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      [Ticker] Russia and Ukraine agree ceasefire by new year
      Dec10

      [Ticker] Russia and Ukraine agree ceasefire by new year

      Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to implement a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the end of the year, at their meeting on Monday in Paris hosted by France and Germany. They also agreed to implement an “all-for-all” prisoner exchange by the new year. The meeting’s aim was to revive...

      Guns blaze in Ukraine as leaders meet in Paris
      Dec09

      Guns blaze in Ukraine as leaders meet in Paris

      Hundreds of explosions and bursts of small arms fire were reported on the contact line in east Ukraine, as France prepares to host the first peace summit on the war in three years. …read more Source::...

      [Ticker] Hungary blocks Ukraine in Nato over language rights
      Dec04

      [Ticker] Hungary blocks Ukraine in Nato over language rights

      Hungarian foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, pledged on Wednesday that his country would block Ukraine’s membership in Nato unless Kiev restores the rights that about 150,000 ethnic Hungarians had before a language law from 2017 put a curb on minorities’ access to education in their mother tongues, Reuters writes. “We ask for no...

      [Ticker] Apple maps now ‘annex’ Crimea from Ukraine
      Nov28

      [Ticker] Apple maps now ‘annex’ Crimea from Ukraine

      US tech firm Apple has begun showing Crimea, which Russia invaded and annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as part of Russia in its map and weather apps when these are viewed from inside Russia, but as part of Ukraine when viewed from other locations. “Crimea and Sevastopol now appear on Apple devices as Russian territory,” the Russian...

      EU fears new Russia gas crisis, amid court disputes
      Nov28

      EU fears new Russia gas crisis, amid court disputes

      Russia must pay Ukraine €2.4bn in a long-running gas dispute, a Swedish court has said, in a ruling that could lead to a repeat of the 2009 winter gas crisis in the EU. …read more Source::...

      [Ticker] US envoy to EU: Sex stories are ‘witness tampering’
      Nov28

      [Ticker] US envoy to EU: Sex stories are ‘witness tampering’

      A lawyer for the US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, has said sexual harassment allegations against him were a form of “witness tampering” designed to harm his credibility in the impeachment enquiry against US president Donald Trump. Three women told their stories to US publications ProPublica and Portland Monthly shortly after...

      [Ticker] Interpol seeks eight fugitives for crimes against women
      Nov25

      [Ticker] Interpol seeks eight fugitives for crimes against women

      Interpol appealed on Monday for help to find eight men accused of crimes against women, including murder and sexual assault, Reuters writes. The suspects include two wanted by Russia and one each from Denmark, Norway, Ukraine, Brazil, Cyprus, and the United States. “The appeal (…) is a stark reminder of how women and girls universally...

      [Ticker] Ambassador: Trump ordered Ukraine election meddling
      Nov21

      [Ticker] Ambassador: Trump ordered Ukraine election meddling

      The US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, told an impeachment enquiry in Washington Wednesday he acted on president Donald Trump’s orders to pressure Ukraine to interfere in upcoming US elections. “We followed the president’s orders,” Sondland said. “Was there a quid pro quo? … the answer is yes,” he...

      [Ticker] EU ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry
      Nov20

      [Ticker] EU ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

      The US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, will testify in the US House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry on Wednesday to clarify if president Donald Trump abused power by secretly pressuring the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to help his 2020 re-election campaign. Normally Ukraine is outside the scope for the...

      Ukraine boats added to EU-Russia summit preparations
      Nov18

      Ukraine boats added to EU-Russia summit preparations

      EU powers and Russia are making preparations for a peace deal on Ukraine, with Moscow to give back three boats to Kiev in the latest step. …read more Source::...