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    World › Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on despite talks
    Apr15

    World › Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on despite talks

    Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier. The yearlong military conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces has claimed more than… …read more...

    World › Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr07

    World › Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict between...

    World › Ukraine PM says Russia could spark new offensive
    Mar28

    World › Ukraine PM says Russia could spark new offensive

    Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine’s prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in an interview at his office in Kiev, said Russia was uninterested in de-escalating Ukraine’s… …read more...

    World › Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce
    Mar24

    World › Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce

    To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea. The truce announced in mid-February has never taken here, so traveling by the main roads is too dangerous. Government and Russian-backed separatist forces…...

    World › EU’s Russia sanctions set to last until end of 2015
    Mar20

    World › EU’s Russia sanctions set to last until end of 2015

    EU economic sanctions against Russia due to expire in July will now be tied to the full implementation of the Minsk ceasefire accord in Ukraine, which is not expected until the end of this year, EU president Donald Tusk said Thursday. Tusk said European Union leaders at a summit in… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Western powers vow strong response to any major Ukraine truce violation
    Mar04

    World › Western powers vow strong response to any major Ukraine truce violation

    Western leaders on Tuesday called for a “strong reaction” from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they sought to further pressure Russia over the conflict. The leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Italy plus EU head Donald Tusk also… …read more Source:...

    World › Russia, Ukraine agree on gas delivery deal until end of March
    Mar03

    World › Russia, Ukraine agree on gas delivery deal until end of March

    Moscow and Kiev agreed a gas delivery deal until the end of March after EU-brokered talks in Brussels Monday, securing supplies to Europe after a row over supplies to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, the EU said. “I am satisfied that we managed to safeguard the full application of the Winter Package… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › China state media stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric
    Mar03

    World › China state media stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

    Western values are a “ticket to hell,” a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil. It was the latest colorful example of a rising level of invective targeting critics of the… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer
    Mar03

    World › Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer

    The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. The emotional account by Anna Duritskaya… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks
    Mar02

    World › Ukraine’s frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

    Ukraine’s frontlines were relatively calm on Sunday ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer. Kiev’s security officials said there was no fire after midnight on Ukraine’s positions and no Ukrainian soldiers have been killed...

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