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    Netherlands sticks with EU-Ukraine deal despite referendum No vote
    Apr20

    Netherlands sticks with EU-Ukraine deal despite referendum No vote

    Dutch MPs voted not to ditch the EU-Ukraine association agreement Tuesday, despite a referendum earlier this month at which more than 60 percent of voters opposed the deal. The non-binding April 6 referendum saw the Dutch overwhelmingly reject the agreement, which seeks to create closer economic and social ties between the EU and Ukraine. Only 32...

    White House ‘Gratified’ for Republicans Blocking 9/11 Bill on Saudi Government
    Apr20

    White House ‘Gratified’ for Republicans Blocking 9/11 Bill on Saudi Government

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest expressed “gratitude” for efforts from top Republicans in Congress to block legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Earnest expressed his thanks ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to the kingdom, which took of Tuesday afternoon. “We are...

    Ukraine proposes pilot, Russian soldiers swap
    Apr19

    Ukraine proposes pilot, Russian soldiers swap

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday he and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had agreed a framework for a deal to secure the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko from a 22-year jail sentence in Russia. The sentencing of two captured Russian servicemen in Ukraine on Monday fuelled speculation that they might be...

    Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release pilot, Poroshenko says
    Apr19

    Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release pilot, Poroshenko says

    Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal to free a jailed Ukrainian pilot, President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday, suggesting that she will be swapped for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine. Nadezhda Savchenko, who was captured by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in 2014, was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Russia last month...

    Crimea Prosecutor Seeks ‘Extremism’ Case Against Journalist
    Apr19

    Crimea Prosecutor Seeks ‘Extremism’ Case Against Journalist

    Authorities in Russia-annexed Crimea have released a journalist affiliated with the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty on bail, but with travel restrictions, according to a report quoting his lawyer. Prosecutor General of Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya says a criminal case has been launched against the journalist, named as Nikolai Semena,...

    Dutch Parliament Defeats Motion To Scrap EU-Ukraine Deal
    Apr19

    Dutch Parliament Defeats Motion To Scrap EU-Ukraine Deal

    The Dutch parliament has defeated a motion calling for the country to pull out of a treaty establishing closer European Union ties with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    PACE to observe elections in Serbia
    Apr19

    PACE to observe elections in Serbia

    STRASBOURG – An 18-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will be in Serbia on April 22-25 to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections in the country, the PACE said in a release on Tuesday. The PACE delegation will be led by Ukrainian member Volodymyr Ariev. They are …read more...

    Dutch govt narrowly beats call to scrap EU-Kiev deal (AFP)
    Apr19

    Dutch govt narrowly beats call to scrap EU-Kiev deal (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s ruling coalition Tuesday narrowly defeated a motion calling for the country to immediately pull out of an EU-Ukraine deal rejected by voters in a referendum this month. …read more Source: The West...

    Iran struggles to find enough ships for oil exports
    Apr19

    Iran struggles to find enough ships for oil exports

    Iran faces a struggle to increase oil exports because many of its tankers are tied up storing crude, some are not seaworthy, and foreign shipowners remain reluctant to carry its cargoes. Tehran is seeking to make up for lost trade to Europe following the lifting of EU sanctions imposed in 2011 and 2012, which deprived it of a market that...

    Russia set to release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko
    Apr19

    Russia set to release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko

    Allen ConeKIEV, Ukraine, April 19 (UPI) — Ukraine is working with Russia to have its former military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko returned. …read more Source: United Press...