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    Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on overnight despite talks
    Apr14

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on overnight despite talks

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” Fighting is still raging on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite peace talks this week.Russia and Ukraine agreed in Berlin on Monday to call for the pullback of smaller-caliber… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller Caliber Arms
    Apr14

    Russia Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller Caliber Arms

    BERLIN – Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region’s yearlong … …read more Source: Big News...

    ‘Grave concern’ about Ukraine fighting at four-way talks (AFP)
    Apr14

    ‘Grave concern’ about Ukraine fighting at four-way talks (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – The French, German, Russian and Ukranian foreign ministers expressed “grave concern” Tuesday about violations of a shaky ceasefire in separatist-held east Ukraine but pledged to continue dialogue. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia detains hackers accused of using Nazi imagery in hits
    Apr13

    Russia detains hackers accused of using Nazi imagery in hits

    LONDON (AP) ” Russian officials say they have detained five hackers responsible for the theft of roughly $1 million from banks in Russia and Ukraine, breaking up a group dubbed “cyberfascists” for its predilection for Nazi imagery.Cybersecurity… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    German FM Russias return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal
    Apr13

    German FM Russias return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal

    Spanish Foreign Minister Manuel Garcia Margallo, left, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walker Steinmeier observe a minute of silence in commemoration of the victims of the Germanwings Airbus A320 … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine ceasefire under pressure as four-way talks resume (AFP)
    Apr13

    Ukraine ceasefire under pressure as four-way talks resume (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – The French, German, Russian and Ukranian foreign ministers met to review a shaky ceasefire in separatist-held east Ukraine Monday as surging fighting around hotspots put fresh pressure on the accord. …read more Source: The West...

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal
    Apr13

    German FM: Russia’s return to G-8 depends on Ukraine deal

    BERLIN (AP) ” Germany’s foreign minister says Russia’s return to the top diplomatic table depends on the success of a peace initiative for Ukraine.Russia lost its membership in the Group of Eight major economies last year over its… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine ceasefire under pressure ahead of key four-way talks (AFP)
    Apr13

    Ukraine ceasefire under pressure ahead of key four-way talks (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Surging fighting around hotspots in separatist-held east Ukraine put fresh pressure on a shaky ceasefire under review at talks on Monday between the French, German, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers. …read more Source: The West...

    Fighting picks up in war-torn eastern Ukraine
    Apr13

    Fighting picks up in war-torn eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” Observers says fighting has picked up in eastern Ukraine, after more than a month of relative calm.The military conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces has killed more than 6,000 but has… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending (AFP)
    Apr13

    China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending (AFP)

    Stockholm (AFP) – Military spending increased sharply in 2014 in China and Russia and the Ukraine conflict prompted eastern European countries to boost their defence programmes, according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday. …read more Source: The West...

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