Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Ukraine | Ukrainian journalist is tried for “mitigation of anti-Russian sentiments”

On July 5, the Shevchenko district court of the city of Zaporozhye extended the arrest of journalist Pavel Volkov. He was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in September 2017. In the investigative isolator, Volkov suffers from asthma. “My son has serious health problems … He needs constant medication. I can not treat him from a distance,” – the mother of the arrested journalist tells.

China |

China imposed counter-tariffs on some import products from the United States at 12:01 pm Friday immediately after new US tariffs took effect, the country’s customs authority said.

In response to the US announcement to impose additional duties on Chinese imports, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council announced it would levy additional tariffs for 545 items worth about $34 billion, including agricultural products, vehicles and aquatic products, starting July 6, 2018.

Egypt achieves first budget surplus in 15 years – but austerity continues

Egypt has reported its first primary budget surplus in 15 years, amid tough austerity measures and price hikes that have hit the the poor and middle-classes.