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  • Ukraine troops struggle with nation's longtime neglect of military

    Ukraine troops struggle with nation's longtime neglect of military
    Militia commander Yuri Bereza and his 150 Ukrainian irregulars were closing in on pro-Moscow separatists in their last stronghold in this eastern city when Russian troops and armor thundered in out of nowhere to cut them off in the suburb of Ilovaisk....
  • Putin meets with European leaders over Ukraine; little progress made

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with European leaders Friday, but little progress was made toward ending the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. Putin continued to insist his nation bears no responsibility for the conflict that has taken more than 3,700...
  • WTA bans Russia tennis chief for 'Williams brothers' jibe

    (Reuters) - The president of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 (15,540 pounds) and banned from the women's tour for a year after referring to Serena and Venus Williams as "the Williams brothers" on a television chat...
  • Serious differences remain after Merkel-Putin meeting: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Serious differences remain between Germany and Russia over the crisis in Ukraine following talks in Italy between Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Friday. A Kremlin statement released after the...
  • Defying Russia, Georgia to host NATO training center: minister

    TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia will not allow pressure from Russia to stop it hosting a NATO training center on its territory or deter its plans to deepen ties with the West, the former Soviet republic's defense minister said. The South Caucasus country...
  • U.N. Syria envoy to visit Russia next week

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will visit Russia next week, the Moscow-based U.N. information center said on Friday. Russia, which has stood by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the three-year-old conflict, has objected...
  • Putin to hold more talks with Ukraine, EU leaders on Friday: RIA news agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold more talks on Friday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, RIA news agency reported on Friday. The agency, citing...
  • Putin's talks with Ukraine and EU are 'difficult': Kremlin

    MILAN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's talks with Ukraine's president and European Union leaders in Milan are proving difficult, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. "The talks are indeed difficult, full of misunderstandings,...
  • Merkel says no breakthrough with Russia on Ukraine

    MILAN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Italy had not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine. "I cannot see a breakthrough here at all so far," Merkel...
  • Putin, Poroshenko meet Merkel, Hollande on Ukraine crisis

    MILAN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande for a second time on Friday to look for a way of resolving the crisis in Ukraine. The...
  • Japan and Russia leaders meet in Milan, say will continue dialogue

    MILAN (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose countries are locked in a long-standing dispute over Russian-held islands off Hokkaido, met on Friday and agreed to maintain dialogue, Japanese officials...