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Jailed Ukraine pilot heads home under prisoner swap with Russia: sources
May25

Jailed Ukraine pilot heads home under prisoner swap with Russia: sources

Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko was heading home on a plane from Russian captivity on Wednesday, part of an exchange for two Russians detained in Ukraine, two sources close to the swap told Reuters. Handing over Savchenko, whose release has been demanded by Western governments and who has become a national hero in Ukraine, would ease...

Ukraine: 7 soldiers killed, 9 wounded in eastern clashes
May24

Ukraine: 7 soldiers killed, 9 wounded in eastern clashes

Ukrainian officials say seven soldiers have been killed over the past day in fighting in eastern Ukraine. National Security Council head Oleksander Turchynov said Tuesday nine others have been wounded. The numbers were confirmed by Oleksander Motuzyanik, spokesman for the Ukrainian forces’ operations in the east. They didn’t...

Lockerbie lawyer seeks $330 million from Putin, Russia for MH17 disaster
May23

Lockerbie lawyer seeks $330 million from Putin, Russia for MH17 disaster

The U.S. aviation lawyer who won compensation for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing and is now seeking $330 million from Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in 2014, says Russian President Vladimir Putin must be held responsible. Jerry Skinner, who is leading Australian law firm LHD’s compensation claim against...

World Bank launches financing facility to fight pandemics in the Caribbean
May21

World Bank launches financing facility to fight pandemics in the Caribbean

World Bank starts new initiative to protect region against pandemics The World Bank Group has launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan, which...

EU’s Mogherini sees Russia sanctions being renewed
May19

EU’s Mogherini sees Russia sanctions being renewed

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expects sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine to be renewed in July, she told a German newspaper on Thursday. Asked by Die Welt in an interview if sanctions expiring in July would be extended, the former Italian foreign minister said: “I expect so.” In a text of her...

MEPs Review Use of Loans and Corruption in Ukraine
May18

MEPs Review Use of Loans and Corruption in Ukraine

18 de mayo de 2016, 10:07Kiev, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Committee on Budgetary Control in the European Parliament is investigating the spending of European funds, and how the fight against corruption involving those finances goes. …read more Source: Prensa...

Trump would talk to North Korea’s Kim, wants to renegotiate climate accord
May18

Trump would talk to North Korea’s Kim, wants to renegotiate climate accord

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Trump also called for a renegotiation of the Paris climate accord,...

Russia Studies Reactivating Electronic Surveillance Site in Crimea
May17

Russia Studies Reactivating Electronic Surveillance Site in Crimea

17 de mayo de 2016, 11:03Moscow, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The high military command of Russia is considering the reactivation of the electronic surveillance station in Sevastopol, Crimea, to prevent missile strikes, according to official sources. …read more Source: Prensa...

IOC: 31 caught in retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples
May17

IOC: 31 caught in retests of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples

In a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports were caught in retesting of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and other positive cases could emerge from the 2012 London Games, the IOC said Tuesday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) opened disciplinary proceedings against the 31 unidentified athletes...

Russia Demands IMF include Ukrainian Debt in Aid Program
May17

Russia Demands IMF include Ukrainian Debt in Aid Program

17 de mayo de 2016, 09:43Moscow, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Finance, Anton Siluanov, demanded today from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during a TV interview, to include the three billion dollars owed by Ukraine to Russia in its program of assistance to Kiev. …read more Source: Prensa...

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