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 2018-07-19 06:50 

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New York Times: Russian accused of being a covert agent...

WASHINGTON — For four years, a Russian accused of being a covert agent pursued a brazen effort to infiltrate conservative circles and influence powerful Republicans while she secretly was in contact with Russian intelligence operatives, a senior Rus...

 2018-07-19 06:36 

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Reuters: Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law...

JERUSALEM Israel passed a law on July 19 to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid. The "nation-state4; law, backed by the right-wing...

 2018-07-19 06:19 

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UNIAN: Five countries align with EU move to extend sanctions over Crimea...

After the EU Council adopted on June 18, 2018, a decision to extend until June 23, 2019, restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia, the Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the E...

 2018-07-19 06:08 

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Reuters: Suspects for Skripal Novichok poisoning identified, says UK...

U.K. investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators behind the Novichok nerve agent attack on the Skripals, the Press Association reported on July 19. Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were struck down with ...

 2018-07-19 02:55 

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Daily Digest: Top news of Wednesday, July 18...

What did Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin talk about during their private conversation on July 16 in Helsinki? Well, Ukraine and Russia's occupation of Crimea was one of the topics, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a ...

 2018-07-19 01:57 

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Activists claim Investigative Bureau rigged competition to favor government loyalists...

A special commission on July 18 elected 27 people for top jobs in the State Investigative Bureau, a new, highly-anticipated investigative body that is expected to start its work in November. However, half of the names had been leaked in advance to Ukraini...

 2018-07-18 19:01 

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Reuters: Defiant Trump says Russia not targeting US, calls critics deranged...

President Donald Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies again on July 18, saying that Russia was not still targeting the United States, and accused his critics of being deranged. Read more here. The post Reuters: Defiant Trump says Russia not targeti...

 2018-07-18 18:53 

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UNIAN: EU's Sefcovic reveals when next Ukraine-EU-Russia gas talks to be held...

Regular tripartite talks between Ukraine, the European Union, and Russia on the transit of Russian gas via Ukraine to the European Union after 2019 are set to be held in October this year, the press office of the EU Delegation to Ukraine reported referrin...

 2018-07-18 18:44 

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UNIAN: Naftogaz calls Gazprom's position in gas dispute "neocolonialism"...

Naftogaz's Chief Commercial Officer Yuriy Vitrenko says only the application of European rules will create a real balance in relations between Ukraine's Naftogaz and Russia's Gazprom. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Naftogaz calls Gazprom'...

 2018-07-18 18:30 

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Associated Press: Syrian forces' bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout...

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces determined to retake the largest opposition holdout in the country's southwest unleashed an intense bombing campaign, killing at least a dozen people and wounding over 100 in a densely populated town, activists ...

 2018-07-18 18:19 

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BBC: Russian 'agent offered sex for job in US'...

An alleged Kremlin agent offered sex for a job with a special interest organisation she targeted, say US officials. Read more here. The post BBC: Russian 'agent offered sex for job in US' appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-07-18 18:14 

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Reuters: Pompeo says North Korea deal 'may take some time,' sanctions to remain...

WASHINGTON Reaching a denuclearization deal with North Korea "may take some time," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on July 18, reiterating that sanctions would continue to be enforced in the meantime, even as Russia's envoy to Pyongyang...

 2018-07-18 18:00 

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112.ua: Number of affected from poisoning in Donetsk region exceeds 90...

The number of the affected in the result of the mass poisoning at the summer camp in Donetsk region rose to 91 as the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection reported. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Number of affected from poiso...

 2018-07-18 17:28 

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Aljazeera: Syria Buses arrive to evacuate two rebel-besieged Shia towns...

Dozens of buses on July 18 entered two government loyalist towns under siege from rebels in the northwest province of Idlib, as part of a deal to evacuate residents to government-controlled areas, according to state news agency, SANA. Read more here. The ...

 2018-07-18 17:18 

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Reuters: Trump says Russia is no longer targeting US...

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on July 18 he does not believe Russia is still targeting the United States, contradicting US intelligence assessments that Moscow was continuing its attempts to meddle in American elections. Read more here. The post ...

 2018-07-18 17:09 

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UNIAN: Ukrainian star band to stage 'singing protest' show at de-facto border with Crimea...

On July 19, a highly acclaimed Ukrainian band Boombox will organize a "singing protest" show on the administrative border with the Russian-occupied Crimea demanding the release from Russian penitentiaries of all Ukrainian political prisoners. Read...

 2018-07-18 16:48 

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CNBC: Google implies it may no longer give away Android for free following EU antitrust decision...

Google implied on July 18 that it may no longer be able to offer the Android operating system to device manufacturers for free, following a $5 billion antitrust fine from the European Union. Read more here. The post CNBC: Google implies it may no longer g...

 2018-07-18 16:30 

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112.ua: EU Mission follows selection procedure of candidate to Ukraine's State Investigation Bureau...

The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) reacted to the comments about some candidates for the leadership positions at the State Investigation Bureau (SIB) as the press service of the EUAM reported. Read more here. The post 112.ua: EU Mission follows se...

 2018-07-18 16:21 

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UNIAN: Russia launches yet another fake story targeting Ukraine church independence aspirations...

Russian ideologists have been working in full swing attempting to obstruct the rise of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, employing a number of local loyalists of the Russian church like Luka, a Metropolitan of Zaporizhia and Melitopol, who recent...

 2018-07-18 16:09 

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Associated Press: Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent kept in jail...

WASHINGTON — A 29-year-old woman accused of being a covert Russian agent was "likely" in contact with operatives of the successor agency to the KGB while she lived in the United States, prosecutors said on July 18 in court papers. Read more ...

 2018-07-18 15:08 

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UNIAN: Ukraine's Antonov, Turkish aerospace to start joint venture to develop military transport aircraft...

Kyiv-based state-owned Antonov and Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. are planning to establish a joint venture to implement a project for the development of the An-188 multi-purpose military transport aircraft "In the near future, a Turkish delegation...

 2018-07-18 15:03 

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UNIAN: Naftogaz makes $1.4 billion in net profit in 2017...

National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine in 2017 made Hr 39.4 billion ($1.4 billion) in net profit, which was 2.2 times up from 2016. "Naftogaz posted the highest net profit in its 20-year history: Hr 39.4 billion ($1.4 billion) compared to UA...

 2018-07-18 14:30 

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National Geographic: Could Chernobyl wolves spread mutations into Europe?...

Wild animals have free range around northern Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, which spread radiation throughout the region in 1986. Studies have hinted that significant populations of European gray...

 2018-07-18 14:23 

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Bne Intellinews: Kyiv mayor Klitschko won't take part in Ukraine's 2019 presidential election...

Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko is going to run for the mayor post again, however, he has no ambitions to take part in the 2019 presidential election, the politician and former heavyweight boxer said in an interview with Novoye Vremia magazine. Klitschko, one...

 2018-07-18 13:57 

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RFE/RL: Court ruling reveals ex-Ukrainian defense minister has political asylum in Belarus...

KYIV — A Ukrainian court ruling has revealed that former Defense Minister Mykhaylo Yezhel, who is wanted in Ukraine for the alleged misuse of state finances, has received political asylum in Belarus. According to a ruling by Kyiv\'s Solomyanka D...

 2018-07-18 13:51 

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RFE/RL: Halting start for Chechen activist's trial amid dispute over venue...

The politically charged drug-possession trial of a prominent human rights activist in Chechnya has gotten off to a halting start as jailed defendant Oyub Titiyev's lawyer did not show up on its opening day. Attorney Ilya Novikov stayed away from the h...

 2018-07-18 13:41 

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RFE/RL: US court denies Manafort's request to relocate trial...

A U.S. judge in the state of Virginia has denied a request to relocate the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. Manafort's lawyers sought to move his upcoming trial from Alexandria — which is a political...

 2018-07-18 13:27 

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RFE/RL: Trump says Montenegrins 'very aggressive,' could start World War III...

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Montenegrins are "very strong, very aggressive" people and suggested he fears NATO's newest member could drag the alliance into a major war. In an interview with Fox News TV recorded in Helsinki and ai...

 2018-07-18 13:07 

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Bloggers sneak in tank warehouse in Kharkiv, find it unguarded (VIDEO)...

Two Ukrainian bloggers showcased a breach in the security of a state-owned tank factory in Kharkiv when they sneaked, uninterrupted, in the factory's storage facility. One of the men, going under nickname Dima Total, posted a video of their adventure ...

 2018-07-18 13:03 

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UNIAN: EU envoys sanction six people involved in illegal construction of Kerch bridge...

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said EU envoys backed the decision to impose individual sanctions against six people involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch Strait bridge. "This testifies to the inevitability of the punishment for a...

 2018-07-18 12:56 

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Reuters: Trump says Russia to 'help with North Korea'...

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on July 18 that Russia would help with North Korea and offered an enthusiastic update on the U.S. process of negotiating with the antagonistic Asian nation over nuclear weapons. "Russia has agreed to help with No...

 2018-07-18 12:41 

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BBC: Google hit with $5 billion Android fine from EU...

Google has been fined a record $5 billion over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally \"cement its dominant position in general internet search". Read more here. The post BBC: Google hit wi...

 2018-07-18 12:24 

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UkrInform: 19 people drowned in Kyiv waterways this summer, says emergency services...

At least 19 people have drowned in waterways in the city of Kyiv since the start of summer, the State Emergency Service's Main Department in the city of Kyiv reports. "Since the beginning of summer, the number of those drowned in Kyiv has already ...

 2018-07-18 12:16 

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Washington Times: US weapons sales undeterred by Trump's NATO, trade talk...

The Trump administration's tough international economic policies are ruffling feathers among foreign allies but aren't undermining U.S. weapons sales around the world, said a top State Department official who is critical to the president's ...

 2018-07-18 12:06 

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UkrInform: Government approves low-carbon development strategy of Ukraine until 2050...

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a document supporting the strategy for transitioning the Ukrainian economy to a low carbon development model, which provides for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, abandoning fossil fuels and investing in renewable en...

 2018-07-18 12:00 

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112.ua: Ukrainian special service detains accomplice of Donbas militants at airport...

The officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained an accomplice of the militants of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" at the international airport Boryspil as the press service of the SBU reported. According to the message...

 2018-07-18 11:52 

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Washington Post: How alleged Russian agent Maria Butina gained access to conservative elites...

For nearly five years, the young Russian political-science student was an unusual fixture at the most important events of the U.S. conservative movement. Maria Butina, who was indicted this week on charges of being a covert Russian agent, struck up friend...

 2018-07-18 10:36 

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RFE/RL: Slovakia extradites suspected terrorist to Russia, says FSB...

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) says that Slovakia has extradited a Chechen man suspected of involvement in terrorist attacks in the North Caucasus. The FSB said on July 18 that Aslan Yandiyev, born in 1978, was extradited to Moscow the previou...

 2018-07-18 09:38 

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RFE/RL: Trump may have agreed to help Russian prosecutors pursue Bill Browder, says Browder...

British-American investor and rights activist William Browder says U.S. President Donald Trump may have made a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their summit to help Russian law enforcement pursue him. In posts on Twitter and an op-ed piec...

 2018-07-18 09:25 

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OCCRP: Russian businessman behind unrest in Macedonia...

Macedonia's prime minister has accused "Greek businessmen" sympathetic to Russia's interests of fomenting unrest in the country over its proposed name change, which — if it goes forward — will finally enable it to join NATO. No...

 2018-07-18 09:07 

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RFE/RL: Belarusian journalist sentenced for 'assaulting police'...

MINSK — A Belarusian journalist who reported on the conflict in eastern Ukraine has been sentenced to four years of "limitation of freedom" by a court in Minsk. The court ruled late on July 17 that Dzmitry Halko was guilty of assaulting a po...

 2018-07-18 08:46 

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Reuters: Polish judge enters Supreme Court at heart of dispute...

WARSAW Malgorzata Gersdorf, who the Polish government says is now retired but who insists her term as the Supreme Court head runs until 2020, walked into the court on July 18 saying the situation was "very tense and dramatic". Gersdorf is now at t...

 2018-07-18 08:28 

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NABU suspects raid on its Kyiv office might have involved MP Deidei, Interior Minister's son...

The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is not ruling out that the raid on its office in Kyiv on Tuesday was a planned provocation orchestrated by political forces connected with Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine deputy Yevhen Deidei and a close rel...

 2018-07-18 08:17 

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FiveThirtyEight: How Russia could steal the US's midterm elections...

The first Americans to line up to vote on Nov. 6, 2018, will be the East Coast's earliest risers. As early as 5 a.m. EST, rubbing the sleep from their eyes and clutching travel thermoses of coffee, they will start the procession of perhaps 90 million ...

 2018-07-18 07:47 

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112.ua: Dozens of children suffer food poisoning in Donetsk region...

A food poisoning case is observed in Donetsk region-based summer camp. The disorder affected dozens of people, most of them children, the State Emergency Service reported. On July 18, the authority was informed of hospitalization of 84 people, 68 of them ...

 2018-07-18 07:38 

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UNIAN: Putin's words on Crimea 'referendum' are a confession, says MP...

First Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, MP Iryna Gerashchenko has said Ukrainian diplomats and lawyers must use Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement on a Russian-organized 'referendum' in Ukraine's Crimea as confe...

 2018-07-18 07:30 

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112.ua: Ukraine, European Commission agree on basics of EU energy rules in Ukraine...

Ukrainian diplomats and the European Commission agreed on the common basic principles of EU energy rules implementation in Ukraine. The country's foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin posted this on Twitter. 'We agreed with the European Commission on the...

 2018-07-18 07:22 

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Russia removed from list of countries producing parts for Ukraine's An-178...

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that Russia has been excluded from the number of producers of components for the Ukrainian transport plane An-178. "The Ukrainian beauty, An-178, has recently made a demo flight in the suburb of London at the ...

 2018-07-18 07:07 

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The Atlantic: White House transcript omits key PutinTrump moment...

It was perhaps the most explosive exchange in an incendiary press conference: Russian President Vladimir Putin appearing to frankly admit to a motive for, and maybe even to the act of, meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, despite repeatedly de...

 2018-07-18 06:53 

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Daily Digest: Top news for Wednesday, July 18...

Backlash escalated on July 17 against U.S. President Donald J. Trump over his failure to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin a day earlier for a host of Kremlin crimes: invasion of Ukraine and annexation of its Crimean peninsula; backing of Syrian d...

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