Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

2014-07-22 06:13

Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists have released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

2014-07-21 18:50

A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster has pulled away from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.

Dutch anger swells at treatment of MH17 bodies

2014-07-21 12:39

Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies.

UN set to vote on crash resolution

2014-07-21 11:21

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-07-21 07:58

Oil prices have slipped in Asian trade, but analysts say they were supported by concerns of an escalation of the Ukraine crisis.

Mr Putin, send my children home - distraught mom

2014-07-20 21:51

A distraught, grieving mother has summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

SA pilot was upgraded on ill-fated MH17

2014-07-20 09:16

SA pilot Cameron Dalziel sent a “brag” photo to his wife and sons after having been upgraded to business class on the ill-fated Malaysia Airline flight that was shot down over the Ukraine.

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 12:19

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

Putin denies Russia to reopen Cuba spy post

2014-07-17 21:38

President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia plans to reopen a Cold War listening post in Cuba as new US sanctions over Ukraine ratcheted up tensions between Washington and Moscow.

US hits Russia with biggest sanctions yet

2014-07-17 09:25

President Barack Obama has imposed the toughest package of US economic sanctions yet on Russia, hitting Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft.

US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

2014-07-16 09:22

The US is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action.

Putin kicks off Americas tour with Cuba stop

2014-07-11 17:11

Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun a six-day Latin American tour seeking to boost trade and ties in the region.

Putin to meet with Fidel Castro

2014-07-09 06:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set for a Latin America tour that will take him to Cuba, Argentina and Brazil as he seeks to shore up support for his policies amid a showdown with the West.

Clinton: Putin can be dangerous

2014-07-06 20:37

Russian President Vladimir Putin "can be dangerous" and will always push other political leaders as far as he can, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said.

Ukraine's president faces decision on cease-fire

2014-06-30 18:03

Ukraine's president faces a decision on whether to extend a shaky cease-fire with pro-Russia rebels in the country's east.

Ukraine seeks Putin help to save crumbling truce

2014-06-25 12:50

Ukraine's new Western-backed leader has sought urgent talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin after rebels shot down an army helicopter despite ceasefire orders from their own commander to observe a fragile truce.

Ukraine gov reports rebel attacks despite ceasefire

2014-06-24 17:56

Ukrainian government forces accused pro-Russian separatists of firing on Ukrainian military checkpoints in several parts of the east despite a ceasefire declared by the rebels.

Ukraine rebels agree to ceasefire, Russia warned

2014-06-24 12:45

Ukraine's pro-Russian insurgents have agreed to a temporary ceasefire and talks with the new Western-backed president, as US President Barack Obama warned Russia it risks fresh sanctions.

Putin, Ukraine leader back talks to end eastern revolt

2014-06-23 10:05

Ukraine's new Western-backed leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin have both called for dialogue to end a pro-Moscow uprising.

Putin backs Ukraine ceasefire plan

2014-06-21 22:32

Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed Ukraine's ceasefire plan and appealed to both sides to halt all military operations.

Ukraine - 1-week cease-fire starts now

2014-06-20 22:33

Ukraine's president says a one week cease-fire starts immediately resulting in a line of cars in the east leaving for Russia.

Putin, Ukraine's president discuss 'peace plan'

2014-06-20 12:39

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Russia's Vladimir Putin to discuss a plan to end the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, the second late night phone conversation between the leaders this week.

Putin orders tightening border control

2014-06-07 15:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given an order to the Federal Security Service to strengthen protection of the country's border with Ukraine to prevent people crossing illegally.

Obama, Putin meet in France

2014-06-06 20:20

Obama, Putin have chatted in France in their first face-to-face exchange since the start of the Ukraine crisis.

World leaders gather for D-Day tribute

2014-06-06 13:17

World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy under clear blue skies to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings.


Obama pressures Putin in Ukraine crash probe

2014-07-21 21:17

US President Barack Obama has piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet.

Biden: Putin has no soul

2014-07-21 17:54

Vladimir Putin has no soul, US Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker.

Another 21 bodies found at crash site

2014-07-21 11:21

Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard.

Putin agrees to co-operate in MH17 operation

2014-07-21 08:46

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to co-operate in the retrieval of bodies and investigation into the flight MH17 crash in a call with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

2014-07-21 07:46

Rebels have piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777.

US lays out 'evidence' against rebels in MH17

2014-07-20 20:42

US Secretary of State John Kerry has laid out "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" that Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels were behind the downing of a Malaysian jet.

Jet crash could be turning point for Ukraine crisis

2014-07-18 12:48

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine could be a turning point for the Ukraine crisis, if it convinces reluctant Europeans to get behind tougher sanctions long sought by the US.

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 09:56

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia MH17 plane incident

2014-07-17 20:19

The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine.

Putin tells Brics to set up energy bloc

2014-07-16 09:35

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed setting up a Brics energy association, including a fuel reserve to increase the energy security of emerging nations.

Brics neutrality on Ukraine a diplomatic win

2014-07-15 10:30

A summit of the Brics group of emerging market countries will abstain from criticising Russia's recent actions in Ukraine.

Ukraine tightens grip on rebels amid truce pressure

2014-07-09 15:59

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was to face renewed European pressure to talk to pro-Russian rebels on a truce as Kiev tightened its grip around rebel stronghold Donetsk.

Putin called to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks

2014-07-08 11:28

France and the US have urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pressure pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to agree a dialogue on reaching a ceasefire with Kiev.

Russian parliament revokes option to invade Ukraine

2014-06-25 19:10

Russia's upper chamber of parliament voted to scrap an earlier resolution allowing President Vladimir Putin to send troops into Ukraine, in a move Moscow says will help the peace process.

Putin moves to scrap option of invading Ukraine

2014-06-24 18:50

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament to revoke a resolution allowing him to send troops into Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesperson says.

Putin withdraws request to use force in Ukraine

2014-06-24 17:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked parliament to cancel a resolution sanctioning the use of military force in Ukraine.

Ceasefire needed for Ukraine negotiations - Russia

2014-06-23 13:02

Russia's foreign ministry says that a "durable ceasefire" is needed in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels before peace negotiations could start.

Fresh clashes threaten Ukraine ceasefire

2014-06-22 09:00

Ukraine's unilateral ceasefire hung in the balance Sunday after clashes engulfed the separatist east and Russian President Vladimir Putin put troops on "full combat alert".

Putin orders Russia forces on 'full combat alert'

2014-06-21 10:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops in central Russia on "full combat alert", a day after the Kremlin confirmed it is beefing up its military presence at the border with Ukraine.

Russia denies Ukraine troop buildup

2014-06-20 18:46

The Kremlin has denied a statement by Nato suggesting Russia was building up troops on the frontier with Ukraine.

Russia's responsibility to stabilise Ukraine - Merkel

2014-06-07 05:15

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russia to "live up to its responsibility" to ease the crisis in Ukraine as she held talks with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of D-Day ceremonies.

Putin, Poroshenko - halt bloodshed

2014-06-06 16:14

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko have called for a speedy halt to bloodshed and military actions in eastern Ukraine.

Obama honors WWII, 9/11 generations at Normandy

2014-06-06 11:44

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the World War II and 9/11 generations in a visit to Normandy on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

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