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    Gazprom appeals Swedish arbitration court’s ruling
    Mar22

    Gazprom appeals Swedish arbitration court’s ruling

    Russian gas giant Gazprom has appealed a Swedish arbitration court ruling that ordered it to pay more than $2.5 billion to Ukraine’s gas firm Naftogaz. …read more Source: The Local...

    Russian ambassador: UK has a bad record of violating international law
    Mar22

    Russian ambassador: UK has a bad record of violating international law

    The Russian ambassador to the U.K. said Thursday it is up to British authorities to provide facts about the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter, and criticized Britain’s record on the international stage. Alexander Yakovenko said in a press conference that “the burden of proof lies with the British authorities” and that “no facts...

    Ukraine detains war hero Savchenko over suspected coup plot
    Mar22

    Ukraine detains war hero Savchenko over suspected coup plot

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s State Security Service on Thursday detained lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko, an ex-military helicopter navigator who became a national hero after being held in a Russian jail, on charges of planning a military-style coup. …read more Source:...

    US to increase funding for Georgia, Ukraine to counter Russian influence
    Mar22

    US to increase funding for Georgia, Ukraine to counter Russian influence

    Georgia is among key European countries that will receive United States funding to counter Russian influence and aggression According to the Consolidated Appropriations Act not less than 105 325 000 shall be made available for assistance for Georgia and not less than 420 700 000 for Ukraine …read more Source:...

    The woman helping Ukraine’s traumatised children
    Mar22

    The woman helping Ukraine’s traumatised children

    Thousands live in villages on the frontline between Ukrainian forces and Russian backed separatists. …read more Source:...

    The UK’s wins and losses in the Brexit transition deal
    Mar21

    The UK’s wins and losses in the Brexit transition deal

    On Monday, Britain and the EU announced a lot of progress on the terms of the British exit from the European Union, specifically when it comes to the so-called “transition stage” which will last until January 1st 2021, and during which Britain will take over EU rules in order to keep access to the EU single market. Here’s an overview of...

    Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter
    Mar21

    Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter

    EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker came under fire yesterday (20 March) over a “nauseating” letter congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election even as Britain blames Moscow for a deadly toxin attack. Juncker wrote to Putin, returned for another six years in power on Sunday with a record vote share, pledging to “always...

    Cambridge Analytica: CEO Suspended, Zuckerberg Called to Testify in U.K. over Facebook’s use of Data
    Mar21

    Cambridge Analytica: CEO Suspended, Zuckerberg Called to Testify in U.K. over Facebook’s use of Data

    LONDON — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s board of directors suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending an...

    Support for Ukraine in approved Development Plan
    Mar21

    Support for Ukraine in approved Development Plan

    On 20 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2018 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The plan sets out concrete measures for putting into practice Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 and has a strong emphasis on support for Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Almost 3,000 foreign pensioners enjoy free rides in Riga transport before official retirement age in Latvia
    Mar21

    Almost 3,000 foreign pensioners enjoy free rides in Riga transport before official retirement age in Latvia

    In total, 4,916 retired citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus living in Latvia, including 2,997 pensioners who have not yet reached the official retirement age in Latvia, can enjoy free rides in Riga public transport, Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company’s spokeswoman Baiba Bartasevica told LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

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