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Natalie Jaresko: 'hero minister' who won round Ukraine's creditors

Natalie Jaresko: 'hero minister' who won round Ukraine's creditors

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

She drinks coffee after coffee, saying she has only had three hours' sleep, but her eyes sparkle with joy. Ukraine's US-born finance minister Natalie Jaresko on Thursday told AFP how she nailed the debt...

Ukraine averts default with major debt write-down deal

Ukraine averts default with major debt write-down deal

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukraine stepped back from the brink of default Thursday with a crucial debt deal that sees lenders accept a 20-percent write-down and keeps global markets open to the cash-strapped ex-Soviet state.The...

NATO opens training centre in Georgia amid Russia tensions

NATO opens training centre in Georgia amid Russia tensions

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

NATO on Thursday opened a training centre in Georgia as the ex-Soviet country eyes closer partnership with the Western military alliance amid tensions with Russia.Georgia has long sought full NATO membership...

Famed Russian art 'at risk' after Uzbek museum head fired

Famed Russian art 'at risk' after Uzbek museum head fired

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

A world-renowned collection of avant-garde Russian art housed in a remote museum in Uzbekistan may be at risk after the director was abruptly fired on allegedly trumped-up charges of theft, staff say....

Ukraine clashes kill 8, hurting push for new truce

Ukraine clashes kill 8, hurting push for new truce

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that endanger nascent talks on a new truce agreement for the war-torn separatist east.Government spokesman...

Estonia to build fence along Russian border

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Estonia on Thursday said it would build a fence along its eastern border with Russia to safeguard its security and to protect the EU's passport-free Schengen zone.Interior ministry spokesman Toomas Viks...

IMF's Lagarde lauds Ukraine debt deal

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde cheered Ukraine's debt-cutting deal Thursday with a group of creditors, and called on all of the country's bond holders to endorse it."I...

NATO opens training centre in Georgia amid Russia tensions

NATO opens training centre in Georgia amid Russia tensions

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

NATO on Thursday opened a training centre in Georgia as the ex-Soviet country eyes closer partnership with the Western military alliance amid tensions with Russia.The establishment of the NATO-Georgian...

Ukraine averts default with major debt write-down deal

Ukraine averts default with major debt write-down deal

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukraine said Thursday it has reached a crucial debt restructuring deal that will see lenders accept a 20-percent write-down and keep global markets open to the cash-strapped ex-Soviet state.The announcement...

Former Ukraine rebel head starts support group for Russian fighters

Former Ukraine rebel head starts support group for Russian fighters

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

A former leader of pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine on Thursday announced he was launching a support network for Russian volunteers who fought in the conflict and the families of those...

Eight killed in fresh Ukraine clashes

Eight killed in fresh Ukraine clashes

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that erupted despite ongoing talks on a new truce agreement for the separatist east.Government spokesman...

Final MH17 report due October 13: Dutch investigators

Final MH17 report due October 13: Dutch investigators

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine last year will be released in October 13, Dutch investigators said on Thursday."The Dutch Safety Board...

Ukraine PM calls debt deal a blow to 'enemy' Russia

Ukraine PM calls debt deal a blow to 'enemy' Russia

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday that the crucial debt deal struck between Kiev and its private creditors had delivered a blow to "enemy" Russia."The default that our enemy was...

Ukraine, creditors agree debt restructuring deal

Ukraine, creditors agree debt restructuring deal

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukraine said Thursday it had reached a crucial debt restructuring deal that will see lenders accept a 20-percent write-down and keep global markets open to the cash-strapped ex-Soviet state.The announcement...

Ukraine, creditors agree debt restructuring deal

Ukraine, creditors agree debt restructuring deal

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukraine said Thursday it had reach a crucial debt restructuring agreement that will see lenders accept a 20-percent principal write-down and keep global markets open to the cash-strapped ex-Soviet state."The...

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