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    Former opposition candidate arrested upon return to Belarus
    Sep08

    Former opposition candidate arrested upon return to Belarus

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” A former opposition presidential candidate in Belarus has been arrested while returning to his country after four years in exile.Ales Mikhalevich was among nine candidates who were arrested after the 2010 presidential… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    New Ukraine truce: rays of hope and clouds of doubt (AFP)
    Sep08

    New Ukraine truce: rays of hope and clouds of doubt (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s warring sides marked a week without heavy fighting Monday in a tentatively encouraging change to a 17-month war that has debilitated Western relations with Russia and unsettled eastern Europe. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions
    Sep07

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russian military units have been scrambled from their bases as part of snap drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of Russian war games amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.The Defense… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    France proposes talks with Ukraine, Russia, Germany in September (AFP)
    Sep07

    France proposes talks with Ukraine, Russia, Germany in September (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande on Monday offered to host talks on the situation in Ukraine with his German, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts, as a February truce finally appeared to be holding. …read more Source: The West...

    France wants top-level Ukraine talks, hopes to end sanctions
    Sep07

    France wants top-level Ukraine talks, hopes to end sanctions

    PARIS (AP) ” France wants to hold a meeting among the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Germany in the coming weeks to resolve tensions around eastern Ukraine, in hopes of eventually lifting EU sanctions.French President Francois Hollande… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    IMF chief urges Ukraine’s creditors to back debt restructuring plan (Reuters)
    Sep07

    IMF chief urges Ukraine’s creditors to back debt restructuring plan (Reuters)

    By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday lauded Ukraine’s economic progress and urged its creditors to join… …read more Source: The West...

    IMF chief pleased with economic progress in Ukraine
    Sep06

    IMF chief pleased with economic progress in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has told Ukraine’s president that she was impressed with the progress his government has made toward stabilizing the Ukrainian economy.Lagarde was in Kiev… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Replica of most powerful nuclear bomb ever on display in Moscow (AFP)
    Sep05

    Replica of most powerful nuclear bomb ever on display in Moscow (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Eight metres long and weighing 25 tonnes, a replica of the so-called Tsar Bomb, the most powerful nuclear bomb ever detonated, has gone on display for the first time in Russia, in the midst of an ongoing standoff with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine truce upheld for first time: Poroshenko (AFP)
    Sep05

    Ukraine truce upheld for first time: Poroshenko (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that the Western-backed truce signed in Minsk in February had been respected this week for the first time, despite pro-Russian rebels claiming a civilian had been killed. …read more Source: The West...

    Truce upheld for first time in war-torn eastern Ukraine: president (AFP)
    Sep05

    Truce upheld for first time in war-torn eastern Ukraine: president (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that the Western-backed truce signed in Minsk in February had been respected this week for the first time, despite pro-Russian rebels claiming a civilian had been killed. …read more Source: The West...

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