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More than 9,000 killed since start of Ukraine conflict: UN

Geneva (AFP) – More than 9,000 people have been killed since the conflict in Ukraine began, the United Nations said Wednesday, warning that even though fighting had abated, millions were…

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Biden announces more US aid for Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden assured Ukraine Monday of continuing U.S. support & announced the release of an additional $190 million in U.S. aid to assist…

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Biden presses Russia on Ukraine peace deal, return of Crimea

Kiev (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Washington remained determined to see Russia adhere to a shaky Ukrainian peace agreement & hand back Crimea to Kiev….

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Latvia PM resigns amid coalition doubts over leadership

By Gederts Gelzis RIGA (Reuters) – Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma said on Monday that she was resigning her post after political squabbles within her center right ruling coalition &…

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One soldier killed in renewed east Ukraine clashes

Kiev (AFP) – One Ukrainian soldier was killed in fresh clashes between government forces & pro-Russian rebels in the war-torn country's east, s military spokesman said Sunday. "Over the last…

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Lawmakers in blacked-out Crimea: Name your boys Generator

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawmakers in Russia-occupied Crimea, which is grappling with a nearly two-week-long blackout, are suggesting parents name their newborn boys Generator to mark the ordeal. Unknown attackers blew…

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With fighting easing, landmines still haunt east Ukraine

Shyrokyne (Ukraine) (AFP) – It has been 10 months since Igor last visited his home in the eastern no man's land of war-shattered Ukraine. The seaside fishing town of Shyrokyne…

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Exclusive: EU's Juncker dangles trade ties with Russia-led bloc to Putin

VILNIUS (Reuters) – European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week, suggesting closer trade ties between the 28-nation EU & a Russian-led economic bloc, linking…

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Ukraine says West must not ease pressure on Russia despite Paris

By Alessandra Prentice KIEV,(Reuters) – The West should not ease pressure on Russia over its role in Ukraine's conflict even if it cooperates with the Kremlin to fight terrorism, a…

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Putin proposes Ukraine debt restructuring

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is proposing restructuring the $3 billion debt owed by Ukraine to his country. The surprise announcement by Putin at the summit of…

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