corruption
    Feb11

    IMF threatens to cut Ukraine aid over corruption

    The World Bank said it shared the IMF’s concerns about Ukraine’s slow progress in improving governance and fighting corruptionUkraine releases Vietnamese nationals arrested during violent raidDarling of Davos, Lagarde has second IMF term sewn upSharing the Christmas spirit with abandoned animals in UkraineFistfight erupts in Ukraine...

    Poland to join fight vs Islamic State in return for NATO help against Russia
    Feb11

    Poland to join fight vs Islamic State in return for NATO help against Russia

    Poland will join the fight against Islamic State, its defence minister said on Wednesday, though he signalled that the scale of its involvement would depend on NATO’s response to Russia’s renewed assertiveness on the alliance’s eastern flank. The announcement, made by Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz after a meeting with US...

    Tennis: Top seed Nishikori, qualifier Nishioka advance
    Feb11

    Tennis: Top seed Nishikori, qualifier Nishioka advance

    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Three-time defending champion Kei Nishikori and Japanese compatriot Yoshihito Nishioka, a 130th-ranked qualifier, advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Memphis Open on Wednesday with straight-sets triumphs.Top seed Nishikori defeated 124th-ranked Ryan Harrison 6-2, 7-5 to book a last-eight date against Kazakstans...

    AKIpress audience jokingly nominates governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, former mayor of Moscow for Bishkek mayor
    Feb11
    Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight
    Feb11

    Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – Pentagon chief Ashton Carter and dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition striking Islamic State jihadists meet in Brussels on Thursday to take stock of the difficult campaign.More than 18 months after the United States and the quickly assembled alliance began bombing IS targets, Carter hopes renewed alarm over...

    Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight
    Feb11

    Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

    BRUSSELS: Pentagon chief Ashton Carter and dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition striking Islamic State jihadists meet in Brussels on Thursday to take stock of the difficult campaign. More than 18 months after the United States and the quickly assembled alliance began bombing IS targets, Carter hopes renewed alarm over IS attacks...

    IMF warns to cut Ukraine aid over corruption
    Feb11

    IMF warns to cut Ukraine aid over corruption

    The International Monetary Fund threatened to cut crucial financial aid to cash-strapped Ukraine because of the country’s “slow progress” in fighting corruption. “Without a substantial new effort to invigorate governance reforms and fight corruption, it is hard to see how the IMF-supported programme can continue and be...

    IMF’s Lagarde said Ukraine expresses commitment to reforms
    Feb11

    IMF’s Lagarde said Ukraine expresses commitment to reforms

    The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that she had been reassured by Ukraine’s president that he was committed to following a reform path to keep the nation’s US$17.5 billion bailout on track. …read more Source: Channel...

    IMF's Lagarde said Ukraine expresses commitment to reforms
    Feb11

    IMF's Lagarde said Ukraine expresses commitment to reforms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that she had been reassured by Ukraine’s president that he was committed to following a reform path to keep the nation’s $17.5 billion bailout on track. …read more Source: The...

    3 killed as passenger bus hits mine in east Ukraine
    Feb10

    3 killed as passenger bus hits mine in east Ukraine

    MARINKA, Ukraine – Three people were killed on Wednesday, February 10, when a passenger minibus hit a mine in separatist eastern Ukraine during a relative calm in fighting in the 21-month war. An AFP reporter at the scene saw pools of blood and personal belongings of the victims scattered near … …read more Source:...

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