German company fined for violating sanctions against Russia

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Ulm-based company which exported dual-purpose equipment to Russia has been fined EUR 190,000, according to Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

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U.S. to develop more "usable" warheads to deter Russia

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The Trump administration plans to loosen constraints on the use of nuclear weapons and develop a new low-yield nuclear warhead for US Trident missiles, according to a former official who has seen the most recent draft of a policy review, according to The Guardian.

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Ukraine’s Antonov applies for U.S. permit to haul SpaceX's oversized cargo

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State-owned Antonov, Ukraine's only aircraft manufacturer, has applied to U.S. Department of Transportation for an emergency exemption to operate a single one-way all-cargo charter flight by the world’s biggest An-124-100 “Mriya” transporting outsized rocket hardware manufac...

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Antitrust Committee considering allowing MP Mykytas to buy 25 percent stake in Prominvestbank

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The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) is considering the possibility of the purchase of a 25 percent stake in Prominvestbank (Kyiv) by Verkhovna Rada deputy Maksym Mykytas, the press service of the AMCU reported. “By order of the state commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee dated...

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Russia's Orwellian "diplomacy"

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Sergei Lavrov held an annual press conference in Moscow, showing the basics of Russia’s foreign policy. Theoretically, even those will get it who still believe in the myth that it is possible...

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BBC: Ukraine’s front-line bakery bringing hope to a town (VIDEO)

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A bakery in the small town of Maryinka in eastern Ukraine is bringing comfort and hope to war-weary locals, who are living on the front line. Watch a video here. The post BBC: Ukraine’s front-line bakery bringing hope to a town (VIDEO) appeared first on KyivPost.

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Ukraine's army fires back to repel one of four attacks in Donbas on Jan 10

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Russia's hybrid military forces have mounted four targeted attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, since the beginning of Wednesday, January 10; the Ukrainian army has returned fire once, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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Bloomberg: Manafort sued by Russian billionaire Deripaska over Ukraine deal

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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was sued by a company tied to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who claims he was defrauded after investing $18.9 million in a Ukrainian cable television venture, according to Bloomberg.

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Ukrinform: Ukrainian airlines carried 10.6 million passengers in 2017

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Ukrainian airlines carried about 10.6 million passengers in 2017, which is 27.5 percent more than in 2016. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: Ukrainian airlines carried 10.6 million passengers in 2017 appeared first on KyivPost.

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Modernized anti-aircraft missile system Pechora tested in Ukraine

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The Ukrainian company Radionics and the state design bureau Luch successfully test-launched a missile using the modernized S-125 M Pechora surface-to-air defense missile system, the bureau’s press office reported on Facebook.

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More Kyiv children reported infected with measles

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Fourteen children suffering from measles have recently been admitted at the Kyiv City Children's Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration informs.

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Ukraine sees strengthened economic ties with China as major achievement: ministry

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The strengthening of economic ties with China was one of Ukraine's top achievements in international trade in 2017, the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry said on Wednesday, Xinhua reports.

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The Washington Post: Russian military was behind 'NotPetya' cyberattack in Ukraine, CIA concludes

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The CIA has attributed to Russian military hackers a cyberattack that crippled computers in Ukraine last year, an effort to disrupt that country's financial system amid its ongoing war with separatists loyal to the Kremlin, according to The Washington Post.

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EU sets up team to tackle fake news, disinformation

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The High-Level Expert Group which will contribute to the development of an EU-level strategy on how to tackle the spreading of fake news and disinformation had its first meeting, January 15, according to the European Commission.

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Core inflation up 9.5% in Ukraine in Dec 2017

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Core inflation in Ukraine in December 2017 stood at 9.5% in annual terms, compared with December 2016, according to Ukrainian State Statistics Service's website.

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Ukraine's hryvnia weakens to UAH 28.35 to dollar Jan 10

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Quotations of the Ukrainian hryvnia against the U.S. dollar on the interbank forex market on Wednesday, January 10, were set at UAH 28.32/28.35 per dollar, having weakened by 7 kopecks from the start of trading.

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Transdniestria intends to declare right to international recognition at PACE

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TIRASPOL – The self-proclaimed Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic should once again declare the fundamental principles of its independence at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in order to win international recognition, Transdniestrian President Vadim Krasnoselsky sai...

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Ukraine's central bank mulls introduction of blockchain-based e-hryvnia

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The National Bank of Ukraine is mulling over the possibility of introducing blockchain-based electronic hryvnias rather than its own cryptocurrency.

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USAF says it deploys theater security package to Estonia

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Twelve F-16s and nearly 300 Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, deployed Jan. 14, 2018, as the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron to Amari Air Base, Estonia, as part of a theater security package. Approximately 75 Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base,...

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Financial Times: IMF warns Ukraine over anti-corruption court legislation

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The International Monetary Fund has warned Ukraine’s leadership that the government’s plans for a new anti-corruption court are “not consistent” with commitments made as part of its IMF bailout agreement. The development further dashes hopes that the country would be able to swiftly reengage with...

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