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Section: The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

    Rebels claim to control Donetsk airport after intense fight
    Jan19

    Rebels claim to control Donetsk airport after intense fight

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine are claiming that they have seized control of the Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting. Ukrainian officials have not confirmed a retreat.Rebel leader Alexander… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine leader vows to retake separatist-held east
    Jan18

    Ukraine leader vows to retake separatist-held east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine’s president has vowed to reassert control over a conflict-shattered eastern region in which fighting hit a new peak of intensity over the weekend.Petro Poroshenko told a crowd of several thousand gathered… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Lithuania: Stay calm in case of foreign invasion
    Jan17

    Lithuania: Stay calm in case of foreign invasion

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) ” Lithuania’s defense ministry is advising its citizens how to react in case of war, reflecting jitters over neighboring Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and a recent increase of reported airspace violations… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Kazakshstan’s war games simulate response to "separatists"
    Jan16

    Kazakshstan’s war games simulate response to "separatists"

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Kazakhstan is conducting military drills simulating a response to a would-be separatist threat amid jitters over the Ukrainian crisis.The Defense Ministry said Friday the three-day exercise was prompted by “geopolitical… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian FM hopes Ukraine peace talks to focus on cease-fire
    Jan16

    Russian FM hopes Ukraine peace talks to focus on cease-fire

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russia’s foreign minister says planned Ukraine peace talks are focusing on ensuring a stable cease-fire.Sergey Lavrov said Friday that a truce in eastern Ukraine should be monitored by the Organization for Security… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine
    Jan15

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed their concern about increased violence in eastern Ukraine.Obama and Merkel spoke Thursday. Their discussion came shortly… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU looks to improve ties with Russia on rights, rule of law
    Jan15

    EU looks to improve ties with Russia on rights, rule of law

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union is studying ways to resume dialogue with Russia on human rights and the rule of law as it seeks to improve relations with Moscow to help end the conflict in Ukraine.Foreign policy chief Federica… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts
    Jan15

    World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts

    LONDON (AP) ” Following a year that’s seen the conflict in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State, geopolitical issues are considered to be the biggest threat to global stability over the coming decade, according to experts polled… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east
    Jan15

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine is holding a day of mourning after 13 people were killed when a bus was hit by what the government says was a shell fired by Russian-backed separatists.President Petro Poroshenko said respects would… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia: Gas to Europe should go via Turkey, not Ukraine
    Jan14

    Russia: Gas to Europe should go via Turkey, not Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russia’s state natural gas company wants its exports to Europe to bypass Ukraine entirely and go via a proposed new pipeline to Turkey.Gazprom head Alexei Miller made the statement Wednesday. He said European countries… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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