Breaking News, 16th of October, 2018
The inaction of the pro-American forces in Syria allowed the terrorists to establish full control over the areas near the Euphrates, said the head of the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties, Lieutenant-General Vladimir Savchenko. The terrorists took control over about 20 kilometers between the settlements of Hajin and As Susah, TASS reports. The US declared victory over ISIS, but ISIS still controls certain areas, while the US and their allies only mimic the fight against terrorists in the south of Deir-ez-Zor province, said Vladimir Savchenko.
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Saudi Arabian capital city Riyadh to discuss with the Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud the case of the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, RIA NEWS reports with a reference to the Associated Press. Earlier, the US President Donald Trump reported on Twitter that he had discussed the disappearance of the journalist with Salman of Saudi Arabia, and sent Muke Pompeo to Riyadh in order to clarify the situation.
The World Trade War, unleashed by US President Donald Trump, will deprive the world economy of 1.52 trillions of dollars. In the long term, most of the damage will be received by the United States — the Spanish newspaper ABC reports while citing the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund. The IMF announced that in the worst case scenario — the global market will shrink by 17%, while the global GDP will decline by 2%. Thus, the global economy will meet even greater shock than the one occurred during the financial crisis of 2008–2009, RIA NEWS reports. The IMF experts have a guess that the global economy has not yet fully felt the effect of the protectionism of the Trump’s administration, and in 2019 the international trade will face the greatest problems.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, will inform the leaders of 27 European countries about the EU’s readiness for a possible failure to negotiate the UK’s exit from the EU, TASS reports while citing the statement of the EU representative made right before the EU summit in Brussels. The source also noted that the speech of British Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Monday showed that it would be more difficult to reach an agreement on Brexit than expected.
Yulia Tymoshenko, the leader of the Batkivshchyna political faction, demanded a moratorium on the increase of the gas prices in Ukraine, RT reports. Back in late September, the Ukrainian government decided to postpone the increase in gas prices until 18th of October. It was also reported that the Ukrainian authorities negotiated with the IMF to gradually increase the gas prices to the level of import parity until the April of 2020. According to the former Minister of Economy of Ukraine Viktor Suslov — a new increase in gas prices will make the majority of Ukrainians insolvent.
The head of the Jerusalem Church, Patriarch Theophilus the Third, after the meeting with the delegate sent by the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church a day before, told to the Ecumenical Patriarch the following: “Globalization has a goal — the destruction of the Orthodox Church. It happens all over the world, including Ukraine. The interference of the representatives of one church into the affairs of other, while being under the influence of politicians, is a sign of such process. We pray for our brother Metropolitan Onufrii and the suffering people of Ukraine” — said Theophilus the Third. Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.