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Macron: French President to host Putin at Versailles palace on May 29
May22

Macron: French President to host Putin at Versailles palace on May 29

The meeting will coincide with an exhibition celebrating 300 years of Franco-Russian ties. French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks at the Versailles palace on May 29, the French presidency said on Monday, as the countries look to reset strained relations. The meeting, confirmed by the Kremlin, will...

China Says no Mining in its Immediate Plans for Antarctica
May22

China Says no Mining in its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

BEIJING — China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area’s susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks, government officials said Monday. China’s growing interest in the frozen...

Russia launches wide-ranging trade dispute against Ukraine at WTO
May22

Russia launches wide-ranging trade dispute against Ukraine at WTO

MOSCOW-Russia has launched a wide-ranging trade complaint against Ukraine, saying it is facing a “universe of restrictions, prohibitions, requirements and procedures”, a World Trade Organization statement said on Monday. , The alleged breaches of the trade rules affect trade in goods and services from Russia, as well as transit, the...

Don’t Have It? Steal It! Ukraine Moves to Confiscate Coal Shipments From Donbass
May21

Don’t Have It? Steal It! Ukraine Moves to Confiscate Coal Shipments From Donbass

Earlier Ukrainian Energy Minister Igor Nasalik issued directives to revenue and customs agencies to confiscate coal shipments originating from Donetsk and Lugansk regions – a decision prompted by an energy crisis that erupted following the economic blockade imposed against these territories by Ukrainian forces. In late January, a group of former...

Kiev Pins Hopes on Chinese Investment Amid Lukewarm Reception From EU
May21

Kiev Pins Hopes on Chinese Investment Amid Lukewarm Reception From EU

On Friday, the Kiev City State Administration signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese consortium for the construction of a fourth underground railway line for the city’s subway system. The consortium, which includes the China Railway International Group and the China Pacific Construction Group, will oversee the 30 billion...

Blast Hits Office of Ukraine’s Right Wing Party in Kiev, No Casualties Resulted
May21

Blast Hits Office of Ukraine’s Right Wing Party in Kiev, No Casualties Resulted

KIEV (Sputnik) — An explosion hit the office of Ukraine’s right-wing party The Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists in the country’s capital of Kiev, local media reported. According to Hromadske TV broadcaster, no one was injured. Unknown individuals threw a combat grenade into the building, the same reports suggested. The police is...

Germany Ready to Intensify Work of Normandy Four on Ukraine – Kiev
May21

Germany Ready to Intensify Work of Normandy Four on Ukraine – Kiev

KIEV (Sputnik) — Germany is ready to intensify the work of the Normandy Four format and considers that the G7 states should more actively support the process of Ukrainian reforms, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, the press secretary of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said Saturday. Earlier in the day, Poroshenko held talks with German Chancellor Angela...

News24.com | Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on Ukraine
May20

News24.com | Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants to initiate new talks on the stagnant peace process in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

Ceasefire? Be Damned! Poroshenko Sends Soviet T-80 Tanks to Donbass
May20

Ceasefire? Be Damned! Poroshenko Sends Soviet T-80 Tanks to Donbass

Poroshenko posted bombastic footage of Ukraine’s T-80 battle tanks on his Facebook page, accompanying it with the nationalistic #GloryToUkraine hashtag. “Another batch of beautiful T-80 tanks will be sent to the Ukrainian Airmobile Forces on the front line! We are working further to reinforce our defensive capacity!” However, with this...

No more aid! TRUMP, other donors also blacklist Kenya thanks to UHURU/ RUTO – RAILA was right
May20

No more aid! TRUMP, other donors also blacklist Kenya thanks to UHURU/ RUTO – RAILA was right

..get donor funds because it would have to comply with new highly stringent conditions before accessing funds.The Global Fund has proposed some reforms if Kenya has to get funds from donors, among them a zero cash policy.With this, fund recipients will not receive lamp sum disbursement in advance. Instead funds will only be made available after...

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