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VIDEO: Meet Ukraine soldier on patrol

Monday, July 14th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukrainian forces have set up checkpoints on a line between territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, and that controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Vitaly is a Ukrainian soldier on patrol in the Donetsk region.
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Fighting flares near Ukrainian city

Monday, July 14th 2014, 2:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A battle has been going on outside the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Luhansk, which rebels say government forces tried to storm with tanks.
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Russia warns Ukraine over 'shelling'

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 12:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia warns Ukraine of "irreversible consequences" after a man is reported killed on its side of the border by a shell fired from Ukraine.
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Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 0:28
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a series of agreements on nuclear energy in Argentina, as he continues a tour of Latin America.
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VIDEO: Poroshenko vows to act over deaths

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 9:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, says his forces will find and destroy pro-Russian separatists who killed more than 20 Ukrainian troops in the east of the country.
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VIDEO: What does the world think of Putin?

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 1:08

What is Vladimir Putin's global reputation
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Ukraine vows action over army deaths

Friday, July 11th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian president says his forces will destroy pro-Russian separatists who killed more than 20 soldiers in the east on Friday.
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'Rockets' kill soldiers in Ukraine

Friday, July 11th 2014, 16:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

A rocket strike in the east Ukrainian region of Luhansk kills at least 19 soldiers, Ukrainian officials say, blaming it on separatist rebels.
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Ukraine separatists target airport

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukrainian government forces clash with pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk airport as the rebels vow to prevent a blockade of the eastern city.
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Russian nationalist sees war with Ukraine

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian nationalist thinker predicts war with Ukraine
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Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.
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Snowden wants to extend Russia stay

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:12
related countries: United States United States

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Inside Sloviansk security service HQ

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 4:24

Steve Rosenberg reports from the cellar of the security service building in the city of Slovyansk, the city recently retaken by the Ukrainian army.
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Ukraine 'retakes two more cities'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 8:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukraine's government says it has retaken two more cities from pro-Russian rebels as crowds rally in the regional capital Donetsk to support the separatists.
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VIDEO: Ukraine captures two more cities

Monday, July 7th 2014, 6:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's government says it has retaken two more eastern cities from pro-Russian rebels.
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VIDEO: Ukraine rebels in 'tactical retreat'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 19:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukrainian Pro-Russian separatists are reported to be regrouping in Donetsk after government forces retook some of their main eastern strongholds.
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Ukraine rebels abandon stronghold

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 14:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine evacuate the city of Sloviansk, a crucial eastern stronghold, amid an offensive by the military.
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Russia backs law on web data storage

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:22

Russia's lower house of parliament passes a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country.
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Ukraine's army to 'win back Crimea'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 16:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The new Ukrainian defence minister vows to hold "a victory parade" in Crimea as fighting continues against pro-Russian rebels in the east.
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Hopes rise for new Ukraine ceasefire

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 21:09
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they have agreed on steps aimed at ending hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
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Putin accuses Ukraine over ceasefire

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 16:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns Ukraine for ending a truce with separatists as fighting in eastern Ukraine leaves at least four people dead.
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Ukraine launches new offensive

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 11:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says a full-scale military operation is under way in the east of the country, hours after a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels ended.
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Ukraine and Russia to work on truce

Monday, June 30th 2014, 17:29
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia agree to work together to establish a bilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the office of the French president says.
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Russians get French warship training

Monday, June 30th 2014, 12:18
related countries: France France

A group of 400 Russian sailors arrives in France for training aboard one of two warships being sold to their country despite international criticism.
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More Ukraine talks amid clashes

Monday, June 30th 2014, 8:26
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to hold more talks over the conflict in east Ukraine as the end of a ceasefire with separatists nears.
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Iraq receives first Russian jets

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 7:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi government says it has received the first batch of military jets it ordered from Russia to help counter an offensive by rebels.
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Buttner leaves Man Utd in £4.4m deal

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 15:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dynamo Moscow sign Manchester United's Dutch left-back Alexander Buttner for an initial £4.4m fee that may rise to £5.6m.
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New clashes test Ukraine ceasefire

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 13:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine comes under increasing strain amid fresh clashes between government forces and pro-Russia separatists.
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Ukraine hails 'historic' EU pact

Friday, June 27th 2014, 18:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine hails a "historic" pact with the EU, but Russia warns of serious consequences and of a "humanitarian catastrophe" in Ukraine's restive east.
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EU signs pacts with ex-USSR states

Friday, June 27th 2014, 12:48
related countries: Moldova Moldova, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova sign partnership agreements with the European Union, a move Russia says will have serious consequences.
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Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 6:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin lashes out at Ukraine's president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal.
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VIDEO: Georgia pulled between EU and Russia

Friday, June 27th 2014, 5:18

Georgia is signing an association agreement with the EU just as its trading ties with Russia are picking up.
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Georgia's long road to Europe

Friday, June 27th 2014, 0:15

Georgia looks west just as exports to Russia pick up
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Russia goalkeeper targeted by laser

Friday, June 27th 2014, 0:15

Keeper Igor Akinfeev was "blinded" by a laser before the World Cup goal that eliminated Russia, says Fabio Capello.
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World Cup: Algeria 1-1 Russia

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 22:37
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria come from behind to draw with Russia and earn a place in the last 16 of the Fifa World Cup for the first time.
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VIDEO: Maliki: Russian jets purchased by Iraq

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 21:49
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.
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Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 21:22
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki tells the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.
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US demands Russian action on Ukraine

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 15:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls on Russia to show "within hours" it is working to disarm separatist militants in eastern Ukraine.
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Thailand arrests 'Russian gang boss'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:17
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Alexander Matusov, wanted in connection with dozens of murders and kidnappings in his native Russia, is arrested in Thailand.
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VIDEO: Tension over Ukraine ceasefire

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 5:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The ceasefire agreement in Ukraine is under pressure after the military claimed one of its helicopters was shot down by pro-Russian activists.
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The Ukrainians escaping to Russia

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The families fleeing eastern Ukraine for Russia
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Ukraine army helicopter shot down

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 21:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says one of its army helicopters has been shot down by pro-Russian rebels in the east, killing all nine on board - one day into a truce.
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Putin 'scraps Ukraine military move'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 11:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's President Putin asks parliament to revoke the right of military intervention in Ukraine, where rebels have been fighting government troops.
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Obama presses Russia on Ukraine arms

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 3:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US President Barack Obama urges his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to stop weapons entering Ukraine, after rebels there agree to observe a truce.
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How the CIA secretly published Dr Zhivago

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 0:04
related places: Moscow

How the CIA published Dr Zhivago and got it to Moscow
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EU urges Russia to rein in militants

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 12:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU says it could impose new sanctions if Russia does not act quickly to stop arms and militants flowing into eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: 'Why we recruit fighters from Russia'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 6:49
related places: Rostov

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg has been speaking to a man in the Russian city of Rostov, who said he has been recruiting Russian volunteer fighters via the internet.
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World Cup: Belgium 1-0 Russia

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 18:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Divock Origi scores in the 88th minute as Belgium snatch a 1-0 win over Russia to reach the last 16 of the Fifa World Cup.
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Putin 'supports' Ukraine peace plan

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 20:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia's President Putin gives conditional backing to Ukraine's peace plan, calling for Kiev to compromise with pro-Russian rebels.
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Ukraine fighting rages despite truce

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 17:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Pro-Russian separatists carry out several attacks on Ukrainian troops despite a unilateral ceasefire declared by Kiev, Ukrainian officials say.
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Police step up security at Maracana

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 16:26
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Extra security is planned for the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup game between Russia and Belgium.
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US steps up sanctions over Ukraine

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 8:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Western

The US imposes sanctions against pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, as Western leaders threaten new moves against Russia for its role in the crisis.
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Ukraine leader declares ceasefire

Friday, June 20th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's President Poroshenko declares a week-long unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian militants, as he visits the restive east of the country.
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Ukraine peace plan is revealed

Friday, June 20th 2014, 12:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Details of a 14-point peace plan to be unveiled by Ukraine's President Poroshenko emerge, as heavy fighting continues in the east of the country.
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VIDEO: Ukraine: At scene of unreported battle

Friday, June 20th 2014, 8:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The fighting between Pro-Russian militias and Ukrainian troops in the east of the country has left a scarred landscape with damaged infrastructure.
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VIDEO: Crimea sings for Russia

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 15:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine-Russia crisis sparks rival World Cup songs
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Ukraine leader 'to order ceasefire'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 13:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president sets out proposals for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral ceasefire by government forces.
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Russia 1-1 South Korea

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 0:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Fabio Capello's Russia come from behind to earn a draw with South Korea in Group H thanks to an Aleksandr Kerzhakov goal.
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VIDEO: 'The most beautiful metro in the world'

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 23:12
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Russian photographer Alexander Dragunov's photos of Stockholm's metro have become an internet hit, and turned the train system into a tourist attraction.
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Blast hits key Ukraine gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 16:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A major pipeline in Ukraine carrying gas from Russia to the rest of Europe is hit by an explosion, with Ukraine calling it a possible "terrorist attack".
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Deadly attack on Russian TV crew

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 15:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Russian journalist is killed in a mortar attack in east Ukraine, reports say, while a blast hits a major pipeline carrying gas to Europe.
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N Korea 'develops cruise missile'

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 14:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean propaganda film posted on the internet reveals footage of a newly developed cruise missile based on a Russian design, experts say.
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Ballet dancers boycott Russia trip

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

The UK's Royal Ballet begins a series of performances in Moscow without two dancers who have boycotted the trip in protest at Russia's anti-gay laws.
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Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine

Monday, June 16th 2014, 18:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says Russia has cut off all gas supplies after talks fail to resolve a dispute over debts amid high tension in Ukraine's eastern regions.
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Russia condemns Kiev embassy attack

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 21:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia reacts angrily to a violent protest outside its embassy in Ukraine, which saw windows smashed, the Russian flag torn down and cars overturned.
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Ukraine vows downed plane response

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 19:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vows to retaliate after pro-Russia separatists shoot down a military plane in the east, killing 49 people.
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EU invites Moscow to Kiev talks

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 4:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

EU offers Moscow a role in discussions over its planned accord with Ukraine, in a move officials say reflects a "new climate" in the talks.
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VIDEO: Ukraine angry at 'Russian tanks'

Friday, June 13th 2014, 2:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Authorities in Ukraine have accused separatist rebels of using Russian tanks and other armour in fighting in the east of the country.
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Ukrainian anger at 'Russia tanks'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 21:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tells President Putin that reports of three Russian tanks moving into Ukrainian territory are unacceptable.
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Latvia's Russian speakers find voice

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 4:16
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Can Latvia heal divisions between Latvian and Russian speakers?
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Putin says gas deal good for Ukraine

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 18:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine rejects Russia's gas discount deal as a "trap", but President Vladimir Putin says the offer was designed to help the Ukrainian economy.
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Ukraine rejects Russian gas 'trap'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 9:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it will not "fall into same trap twice" over Russian gas prices, rejecting a deal to decrease the price it will pay on a disputed debt.
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'No deal' in Ukraine gas row talks

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 21:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Resolving the disagreement between Ukraine and Russia over gas prices could take days, the European Commission has said.
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EU-Moscow row over gas pipeline

Monday, June 9th 2014, 15:28
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Russia accuses the EU of imposing sanctions, after Bulgaria halted work on the major South Stream gas pipeline project.
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Russia journalist's killers get life

Monday, June 9th 2014, 11:01
related places: Moscow

Two men are given life sentences for the 2006 murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, with three others getting long jail terms.
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Ukraine clashes 'must end this week'

Monday, June 9th 2014, 1:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine with pro-Russian gunmen must end "this week", Ukraine's newly-elected President Poroshenko pledges.
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Bulgaria halts pipeline after US talks

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:30
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, United States United States

Bulgaria is to halt work on its Russian-backed South Stream gas pipeline after criticism from the EU and US.
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VIDEO: Russian smoking ban hits businesses

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 1:14

Restaurants in Russia have reported a drop in customers, since a smoking ban was put in place last week.
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Ukraine hails Russia 'talks move'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 21:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's new leader says his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was tense, but marked the start of dialogue over the crisis in the east.
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