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  • As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure

    The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions....
  • 5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink

    Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday. Army spokesman Andriy Lysenko said...
  • UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day

    U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend, the world body announced Monday, amid criticism that Russia should not be rewarded after annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that...
  • Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east

    Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east
    European mediators have called an urgent meeting in Belarus for Wednesday to try to salvage a nearly 3-month-old peace plan for Ukraine, where intense fighting has resumed in recent days and both sides are reported to be gearing up for new offensives....
  • Ukraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east

    Ukraine's army says two soldiers have died in renewed bouts of fighting in the east, where skirmishes between government and separatist forces are increasing and intensifying despite a February peace deal. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, military spokesman for the...
  • Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals

    Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals
    When the People's Republic of Latgale was proclaimed on the Internet in late January, security officials in this small former Soviet republic took notice. Until the furtive creators of the website declared independence on behalf of the country's...
  • Mourners mark anniversary of Odessa fire that killed dozens

    Demonstrators laid flowers and lit candles Saturday in front of a building in the Ukrainian city of Odessa where more than 40 people died as it caught fire in a clash between supporters and opponents of Ukraine's government. In all, 48 people died in...
  • May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked

    Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day. Most events were peaceful protests for workers' rights and world peace. But May 1 regularly sees clashes between police and...
  • Austria turns down US extradition request for Ukrainian

    An Austrian court on Thursday ruled against a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials, saying the U.S. move was at least partially politically motivated and not supported by...
  • US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine

    The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that America needs better intelligence on the ground in Ukraine, but that it appears Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting to reposition for another offensive. Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of...
  • Ukraine says radiation levels not affected by Chernobyl fire

    There has been no change in background radiation levels in the Ukrainian capital as a result of nighttime fires in woodlands in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday. The emergency...