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  • Rebels say they enter port city, Ukrainian forces say they still hold it

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Interfax news agency said pro-Russian rebels entered Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine on Friday but a military spokesman in Kiev said Ukrainian forces were still holding the strategic port city. "The first (rebel) groups ......
  • Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels sign ceasefire deal: Russian media

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels signed an agreement on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine starting at 6 p.m. (11.00 a.m. EDT) on Friday, two Russian news agencies reported. There was no immediate confirmation of the deal at the talks in the...
  • After another setback, Kiev accuses Russia of 'open aggression' in Ukraine

    After another setback, Kiev accuses Russia of 'open aggression' in Ukraine
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in the war with pro-Moscow separatists. Ukraine's...
  • Bezos picks Politico co-founder as new Washington Post publisher

    Bezos picks Politico co-founder as new Washington Post publisher
    Washington Post Co. owner Jeff Bezos on Tuesday named Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as the publication's new publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Web-savvy Politico to lead one of the nation's premier news organizations. Ryan will take over...
  • Moscow courts back closure of three McDonald's branches

    Moscow courts back closure of three McDonald's branches
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian courts on Wednesday backed the temporary closure of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for breaches of sanitary rules, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine, while the state food safety watchdog suspended work at a...
  • Russian courts close three McDonald's branches in Moscow: agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - usnewsRussian courts on Wednesday ordered the temporary closure of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow over breaches of sanitary rules, news agencies reported, amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine. The restaurants on Moscow'...
  • Saudi princes visit Qatar as Gulf states try to end rift

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Three Saudi princes including Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal visited Qatar on Wednesday, state media said, amid efforts to repair a rift within the U.S.-allied Gulf Cooperation Council. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab...
  • Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian soldiers back rebel thrust

    Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian soldiers back rebel thrust
    Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a five-month-old separatist war. Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of security chiefs that...
  • Russia denies reports of military presence in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defense ministry on Thursday strongly denied reports that Russian military units were operating in Ukraine. "We have noticed the launch of this informational 'canard' and are obliged to disappoint its overseas authors and...
  • China complains SAT may impose American values on its best students

    Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending U.S. colleges — last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education. But now, some in China are grousing that the SAT may impose American...
  • Poland, Ukraine bar overflight by Russian defense minister's plane

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland and Ukraine refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to use their airspace on Friday while returning home from a visit to Slovakia. Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov...