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    Eastern Ukraine Coal Mine Explosion Kills 32
    Mar04

    Eastern Ukraine Coal Mine Explosion Kills 32

    Ukrainian officials say an explosion at a mine in the rebel-held eastern part of the country has killed at least 32 workers. A rescue operation is ongoing to reach the dozens of other workers who may still be trapped at the Zasyadko coal mine in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk. The cause of the explosion is not clear. The pro-separatist...

    Turkey Aims to Become Energy Hub for Russian Gas
    Mar04

    Turkey Aims to Become Energy Hub for Russian Gas

    With Moscow declaring in the coming years that it will divert its gas supplies away from Ukraine and through Turkey to supply Europe, Ankara said it is a step closer to its goal of being a major gas hub. But critics point out Turkey still has many hurdles to overcome. The deepening crisis in Ukraine could open the door to Turkey’s decade...

    Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov to be Buried
    Mar03

    Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov to be Buried

    A funeral is set to be held Tuesday for Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the fierce Moscow critic who was gunned down just steps away from the Kremlin last week. Security was heavy outside the Andrei Sakharov rights center, where Nemtsov’s body will lie in state before it is laid to rest at Moscow’s Troekurovskoye cemetery....

    Kerry Seeks Assurances of Russian Non-Interference in Ukraine
    Mar03

    Kerry Seeks Assurances of Russian Non-Interference in Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, that his country could face further consequences to what he called its “already strained economy” if Moscow does not fully comply with a cease-fire in Ukraine. The two met, on Monday, on the sidelines of a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, where Kerry...

    EU Mediates Gas Talks Between Russia, Ukraine
    Mar02

    EU Mediates Gas Talks Between Russia, Ukraine

    Russia and Ukrainian energy ministers got together for key gas talks in Brussels, amid threats by Russia’s Gazprom to cut off deliveries to Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine have sparred over gas deliveries and payments before. With the conflict in eastern Ukraine further deepening divisions between the two countries, their energy ministers...

    Nemtsov’s Shaken Girlfriend Says She Didn’t See Killer
    Mar02

    Nemtsov’s Shaken Girlfriend Says She Didn’t See Killer

    Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who gunned him down as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin. Speaking largely without emotion in deadened monosyllables, Ukrainian fashion model Anna Duritskaya said she had little...

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

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

    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 to re-establish peace,” Hollande told a news conference. “France’s position is that the...

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

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

    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 of successive cease-fires. U.N. human rights...

    US Calls for Investigation of Boris Nemtsov Murder
    Mar02

    US Calls for Investigation of Boris Nemtsov Murder

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a thorough and transparent investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician and activist Boris Nemtsov. Former Russian chess champion and rights activist Garry Kasparov says he is shattered by the news and says it comes amid an atmosphere of propaganda and hatred aimed at opponents...

    Kerry Meets With Lavrov in Switzerland
    Mar02

    Kerry Meets With Lavrov in Switzerland

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Switzerland where he will meet with is Russian counterpart Monday. Kerry arrived in Switzerland late Sunday ahead of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the conflict in Ukraine and the shooting of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Kerry has called for a thorough investigation...

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