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Evening update: Quebec closes bars, schools and gyms as COVID-19 cases rise

Good evening, let’s start with today’s best stories: The latest developments related to COVID-19: Quebec is closing schools, bars and entertainment venues, and more Quebec is reinstating strict restrictions in order to stop rapidly increasing the number of COVID-19 cases: Bars, theaters, entertainment venues and gymnasiums are closing today, while …

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Ukrainian president fights oligarch on home front as Russian threat looms

His country faces an imminent threat of full-fledged invasion, according to US intelligence services, with more than 100,000 Russian troops amassed at the border. But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky chose the moment of danger to deepen a national standoff with the country’s richest oligarch, Rinat Akhmetov. At a press conference …

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Modernized school in Poltava oblast with EU support and EIB loan – Ukraine

The capacity of the newly repaired building in Dykanka is increased and made more accessible and more heat-efficient to provide top-quality education to more than a third of the school-aged children in the colony Dykanka, Ukraine, December 15, 2021 – A school in Dykanka, Poltava Oblast, has officially reopened after …

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Ukrainian bank uses Stellar to launch electronic hryvnia pilot project

Tascombank, one of Ukraine’s oldest commercial banks, is launching a Stellar-based pilot project for Ukraine’s national fiat currency, the hryvnia. The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) on Tuesday announced a private electronic hryvnia pilot project launched by Tascombank and fintech firm Bitt. The electronic hryvnia pilot project is implemented under the …

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FirstFT: Ukraine accuses Germany of “blocking” NATO arms supply

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa or Americas edition to receive it directly to your inbox every morning of the week Ukraine’s new defense minister blamed Germany for blocking the supply of arms to Kiev via NATO, despite …

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Ukraine to expand COVID-19 vaccination, with additional funding from World Bank – Ukraine

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2021 – The World Bank Board of Directors today approved $ 150 million Additional funding for the COVID-19 emergency response and vaccination project in Ukraine. These funds will help prevent, detect and respond to threats posed by COVID-19 and strengthen Ukraine’s national public health system. About $ …

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What is SWIFT and what happens if Russia is cut off from it?

Some call it the “nuclear option”. This does not involve weapons, however. While the administration of US President Joe Biden considers that economic threats could thwart what it fears is a new Kremlin plan to invade Ukraine, one option would be on the shortlist: cut Russia off from the global …

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Congress worries about Russian aggression against Ukraine ‘missed opportunity’

As Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin discussed the military strengthening of Russia on the Ukrainian border on Tuesday, Congress unveiled a defense policy bill that the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called ” missed opportunity ”to dissuade Moscow. A provision in the sprawling annual legislation would modestly …

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How anti-reform messages replace pro-Russian rhetoric on Ukrainian television

With the Russian aggression against Ukraine now in its eighth year, openly pro-Kremlin positions have turned toxic in the Ukrainian news space. Instead, those who wish to prevent Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration now tend to focus their attention on anti-Western rhetoric. This trend has accelerated in recent years and appears designed …

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December 2 News Updates: Opec + Reaches Agreement to Continue to Increase Oil Production, Germany Moves Towards Mandatory Covid Vaccination, United States Imposes New Sanctions on Belarus following the migrant crisis

The level of hospitalizations for Covid-19 in the United States rose in November, ending a series of two-month declines after the country’s summer surge. The increase in hospitalizations has been accompanied by a daily rise in new coronavirus infections and a high number of deaths, raising concerns about a fifth …

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