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  • Ukraine rivals agree to ceasefire

    MOSCOW/KIEV The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists signed a ceasefire agreement Friday, raising hopes for an end to months of fighting in the country's east. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered troops to stop all hostilities by 6...
  • Boycotting Russian World Cup would be an empty gesture - former UK minister

    LONDON (Reuters) - Boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russia in protest over the civil war in Ukraine would be an "empty gesture", former British sports minister Richard Caborn said. Russia, who won the right to stage the soccer tournament in a 2010 vote...
  • Hunted 60 years ago, Sonia is running again

    Hunted 60 years ago, Sonia is running again
    On the frigid evening of Feb. 15, 2001, a silver-haired woman who stood less than 5 feet tall packed some skirts, blouses and underwear into two brown shopping bags. She put on her gray winter coat, locked the door to her Skokie home and fled. After she...
  • Ukraine's president confirms signing of ceasefire deal

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko confirmed on his Twitter account that envoys meeting in Minsk to end fighting between Kiev's forces and pro-Russian separatists had signed a ceasefire agreement that would come into effect later on...
  • Heavy clashes between Ukraine forces, rebels before expected ceasefire

    Fighting raged between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels just east of the strategic port of Mariupol on Friday, shortly before envoys from Ukraine and Russia were expected to announce a ceasefire as the starting point for a wider peace plan....
  • Ukraine president says orders army ceasefire from 1500 GMT Friday

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he had ordered the army to observe a ceasefire from 1500 GMT (11.00 a.m. EDT) on Friday in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine after envoys in Minsk agreed a peace plan...
  • EU set on Russia sanctions, could suspend them if ceasefire holds

    BRUSSELS/NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - The European Union was set to agree on new economic sanctions against Russia on Friday but could suspend them if Moscow withdraws its troops from Ukraine and observes a ceasefire, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said....
  • Ukraine says 2,000 Russian servicemen killed in Ukraine conflict

    KIEV (Reuters) - About 2,000 Russian servicemen have been killed so far in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Friday, citing intelligence data. It was not possible to independently confirm the figure....
  • 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 ......
  • Talks on resolving Ukraine crisis begin in Minsk

    MINSK (Reuters) - Representatives of Ukraine, the pro-Russian separatist leadership, Russia and the OSCE security watchdog began talks on Friday on resolving the Ukraine conflict. Most participants declined to comment to reporters as they arrived for...
  • Ukraine officer says no ceasefire order yet despite start of peace talks

    MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces battling pro-Russian separatists near the port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine have not received any ceasefire orders, a Ukrainian officer told Reuters on Friday, despite the start of peace talks in Minsk....