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    Ukraine Toxic Chemical Clean-up Under Investigation
    Dec11

    Ukraine Toxic Chemical Clean-up Under Investigation

    Between 2011 and 2013, an Israeli company called S.I. Group Consort Ltd. won a series of contracts worth more than 1 billion Ukrainian hryvnia (about US$ 125 million at the time) to clean up a hazardous waste sludge pit near the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    IMF accused of bowing to political pressure in Ukraine support
    Dec11

    IMF accused of bowing to political pressure in Ukraine support

    WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund has been accused of giving in to political pressure in dropping a long established rule on prudential lending so that it can proceed with assistance for Ukraine. That follows similar charges that the fund, the world’s essential backstop in financial crises, bent its rules to support a bailout of...

    IMF accused of bowing to political pressure in Ukraine support
    Dec11

    IMF accused of bowing to political pressure in Ukraine support

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund has been accused of giving in to political pressure in dropping a long established rule on prudential lending so that it can proceed with assistance for Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    IMF accused of bowing to political pressure in Ukraine support
    Dec11

    IMF accused of bowing to political pressure in Ukraine support

    [WASHINGTON] Has the world’s crisis lender become politicised? …read more Source: The Business...

    SpaceX to launch rocket Dec 19, six months after blast
    Dec11

    SpaceX to launch rocket Dec 19, six months after blast

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – SpaceX on Thursday announced plans to launch its Falcon 9 on December 19, its first mission since a massive explosion after liftoff destroyed the rocket and its space station cargo six months ago.SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that the company is preparing for a static fire — an engine test on the launch pad...

    Ukraine arrests insurgents who 'planned terror attacks'
    Dec10

    Ukraine arrests insurgents who 'planned terror attacks'

    nbsp Last Updated On 10 December2015 Aboutnbsp1 hour ago …read more Source: The Frontier...

    Ukraine arrests insurgents who ‘planned terror attacks’
    Dec10

    Ukraine arrests insurgents who ‘planned terror attacks’

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines security service said on Thursday that it had arrested an insurgent group involving three Russian nationals that had stockpiled bombs and planned to carry out terrorist attacks, in raids that cost the life of a special forces officer.The SBU security service claimed Moscow — accused by Kiev and the west of...

    Teams will want to draw Chelsea in last 16, says Mourinho
    Dec10

    Teams will want to draw Chelsea in last 16, says Mourinho

    Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho during press conference on October 2, 2015. Photo: Reuters LONDON: All of Chelsea’s potential opponents are hoping to be drawn against the Premier League side in the last 16 of the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho has said. Mourinho’s men finished top of Group G after beating Porto 2-0 at Stamford...

    Surge in racist displays in Russian football
    Dec10

    Surge in racist displays in Russian football

    Frame grab made from the APTN footage Alexander Shprygin speaks to The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia on Friday, December 4, 2015. Alexander Shprygin heads the All-Russian Supporters’ Union. Anti-discrimination organisation FARE has accused Shprygin of displaying racist and Nazi symbols and called for him to be removed from a government...

    International observers: Eastern Ukraine fighting continues
    Dec10

    International observers: Eastern Ukraine fighting continues

    MOSCOW: International observers still witness fighting and the use of banned weapons in eastern Ukraine months after a cease-fire deal was signed, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Thursday. More than 9,000 people have been killed in fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops which has been...

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