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  • Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

    Ukrainian POWs in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began a task Wednesday that strained their hearts as well as their muscles: digging through the rubble to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last month in the bitter battle for the city's...
  • Putin paradise becomes economic no-go zone where cash rules

    MOSCOW Nearly a year after Russia annexed Crimea, Moscow's man here, Oleg Saveliev, is struggling with a seemingly mundane task: paying bills. Like everyone on this disputed Black Sea peninsula, the minister for Crimea is living in an economic no man's...
  • Russia could cut off gas to Ukraine by 'end of week'

    Russia could cut off supplies to neighboring Ukraine by the end of the week if it does not get further payments from the country, state-owned gas company Gazprom said Thursday. Spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said in televised remarks that "if no new funds...
  • EU unveils vast plan to merge 28 energy markets

    The European Union's executive has unveiled a vast plan to boost coordination between the EU's 28 national energy markets to wean Europe off unstable Russian gas supplies and provide cheaper energy for consumers. European Commission Vice President...
  • Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner

    A Russian court on Wednesday refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention. Moscow's City Court turned down an appeal by Nadezhda Savchenko's lawyers, ruling that she should remain behind bars pending an investigation....
  • US, NATO troops parade near Russian border in Estonia

    Troops and vehicles from U.S. and NATO regiments have taken part in a military parade during Estonia's Independence Day near the Russian border, in the first known official appearance of the forces so close to the former Cold War enemy. Some 1,400...
  • Amnesty International: Powerful nations failing to stop rights abuses

    Amnesty International: Powerful nations failing to stop rights abuses
    Shameful milestones in human rights abuses were reached in 2014 as tens of thousands of civilians were killed amid armed conflicts from Syria to Ukraine and the world's wealthiest countries did little to halt the violence, Amnesty International reported...
  • Putin threatens Ukraine with gas cutoff

    President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that Russia will cut gas supplies to Ukraine if it fails to pay in advance for future deliveries. Putin said that Ukraine's latest payment would be good only for another three to four days, warning that Russia...
  • Cyprus signs military deal to let Russian navy ships dock

    Cyprus on Wednesday signed a deal with Russia allowing its navy ships to make regular port calls on the divided Mediterranean island. The deal with European Union member Cyprus, which also hosts British military bases, comes amid strong Russia-West...
  • EU warns of new sanctions if Ukraine peace deal collapses

    European Union President Donald Tusk warned on Wednesday that the EU will not hesitate to impose new punishment on the separatists and Russia if the latest Ukraine peace deal collapses. Tusk told the EU legislature on Wednesday that "additional sanctions...
  • US mulling lethal aid to Ukraine; Russian response a concern

    The Obama administration is still struggling with whether to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine amid concerns that such a move might only escalate Russia's military campaign there, U.S. defense leaders told Congress Wednesday. Air Force Gen....