Monthly Archives: December 2019

UN chief blasts governments as COP25 gets underway

‘If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself,’ Guterres says. By Kalina Oroschakoff MADRID — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday blasted the world’s big emitters for failing to cut greenhouse gases. “All the main emitters must do more,” he said at the formal opening of the COP25 climate summit. That includes boosting climate commitments under

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Ukrainian defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom could be hit by US sanctions for selling Motor Sich to China

The US could impose sanctions on Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm if the China-controlled company Skyrizon Aircraft Holdings Ltd. gains joint control over the company Motor Sich, said Yuriy Terentyev, head of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine, in a broadcast of Radio NV. “We could find ourselves in a completely absurd situation, if the Chinese party acquired control over this

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Russia Bans Sale of Smartphones Without Russian Apps

Apple and other producers will have to pre-install Russian-made applications onto smartphones for the Russian market. Russia will force tech companies to pre-install Russian-made government-approved applications and software onto new smartphones from next year. The measures — dubbed the “law against Apple” due to the U.S. iPhone maker’s refusal to sell products loaded with third-party apps — sailed through the

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“Everyone has the right to choose” – Zelensky invited pro-Russian residents of Donbass to move to Russia

In the Donbass, there are people who support Russia and they can move there, since the Russian Federation is now distributing illegal Russian passports. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made a corresponding statement in an interview with Western media, commenting on one of the polls, according to which, the majority of residents of the occupied part of Donbas supposedly want

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US to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 before Christmas

The US is preparing a “sanctions trick” against the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the German newspaper Bild reported on Saturday, citing sources and a speech given by James Risch, Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, at a security conference in Halifax. The opponents of the pipeline’s construction plan to get sanctions imposed “in a roundabout

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Police Detain Suspects Of Murdering 3-Year-Old Child In Downtown Kyiv

Police representatives have detained suspects of murdering a three-year-old boy in downtown Kyiv. Press service of the Kyiv city police has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Respective investigation is underway. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on December 1, an unknown person shot at the car and killed three-year-old son of former member of the Kyiv

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Foreign Ministry responds to Russia’s statement on possible secession of regions from Ukraine

The statement by Russian State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin on the possible secession of a number of regions from Ukraine is directed against the territorial integrity of the country, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar has reported on Facebook. “The provocative formulation and the tone of the statement are directed against the territorial integrity of Ukraine and are embedded in

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Criminal Liability For Disinformation Could Be Introduced For Journalists

Criminal liability for disinformation could be introduced for journalists until Ukraine regains control of its non-government-controlled territories if the relevant draft law is adopted. Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sports Volodymyr Borodianskyi announced this to reporters, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “A war is being waged against Ukraine today. Criminal liability will apply to all the rules relating to misinformation

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