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Dutch complete MH17 wreckage recovery in Ukraine

2014-11-23 19:55

Dutch experts have completed the recovery of wreckage from the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.

Kiev says Russia has 7 500 troops in Ukraine

2014-11-22 10:42

Russia has 7 500 troops in the east of the country, where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting government troops for months, Ukraine's defence minister says.

International monitors shot at in east Ukraine

2014-11-20 18:14

A convoy of international monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has been shot at by "uniformed personnel" in east Ukraine, the organisation says.

Isolated at G20, Putin will do it his way

2014-11-18 09:30

It may have looked like Russian President Vladimir Putin has fled this weekend's G20 summit early with his tail between his legs, but it was a different story.

Russian airlines face deeper losses

2014-11-17 17:45

Russian airlines are facing a drop in passenger numbers because of the Ukraine crisis, prompting some analysts to expect fleet reductions.

Barloworld posts profit on after-market sales

2014-11-17 11:21

Barloworld has been hit by slack demand from the mining sector and in Russia the ongoing Ukraine crisis has also put pressure on demand.

Work starts to collect MH17 wreckage

2014-11-16 18:26

Recovery workers in eastern Ukraine have started collecting debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, four months after the plane was brought down.

Putin extends olive branch to Ukraine

2014-11-16 09:46

Russia does not intend to demand early repayment of $3bn that it lent to Ukraine last year, says President Vladimir Putin.

Putin: Western sanctions could backfire

2014-11-15 18:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Western sanctions against his country could backfire.

Cameron: Russia sanctions could increase over Ukraine

2014-11-14 07:36

Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine are unacceptable and could draw greater sanctions from the US and EU, British Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Russian troops in Ukraine may cause of all-out war: Nato

2014-11-13 10:37
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Nato has accused Russia of sending tanks, troops and military hardware to east Ukraine, raising fears of renewed all-out fighting and calling into question the Minsk peace deal.

Italy couple can't keep child born to surrogate mom - court

2014-11-12 17:14

Italy’s supreme court has ruled that a baby born to a surrogate mother in Ukraine cannot be kept by the Italian couple who paid for it and must be put up for adoption, reports say.

Obama, Putin meet amid tensions

2014-11-11 16:52

US President Barack Obama has met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin three times on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit, with conversations covering Iran, Syria and Ukraine.

Sombre Dutch memorial for MH17 victims

2014-11-10 17:27

The Netherlands has held a sombre and emotional memorial for the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down.

Netherlands marks MH17 victims with ceremony

2014-11-10 11:49

The Netherlands will hold a national memorial ceremony for the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over war-torn east Ukraine in July.

Kidnapped Ukrainian doctors freed in Libya

2014-11-08 22:31

Two Ukrainian doctors kidnapped in Libya have been freed, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says.

Remains of MH17 victims 'may never be fully recovered'

2014-11-08 16:07

All the remains of the victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 might never be fully recovered, the Dutch foreign minister says, as five more coffins were flown out of Ukraine.

Australian PM to have 'robust' talk with Putin

2014-11-08 11:49

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will have a "robust" conversation about downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in Beijing.

More remains of MH17 passengers found

2014-11-07 21:02

Rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine say more remains have been found at the Malaysia Airlines site that was shot down, killing 298 people.

Putin can't avoid me, says Australia’s Abbott

2014-11-06 11:34

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday warned Vladimir Putin he will not be able to avoid a "conversation" over the loss of Australian lives in the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Ukraine leaders meet to 're-examine' peace plan

2014-11-04 13:28

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is set to meet security chiefs to “re-examine” an already teetering peace accord with pro-Russia separatists after they defiantly staged elections banned by Kiev.

Ukraine separatists vote in controversial election

2014-11-02 10:24
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Separatists in eastern Ukraine are voting in controversial, Russian-backed leadership elections that Kiev and the West have refused to recognise.

Ukraine expects cheaper Russia gas

2014-10-30 15:45

Ukraine's position at three-way talks in Brussels is that the price of Russian natural gas will be $378 per 1 000 cubic metres by the end of 2014.

Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin

2014-10-29 12:15

An offer by Gazprom to help rival Rosneft salvage an Arctic oil project shows how tightly sanctions have bound Russia's political and business elite together.

Poland to move thousands of troops east

2014-10-27 20:41

Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country's defence minister has said.

 

West wants Russian regime change, says Kremlin

2014-11-22 22:06
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Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.

Almost 1 000 killed in Ukraine since September

2014-11-20 22:25

Nearly 1 000 people have been killed in conflict-torn Ukraine since a tattered truce was signed in September while the number of people displaced has nearly doubled, the UN says.

Ukraine rebel challenges president to duel

2014-11-19 16:29

A rebel leader in east Ukraine has challenged President Petro Poroshenko to a duel, claiming it could bring peace to the war-torn region.

Grim prognosis for stricken Ukraine hospital

2014-11-17 19:50

Facing frequent shelling and desperate conditions, staff and patients at Donetsk's Hospital 21 in eastern Ukraine say they have no choice but to hunker down, stay put and cling to life as best they can.

Nine soldiers, police die in Ukraine

2014-11-17 16:29

Six Ukrainian soldiers and three police officers have been killed in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, security officials say.

New video of MH17 downing shows alarm in Ukraine

2014-11-16 22:29

Four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine, a new video has surfaced showing how close the burning passenger jet came to hitting village homes.

Ukraine to close bank services in east

2014-11-16 15:15

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has issued several decrees to shut banking services and state institutions in pro-Russian eastern regions.

Russian TV claims it has photo of downing of MH17

2014-11-15 20:18
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Russian state television has released a satellite photograph that it claims shows that a Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Putin gets cold shoulder, plans to leave G20 early

2014-11-15 14:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly plans to leave the G20 summit early after Western leaders blasted him for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions.

Russia gas flows still frozen

2014-11-13 18:00

Ukraine has signalled it may hold off paying Russia's big gas invoice in the hope mild weather can help it last out longer as it grapples with near-bankruptcy.

Ukraine redeploys troops, fears new offensive

2014-11-13 05:10

Ukraine has said it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears that separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia's denials it has sent troops.

Observers fear rising violence in Ukraine

2014-11-11 21:11

International observers have issued a stark warning over escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, as Dutch investigators left the MH17 crash site empty-handed.

Fears grow of all-out war in Ukraine

2014-11-10 21:01

New unidentified columns have rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting.

Tough questions linger for Russia over MH17

2014-11-10 16:23

Four months after flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people, the disaster remains highly controversial as the Netherlands holds a memorial for the dead.

Ukraine ceasefire looks in doubt

2014-11-09 20:40

East Ukraine's rebel stronghold Donetsk has been pummelled by the heaviest shelling in a month, as the two-month-old ceasefire to end the war seemed shakier than ever.

MH17 victims' remains flown to Netherlands

2014-11-08 19:08

Nearly four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plunged out of the sky over eastern Ukraine, recently discovered remains of some of those on board have been flown back to the Netherlands.

Russia: US welcome to mediate Ukraine crisis

2014-11-08 14:13

Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov says that US involvement in resolving the conflict in Ukraine would be a "step in the right direction", after meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry in Beijing.

Russia stands by Ukraine ceasefire deal

2014-11-08 08:35

Russia is committed to a two-month-old agreement on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and wants further talks held to build a peace moves involving government forces and separatists.

Dutch to recover MH17 wreckage within days

2014-11-06 21:35

Dutch investigators expect to begin recovering wreckage from the site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine "within a few days" and bring it to the Netherlands, the Dutch Safety Board says.

Ukraine supports peace, but ready for war

2014-11-04 21:20

Ukraine remains committed to a peace process with pro-Russian separatists, but is rearming and prepared for war.

Ukraine has options left - all bad

2014-11-03 20:33

Ukraine's government still has options after separatist elections showed its helplessness against a Russian-backed rebellion, their problem is they're all bad.

UK gas prices drop to record low

2014-10-31 16:15

British wholesale gas prices for November and December have fallen to their lowest ever levels after Ukraine and Russia signed a deal.

Nato reports Russian air activity in EU airspace

2014-10-29 22:47

Nato said it had tracked four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days.

Ukraine unlikely to receive IMF loan tranche

2014-10-28 14:15

Ukraine is unlikely to receive a second tranche of a $17bn loan programme from the International Monetary Fund as expected.

Heavy shelling erupts near rebel-held Ukraine town

2014-10-27 12:43

Heavy shelling has erupted near the separatist held town of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, ending a calm period during parliamentary elections.

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