President awarded the order of Yaroslav the Wise to the King of Saudi Arabia
In the course of the meeting with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded the order of Yaroslav the Wise of the I degree to the Saudi monarch.
President held a meeting with the King of Saudi Arabia
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in the framework of the official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Umerov, Chiygoz to return to Kyiv October 26
Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar political prisoners released from Russian captivity today, are now in Turkey, and will return to Ukraine tomorrow, October 26. Leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzemilev told this on air to one of the TV channels, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
Hurricane Ophelia: Woman dies as storm hits Ireland
A woman in her 20s has been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles, the BBC reports.
Court in Russia fines Telegram $14,000 for refusing to cooperate with FSB
A district court in Moscow fined Telegram $14,000 for their refusal to give the Security Service of Russia (FSB) information for “decoding” messages of the users, according to Interfax.
PACE incapable of taking balanced position, - Ukraine's Education Ministry
Having passed the resolution about the Ukrainian law on education on October 12, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe showed it is incapable of taking a balanced position; the arguments of the Ukrainian delegation regarding the resolution were not taken into account. Anna Novosad, Chief of International Cooperation Department of Ukraine’s Education and Science Ministry said that in the exclusive commentary to 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Spanish PM gives Catalonia five days to clarify independence stance
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave Catalonia’s leader five days to clarify his position on whether or not he was declaring independence, Reuters reported.
Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail, other platforms
Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the company's investigation, according to The Washington Post.
Venice Commission supports creation of anti-corruption court, makes amendments to draft law
The European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) said that many of the provisions of the draft law provide a good basis for the establishment of a high specialised anti-corruption court, but made several recommendations to reduce the risk that it could be considered unconstitutional, according to the statement published on the website of the Council of Europe.
Ukraine's defense & security chief: Over 120,000 troops involved in Russia-Belarus war-games
Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov estimates that over 120,000 troops and 10,000 units of military hardware are engaged in the active phase of the Russian-Belarusian Zapad (West) 2017 war-games.
President at the UN Security Council Summit: UN peacekeeping endeavor needs reform to respond efficiently to the new challenges
At the high-level open debate of the United Nations Security Council on the Reform of the UN Peacekeeping: Implementation and Follow-up, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized the need for reforming the UN’s peacekeeping endeavor.
DPRK fires another ballistic missile in direction of Japan
The Japanese government urged citizens of northeastern prefectures to find shelter as North Korean missile flew over the island of Hokkaido in the early hours of Friday.