Monthly Archives: April 2020

Russian Oil Major Scraps Dividend as Industry Reels From Oil Price Crash

Tatneft’s decision could be bellwether as industry braces for $10 billion hit to earnings. one day ago Russian energy giant Tatneft will abandon a planned dividend payout to shareholders — the first Russian producer to make such a move — as a result of oil market chaos. The firm’s board of directors has recommended canceling payouts on Tatneft’s fourth quarter

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Ilya Timtchenko: Ukraine’s lack of leadership is costing lives

Prime Minister Denys Shmygal speaks during the Cabinet of Ministers meeting in Kyiv on April 22, 2020.Photo by Goodzenko Anry/kmu.gov.ua Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky government reboot on March 4 has arguably been one of the worst decisions of the president so far. The results speak for themselves: a newly established government has been removed right before the heat of the COVID-19

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“LNR” occupation authorities forbid residents to approach border with Russian Federation closer than 5 kilometers

Occupation authorities of the “LNR” have forbidden the local residents to approach the border with Russia closer than 5 km. This is stated in the report of the so-called “Ministry of State Security”. It is noted that this punitive department “imposed restrictions on the stay of residents in the territories adjacent to the border of the “republic” with the Russian

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Russia Bans ‘Discussions’ of Fake Coronavirus News

Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled it illegal to discuss “fake news” about the deadly coronavirus pandemic in public in addition to publishing it. Facing public mistrust toward the country’s relatively low infection numbers at the time, Russia made spreading false information about Covid-19 punishable by up to five years in jail starting April 1. In an explanatory note published Tuesday, the Supreme Court said

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PM Shmyhal: Repair of local roads is Government’s priority

23.04.2020 17:10 More than UAH 80 billion will be allocated for road repair in 2020. This is an unprecedented amount preserved in the updated State Budget of Ukraine. “During a working visit to Zakarpattia region on Thursday, April 23, the Head of Government of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal emphasized that along with the overhaul of roads of national importance the priority

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NBU cuts discount rate to 8%

23.04.2020 14:18 The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to reduce the discount rate to 8%. NBU Governor Yakiv Smolii said this at a briefing on Thursday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “The NBU Board has decided to reduce the discount rate to 8%,” he said. On September 6, 2019, the NBU reduced the discount rate to 16.5%. It

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France Plans to Reset Its Relationship With Russia. Will That Work?

A deal to reduce the risk of the most catastrophic security scenario in Europe is in the interests of both sides. by John Deni France is once again pushing for improved relations with Russia. During a meeting of European Union officials this week, France’s foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, pushed to broaden Europe’s engagement with Russia, and this came on

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Did China’s leaders deliberately ‘seed’ coronavirus around the world?

‘If this was a plan to seed the virus throughout the world, then it has succeeded beyond the wildest imaginations of those who plotted it.’ Steven Mosher. Mon April 20. Lifesite News. April 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – With each day that passes, the list of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) lies about the origin and spread of the China Coronavirus continues

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U.S. Ambassador Slams ‘Egregious’ Charges Against Journalists In Russia

April 22, 2020 15:59 GMT MOSCOW — The U.S. ambassador to Russia has criticized what he calls the Russian government’s lack of action to protect journalists who have received threats of retaliation from Russian officials or face criminal charges considered trumped up by their supporters. In an online briefing on April 22, Ambassador John J. Sullivan slammed extremism charges launched

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Celebrity climate activists cheer coronavirus misery in name of environment: Devine

By Miranda Devine New York Post April 22, 2020 | 10:23pm Greta Thunberg, Joaquin Phoenix and fellow eco-luminaries used Earth Day Wednesday to rejoice in the global economic shutdown that has led to a reduction in carbon emissions. The pandemic has been a dream come true for climate alarmists . . . if you ignore all the misery. They wanted us to

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