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First Malaysian bodies from MH17 crash fly home

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 21:09

A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine in July, took off from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, Dutch media reported.

Ukraine checking Russian aid trucks: border service

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:30

Ukraine said Thursday border guards had begun checking a Russian humanitarian aid convoy at the crossing in eastern Ukraine`s restive Lugansk region.

Kiev says two Russian vehicles captured in east Ukraine

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:12

Ukraine`s military today said its forces in the east of the country had captured two Russian armoured vehicles with documents linking them to an elite army paratrooper unit.

Ukraine`s economy minister announces resignation

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:31

Ukraine`s economy minister announced his resignation on Thursday following conflict within the government on how to turn around the dire national economic situation. 

Humanitarian convoy to Ukraine ready to advance: Russia

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 06:40

A day after Ukraine agreed to ensure safe passage for the humanitarian aid convoy in areas controlled by government forces, a senior diplomat Wednesday said the Russian convoy for Ukraine`s eastern regions is ready to resume its travel.

Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 00:51

Ukrainian troops captured a large part of the city of Luhansk and nearly encircled Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city, in fighting that left at least 52 dead.

Russia reveals huge cost of Western food ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 20:53

Russia`s agriculture minister warned Wednesday that Moscow must spend billions of dollars in the coming years subsidising farmers in order to avoid a shortage caused by its ban on most Western foods.

Russia reveals huge cost of Western food ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 20:53

Russia`s agriculture minister warned Wednesday that Moscow must spend billions of dollars in the coming years subsidising farmers in order to avoid a shortage caused by its ban on most Western foods.

Ukraine flag unfurled on top of Moscow skyscraper

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 17:01

A Ukrainian flag was unfurled on the top of a Moscow skyscraper near the Kremlin on Wednesday, officials said.

Clashes kill 34 civilians in Ukraine`s Donetsk region: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 16:55

Fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels has killed 34 civilians over the past 24 hours in east Ukraine`s Donetsk region, local authorities said Wednesday.

Ukraine maternity ward nurtures new life as the shells fall

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 16:54

In a Ukrainian city stalked by death, Tatyana Makarchuk, the director of Donetsk Maternity Hospital No. 3, is making sure that new life can survive.

Beers, ducks and talk of war on Donetsk beach

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:38

As a shell explodes close by in the twilight on Donetsk`s beach, everyone falls silent for a moment. Then the chatter about where it fell and who fired it starts again.