Armed individuals had crossed the border into Ukraine
2014-04-16 08:54:29 UTC
<h3>Ukrainian counter-terrorism chief Gen Vasyl Krutov, speaking to reporters at Kramatorsk airfield, emphasised that armed individuals had crossed the border into Ukraine.</h3>Ukrainian troops sent to reclaim locations seized by pro-Russian milit...
Suddenly, Europe Is Taking a Harder Line on Russia Sanctions
2014-04-16 01:21:48 UTC
As violence escalates in eastern Ukraine, Europe is moving toward an action some thought it might never take: the imposition of stringent economic sanctions on Russia. Angela Merkel, the Russian-speaking German chancellor whose country has more at...
Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers, protesters ask Putin for help
2014-04-14 17:27:44 UTC
Following the death of a state security officer and the wounding of two others near Slaviansk, Turchynov gave a televised address on Sunday night in which he promised amnesty to those who had not fired at security forces if they laid down their ar...
Ukraine Crisis: Russia isolated in UN Security Council
2014-04-14 05:48:27 UTC
The United Nations security council held an emergency session on Sunday night to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine as the war of words between its western allies and Russia continued.
Just hours before a deadline by Ukraine for pro-Russi...
Shootout in Kramatorsk next on wave of Russian assault on Donetsk Oblast
2014-04-13 02:01:16 UTC
DONETSK, Ukraine – The district police station of Kramatorsk, a city 96 kilometers north of Donetsk with a population of 200,000, has late night on April 12 been the scene of more pro-Russian separatist activity, after pro-Russian forces were taki...
Pro-Russian gunmen seize key buildings in eastern Ukraine
2014-04-12 17:13:10 UTC
Gunmen have seized a police station and other government buildings in Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland amid a tense deadlock in the country's east, where armed pro-Russian protesters have barricaded themselves inside government buildings and...
German shop sold mugs carrying image of Adolf Hitler
2014-04-12 06:31:51 UTC
A German furniture chain that inadvertently sold mugs carrying a faded image of Adolf Hitler will have to explain themselves to police, prosecutors say.
Despite the controversy, Germany's official history museum is eager to acquire one of the cof...
Ukraine leader Yatsenyuk offers powers to troubled east
2014-04-11 16:07:51 UTC
Ukraine's interim prime minister has offered to devolve more powers to eastern regions, where pro-Russian separatists are defying the government.
He is holding talks with regional leaders in Donetsk, where activists demanding self-rule are hold...
Angela Merkel denied access to her NSA file
2014-04-10 21:34:18 UTC
The US government is refusing to grant Angela Merkel access to her NSA file or answer formal questions from Germany about its surveillance activities, raising the stakes before a crucial visit by the German chancellor to Washington.
Ukraine crisis: Putin demands advance payment for gas
2014-04-10 06:21:12 UTC
In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin appeared in little mood for negotiation, threatening in a cabinet meeting to demand that Ukraine pay for its gas in advance – a move he said would "correspond with the contract" between Ukraine and Russia.
Ukraine in 48-hour ultimatum to east's Russia activists
2014-04-09 10:21:41 UTC
Kiev, meanwhile, vowed that the situation would be resolved within 48 hours, either by negotiations or force. Earlier, a number of people held inside a state security building in Luhansk since Sunday were freed.
The EU, Russia, US and Ukraine a...
Russia separatists release 56 people from seized building
2014-04-09 08:06:44 UTC
Ukraine's security service said on Wednesday morning that 56 people held inside a local headquarters in the eastern city of Luhansk occupied by pro-Russian separatists have been allowed to leave the premises.
The Luhansk security services build...
Gas war: Ukraine refuses to pay increased prices set by Russian firm
2014-04-06 23:23:22 UTC
The prospect of a new gas war between Russia and Ukraine drew closer at the weekend as the government in Kiev said it would refuse to pay for gas at a new, inflated price set by Gazprom last week. The dispute comes as tensions in eastern Ukraine r...
German photographer killed in Afghanistan
2014-04-04 10:00:17 UTC
A police spokesman in the Khost province said Niedringhaus had been killed and Canadian journalist Kathy Gannon seriously injured in the shooting.
Gannon was taken to hospital but Niedringhaus died instantly, the spokesman said. He confirmed th...
Special police shot Kiev protesters, inquiry says
2014-04-03 18:36:34 UTC
Ukraine's special police were behind the killings of dozens of anti-government protesters in Kiev in February, a government inquiry says.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told reporters that 12 members of the Berkut police had been identified as ...
Stolen Gauguin painting 'hung on factory worker's wall'
2014-04-02 16:32:16 UTC
Stolen paintings by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard hung on an Italian factory worker's kitchen wall for almost 40 years, police have revealed.
Now worth at least 10.6m euros (£8.8m), they were stolen from a collector's London home in 1970 and ...
Angela Merkel approves Germany's first minimum wage
2014-04-02 16:29:21 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has approved the country's first minimum wage, at 8.50 euros an hour (£7; $11.75), to start in 2015.
At the moment, the country is one of seven in the 28-nation EU without a minimum wage level.
Germany has rel...
Ukraine's deposed President says Russia's annexation of Crimea is 'a tragedy'
2014-04-02 16:11:47 UTC
Ukraine's deposed President Viktor Yanukovych says Russia's annexation of Crimea is "a tragedy" and he hopes it will become part of Ukraine again.
In an interview with the Associated Press and Russian channel NTV, he also said he gave no orders...
Soccer player’s life saved by opponent in scary incident
2014-03-31 21:08:40 UTC
Dnipropetrovsk's Georgian midfielder Jaba Kankava possibly saved Dynamo Kiev midfielder Oleh Husev's life with his fast reactions after a potentially deadly incident during a Ukrainian top flight match at the weekend.
In the 22nd minute of Sunday...
Moscow wants to split Ukraine into autonomous regions
2014-03-31 05:03:09 UTC
Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, told reporters that Ukraine can't function as a "unified state" and should be a loose federation of regions that choose their own economic model, language and religion. He said "if our Western partners are...
Amsterdam museum uncertain where to send back exhibits from Crimean museums
2014-03-28 06:47:21 UTC
Allard Pierson Museum, which is a subsidiary of Amsterdam University exhibiting Mediterranean antiquities and archeological finds, has not taken a decision yet on where to send back exhibits from the ‘Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea’ col...
Turkey blocked YouTube: Syria security leak 'villainous'
2014-03-27 18:45:18 UTC
ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described the leaking on YouTube on Thursday of a recording of top security officials discussing possible military operations in Syria as "villainous" and the government blocked access to the video-...
Tymoshenko to run for Ukraine president
2014-03-27 17:16:51 UTC
Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said she plans to run for president of Ukraine in May elections.
Ms Tymoshenko was released from prison in February after three years in jail following the toppling of President Viktor Yanukovych.
Far-right weighs on Ukraine government
2014-03-26 06:53:53 UTC
<h3>The transitional government in Kyiv faces major challenges. The West supports the new government while Russia calls it fascist and illegitimate. But who are the new ministers in the Ukraine government?</h3>
"Nationalists, neo-Nazis, russophob...
German companies worry about sanctions spiral
2014-03-26 04:41:12 UTC
<h3>A new week of Ukraine crisis management has just begun and German companies are nervously following negotiations. Further sanctions against Russia could have serious consequences for foreign investors.</h3>
US president Barack Obama has shown...