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    Pope Francis tells Putin: ‘sincere’ peace efforts needed for Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope Francis tells Putin: ‘sincere’ peace efforts needed for Ukraine

    Pair agree in Vatican on need to ‘restore climate of dialogue’ between Russia and Ukraine after pontiff expresses deep concern over ‘great humanitarian crisis’ in the regionPope Francis spent most of an hour-long meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday night discussing the crisis in Ukraine, with the pontiff calling...

    Igor Kostin, photographer who captured the Chernobyl disaster, dies at 78
    Jun10

    Igor Kostin, photographer who captured the Chernobyl disaster, dies at 78

    Ukrainian Igor Kostin, who took the first pictures of Chernobyl nuclear plant after it exploded in 1986, has died in a car accident in KievIgor Kostin, a Ukrainian photographer who took one of the first pictures of the ravaged Chernobyl nuclear plant after it exploded in 1986, has died. He was 78.His wife, Alla, told the Associated Press on...

    Pope Francis urged to take tougher stance against Vladimir Putin
    Jun10

    Pope Francis urged to take tougher stance against Vladimir Putin

    US ambassador to Holy See says pontiff, who has taken a cautious approach to criticising Russia since Crimea annexation, should raise concernsPope Francis has been encouraged by a top American diplomat to take a tougher stance against Vladimir Putin when he meets the Russian president on Wednesday evening.The pope, a frequent critic of military...

    Putin’s trip to Rome underscores Russia’s special relationship with Italy
    Jun10

    Putin’s trip to Rome underscores Russia’s special relationship with Italy

    The Russian president, who has been treated as a pariah on the world stage, is likely to receive a warmer welcome in Italy than he would elsewhere in the EUVladimir Putin might not have been welcome at the G7 meeting of world leaders in Germany this week, but when he touches down in Milan on Wednesday, the Russian president is likely to receive a...

    Ukrainian soldiers killed in land mine blast
    Jun09

    Ukrainian soldiers killed in land mine blast

    Seven servicemen died when their vehicle was blown up and another soldier killed fighting with pro-Russian rebels as conflict continues despite ceasefireEight Ukrainian servicemen have been killed – seven of them in a single land mine blast – in the past 24 hours in eastern Ukraine where government forces are battling pro-Russian separatists,...

    Ukrainian firefighters battle huge blaze at Kiev fuel depot – video
    Jun09

    Ukrainian firefighters battle huge blaze at Kiev fuel depot – video

    Firefighters battle to stop the spread of a huge blaze engulfing a fuel depot on the outskirts of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. The fire burned overnight and by Tuesday morning had spread to at least 16 tanks, most of them storing petrol, sending a huge pall of smoke over the area near Vasylkiv, 19 miles from Kiev. Three firefighters were...

    Ukraine firefighters feared dead after fuel depot explosion
    Jun09

    Ukraine firefighters feared dead after fuel depot explosion

    ‘Gigantic’ fire sets trucks alight and spreads to nearby buildings after explosion at fuel depot near Vasylkiv, south-west of KievSeveral Ukrainian firefighters are feared to have died after a blast tore through a fuel depot outside Kiev, sparking a huge fire that spread to nearby buildings.Videos posted online showed the force of the...

    Vladimir Putin trying recreate ‘glories of Soviet empire’, says Barack Obama – video
    Jun09

    Vladimir Putin trying recreate ‘glories of Soviet empire’, says Barack Obama – video

    The US president has launched a broadside against the Russian president, accusing him of attempting to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire. Asked about the situation in Ukraine, Barack Obama said the G7 partner countries had discussed what to do if Russia ‘doubled down on aggression inside Ukraine.’ Continuing on Vladimir Putin,...

    G7 leaders ready to tighten sanctions against Russia if Ukraine crisis escalates
    Jun08

    G7 leaders ready to tighten sanctions against Russia if Ukraine crisis escalates

    Barack Obama warns that ‘additional steps’ could be taken if Russia were to ‘double down’ on behaviour in UkraineBarack Obama has used the close of the G7 summit in Germany to deliver his strongest criticism yet of Vladimir Putin, lambasting the Russian president’s isolationist approach as the seven leaders signalled their...

    Isis in Iraq: ‘We don’t yet have a complete strategy’, Obama says
    Jun08

    Isis in Iraq: ‘We don’t yet have a complete strategy’, Obama says

    US president: Pentagon working on plan to recruit and train Iraqi troopsRussia, Fifa, US immigration and healthcare also mentioned at G7 summitThe United States does not “yet have a complete strategy” for standing up an Iraqi force to take on Isis militants, President Barack Obama said on Monday, a year after the capture by Isis of the northern...

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