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    Back me or sack me, Ukrainian PM tells lawmakers
    Mar09

    Back me or sack me, Ukrainian PM tells lawmakers

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk urged lawmakers on Wednesday to back him, sack him or force snap elections as lawmakers held talks with potential replacements. Yatseniuk has seen his popularity collapse since he took office in 2014, undermined by incessant wrangling over reforms and corruption allegations that have seen key...

    Three Ukrainians die in cargo plane crash in Bangladesh
    Mar09

    Three Ukrainians die in cargo plane crash in Bangladesh

    A cargo plane crashed off the coast of Bangladesh Wednesday killing three Ukrainian crew members and critically injuring one more, officials said. The plane went down in the Bay of Bengal minutes after taking off from the southeastern resort town of Cox’s Bazar, killing three of the four crew on board. A team of Bangladesh navy and…...

    Ukrainian pilot Savchenko vows to continue refusing water, food
    Mar09

    Ukrainian pilot Savchenko vows to continue refusing water, food

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who is on trial over the killing of two Russian journalists during the Ukraine conflict, vowed Wednesday to press on with a hunger strike without water unless Russia releases her. The high-profile case has raised deep concern in the West and in Kiev, where the government denounced the trial as…...

    Ukrainian pilot announces hunger strike over Russia trial delay
    Mar03

    Ukrainian pilot announces hunger strike over Russia trial delay

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who is on trial over the killing of two Russian journalists in war-torn Ukraine, said on Thursday she was going on hunger strike and would refuse both food and water. Savchenko announced the move in court, saying it was in protest at a decision to adjourn the proceedings until next week, one of her lawyers…...

    Ukraine bans officials from criticising government
    Mar01

    Ukraine bans officials from criticising government

    Ukraine banned government officials on Tuesday from publicly criticising the work of state institutions and their colleagues, after damaging disclosures last month that highlighted slow progress in fighting corruption. The move immediately drew criticism from some civil servants who saw it as a blow to freedom of speech at odds with the…...

    German court suspends trial of ill ex-Auschwitz medic, 95
    Feb29

    German court suspends trial of ill ex-Auschwitz medic, 95

    A German court today suspended the trial of former SS medic Hubert Zafke for aiding in 3,681 murders in Auschwitz after the 95-year-old failed to attend over health problems. Chief judge Klaus Kabisch put the proceedings on hold shortly after they opened, saying a doctor who examined the defendant on Sunday found that he had “suicidal...

    Year after murder, Russian opposition pays respects to slain Kremlin critic
    Feb27

    Year after murder, Russian opposition pays respects to slain Kremlin critic

    Thousands of Russians prepared today to honour the memory of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin a year ago in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin’s rule. Anti-Kremlin activists urged ordinary Russians to join them on a memorial march through central Moscow, with other commemorative...

    Germany, France pressure Ukraine over graft, election law
    Feb23

    Germany, France pressure Ukraine over graft, election law

    Germany and France today urged Kiev to root out corruption and quickly adopt a law on elections in the pro-Russian separatist east that may help resolve Ukraine’s 22-month war. “We need for the economic reforms to be pushed forward,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a joint press conference attended by his...

    Ukraine and rebels swap 9 prisoners in first 2016 exchange
    Feb20

    Ukraine and rebels swap 9 prisoners in first 2016 exchange

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels today exchanged nine prisoners captured in the country’s war-torn east in the first such swap this year, an AFP journalist witnessed. The swap between the Kiev army and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) took place at mid-day on a road through fields close to the town of Marinka, some...

    Britain scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers
    Feb17

    Britain scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers

    British Typhoon fighter jets were sent to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards British airspace today, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Defence said. Intercepts of Russian aircraft by Nato have increased over the last year amid heightened tensions between the West and Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. – Reuters, February 17, 2016....

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