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    Ukraine death toll crosses 6,000: UN
    Mar02

    Ukraine death toll crosses 6,000: UN

    GENEVA: UN rights leaders on Monday decried the “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure” in Ukraine as the death toll passed 6,000, warning that targeting civilian areas could be a “crime against humanity.” The United Nations’ ninth report on the situation in violence-wracked Ukraine paints a bleak picture of...

    Ukraine death toll soars past 6,000
    Mar02

    Ukraine death toll soars past 6,000

    GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva yesterday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year. The meeting with Sergei Lavrov in Geneva came less than a week after Kerry accused Moscow of lying about its involvement in the conflict, and as...

    Mystery surrounds Putin critic’s death – Conflicting reports on CCTV video footage
    Mar02

    Mystery surrounds Putin critic’s death – Conflicting reports on CCTV video footage

    Ganna Duritska, the chief witness to the murder MOSCOW: The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports yesterday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying. No suspects have been arrested since Nemtsov was shot...

    EU Mediates Gas Talks Between Russia, Ukraine
    Mar02

    EU Mediates Gas Talks Between Russia, Ukraine

    PARIS—Russia and Ukrainian energy ministers got together for key gas talks in … …read more Source:...

    More than 6,000 killed in ‘merciless devastation’ in Ukraine: UN
    Mar02

    More than 6,000 killed in ‘merciless devastation’ in Ukraine: UN

    Human rights envoy says deliberate targeting of civilians may constitute crime against humanity …read more Source:...

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks as Ukraine toll tops 6,000
    Mar02

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks as Ukraine toll tops 6,000

    The foreign ministers of the US and Russia both said the ceasefire was on the right track, despite repeated breaches of the peace deal that have left hundreds dead. …read more Source: The...

    NATO chief urges Moscow to withdraw troops from Ukraine
    Mar02

    NATO chief urges Moscow to withdraw troops from Ukraine

    Jens Stoltenberg condemns assassination of the Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov and calls for independent probe. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Hollande Calls for Immediate Ukraine Truce, Heavy Weapon Pull-back
    Mar02

    Hollande Calls for Immediate Ukraine Truce, Heavy Weapon Pull-back

    PARIS—French President Francois Hollande repeated demands Monday for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and the withdrawal of heavy weapons following a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.”The Minsk accord is the only way …read more Source:...

    UN: Deaths Top 6,000 in E. Ukraine Conflict
    Mar02

    UN: Deaths Top 6,000 in E. Ukraine Conflict

    GENEVA—The United Nations says the number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting broke out in April now tops 6,000. A new report by the U.N. Human Rights Office says fighting between Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian government and the ensuing death toll continue to escalate in spite… …read more Source:...

    Kerry says he pressed Russia’s Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal
    Mar02

    Kerry says he pressed Russia’s Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

    By Tom Miles US Secretary of State John Kerry said he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face consequences that could hit Russia’s economy. Kerry told a news conference in Geneva that the ceasefire must be respected in all areas, including...

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