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Saakashvili intends to celebrate his wedding anniversary on Nov. 17 in Georgia

Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili is determined to return to his home country, his wife Sandra Roelofs said at a meeting between Grigol Vashadze, the presidential candidate from the opposition political movement Strength in Unity, and voters in Zugdidi on October 20. The couple are planning to celebrate their wedding anniversary on November 17 in Zugdidi, […]

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Daily Digest: Top news on Monday, Oct. 22

•  Gas warrior. Former Prime Minister lawmaker Yulia Tymoshenko lashed out at President Petro Poroshenko on Oct. 20 for the government’s decision to raise gas prices for the population by 23.5 percent starting in November. •  Good start. Cyclist Denys Fishchuk has won a bronze medal in the cycling competition at the Invictus Games, bringing Ukraine’s national team its […]

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Global effort to eradicate tuberculosis, the infectious disease that burdens Ukraine, still has long way to go

NEW YORK — Tuberculosis took center stage for the first time at the United Nations in September, in the first United Nations high-level meeting devoted to this infectious airborne disease that killed 1.6 million people worldwide last year. Held on Sept. 26 alongside the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the meeting was intended […]

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Cyclist brings first medal to Ukraine at Invictus Games

Cyclist Denys Fishchuk has won a bronze medal in the cycling competition at the Invictus Games, bringing Ukraine’s national team its first medal on the first day of the event, the Ministry of Defense reported on Oct. 21. The Invictus Games are an annual international Paralympic tournament for invalided soldiers and veterans. This event, the […]

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112.ua: Ukrainian attempts to illegally smuggle 150 gadgets to occupied Donbas

Ukrainian citizen tried to illegally smuggle 148 mobile phones and two tablets to the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The press office of the Joint Forces Operation reported on Facebook. Read more here.

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Ukrinform: Kyiv expects increase in number of tourists from Asia

By the end of 2018, the capital of Ukraine expects an increase in number of tourists from Asian countries by 15-20 percent compared to 2017. Read more here.

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UNIAN: Russian Orthodox Church recognizes Patriarch Bartholomew as schismatic – media

The Russian Orthodox Church has recognized Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as a schismatic based on the Orthodox Church canons, according to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Russian church’s external relations. Read more here.

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Bloomberg: Manafort in wheelchair as he gets sentencing date

Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman to President Donald Trump, appeared in a wheelchair in a Virginia courtroom where his lawyer said he had “significant” health issues and the judge set a Feb. 8 sentencing for his conviction on fraud counts. Read more here.

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The Economist: The end of engagement – how the world’s two superpowers have become rivals

For the past quarter century America’s approach to China has been founded on a belief in convergence. Political and economic integration would not just make China wealthier, they would also make it more liberal, pluralistic and democratic. There were crises, such as a face-off in the Taiwan Strait in 1996 or the downing of a […]

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112.ua: Ministry of Internal Affairs provides mayor of Dnipro city with personal guard

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine provided a personal guard to Mayor of Dnipro city Borys Filatov. Arsen Avakov, Head of Ukrainian MIA claimed this on Oct. 21, Ukrainian News report. Read more here.

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