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    Exclusive – West holds off on Ukraine aid pledges, seeking reforms
    Mar26

    Exclusive – West holds off on Ukraine aid pledges, seeking reforms

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – International lenders are delaying plans to offer Ukraine billions of dollars on concerns Kiev cannot yet prove the cash will not vanish into a corrupt economy which EU officials fear could remain a “bottomless pit”. …read more Source: The...

    Fragile truce brings limited respite to war-weary region
    Mar26

    Fragile truce brings limited respite to war-weary region

    Just over a month after a fragile ceasefire came into effect in eastern Ukraine, a traumatised population is struggling with a lack of basic services, critical shortages in medical supplies, power cuts, and the mental scars caused by the conflict. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine arrests two top cabinet officials as the nation watches on TV
    Mar26

    Ukraine arrests two top cabinet officials as the nation watches on TV

    …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine arrests officials on live TV
    Mar26

    Ukraine arrests officials on live TV

    KIEV: Ukraine on Wednesday dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor. The unexpected shake-up came as the beleaguered authorities, already struggling to combat pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, tried to make...

    Iran ‘optimistic’ amid final countdown for nuclear deal
    Mar26

    Iran ‘optimistic’ amid final countdown for nuclear deal

    LAUSANNE (AFP) – Irans nuclear chief said Thursday he was optimistic about reaching a ground-breaking nuclear deal, as US and Iranian diplomats launched down-to-the-wire talks chasing a March 31 deadline.On the whole I am optimistic, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, said in an exclusive interview with AFP on...

    Putin says Russia will stand firm in standoff with West
    Mar26

    Putin says Russia will stand firm in standoff with West

    Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with government officials in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service) President Vladimir Putin has vowed that Russia will stand firm in the face of what he described as Western attempts to isolate the country...

    Passenger bus hits landmine in east Ukraine, four dead
    Mar26

    Passenger bus hits landmine in east Ukraine, four dead

    KIEV: Four people were killed and 21 injured when a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-controlled town in eastern Ukraine, local officials said Thursday. The bus had taken a side road in order to avoid a government checkpoint near the town of Artemivsk, some 50km north of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, late Wednesday, said Ilia...

    Feud on Earth but peace in space for US and Russia
    Mar26

    Feud on Earth but peace in space for US and Russia

    MOSCOW – Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine — but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the rare areas of US-Russian co-operation that has not been hit by the Ukraine...

    Bus hits landmine, 4 dead, 21 injured
    Mar26

    Bus hits landmine, 4 dead, 21 injured

    KIEV: Four people were killed and 21 injured when a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-controlled town in eastern Ukraine, local officials said today. …read more Source: New Straits...

    France and Germany want all parties to comply strictly with Minsk Agreement over Ukraine – French President
    Mar26
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