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Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

An abandoned Ukrainian army tank is seen in the village of Kominternove , Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. After four months of war, eastern Ukraine begins the first full day of an uncertain cease-fire. The truce agreement calls for an exchange of prisoners and establishment of humanitarian corridors, but how quickly those actions will begin is unclear. AP

The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pussy Riot say no place for Putin at G20

A protester is arrested during a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 in New York. A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most closely watched cases in recent Russian history. AP FILE PHOTO

The two best known members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot Saturday called on Australia to withdraw its invitation to President Vladimir Putin to attend this year’s G20 summit.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia’s Putin calls for release of Ukrainian POWs

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with South African President Jacob Zuma in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Canada will send military supplies to Ukraine

Ukrainian ambassador to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko, shakes hands with Rob Nicholson, Canada's minister of National Defense on the tarmac at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Trenton, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, Aug, 7, 2014.  AP

Canada says it is sending non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine to help the country protect its eastern border against Russia.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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