TV: Islamic State re-enters ancient city of PalmyraWorld December 10, 21:20
Saudi minister says Russia led consultations process with OPECBusiness & Economy December 10, 20:41
UK foreign secretary says protection of civilians should be 'top priority' in SyriaWorld December 10, 20:31
Non-OPEC states join historic oil cut dealBusiness & Economy December 10, 20:23
Russian diplomat urges Western reporters to be unbiased in war news coverageRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 10, 20:08
Russia, Oman enter committee for control over oil production — Iraqi oil ministerBusiness & Economy December 10, 20:07
Iran's oil minister says non-OPEC countries agree to cut oil production by 600,000 barrelsBusiness & Economy December 10, 19:42
Russia, Oman enter committee on controlling oil production created by OPEC - BloombergBusiness & Economy December 10, 17:40
Source claims OPEC and non-OPEC states finalizing results of meeting, agreement 'close'Business & Economy December 10, 17:07
KIEV, August 8 (Itar-Tass) — Ukraine’s Central Elections Commission (CEC) on Wednesday denied the registration of united opposition leader Yulia Timoshenko and People’s Self-Defense party head Yuri Lutsenko as parliament candidates.
According to deputy chairperson of the Ukrainian Central Election Commission, Zhanna Usenko-Chernaya, both Timoshenko’s and Lutsenko’s curricula vitae have information about “politically-motivated records of conviction.” The Central Election Commission is not authorized to give assessment of criminal record but “there are no legal grounds to register Yulia Timoshenko and Yuri Lutsenko as parliament candidates,” she said. Both politicians are serving prison terms but are among the top five on the party list of the united opposition.
Ukraine’s Minister of Justice Alexander Lavrinovich said on Wednesday that people who are serving their terms are not allowed to run for parliament seats. “A citizen with outstanding convictions may not run for a parliament seat. This is fixed in the Ukrainian constitution and no law can change it,” he stressed.