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Ukraine local elections will not take place in 2015: Hollande
Ukraine local elections will not take place in 2015: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said that local elections in Ukraine, planned for October, will be delayed until next year.

Ukraine local elections will not take place in 2015: Hollande
Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief
Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief

Russia is still sending weapons to separatist rebels battling the Ukrainian government despite a fresh truce in the war-torn east of the country.

Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief
Crimea Tatars seek to block peninsula to protest Russian annexation
Crimea Tatars seek to block peninsula to protest Russian annexation

Hundreds of pro-Kiev activists from Crimea's Tatar community launched a blockade of roads from Ukraine to the Crimean peninsula to protest Russia's seizure of their home region.

Crimea Tatars seek to block peninsula to protest Russian annexation
Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia
Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expanded a list of sanctions against Russian companies and individuals held responsible for the ex-Soviet state's eastern uprising and for Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia
Trump accuses Obama of bowing to Putin, failing on Ukraine
Trump accuses Obama of bowing to Putin, failing on Ukraine

Billionaire mogul and White House frontrunner Donald Trump accused US President Barack Obama of paying "lip service" on Ukraine and failing to stand up to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.

Trump accuses Obama of bowing to Putin, failing on Ukraine
Poroshenko says Russia threat to 'entire democratic world'
Poroshenko says Russia threat to 'entire democratic world'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of challenging the "entire democratic world" by annexing Crimea and allegedly arming separatist rebels in the east of his ex-Soviet state.

Poroshenko says Russia threat to 'entire democratic world'
Ukraine PM calls second Russia-Germany pipeline 'anti-European'
Ukraine PM calls second Russia-Germany pipeline 'anti-European'

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk criticised as "anti-Ukrainian and anti-European" a deal between Russia's energy giant Gazprom and several Western firms to build a second gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

Ukraine PM calls second Russia-Germany pipeline 'anti-European'
Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine
Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agreed to hold an October summit on ending the conflict in Ukraine.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine
'Unlawful' vote in rebel-run areas would breach Ukraine peace deal: PM
'Unlawful' vote in rebel-run areas would breach Ukraine peace deal: PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned that any attempt to hold "unlawful" elections in rebel-run areas in the country's east would constitute a breach of a February peace deal.

'Unlawful' vote in rebel-run areas would breach Ukraine peace deal: PM
IMF chief says 'extremely encouraged' by Ukraine reforms
IMF chief says 'extremely encouraged' by Ukraine reforms

IMF chief Christine Lagarde heaped praise on Ukraine's reform efforts in a visit to Kiev following a deal to restructure the country's debt burden.

IMF chief says 'extremely encouraged' by Ukraine reforms
EU says deadly Kiev clashes 'very worrying'
EU says deadly Kiev clashes 'very worrying'

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed concern over "very worrying" deadly clashes in Kiev as Ukrainian lawmakers backed an autonomy plan for rebel regions.

EU says deadly Kiev clashes 'very worrying'
Ukraine president vows 'severe' punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes
Ukraine president vows 'severe' punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions deserved severe punishment.

Ukraine president vows 'severe' punishment for instigators of deadly Kiev clashes
'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal
'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant.

'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal
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Dutch lecturer accuses Kazakhstan of sacking him under Russian pressure

A Dutch lecturer accused a top university in Kazakhstan of sacking him after he tried to hold a talk on the "Russian-Ukrainian conflict", a claim denied by the university.

Dutch lecturer accuses Kazakhstan of sacking him under Russian pressure
EU says Russia's jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker 'in breach of international law'
EU says Russia's jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker 'in breach of international law'

The EU sharply criticised Russia on Tuesday for the jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker and Kremlin critic Oleg Sentsov, calling it a violation of international law.

EU says Russia's jailing of Ukrainian filmmaker 'in breach of international law'
The Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov seen in the North-Caucasian District Military courtroom. ©RIA Novosti
Russia verdict due in Ukraine filmmaker's 'terror' trial

A Russian military court is set to announce its verdict against a Ukrainian filmmaker who faces a lengthy prison term on terror charges in a trial decried by the West.

Russia verdict due in Ukraine filmmaker's 'terror' trial
Putin to be notable absence from Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin
Putin to be notable absence from Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin

Putin to be notable absence from Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin
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Kazakhstan listed in Top 10 World's Riskiest Sovereign Debt?

Kazakhstan has been put on the map of the world's riskiest sovereign debt by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Really?

Kazakhstan listed in Top 10 World's Riskiest Sovereign Debt?
Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea
Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year.

Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea
UN chief 'alarmed' by upsurge in Ukraine fighting
UN chief 'alarmed' by upsurge in Ukraine fighting

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed serious alarm over the upsurge in fighting in Ukraine and called for urgent steps to de-escalate the violence.

UN chief 'alarmed' by upsurge in Ukraine fighting