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Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned

Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/

Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal
Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit.

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal
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Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk intends to introduce a ban on oil product imports from Russia.

Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle

A Ukrainian village renamed a street, which honoured Soviet founder Lenin, after The Beatles' John Lennon.

Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle
Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM
Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM

Ukraine is responding to Moscow's food embargo with "mirror sanctions" of its own, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced.

Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM
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EU may delay Russia sanctions decision to next week

EU nations may delay a decision on whether to roll over economic sanctions against Russia.

EU may delay Russia sanctions decision to next week
Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability
Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defended an EU cooperation deal with Ukraine as vital for European stability only months before a referendum Dutch eurosceptics have forced on the accord.

Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability
Russia sanctions could be lifted if it meets Ukraine commitments: French PM
Russia sanctions could be lifted if it meets Ukraine commitments: French PM

Sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis could be lifted if Moscow fulfils commitments it made to help resolve the conflict, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.

Russia sanctions could be lifted if it meets Ukraine commitments: French PM
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Gazprom says halts Ukraine gas deliveries over Kiev non-payment

Russian state giant Gazprom said it had halted gas deliveries to Ukraine after Kiev failed to make upfront payments for more supplies.

Gazprom says halts Ukraine gas deliveries over Kiev non-payment
Second Baltic pipeline will cost Ukraine $2bn a year: PM
Second Baltic pipeline will cost Ukraine $2bn a year: PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk blasted a planned second gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea, claiming it would cost his country $2 billion (1.8 billion euros) a year in lost revenue.

Second Baltic pipeline will cost Ukraine $2bn a year: PM
Ukraine leader says arrest of oligarch ally just 'the start'
Ukraine leader says arrest of oligarch ally just 'the start'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned that the arrest of a millionaire associate of one of the country's most powerful oligarchs was only "the start" of a fight against the corruption plaguing the ex-Soviet country.

Ukraine leader says arrest of oligarch ally just 'the start'
Ukraine praised for 'democratic' vote but told more reforms needed
Ukraine praised for 'democratic' vote but told more reforms needed

Ukraine praised for 'democratic' vote but told more reforms needed
S&P upgrades Ukraine from 'selective default'
S&P upgrades Ukraine from 'selective default'

Standard and Poor's upgraded Ukraine's credit rating from "selective default" thanks to the cash-strapped former Soviet country's ability to strike a major debt write-restructuring deal.

S&P upgrades Ukraine from 'selective default'
Stalin portraits and Soviet nostalgia rule in Ukraine's rebel regions
Stalin portraits and Soviet nostalgia rule in Ukraine's rebel regions

Three portraits of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin are on display in the centre of Donetsk, the rebel capital of eastern Ukraineю

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Stalin portraits and Soviet nostalgia rule in Ukraine's rebel regions
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Kazakhstan partners with Ukraine in military and civic aviation

Kazakhstan and Ukraine have signed an agreement on cooperation in aviation.

Kazakhstan partners with Ukraine in military and civic aviation
'Glimmer of hope' for political solution in Ukraine: Merkel
'Glimmer of hope' for political solution in Ukraine: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was a "glimmer of hope" that Ukraine could finally head towards a political solution to ending the separatist war in the country's east.

'Glimmer of hope' for political solution in Ukraine: Merkel
Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3 billion debt to Russia
Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3 billion debt to Russia

President Vladimir Putin called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to lend an additional $3 billion to Ukraine to help the ex-Soviet country pay off its debt to Russia.

Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3 billion debt to Russia
Ukraine PM blames MH17 downing on Russian security service
Ukraine PM blames MH17 downing on Russian security service

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk blamed Russia's security service for last year's downing of the MH17 airliner over pro-Kremlin separatist territory in the east of the ex-Soviet state.

Ukraine PM blames MH17 downing on Russian security service
Ukraine's Poroshenko says vote needed in pro-Russia strongholds
Ukraine's Poroshenko says vote needed in pro-Russia strongholds

Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko stressed the need for legitimate elections in the country's separatist regions in order to eventually re-integrate the pro-Moscow strongholds.

Ukraine's Poroshenko says vote needed in pro-Russia strongholds
Poroshenko says 'real truce' has begun in Ukraine
Poroshenko says 'real truce' has begun in Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko said a "real truce" had begun in Ukraine but that a long-lasting peace with pro-Russian insurgents would still take some time.

Poroshenko says 'real truce' has begun in Ukraine