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    As Western Sanctions Cripple Russia, Egypt’s Sisi Considers Using Ruble For Tourism
    Aug27

    As Western Sanctions Cripple Russia, Egypt’s Sisi Considers Using Ruble For Tourism

    Egypt is considering using the ruble in settlements in tourism in an effort to avoid using U.S. dollars, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said, Russian state news agency TASS reported Thursday. The suggestion comes amid part of a broader Egyptian effort to entice Russian tourists to visit, while Russia’s economy reels from sanctions...

    Ukraine Military Conscription Goal Of 25,000 Soldiers Not Met, More Waves Of Army Draft Expected
    Aug27

    Ukraine Military Conscription Goal Of 25,000 Soldiers Not Met, More Waves Of Army Draft Expected

    Ukraine’s sixth wave of military conscription was meant to be its last for 2015, but after only recruiting half of the needed 25,000 men, the country is facing several additional waves of conscription, or a mandatory military draft. …read more Source: International Business...

    Final MH17 Crash Report Due In October
    Aug27

    Final MH17 Crash Report Due In October

    The Dutch Safety Board has announced that the final report into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year will be published on October 13. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Western Balkan Leaders, Merkel Discuss Migrant Crisis
    Aug27

    Western Balkan Leaders, Merkel Discuss Migrant Crisis

    As leaders from the western Balkans were meeting Thursday in Vienna to discuss action to stem Europe’s migrant crisis, as many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in eastern Austria, the Krone newspaper reported. Initial reports indicate the refugees had suffocated, the paper reported. An Austrian official confirmed that a...

    Final Report On MH17 Crash To Be Published In October
    Aug27

    Final Report On MH17 Crash To Be Published In October

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The final report into the crash last July of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine will be published on Oct 13, the Dutch Safety Board said on Thursday.The crash, attributed in a preliminary report last year to “high energy objects” striking the aircraft, is widely believed to have been caused...

    Migration, Anti-Extremism Focus of Western Balkans Summit
    Aug27

    Migration, Anti-Extremism Focus of Western Balkans Summit

    VIENNA—Seeking to stem the flow of Mideast migrants, Austria’s foreign minister on Thursday floated elements of a five-point plan that foresees establishing safe havens in the region where those seeking asylum in the EU could be processed and — if they qualify — be given safe passage to Europe. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz spoke on the...

    Ukraine, creditors agree on debt deal in bid to lighten financial load
    Aug27

    Ukraine, creditors agree on debt deal in bid to lighten financial load

    The deal will unlock an international bailout for the struggling nation as conflict drags on in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Relief Deal With Creditors
    Aug27

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Relief Deal With Creditors

    MOSCOW—The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a crucial deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war. As part of the deal, investors who own Ukraine’s bonds will write off 20 percent of their...

    Migration, anti-extremism focus of Western Balkans summit
    Aug27

    Migration, anti-extremism focus of Western Balkans summit

    VIENNA (AP) — Seeking to stem the flow of Mideast migrants, Austria’s foreign minister on Thursday floated elements of a five-point plan that foresees establishing safe havens in the region where those seeking asylum in the EU could be processed and — if they qualify — be given safe passage to Europe.Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz spoke on...

    Ukraine Reaches ‘Win-Win’ Debt Restructuring Deal After Months-Long Talks
    Aug27

    Ukraine Reaches ‘Win-Win’ Debt Restructuring Deal After Months-Long Talks

    After nearly 5 months of talks, the Ukrainian government said Thursday that it has reached a deal with its international creditors to slash its $18 billion debt by 20 percent, according to media reports. The debt relief is vital for the conflict-ravaged nation to nurse its economy back to health. …read more Source: International Business...