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Russian banks soothe investor fears

27 minutes ago

Russia's three largest banks convinced clients and investors that they have the resources necessary to meet obligations in spite of EU's sanction list inclusion.

Malaysian PM: Stop fighting in Ukraine

2014-07-31 19:45

Malaysia's prime minister has called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surrounding the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down.

Ukraine will halt to offensive over MH17 probe

2014-07-31 15:57

Kiev on has announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive in Ukraine after fighting had stalled efforts by international investigators to kickstart a probe into the downing of flight MH17.

Official: Rebels lay mines near crash site

2014-07-30 21:46

International observers turned back after making another attempt to reach the site where MH17 went down in Ukraine, after reports that the zone had been mined by separatists.

Russia massing troops on Ukraine border

2014-07-30 18:17

The number of Russian troops and weaponry along the border with Ukraine is increasing and is well over 12 000.

Ukraine army retakes town from rebel bastion

2014-07-30 13:14

Ukraine's army says that it had retaken a town on the outskirts of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, and intercepted another convoy of vehicles crossing over from Russia.

MH17 victim's father urges Ukraine fighting lull

2014-07-29 22:35

The father of a British MH17 victim said fighting in the Ukrainian plane crash zone should end to facilitate the repatriation of victims, after he met Prime Minister David Cameron.

Dutch PM asks fighting to cease near crash site

2014-07-29 14:45

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site.

MH17 investigators turn back after 'explosions'

2014-07-28 17:54

Dutch and Australian forensic investigators on their way to the MH17 crash site have turned back after 'explosions' in the area, a government spokesperson says.

Chance of visiting MH17 site not good

2014-07-28 15:24

The chances of Dutch and Australian police reaching the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are not good, and the effort could take days, an official says.

Downing of MH17 'may amount to a war crime' - UN

2014-07-28 12:33

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN says, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1 100 lives.

East Ukraine's Soviet-style economy shrinks

2014-07-28 11:27

Fierce fighting and rebel requisitioning have stopped work at many of the coal mines in and around the strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.

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.

Call for stronger rules on flight paths

2014-07-27 15:41

The commercial director of Malaysia Airlines has called for a complete overhaul of the way flight paths are deemed safe following the downing of flight MH17.

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.

Malaysia strikes deal over MH17 crash site

2014-07-27 11:13

Malaysia says it has secured an agreement with Ukrainian rebels to allow international police personnel to enter the crash site of downed flight MH17.

First MH17 crash victims identified

2014-07-26 21:18

Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed when flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine, the Dutch government says.

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.

Ex-rebel Ukraine city uncovers 'mass grave'

2014-07-25 14:11

The city of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine, a former rebel stronghold back under Ukrainian military control, has found its first mass grave.

MH17 probe complicated as PM resigns

2014-07-25 07:49

Ukraine's prime minister has resigned after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east.

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.

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.

MH17 victim's credit cards used after crash

2014-07-24 08:41

The widow of the South African man killed when Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine has been forced to cancel his credit cards after noticing activity on his account, according to a report.

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.

 

International probe to begin at MH17 crash site

50 minutes ago

Experts will attempt to begin a stalled investigation at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as Ukrainian forces threaten to resume their offensive against rebels after a one-day halt.

Blasts as experts finally reach MH17 crash site

2014-07-31 17:17

Explosions have rang out near the crash site of flight MH17 in Ukraine as investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a surprise one-day halt to its offensive.

Ex-spy Litvinenko death inquiry to open in UK

2014-07-31 14:00

The UK will formally open an inquiry into the radioactive poisoning of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko in a case that threatens to increase tensions with Moscow.

Trial over MH17 not likely at ICC - Dutch

2014-07-30 21:46

The Netherlands or Malaysia are likely to try those responsible for the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, not the ICC in The Hague, the Dutch have said.

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

2014-07-30 14:20

Australia's PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17.

US slaps more sanctions on Russia

2014-07-29 23:03

President Barack Obama has declared that the United States will join the European Union in slapping new sanctions on Russia's energy sector, arms industry and financial institutions.

Civilians killed in Ukraine amid fierce fighting

2014-07-29 19:48

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed at least 19 civilians, local officials have said.

Kiev wrests control of part of MH17 site

2014-07-28 18:59

Ukraine's army has seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, as the UN announced the downing of the plane could constitute a war crime.

Ukraine troops advance, investigators stymied

2014-07-28 16:33

At least three civilians have been killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels.

Ukraine: Black boxes show MH17 downed by rocket

2014-07-28 14:11

Black boxes recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 show shrapnel from a rocket explosion caused the passenger jet to crash, a Ukrainian security official says.

Moscow won't respond in kind to sanctions

2014-07-28 12:00

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow would not take tit-for-tat measures or act "hysterically" in response to sanctions imposed by the US and EU.

MH17 armed mission 'unrealistic' - Netherlands

2014-07-28 08:06

The Netherlands has scrapped plans to send an international armed mission to secure the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, fearing a deployment risked being dragged into the conflict in east Ukraine.

MH17 victim's father dies of 'broken heart'

2014-07-27 17:52

Downed flight MH17 has claimed another victim in a 93-year-old man who succumbed to the "indescribable grief" of losing his daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren in the crash.

Pope Francis makes plea for peace

2014-07-27 14:08

Pope Francis has made an emotional plea for peace in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter's Square.

Experts scrap MH17 site visit over security

2014-07-27 13:05

Dutch and Australian police who were planning to head to the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 have had to scrap their trip over security concerns, an OSCE spokesperson says.

Dutch experts headed to MH17 crash site

2014-07-27 10:32

A team of 30 Dutch forensic experts is headed to the crash site of flight MH17 in rebel-controlled east Ukraine, Dutch officials say, despite intensifying fighting in the area.

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.

Parents convinced MH17 daughter still alive

2014-07-25 08:53

The parents of an Australian victim of the MH17 disaster are clinging to hopes their daughter may still be alive, travelling to Ukraine to find her, reports say.

Investigators: MH17 black box data not tampered with

2014-07-25 05:00

Dutch investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 have said that they had downloaded data from the black box flight recorder and that it had not been tampered with.

Ukraine PM resigns over coalition break up

2014-07-24 19:17

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned in a shock move in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition, plunging the strife-torn nation into political uncertainty.

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.

Grieving Dutch pay tribute as MH17 victims arrive home

2014-07-24 10:55

The first bodies from flight MH17 has arrived in the Netherlands almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, large crowds of bereaved citizens lined the streets to pay tribute. [Photographs]

Red Cross: Ukraine in civil war

2014-07-23 21:01

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said that it considered Ukraine to be in a state of civil war, urging both sides to respect the laws of conflict as civilians bear the brunt.

SA team heads to ID pilot killed in MH17 downing

2014-07-23 20:16

A team has left South Africa to identify the body of a South African pilot killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the Ukraine.

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