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Poroshenko faces new security crisis in western Ukraine
Poroshenko faces new security crisis in western Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko confronted a fresh crisis as a deadly standoff between interior ministry units and armed Ukrainian ultranationalists entered a third day in a western enclave near Hungary.

Poroshenko faces new security crisis in western Ukraine
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Kazakhstan in 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy: Bloomberg

Kazakhstan ended up in the 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy compiled by Bloomberg.

Kazakhstan in 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy: Bloomberg
German, French leaders press Poroshenko on Ukraine truce
German, French leaders press Poroshenko on Ukraine truce

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that his French counterpart Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angel Merkel had pressed him to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east.

German, French leaders press Poroshenko on Ukraine truce
Ukraine leader warns of 'terror' threat to peaceful cities
Ukraine leader warns of 'terror' threat to peaceful cities

President Petro Poroshenko warned Friday that the threat of terror was "significantly" rising across Ukraine as pro-Russian militias resumed attacks.

Ukraine leader warns of 'terror' threat to peaceful cities
Yelena Tischenko. Photo courtesy of chaspik.spb.ru
Lawyer formerly involved in Ablyazov's case appointed to Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs

Amnestied Ukrainian lawyer Yelena Tishchenko has been appointed to lead the newly established department for return of criminally obtained assets in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Lawyer formerly involved in Ablyazov's case appointed to Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs
Ukraine leader lays out vision of new war-time constitution
Ukraine leader lays out vision of new war-time constitution

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed constitutional changes giving sweeping powers to the regions but critically failing to address demands of pro-Russian militants in the separatist east.

Ukraine leader lays out vision of new war-time constitution
Ukraine suspends Russian gas purchases in new price row
Ukraine suspends Russian gas purchases in new price row

Ukraine announced the immediate suspension of all Russian gas purchases after EU-mediated negotiations aimed at keeping supplies running for at least three more months broke down.

Ukraine suspends Russian gas purchases in new price row
Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, IS group: White House
Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, IS group: White House

Russian President Vladimir Putin called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, the Islamic State group's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, IS group: White House
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Petro Poroshenko. ©tengrinews.kz
Nazarbayev thanks Poroshenko for supporting Kazakhstan's accession to WTO

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has thanked Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko for supporting the country's accession to the WTO

Nazarbayev thanks Poroshenko for supporting Kazakhstan's accession to WTO
NATO warns of risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine
NATO warns of risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned there was still a risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine and urged Russia to halt its support for pro-Moscow rebels.

NATO warns of risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine
Japan PM calls on Putin to work towards Ukraine peace
Japan PM calls on Putin to work towards Ukraine peace

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to play a constructive role in finding "peaceful and diplomatic solutions" to the crisis in Ukraine.

Japan PM calls on Putin to work towards Ukraine peace
Ukraine rebels train child soldiers in the making
Ukraine rebels train child soldiers in the making

He is only 14 but already knows how to assemble a Kalashnikov rifle. Denis is a child soldier in the making.

Ukraine rebels train child soldiers in the making
IMF to join meeting between Ukraine, creditors next week
IMF to join meeting between Ukraine, creditors next week

The IMF said that it would take part in a meeting between Ukraine and its private bondholders next week, amid rising pressure on creditors to reduce the debt.

IMF to join meeting between Ukraine, creditors next week
EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016
EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016

EU member states agreed to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016.

EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016
Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief
Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief

Ukraine's parliament fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and became embroiled in a conflict with the nation's chief prosecutor.

Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief
Russian clash with West a ruse to keep elite in power: dissident
Russian clash with West a ruse to keep elite in power: dissident

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has no short term solution and is part of a fabricated conflict with the West to distract everyday Russians from corruption and incompetence.

Russian clash with West a ruse to keep elite in power: dissident
Kerry urges Lavrov to respect Ukraine ceasefire
Kerry urges Lavrov to respect Ukraine ceasefire

Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday pressed his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to ensure that Moscow respects the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

Kerry urges Lavrov to respect Ukraine ceasefire
IMF: Ukraine cannot use reserves to pay bondholders
IMF: Ukraine cannot use reserves to pay bondholders

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that Ukraine cannot use its central bank reserves to pay creditors, rebuffing a suggestion by bondholders that it do so.

IMF: Ukraine cannot use reserves to pay bondholders
Washington accuses Russia of 'outright lies' on Ukraine
Washington accuses Russia of 'outright lies' on Ukraine

Washington's UN envoy accused Russia of spinning "outright lies" on Ukraine designed to hide the Kremlin's direct involvement in a war it launched to thwart Kiev's pro-Western drive.

Washington accuses Russia of 'outright lies' on Ukraine
IMF says can support Ukraine without private debt deal
IMF says can support Ukraine without private debt deal

The International Monetary Fund said it could continue to support Ukraine with bailout funding even if Kiev does not reach a debt restructuring deal with private creditors.

IMF says can support Ukraine without private debt deal