Jul 31 2014 - 17:37
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called for tge establishment of a new energy system in Europe. According to the head of the Ukrainian cabinet, the US and EU cannot only help Ukraine to modernize its gas-delivering system, but also establish a new "energy map of Europe and the whole world," Yatsenyuk is quoted as saying
Jul 31 2014 - 17:12
The European Union has expressed its deep concern about the charges brought against former Georgian president and founder of the opposition United National Movement party,
Jul 31 2014 - 14:54
Palestinian Leader Mahmous Abbas said in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that the Gaza Strip was a zone of a humanitarian catastrophe. He urged the UN chief to make use of article 99 of the Charter, Interfax reports.Abbas asked Ban Ki-moon to make a request to other countries to collect food, water and medicines for Gaza. The Palestinian leader emphasized the need to open humanitarian corridors.
Jul 31 2014 - 14:13
The Council of the European Council has passed sanctions limiting financing of Russian state banks by European investors, banning shipments of equipment to Russian oil companies from the EU and imposing an embargo on imports and exports of weapons to Russia, RIA Novosti reports.The sanctions were passed against Russia for destabilizing the situation in the eastern part of Ukraine. The decision was made according to an agreement reached at the Committee of Permanent Representatives on July 29.The legal texts will be published today and come into force on August 1.
Jul 31 2014 - 13:52
U.S. ex-agent of national security Edward Snowden has asked for temporary refuge in Russia, according to his lawyer Anatoly Kucheren, RIA Novosti repots.Snowden has already filed the necessary documents. The Federal Migration Service will decide whether to grant refuge, Kucheren adds.
Jul 31 2014 - 13:34
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk was given only 16 votes for his resignation and 109 against, ITAR-TASS reports.Yatsenyuk requested resignation on July 24 due to the schism of the ruling coalition, refusal of the parliament to pass his budget sequester for 2014 and the Naftogaz reform.
Jul 31 2014 - 11:25
The Ukrainian parliament will decide whether to dismiss Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk or not today. 239 members (226 minimal needed) voted for a closed-door session, RIA Novosti reports.Speaker of Parliament Oleksandr Turchynov clarified that information about some issues they were planning to discuss was secret, including a report by the defense minister, issues of the Cabinet, bills and ratification of agreements with Australia and the Netherlands concerning the Malaysian Boeing crash.
Jul 31 2014 - 10:53
Israel is mobilizing an additional 16,000 reservists, making a total of 86,000 for the operation in the Gaza Strip, RIA Novosti reports.The new mobilized troops will give other soldiers time to rest.The government allowed the military to mobilize 70,000 reservists, about 50,000 of whom have already been used.