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    World › Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks
    Oct13

    World › Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks

    President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Ukraine’s third defense minister of the year Sunday in a surprise decision ahead of high-level talks with Moscow on bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet republic. Poroshenko’s official website said he would nominate a new defense chief on Monday after “accepting the...

    World › Putin to attend G20 summit in Australia
    Oct12

    World › Putin to attend G20 summit in Australia

    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed Sunday Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 leaders’ summit in November, despite concerns about Russia’s actions in Ukraine in recent months. Australia’s confirmation that the Russian leader would attend the high-powered summit came after Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said he...

    World › Ukraine, Russia leaders to meet in a bid to rescue truce
    Oct12

    World › Ukraine, Russia leaders to meet in a bid to rescue truce

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday said he will meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin next week as Kiev reported rebel attacks have subsided, signalling the possibility of rescuing a truce in the six-month conflict. Pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military in the eastern Donetsk region said they have agreed to…...

    World › One MH17 passenger had oxygen mask on
    Oct10

    World › One MH17 passenger had oxygen mask on

    The body of one passenger of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask, Dutch prosecutors said Thursday, raising questions about how much those on board knew about their fate when the plane plunged out of the sky above Eastern Ukraine in July. The passenger, an Australian, did… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine’s truce in trouble amid airport battle
    Oct05

    World › Ukraine’s truce in trouble amid airport battle

    Despite a cease-fire declared a month ago between the Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, the biggest city in eastern Ukraine remains embroiled in fighting that includes daily artillery and rocket barrage hitting residential areas. The fighting focusing on the airport of the rebel-held city of Donetsk shows the difficulties of… …read...

    World › Fighting rages around airport in eastern Ukraine
    Oct04

    World › Fighting rages around airport in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian rebels pressed Friday to seize a key airport in eastern Ukraine despite fierce resistance by government forces. An AP reporter on Friday saw three rebel tanks firing their cannons at the main terminal of Donetsk airport, where government forces have holed up. Sniper shots rang around the area. Rebels… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Red Cross worker killed by shelling in Donetsk
    Oct03

    World › Red Cross worker killed by shelling in Donetsk

    A Red Cross worker was killed by shelling in the rebel-held city of Donetsk, the aid group said Thursday. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Laurent DuPasquier, a 38-year-old Swiss national, died when a shell landed near the group’s office in the eastern Ukrainian city. “We are deeply… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport
    Oct02

    World › Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce. Fighting for the airport has raged for months as the insurgents have tried to dislodge the… …read more Source:...

    World › EU keeps Russia sanctions as clashes resume in Ukraine
    Oct01

    World › EU keeps Russia sanctions as clashes resume in Ukraine

    The European Union on Tuesday decided to keep in place biting economic sanctions on Russia over its alleged backing of pro-Kremlin insurgents who have largely ignored a four-week Ukrainian truce. The bloc’s announcement came just moments before NATO reported the continued presence of “hundreds” of elite Russian soldiers in the…...

    World › Deadly attacks by pro-Russian rebels threaten Ukraine truce
    Sep30

    World › Deadly attacks by pro-Russian rebels threaten Ukraine truce

    Ukraine’s truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters Tuesday after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month left nine soldiers and four civilians dead. Thirteen soldiers and civilians were killed in 24 hours, officials said Monday, in the worst violence since the government… …read more Source:...

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