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Vladimir Putin says troops pulled back from Ukraine border, NATO, U.S. dispute claims

Vladimir Putin says troops pulled back from Ukraine border, NATO, U.S. dispute claims

May 07, – Vladimir Putin says Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border. Putin said Wednesday the troops have been pulled back to training grounds and locations for “regular exercises,” but didn’t specify whether those locations were in areas near Ukraine. He also urged that a planned referendum Sunday on autonomy in […]

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Both sides bury their dead; Ukraine on brink of civil war

Both sides bury their dead; Ukraine on brink of civil war

May 07, – Both sides have been burying their dead as Ukraine slides further towards war, with supporters of Russia and of a united Ukraine each accusing the other side of tearing the country apart. Tuesday morning was quiet in eastern and southern Ukraine, but the deadliest few days since the separatist uprising began have […]

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Ukrainian Police Confirm 46 Dead, 3 Missing in Odessa Clashes

Ukrainian Police Confirm 46 Dead, 3 Missing in Odessa Clashes

May 06, – Ukrainian officials on Tuesday closed Donetsk airport, forcing the cancelation of more than 15 domestic and international flights, and authorities reported 48 people missing after a riot on Monday in Odessa left at least 46 dead. According to a statement published on the website of Donetsk airport, the order to shut it […]

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At least 22 migrants drown as overcrowded boats capsize off Greece

At least 22 migrants drown as overcrowded boats capsize off Greece

May 05, – At least 22 people including families trapped in a flooded cabin — drowned when a yacht and a dinghy crammed with migrants trying to slip into Greece capsized Monday in the eastern Aegean Sea, authorities said. Rescue teams led a search for up to seven more people missing, in what was one […]

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Pro-Russians killed in Ukraine attack buried in Odessa

Pro-Russians killed in Ukraine attack buried in Odessa

May 05, – Pro-Russian activists in the Black Sea port city of Odessa have vowed to take city buildings after attending the funeral of a politician who died in a fire that killed over 40 people last week. Medical staff including nurses who killed in Ukrainian troops gun fire buried in Odessa. Regional parliament member […]

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Ukraine Burns, while world watches

Ukraine Burns, while world watches

May 05, – As violence worsened in Ukraine over the weekend, U.S. lawmakers appeared on the Sunday talk shows to call for new and harsher sanctions on Russia. Many U.S. officials believe the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin is orchestrating the widespread takeover of government buildings in east Ukraine by ethnic Russians who want […]

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Dozens killed in Odesa fire amid fresh clashes in east Ukraine

Dozens killed in Odesa fire amid fresh clashes in east Ukraine

May 03, – At least 42 people were killed in a street battle between supporters and opponents of Russia in southern Ukraine that ended with dozens of pro-Russian protesters incinerated in a burning building, bringing the country closer to war. Pro-Russian rebels in the east freed seven European military observers on Saturday after holding them […]

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Ukraine president says ‘many’ pro-Russians killed, wounded in crackdown

Ukraine president says ‘many’ pro-Russians killed, wounded in crackdown

May 02, – “Many” pro-Russian fighters have been killed as Ukraine launched its first major offensive against rebel forces that have seized official buildings across the country’s east. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and seven wounded in clashes that saw two Ukrainian helicopters shot down. But he said many insurgents had […]

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Moscow holds first Red Square May Day parade since Soviet era

Moscow holds first Red Square May Day parade since Soviet era

May 01, – About 100,000 people have marched through Red Square to celebrate May Day, the first time the annual parade has been held on the vast cobblestoned square outside the Kremlin since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. In keeping with Soviet-era traditions, Thursday’s parade was organized by trade unions and honored […]

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Dozens injured as Turkish police clash with May Day protesters in Istanbul

Dozens injured as Turkish police clash with May Day protesters in Istanbul

May 01, – Scores of people were injured or detained across Istanbul on Thursday during May Day clashes between riot police and demonstrators. In a written statement, the Istanbul governor’s office said 142 people were detained and 90 were wounded as confrontations escalated. Nineteen of the wounded were police officers. The Dogan news agency, citing […]

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