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    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine
    Apr10

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine. The IMF is supporting Ukraine with a $17.5 billion bailout program in exchange for Kyiv implementing reforms and tackling corruption. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on April 3 that the approval was “further...

    Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term
    Apr10

    Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term

    Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev has been released from a Siberian prison after serving a 4 1/2-year sentence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas,  slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries
    Apr10

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas, slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries

    President Petro Poroshenko recently banned cargo traffic between the areas held by Moscow-backed militants in the Donbas area and slapped sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks. This appears logical, given the continuing Russian occupation of Crimea and assistance to the rebels. However, Mr. Poroshenko acted only...

    Belarus Expels Three Ukrainian Evangelical Activists
    Apr06

    Belarus Expels Three Ukrainian Evangelical Activists

    Three Ukrainian Evangelical Christian activists who served 15 days in a Belarusian jail are being deported to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The ‘Doomsday’ Vault Where the World’s Seeds Are Kept Safe
    Apr06

    The ‘Doomsday’ Vault Where the World’s Seeds Are Kept Safe

    Deep in the bowels of an icy mountain on an island above the Arctic Circle between Norway and the North Pole lies a resource of vital importance for the future of human­kind. It’s not coal, oil or precious minerals, but seeds. Millions of these tiny brown specks, from more than 930,000 varieties of food crops, are stored in the Global Seed...

    Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine
    Apr06

    Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine

    Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine …read more Source:...

    European lawmakers approve visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    Apr06

    European lawmakers approve visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Thursday supported easing travel rules for Ukrainians, driving on a… …read more Source:...

    I read Trump’s trade adviser’s anti-China book. It’s wilder than you can imagine.
    Apr06

    I read Trump’s trade adviser’s anti-China book. It’s wilder than you can imagine.

    Peter Navarro doesn’t want you to buy toys that were made in China, because he believes they’ll poison your children. He doesn’t want you to buy pajamas sewn in China, because he thinks they could catch on fire. He doesn’t want you to buy phones that were assembled in China, because he believes they could literally blow...

    European Parliament Approves Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians
    Apr06

    European Parliament Approves Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians

    The European Parliament has approved visa liberalization for Ukraine, a crucial step toward enabling Ukrainians to travel to the European Union without obtaining visas. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU legislature overwhelmingly approves Ukraine visa waiver
    Apr06

    EU legislature overwhelmingly approves Ukraine visa waiver

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union legislature has overwhelmingly backed plans to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without… …read more Source:...