US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

2014-07-27 21:49

The US has released satellite images it says backs up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine.

Russia says 40 shells hit Russian territory

2014-07-26 06:15

A Russian security official said up to 40 shells fired by Ukrainian forces have fallen on the Russian province of Rostov.

EU set to up the ante on Russia sanctions

2014-07-25 15:15

European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary agreement to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

EU adds more to Ukraine, Russia sanctions list

2014-07-24 21:17

European Union governments have agreed to add 15 people and 18 companies to the bloc's sanctions list for undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity, diplomats say.

EU targets state-owned Russian banks

2014-07-24 14:15

The EU will target state-owned Russian banks and the ability to finance Moscow's faltering economy in its most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis.

Investigators downloading MH17 black box data

2014-07-23 20:20

British air accident investigators have begun downloading information from the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

EU gas flows lower on Gazprom opposition

2014-07-23 17:30

Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan says reverse gas flows from the European Union to Ukraine have fallen because of opposition from Russia's Gazprom.

Bernie: 'F1 respects Russian contract'

2014-07-23 12:45

"The Russian Formula 1 GP will happen." So says Bernie Ecclestone, the man who recently expressed 'great admiration' for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

More Russian sanctions still an option - US

2014-07-22 19:00

The United States is continuing to review its sanctions on Russia amid the conflict in Ukraine, including the downed Malaysian airliner shot down last week.

Putin vows to use influence on Ukraine rebels

2014-07-22 16:34

President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would use its influence with separatists in east Ukraine to allow a full investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner.

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

Russia's Ukraine dreams shattering

2014-07-22 12:32

Any dream of keeping what remains of Ukraine in Russia's sphere of influence has been shattered.

UN demands access to MH17 crash site

2014-07-21 22:28

With the backing of Russia, the UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and demanded crash site access in Ukraine.

Fighting near railway station in east Ukraine

2014-07-21 15:39

Fighting broke out near the railway station in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine in what separatists said was an attempt by government forces to enter the city they seized.

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.

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.

Ukraine accuses Russia of helping rebels loot crash site

2014-07-19 21:51

Ukraine has accused Russia of helping insurgents destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysian jet whose downing in the rebel-held east has drawn global condemnation of the Kremlin.

Malaysia very 'concerned' over crash site security

2014-07-19 14:43

Malaysia's transport minister says the country is "deeply concerned" that the site in Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down with 298 people onboard "has not been properly secured".

No agreement yet on security zone for airline crash site

2014-07-19 10:58

Rebels and international observers have yet to agree on a security zone around the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine.

Malaysia minister heads for Ukraine

2014-07-19 08:06

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai will fly to the Ukraine capital of Kiev to ensure an investigating team gets safe access to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Obama wants Ukraine cease-fire for MH17 probe

2014-07-18 19:09

US President Barack Obama has called for an immediate cease-fire in the Ukraine for a full investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Can't rule out Russian role in MH17 downing - US

2014-07-18 18:34

A US ambassador has told an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council that the US cannot rule out help from Russia in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner.

West 'should not rush to blame Russia' for MH17

2014-07-18 17:26

China's state news agency warned against rushing to implicate Russia in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine plane crash hits global stocks

2014-07-18 14:12

Global stock markets have slid after the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet which killed nearly 300 people over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.


Russia and the collapse of the G8

2014-07-27 13:45

We don't know how Russia's exclusion from the G8 will impact on international diplomacy, but it does send a clear message, says Dr Siphamandla Zondi.

Russia transfering rocket system to Ukraine rebels

2014-07-25 19:33

The Pentagon says the transfer of heavy calibre multiple launch rocket systems from Russia to Ukrainian separatists appeared to be imminent, with the arms close enough to the border they could be handed over soon.

Obama, Rutte want more Russia sanctions

2014-07-25 12:45

US President Barack Obama and Netherlands Premier Mark Rutte have agreed that more sanctions must be imposed on Russia for its support of pro-Russian separatists.

Experts examine second MH17 black box

2014-07-24 14:27

British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine.

EU mulls ban on buying Russian bank stocks

2014-07-24 11:45

Ambassadors of European Union countries will discuss a European Commission proposal to ban purchases of new shares or bonds issued by Russian banks.

Fighter jets downed near MH17 site

2014-07-23 18:39

Two Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down in the rebel-held area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.

British journalist missing in east Ukraine

2014-07-23 14:20

A Russian television channel say it has lost contact with a British journalist reporting from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.

No link to Russian govt in plane downing - US

2014-07-23 07:55

Senior US intelligence officials have offered no evidence of Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, after a briefing with reporters.

MH17 body IDs 'could take months'

2014-07-22 17:03

The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine are set to be flown to the Netherlands, where their identification could take months.

EU to discuss possible new Russia sanctions

2014-07-22 16:00

European Union governments will discuss a specific list of possible new targets for Russia sanctions.

Oil prices rise on geopolitical tensions

2014-07-22 14:30

Oil prices have risen on geopolitical tensions fuelled by a warning of tougher sanctions against Russia and fierce fighting in Gaza, traders say.

Exxon oil rig enters uncharted waters

2014-07-22 08:33

An ordinary, long-scheduled journey of an oil drilling rig into Arctic waters is turning into a major political exercise, creating a dilemma for Exxon Mobil.

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.

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.

UK, France, Germany eye fresh Russia sanctions

2014-07-20 15:34

Britain, Germany and France have agreed they should be ready to ratchet up sanctions on Russia over the downing of a Malaysian jet.

Outrage at treatment of MH17 bodies

2014-07-19 23:06

As international monitors move gingerly through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses of the victims of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, anger is rising over the treatment of their remains.

Ukraine, rebels argue over MH17 wreckage

2014-07-19 17:30

Ukraine has accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels of destroying evidence of "international crimes", as guerrillas and foreign observers face off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.

Russia GP: 'Sochi still on'

2014-07-19 12:50

The Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster has piled more pressure on Russia ahead of the Formula 1 inaugural race at Sochi.

Top Aids official says 6 colleagues on doomed plane

2014-07-19 08:23

International Aids Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi says six colleagues heading for a global conference in Melbourne were on a Malaysian plane that crashed over Ukraine, not 100 as reports suggested.

Plane crash could be Ukraine game changer

2014-07-18 22:47

The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, especially Russia.

Pro-Russian separatists fired missile - Obama

2014-07-18 18:34

US President Barack Obama says that a surface-to-air missile fired from territory that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists is responsible for shooting down a Malaysian airliner.

Flight MH17: Missile likely fired from separatist-held area

2014-07-18 17:45

The Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in Ukraine, killing 298 people, was "likely downed" by a surface-to-air missile launched from a separatist-held area, a US envoy says.

Russian surge boosts Cyprus tourism

2014-07-18 14:45

A surge of Russian tourists in June has sparked an increase in holiday arrivals to Cyprus compared with the same month last year, shows official data.

Corporate woes deepen for Malaysia Airlines

2014-07-18 13:18

Shares in struggling Malaysia Airlines have sunk after one of its jets crashed in Ukraine, dealing it a blow just months after the loss of Flight MH370.

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