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    Ukraine President Poroshenko sacks defence minister ahead of talks with Russia
    Oct13

    Ukraine President Poroshenko sacks defence minister ahead of talks with Russia

    October 13, 2014 10:38 AMKIEV (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko will nominate his fourth defence minister of the year on Monday, after dismissing the incumbent ahead of high-level talks with Moscow aimed at bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet state. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin orders troop pullback from border
    Oct13

    Putin orders troop pullback from border

    Putin (centre) chairs a meeting of the Security Council at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi. — Reuters photoMOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to pull thousands of troops from the border with Ukraine, ahead of key talks on a fragile truce in the ex-Soviet country.The announcement by the Kremlin...

    World › Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks
    Oct13

    World › Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks

    President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Ukraine’s third defense minister of the year Sunday in a surprise decision ahead of high-level talks with Moscow on bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet republic. Poroshenko’s official website said he would nominate a new defense chief on Monday after “accepting the...

    Ukrainian president fires third defense minister this year
    Oct13

    Ukrainian president fires third defense minister this year

    President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday dismissed Ukraine’s third defense minister since the March seizure by Russia of Crimea and the subsequent uprising by pro-Kremlin insurgents in the separatist east. The Western-backed leader’s official website said he would nominate a new defense chief on Monday after “accepting the resignation” of...

    US concerned over Kobani, will take time to confront Islamic State
    Oct13

    US concerned over Kobani, will take time to confront Islamic State

    CAIRO: Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States was deeply concerned about what he called the “tragedy” in the Syrian town of Kobani, where Islamic State fighters have been tightening their grip. Speaking at a conference in Cairo on the rebuilding of Gaza, Kerry said it would take time to bring a coalition fully together to...

    Ukrainian teams to search MH17 crash site for remains
    Oct13

    Ukrainian teams to search MH17 crash site for remains

    AMSTERDAM: Ukrainian search teams will comb the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which went down on July 17, and return human remains and belongings to the Netherlands, Dutch television reported. Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur said on Sunday an agreement had been reached between Dutch and Ukrainian officials and the teams...

    Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks
    Oct13

    Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks

    President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Ukraine’s third defence minister of the year Sunday in a surprise decision ahead of high-level talks with Moscow on bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet republic. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin orders troops to withdraw from Ukraine border
    Oct13

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin orders troops to withdraw from Ukraine border

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of troops to withdraw from the border with Ukraine ahead of diplomatic talks on bringing peace to the Western-backed, former Soviet republic. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine leader sacks third defence minister this year
    Oct12

    Ukraine leader sacks third defence minister this year

    President Petro Poroshenko’s official website said he would nominate a new defence chief on Monday after “accepting the resignation” of Valeriy Geletey. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian teams to search MH17 crash site for remains starting on Monday – Dutch TV
    Oct12

    Ukrainian teams to search MH17 crash site for remains starting on Monday – Dutch TV

    October 13, 2014 3:40 AMAMSTERDAM (REUTERS) – Ukrainian search teams will comb the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which went down on July 17, and return human remains and belongings to the Netherlands, Dutch television reported. …read more Source: The Straits...

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