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MH17 wreckage removal starts in east Ukraine

MH17 wreckage

Workers started winching debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on to trucks in eastern Ukraine Sunday, paving the way for its eventual return to the Netherlands four months after it was downed, killing 298 people.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit

In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott and President of Russia Vladimir Putin hold koala's during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.  AP

BRISBANE — Vladimir Putin jetted out of Australia Sunday after a testy G20 summit where he faced concerted Western fire over the Ukraine crisis, saying he left slightly early because he needed to get some sleep.   The Russian strongman, a judo black belt who prides himself on his stamina, left before the final communique […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia backs Ukrainian separatist vote

Moscow offered warm support Monday for rebel-organized elections in eastern Ukraine — an endorsement that could only serve to keep the West’s sanctions against Russia in place.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pro-Western parties seen leading Ukraine vote

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, center, speaks with local staff at a poling station during voting in parliamentary elections in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Voters in Ukraineheaded to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. (AP Photo/Mikhail Palinchak, Pool)

Ukrainians overwhelmingly voted in several pro-Western parties in a landmark parliamentary election Sunday, another nudge in the former Soviet nation’s drift away from Russia.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Putin orders troops away from Ukraine border

Russian President Vladimir Putin AP FILE PHOTO

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »