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Putin's 'secret plot' to rule Europe exposed

Putin's 'secret plot' to rule Europe exposed

Smarting and isolated due to international sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, Germany's biggest newspaper today published details of the Kremlin plot in which Putin seeks to hold sway over a continent currently aligned against him, reports express.com. German intelligence sources claim the country's only mildly-eurosceptic party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), is being wooed by...

5 Ukrainian soldiers killed, German foreign minister visits Kiev

5 Ukrainian soldiers killed, German foreign minister visits Kiev

Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, the military said on Tuesday, as Germany's foreign minister prepared to hold talks on the crisis in both Kiev and Moscow. The trip by Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be one of the first visits by a senior German...

Artillery explosions shake Donetsk airport in east Ukraine

Artillery explosions shake Donetsk airport in east Ukraine

Loud explosions and artillery fire rocked Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine on Monday, despite attempts to negotiate an end to a battle that is undermining a ceasefire in regions held by separatists. A Reuters reporter near the strategically important airport saw flashes of artillery fire in several places and heard frequent blasts in new...

There is good chance of Ukraine resolution: Putin

There is good chance of Ukraine resolution: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that there was a "good chance of resolution" in the Ukraine conflict, rejecting Western condemnation of Russia's role in the southeast of the country. "Today the situation (on Ukraine) in my view has good chances for resolution, no matter how strange it may sound, but certain structures...

Ukraine crisis: US accuses Russia over 'incursion'

Ukraine crisis: US accuses Russia over 'incursion'

The US has accused Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country. The US envoy to the UN, Samantha Power, also accused Russia of pursuing war in Ukraine while talking peace. Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Alexander Pankin, dismissed the allegations as propaganda. More than...

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West confronts Putin

West confronts Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday had a close-up brush with Western anger over the Ukraine crisis and the downing of Flight MH17, Tuesday as Japan PM called for Japan-China to step up tentative efforts to put deep hostility behind them. Putin held separate bilateral meetings in Beijing with US President Barack Obama and Australian...

Heavy shelling in Ukraine city

Heavy shelling in Ukraine city

There has been intense artillery bombardment overnight in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The BBC's Daryna Mayer in the city said the shelling was the worst in more than a month, lasting almost eight hours. She said it appeared to be coming from both rebel and government positions. The fighting comes a day after monitors...

Ukraine in talks over rebel polls

Ukraine in talks over rebel polls

Ukraine's president is to chair a crisis meeting of his security chiefs, following elections in rebel-held areas which Kiev describes as a "farce". In a TV address, Petro Poroshenko said Sunday's polls in parts of the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions could derail the "entire peace process". Two pro-Russian leaders were declared the winners of...

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Ukraine's vote, Russia's fate

Ukraine's vote, Russia's fate

WHEN Ukraine's voters go to the polls on October 26, not only the fate of their country will be at stake; so will the future of a significant part of Europe. To put it simply: the future of Ukraine will decide the future of Russia, and the future of Russia will have a...

Ukraine crisis: Military to pull back artillery in east

Ukraine crisis: Military to pull back artillery in east

Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says. The two sides agreed on Saturday to set up a buffer zone in eastern Ukraine, more than a fortnight after a shaky ceasefire came into force. Although the truce is still in place, clashes have continued around...

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