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Putin slams 'external control' over Ukraine on Crimea visit
Putin slams 'external control' over Ukraine on Crimea visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed alleged "external control" over Ukraine's government as he made his third visit to the Crimean peninsula.

Putin slams 'external control' over Ukraine on Crimea visit
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Petro Poroshenko. ©Tengrinews file photo
Nazarbayev and Poroshenko discuss cooperation

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Nazarbayev and Poroshenko discuss cooperation
Journalist Sergei Dorenko. ©RIA Novosti
Ukraine bans dozens of 'fascist' Russian books

Kiev's public relations war with Moscow scaled new heights as Ukraine released a list of prominent Russian reporters and authors whose books will be banned from sale.

Ukraine bans dozens of 'fascist' Russian books
EU denounces arson attack on observers' vehicles in Ukraine
EU denounces arson attack on observers' vehicles in Ukraine

The EU on Monday denounced an arson attack on armoured vehicles belonging to OSCE observers monitoring a fragile ceasefire in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

EU denounces arson attack on observers' vehicles in Ukraine
Four OSCE vehicles set fire in Donetsk in 'arson attack'
Four OSCE vehicles set fire in Donetsk in 'arson attack'

OSCE observers based in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine said that four of their vehicles were destroyed in an apparent arson attack at their hotel.

Four OSCE vehicles set fire in Donetsk in 'arson attack'
Golovkin loses to Kovalev in Top 5 Post-Soviet country boxers

Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovin (33-0, 30KOs), the holder of the WBA Super, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight titles from Kazakhstan, was named among the Top 5 boxers from the post-Soviet space according to BoxingPlanet.ru.

Golovkin loses to Kovalev in Top 5 Post-Soviet country boxers
IMF approves $1.7 bn loan installment to Ukraine
IMF approves $1.7 bn loan installment to Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund announced the approval of a $1.7 billion loan installment to Ukraine despite uncertainty about the country's debt sustainability and a conflict with separatist forces.

IMF approves $1.7 bn loan installment to Ukraine
Syrym Shalabayev. Interpol photo
Ablyazov's brother-in-law detained in Lithuania

Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law Syrym Shalabayev has been arrested.

Ablyazov's brother-in-law detained in Lithuania
Russia opens trial against Ukrainian woman pilot 'hero'
Russia opens trial against Ukrainian woman pilot 'hero'

Ukrainian pilot and lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko went on trial in Russia in a politically charged case that could send tensions between Moscow and Kiev to a new high.

Russia opens trial against Ukrainian woman pilot 'hero'
IMF: Ukraine economic picture 'incredibly encouraging'
IMF: Ukraine economic picture 'incredibly encouraging'

Ukraine's government is determined to undertake long-needed reforms, making the economic picture in the country very encouraging.

IMF: Ukraine economic picture 'incredibly encouraging'
Ukraine vows to push for justice despite Russia's veto of MH17 tribunal
Ukraine vows to push for justice despite Russia's veto of MH17 tribunal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to push for justice despite Russia's veto of a UN resolution.

Ukraine vows to push for justice despite Russia's veto of MH17 tribunal
Ukraine bans Putin buddy Depardieu for five years
Ukraine bans Putin buddy Depardieu for five years

Ukraine said it had blacklisted French film star and newly minted Russian national Gerard Depardieu in apparent retribution for reportedly refusing to recognise the independence of the former Soviet state.

Ukraine bans Putin buddy Depardieu for five years
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. ©RIA Novosti
Russia revises navy doctrine over NATO's 'inadmissible' expansion

Russia aims to boost the strategic positions of its navy on the Black Sea and seek to maintain an Atlantic and Mediterranean presence.

Russia revises navy doctrine over NATO's 'inadmissible' expansion
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Petro Poroshenko. ©akorda.kz
Petro Poroshenko to visit Kazakhstan this fall

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan this fall.

Petro Poroshenko to visit Kazakhstan this fall
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan beats Belgium and France in government efficiency ranking of World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum has compiled its Global Competitiveness Ranking; Kazakhstan is ranked 50th out of 144 countries.

Kazakhstan beats Belgium and France in government efficiency ranking of World Economic Forum
Controversial Russian politician named deputy in Ukraine
Controversial Russian politician named deputy in Ukraine

The nomination of a Russian politician to a top post in Odessa has caused a flurry of controversy in the tense political atmosphere of the violent Ukraine conflict.

Controversial Russian politician named deputy in Ukraine
Photo © REUTERS
Ukraine wants to buy Kazakh and Turkmen gas

Ukraine has once again raised the question of buying gas from Kazakhstan.

Ukraine wants to buy Kazakh and Turkmen gas
Ukrainian PM says Greece can learn austerity lessons
Ukrainian PM says Greece can learn austerity lessons

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday that Greece could learn a few lessons from Britain about how to implement austerity measures.

Ukrainian PM says Greece can learn austerity lessons
Obama prods Ukraine on economic reforms
Obama prods Ukraine on economic reforms

President Barack Obama urged Ukraine on Monday to follow through with tough economic reforms in order to meet its commitments to the International Monetary Fund and other global lenders.

Obama prods Ukraine on economic reforms
Canada and Ukraine clinch free trade deal: report
Canada and Ukraine clinch free trade deal: report

Canada and Ukraine reached a free trade agreement that will be formally announced Tuesday during Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's visit to Ottawa.

Canada and Ukraine clinch free trade deal: report