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    Budget and reform plans put Ukraine on track for IMF aid, says G7
    Mar04

    Budget and reform plans put Ukraine on track for IMF aid, says G7

    BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund and Group of Seven leading economic powers on Wednesday praised the Ukrainian government’s determination to reform the economy against all odds, with the G7 saying Kiev’s new draft budget should put it on track for an IMF-led bailout. …read more Source: The...

    Former Ukraine Finance Minister arrested on Spanish coast
    Mar04

    Former Ukraine Finance Minister arrested on Spanish coast

    MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police arrested on Wednesday former Ukrainian Finance Minister Yuri Kolobov, missing since August 2014 and wanted for embezzlement and financial wrongdoing under an Interpol arrest warrant, a Civil Guard spokesman said. …read more Source: The...

    33 miners feared dead after pit blast in east Ukraine
    Mar04

    33 miners feared dead after pit blast in east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ten miners were confirmed killed and rescuers held out little hope for another 23 who were still missing after a blast at a coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine security crisis weighs down economic reforms – IMF's Lagarde
    Mar04

    Ukraine security crisis weighs down economic reforms – IMF's Lagarde

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday that an infusion of financial support for Ukraine and its impact largely hinges on how the security crisis over Russia’s actions in Ukraine is resolved. …read more Source: The...

    Nine bodies retrieved from Donetsk mine – regional administration
    Mar04

    Nine bodies retrieved from Donetsk mine – regional administration

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The bodies of nine miners have been found at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk where a blast trapped dozens of people, the regional administration said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis prompts EU to shake up stance on neighbours
    Mar04

    Ukraine crisis prompts EU to shake up stance on neighbours

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union launched a review of the way it handles neighbouring nations on Wednesday after its policy of offering closer ties to former Soviet republics led it unwittingly into confrontation with Russia. …read more Source: The...

    EU ready with sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated, Merkel says
    Mar04

    EU ready with sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated, Merkel says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia on Wednesday that any serious violation of the current ceasefire in east Ukraine – which she described as “fragile” – would prompt Europe to impose further sanctions on Moscow for supporting the separatists. …read more Source: The...

    French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition
    Mar04

    French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition

    PARIS (Reuters) – France’s highest appeals court paved the way on Wednesday for the extradition to either Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion (3.9 billion pounds) from his former bank BTA. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Putin says he doesn't want rerun of gas rows with Ukraine
    Mar04

    Russia's Putin says he doesn't want rerun of gas rows with Ukraine

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he did not want a gas conflict with Ukraine similar to ones that took place in the past, and that Kiev only had enough pre-paid gas from Russia to last two days. …read more Source: The...

    Violence in east Ukraine kills one government serviceman – military source
    Mar04

    Violence in east Ukraine kills one government serviceman – military source

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian government serviceman was killed and another was wounded in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire deal with pro-Russian rebels who have taken up arms there, a military source said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

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