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Fed expectedly raised the base interest rate

The Federal Reserve System (FRS) of the United States following the meeting on December 12-13 decided to raise the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 1.25-1.50% per annum, the the communiqué of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The decision of the FOMC...

UN expert reports on continuing torture in Guantanamo Bay

UN Special Rapporteur Nils Melzer said that at least one inmate was recently tortured in the US detention center at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to the expert, he received information that torture using noise is continuing against one of...

Syrian opposition discussed with De Mistura details of future elections in Syria

A delegation of the Syrian opposition at the talks in Geneva discussed with the special envoy of the UN on Syria Staffan de Mistura details of the upcoming elections in Syria. "Today's session was perhaps more serious and more useful than yesterday's, and we discussed...

Brexit has progress, but is it sufficient to move to the second phase of negotiations – EU coordinator

Brexit has progress, but the process of an organized exit of the UK from the European Union is not yet at the end of the road, either with regard to citizens' rights, or on other topics of Brexit, said the EU coordinator for negotiations...

UN requested $1.72 billion for humanitarian operations in South Sudan in 2018

The United Nations on December 13 urged states to allocate $ 1.72 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to the six million residents of Southern Sudan, who have been beset by a bloody internecine conflict since 2013. Farhan Khak, deputy official representative of the world organization's...

Employment in the euro area in the third quarter increased by 0.4%, in the EU – by 0.3%

In the third quarter of 2017, the employment rate in the euro area grew by 0.4% compared to the second quarter, reports Eurostat. According to the European Union, employment growth was 0.3%. Compared to the same quarter of 2016, employment in July-September 2017 increased by...

The commercial oil reserves in the OECD have fallen since the beginning of the year by 200 million barrels

Oil reserves in OECD countries as of November 2017 decreased from the beginning of the year by 200 million barrels. "The process of market balancing is in full swing, commercial oil reserves in the OECD have fallen in November and stocks have fallen by about...

Activities Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve received high marks from economists – WSJ

The work of Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve System (FRS) received higher estimates of economists than its predecessor Ben Bernanke, according to the results of a survey of The Wall Street Journal. In the WSJ survey, which was conducted on December 8-11,...

World Bank will stop supporting the exploration of oil and gas after 2019

The World Bank (WB) announced the termination of financial support for exploration of oil and gas fields after 2019 due to the growing threat posed by climate change, the WB report circulated at the One Planet Summit conference in Paris said. Currently, WB loans to...

Gas prices in Europe keep at a maximum for 4 years on news from Norway

The European natural gas market did not manage to restore balance after the British snowfalls and the accident at the largest gas hub in Austria, as the attention of traders attracted news from Norway, as a result of the price in London kept at...

By 2040, China will account for about a quarter of the world trade in natural gas – IEA

Demand for natural gas in China will continue to increase until 2040 and will exceed domestic production by 43%, according to the report of the International Energy Agency (IEA). "Annual gas production in China will more than double and reach 340 billion cubic meters in...

OIC recognized East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation recognized East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the world community to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. As reported by Tass , this was reported in the OIC, stressing that...

Inflation in the US increased in November to 2.2% in annual terms, as expected

Consumer prices (CPI index) in the US in November 2017 increased by 0.4% in monthly terms and increased by 2.2% compared to November 2016, according to the Ministry of Labor. In October, the growth rates of consumer prices were 0.1% and 2%, respectively. The November dynamics...

The Fed will raise rates 3 times in 2018 and 2 times in 2019 – WSJ

Wall Street economists expect three increases in interest rates of the Federal Reserve System (FRS) in 2018 and two more in 2019 amid the recovery of macroeconomic indicators and low unemployment, according to the results of the December poll The Wall Street Journal. Forecasts of...

Oil reserves in the US fell for the period from December 1 to December 8 by 5117 thousand barrels

Commercial oil inventories in the USA fell by 5117 thousand barrels last week to 442.986 million barrels, according to the data of the weekly report of the US Department of Energy. Commodity stocks of gasoline rose by 5664 thousand barrels and amounted to 226.546 million...

Netanyahu commented on the OIC Summit on Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the statements made during the emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul did not impress him. "All these statements do not impress us," he quotes The Jerusalem Post. According to him, in the end, "many...

Trump said that the US is on the verge of a “new economic miracle”

President of the United States Donald Trump in his speech on the tax reform said that the US is on the threshold of a "new economic miracle." He noted that if the US Congress before Christmas (December 25) sends him a tax reform bill, the...

Ecuador’s vice president sentenced to six years in prison for corruption

Ecuador's Vice-President George Glass was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in prison for illegal relations with the bribery scheme of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. This is Ecuador's first judgment in the Odebrecht case, despite the arrest of eight others. Glass, who was in preventive custody...

Canada is ready to sell lethal weapons to Ukraine

Canada has introduced Ukraine into the list of countries that are allowed to sell Canadian lethal weapons. As reported by Tass , the government official said, The Canada Gazette. The edition informed that the decision will come into force on December 13, 2017, from the moment...

Huge explosions caused by Israeli planes hit Gaza again

According to eyewitnesses, and several reports came from people there, Israeli warplanes targeting locations south-west of Gaza City on Thursday. --- This is a breaking news, we are working and more details will be published as soon as they are available. Stay connected with @VOP_Today, @BreakingVop, @VOPnewsroom and...

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