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      Putin and Merkel have ‘serious differences’ over Ukraine
      Oct17

      Putin and Merkel have ‘serious differences’ over Ukraine

      MOSCOW: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have major differences over the origin and causes of the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin said following talks between the two leaders. “There are still serious differences concerning the origin of Ukraine’s internal conflict, as well as the root causes of...

      Ukraine rebels allow access to MH17 crash site
      Oct13

      Ukraine rebels allow access to MH17 crash site

      BERLIN: Separatists rebels in eastern Ukraine said they would allow investigators access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17, a news report said today. The Ukrainian rescue team would be allowed to collect personal items from the crash site and from local residents, Jean Fransman, a spokesman for the Dutch Justice Ministry, was quoted as...

      Australia PM vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 over MH17
      Oct13

      Australia PM vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 over MH17

      SYDNEY: Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday vowed to “shirtfront”, or confront, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash over Ukraine. Australia is hosting the summit in Brisbane and there had been question marks over whether Putin would take part. But Treasurer...

      Dutch Foreign Minister: MH17 victim found with oxygen mask
      Oct09

      Dutch Foreign Minister: MH17 victim found with oxygen mask

      THE HAGUE: One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask, the Dutch foreign minister and prosecutors said, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known their plane was doomed. “You know that somebody was discovered wearing an oxygen mask and had time to...

      Russia to reopen missile warning station on Crimea
      Oct05

      Russia to reopen missile warning station on Crimea

      MOSCOW: Russia will modernise and relaunch a Soviet-era radar station on the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine to provide early warning of missile strikes, a senior defence official said Saturday. The radar station in the port city of Sevastopol will become fully operational in 2016, the commander of the air and space defence forces,...

      Russia’s Lavrov slams US ‘military interference’
      Sep28

      Russia’s Lavrov slams US ‘military interference’

      UNITED NATIONS: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the United States of resorting to “military interference” to defend its interests, in a veiled reference to the air campaign in Syria. “Washington has openly declared its right to unilateral use of force anywhere to uphold its own interests,” Lavrov...

      Crew including first woman cosmonaut in 17 years blasts off for ISS
      Sep26

      Crew including first woman cosmonaut in 17 years blasts off for ISS

      BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan: A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, including the first woman cosmonaut in 17 years, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said. The Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft took off at 12.25am Moscow time (2025 GMT Thursday) from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in...

      EU warns Russia not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis
      Sep24

      EU warns Russia not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis

      KIEV: The chief European Union energy official warned Russia today not to use gas supplies as a weapon in its standoff with Ukraine over the fate of its neighbour’s separatist east. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said he hoped to reach an “interim solution” with Russia over its gas supply cut to Ukraine when the three...

      Pro-Russia rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine
      Sep23

      Pro-Russia rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine

      MOSCOW: The prime minister of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk said today that the pro-Russian rebels have removed artillery from frontline areas where Ukraine had also withdrawn, in line with a peace plan signed Saturday. “We have withdrawn artillery but only in those areas where the Ukrainian regular units have done...

      Abe drops plan for Putin visit to Japan this year: media
      Sep23

      Abe drops plan for Putin visit to Japan this year: media

      TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (pix) has dropped plans to host Russian President Vladimir Putin in Japan this year due to friction after Tokyo imposed sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, reports said Tuesday. The two countries had agreed on the Russian leader’s visit “this autumn” but Washington had asked Tokyo to...