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    Amnesty says torture of war prisoners in Ukraine is rife on both sides
    May23

    Amnesty says torture of war prisoners in Ukraine is rife on both sides

    Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces who say they faced savage...

    EU, ex-Soviet neighbors patch rifts with eye on Russia
    May23

    EU, ex-Soviet neighbors patch rifts with eye on Russia

    Looking over their shoulders at Russia, the European Union and six former Soviet neighbors patched up their differences to renew vows of cooperation in the interests of peace and security at a summit on Friday. Meeting in Riga 18 months after the last Eastern Partnership gathering sparked the Cold War-style tug-of-war over Ukraine, Kiev and […]...

    Ukraine says search operation at MH17 crash site ends
    May23

    Ukraine says search operation at MH17 crash site ends

    KIEV,May 22(Xinhua)–Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Zubko said Friday that the team of international experts has finished its search and recovery operation at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed last July y. …read more Source:...

    'Noticeable progress' made in Ukraine debt talks – Finance Minister
    May22

    'Noticeable progress' made in Ukraine debt talks – Finance Minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Minster said on Friday she expected to meet face-to-face with creditors as “noticeable progress” had been made in talks to restructure $23 billion of national debt. …read more Source: The...

    Russians seized in Ukraine: We were following Moscow's orders
    May22

    Russians seized in Ukraine: We were following Moscow's orders

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Two Russian men captured by Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian rebels have told a newspaper they were in Ukraine on a mission for the Russian military, contradicting Moscow’s official line. …read more Source: The...

    EU and Ukraine plan joint anti-corruption team
    May22

    EU and Ukraine plan joint anti-corruption team

    The European Union and Ukraine are planning to set up a joint anti-corruption investigative team by next month to tackle potential misuse of EU funds for Kiev, said an EU official involved in setting up the unit. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU agrees 1.8bn-euro loan to cash-strapped Ukraine
    May22

    EU agrees 1.8bn-euro loan to cash-strapped Ukraine

    RIGA. KAZINFORM – The EU has agreed a €1.8bn (£1.3bn; $2bn) loan to Ukraine – described as a landmark deal for a non-EU member. …read more Source:...

    EU and Ukraine plan joint anti-corruption team
    May22

    EU and Ukraine plan joint anti-corruption team

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and Ukraine are planning to set up a joint anti-corruption investigative team by next month to tackle potential misuse of EU funds for Kiev, said an EU official involved in setting up the unit. …read more Source: The...

    Indian-origin cabbie jailed for murdering US soldier in Iraq
    May22

    Indian-origin cabbie jailed for murdering US soldier in Iraq

    A 38-year-old Indian-origin taxi driver was on Friday sentenced to life for making a roadside bomb that killed a US soldier in Baghdad in 2007, making him the first person to be convicted in a British court for taking part in the Iraqi insurgency. Anis Abid Sardar from Wembley in north-west London, was sentenced at a London court to life with a...

    The clashes took place despite a ceasefire between the concerned parties.
    May22

    The clashes took place despite a ceasefire between the concerned parties.

    In Ukraine, three officials were killed and twelve injured in clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists on Friday. The clashes took place despite a ceasefire between the concerned parties. …read more Source: Radio...

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