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Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigner dies from acid attack

Ukraine's anti-corruption activist Kateryna Gandzyuk, who was attacked with acid in summer 2018, has passed away in hospital, in another example of the dangers faced by civil society activists in the country.

German's Merkel in Ukraine pledges to uphold sanctions against Russia

German head of government, Angela Merkel, has during a visit to Kyiv, expressed determination to continue targeted sanctions against Russian companies and officials over Moscow's role in the war in eastern Ukraine.

Electricity prices in European countries up 20-40% this year

The price of electricity in European countries has increased 20-40% this year. This includes a 30% increase in Latvia and Lithuania, says Latvenergo Sales Department manager Guntis Lūsis.

Economic growth in eurozone decreases to slowest pace since 2014

Eurozone's economic growth has decreased to levels last experienced in 2014,as according to the data of Eurostat, the rate of expansion slowed to 0.2% in the third quarter of the year 2018.

Opinion: EU's political stability in question after Merkel's decision to leave

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision not to run for re-election after she has dominated European politics for a long period poses serious stability risks for European politics, wrote the British news portal The Guardian in a commentary.

Indonesian rescuers look for victims of tragic plane crash

Indonesian authorities are conducting a round-the-clock effort to find the passenger air plane, which crushed into the sea on Monday, October 30, with 189 people on board. No survivors have been found.

Brazilian presidential election won by reformer Jair Bolsonaro

In the Brazilian presidential election, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won, promising sweeping change as to the way the world's eighth-largest economy is currently managed.

Georgia's presidential election to continue with run-off

The next President of Georgia will be selected in a second round after neither of the leading candidates have secured the majority of voter support in the first round held on Sunday, October 28.

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