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    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...

    Violent clashes at Ukrainian gay rights march
    Jun06

    Violent clashes at Ukrainian gay rights march

    Several people on march and police officers injured as far-right groups attack parade in KievDozens of unknown assailants have attacked a gay rights march in Kiev, injuring several marchers and police officers.The attackers hurled teargas and smoke bombs at the 300 marchers as they walked along along the Dnipro river bank in the Ukrainian capital...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Jun06

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The migrant crisis in Greece and Burma, violence in Syria and Burundi, a monkey in makeup and hungry dolphin – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Russia backs Ukraine peace deal but Kiev is blocking progress, says Putin
    Jun06

    Russia backs Ukraine peace deal but Kiev is blocking progress, says Putin

    Moscow fully supports the Minsk peace agreements, but is being held back by Ukraine, says the Russian president, Vladimir Putin Russia fully backs the Minsk peace agreements in Ukraine, but progress is being stalled by Kiev, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said in an interview in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on Saturday. “Russia...

    Cameron puts corruption on G7 agenda after Fifa bribery scandal
    Jun06

    Cameron puts corruption on G7 agenda after Fifa bribery scandal

    Prime minister to tell summit that leading nations must ‘break the taboo on talking about corruption’, calling it ‘arch-enemy of democracy and development’David Cameron is preparing to warn fellow world leaders at the two-day G7 summit that starts in Germany on Sunday that the Fifa bribery scandal must be a trigger for international...

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