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Russia says agreement reached on Ukraine aid entry

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Russia’s foreign minister says he expects the extensive humanitarian aid mission for eastern Ukraine to enter the country in the near future.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ukraine vows to block Russian ‘aid’ convoy heading for border

A woman walks by a burning local market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

A convoy of 262 Russian trucks rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Tuesday as Kiev vowed to block the aid mission from its territory over fears it was a ploy to bolster pro-Kremlin rebels.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN: Humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsening

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A senior U.N. official warned the Security Council at an emergency meeting Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening as power and water supplies are scarce, homes are destroyed and health workers flee.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US hits 7 Ukraine rebels with sanctions

Vyacheslav Ponomarev, right, the self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk speaks to journalists in front of an administrative building seized by pro-Russian militants in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Thursday, May 29, 2014, with a huge Donetsk People's Republic flag in the background. AP

The Obama administration imposed sanctions Friday on several pro-Russian separatist leaders in Ukraine, including self-proclaimed rebel mayors, governors and commanders in chief of cities under siege, for refusing to cede to the central government in Kiev. The sanctions came as U.S. officials renewed accusations that Russia is providing the separatists with tanks and heavy weaponry and as Ukraine’s president announced a unilateral ceasefire that Washington urged Moscow to support.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 found guilty of Moscow journalist’s 2006 killing

A July 2006 file photo of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in Moscow.  A Moscow court has convicted five men of involvement in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, three of whom were acquitted in a previous trial. The jury verdict Tuesday, May 20, 2014, found that Rustam Makhmudov was the gunman who shot Politkovskaya in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in 2006 and that four others _ his two brothers, their uncle and a former policeman _ were accomplices. Both brothers and the policeman had been acquitted in a 2009 trial, but the Supreme Court ordered a new trial. A judge is expected to sentence the five men Wednesday; all could face up to life in prison. AP

A Moscow court has convicted five men of involvement in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, three of whom were acquitted in a previous trial.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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