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      More than 30 killed in coal mine blast in rebel-held east Ukraine
      Mar04

      More than 30 killed in coal mine blast in rebel-held east Ukraine

      By Maria Tsvetkova A blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people, a local official said on Wednesday, with dozens more miners who were underground at the time unaccounted for. Miners’ relatives were gathering at the entrance to the Zasyadko mine desperately trying to get more...

      Three dead as Kiev accuses Ukraine rebels of shelling
      Mar03

      Three dead as Kiev accuses Ukraine rebels of shelling

      By Pavel Polityuk and Thomas Grove Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and nine wounded as pro-Russian rebels shelled government positions despite a ceasefire deal, the military said on Tuesday, announcing Kiev’s highest casualty toll in several days. The losses underscore the fragility of a two-week-old ceasefire agreement which...

      Mourners pay respects to murdered Kremlin critic Nemtsov
      Mar03

      Mourners pay respects to murdered Kremlin critic Nemtsov

      By Alexander Winning Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin’s aides deny any involvement in killing Nemtsov, who was shot in the back four...

      Murder in Moscow
      Mar03

      Murder in Moscow

      By Gwynne Dyer “EVERY time I call (my mother),” said Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov recently, “she gives me a talking-to: ‘When will you stop being rude about Putin? He’ll kill you.’” Now Nemtsov is dead: four bullets in the chest as he was walking home in Moscow with his girlfriend on Friday night. The protest march against...

      Kerry says he pressed Russia’s Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal
      Mar02

      Kerry says he pressed Russia’s Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

      By Tom Miles US Secretary of State John Kerry said he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face consequences that could hit Russia’s economy. Kerry told a news conference in Geneva that the ceasefire must be respected in all areas, including...

      Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
      Feb28

      Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

      By Alexander Winning and Timothy Heritage Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he walked...

      Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, recognising truce is holding
      Feb26

      Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, recognising truce is holding

      By Peter Graff Ukraine announced on Thursday that it would begin withdrawing artillery from the front line with separatist rebels in the east, a move that amounts to recognition that a ceasefire meant to take effect on Feb. 15 is holding at last. The pro-Russian rebels have already been pulling back heavy weapons for two days, but Kiev had held...

      Rebels say they start withdrawing weapons in east Ukraine
      Feb24

      Rebels say they start withdrawing weapons in east Ukraine

      By Anton Zverev Pro-Russia separatists said on Tuesday they began withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but the Ukrainian military, which says it won’t pull back until fighting stops, reported further shelling. Fighting has eased in eastern Ukraine in recent days after the rebels initially...

      Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist
      Feb23

      Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

      By Pavel Polityuk and Anton Zverev Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal. The Ukrainian military said it could not pull weapons from the front as required under the tenuous truce, as long as its troops...

      No feel-good victory for Germany in debt clash with Greece
      Feb23

      No feel-good victory for Germany in debt clash with Greece

      Germany’s 7-1 drubbing of Brazil in the soccer World Cup last summer was uncomfortable to watch, even for jubilant Germans whose cheers turned to sheepish smiles as the goals piled up. The bailout extension deal that Germany and its European partners clinched with Greece on Friday after weeks of public jousting between the countries had a...