United States edge Belarus to claim 18th Fed Cup

United States edge Belarus to claim 18th Fed Cup

The United States claimed their first Fed Cup title for 17 years as Shelby Rogers and CoCo Vandeweghe beat Belarus pair Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich in a deciding doubles rubber in the final on Sunday.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

US expels 2 Russian officials after its diplomat attacked

The US has expelled two Russian officials in retaliation over an "unprovoked" attack on its diplomat by a Russian policeman.

Jul 09, 2016, 12:15 PM IST

Belarus votes as Lukashenko aims to extend 21-year rule

Belarus on Sunday kicked-off its fifth presidential election in 21 years since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Oct 11, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Truce upheld for first time in war-torn eastern Ukraine: President

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that the Western-backed truce signed in Minsk in February had been respected this week for the first time, despite pro-Russian rebels claiming a civilian had been killed.

Sep 05, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

Ukraine peace deal under `constant threat` of breakdown: Lavrov

Russia said on Thursday that a fragile peace deal for eastern Ukraine faced a "constant threat" of breaking down because of Kiev`s actions, as fighting surged in the ex-Soviet state.

Jun 04, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Mukherjee thanks Belarus for endorsing India''s UNSC bid, Yoga Day

 President Pranab Mukerjee on Wednesday expressed "deep appreciation" for Belarus` endorsement of India`s bid for a permanent UNSC seat and for supporting India`s proposal to declare June 21 as International Day of Yoga.

Jun 03, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Two civilians killed in rebel attack in east Ukraine: Governor

Two civilians were killed on Wednesday when mortar bombs fired by pro-Russian separatists hit their car in government-controlled territory near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, the head of the Kiev-controlled regional administration said.

Jun 03, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist east: Kiev military

One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and five wounded in clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists over the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Saturday.

May 23, 2015, 16:24 PM IST

Separatists poised for offensive in Ukraine: US

 Pro-Russian separatists appear to be making preparations for a fresh offensive in eastern Ukraine, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told lawmakers on Wednesday.

May 07, 2015, 06:02 AM IST

Ukraine warring sides hold talks to shore up faltering truce

 Ukraine`s warring sides tried to shore up a faltering truce deal Wednesday after Kiev said five soldiers were killed in clashes in the war-torn east. 

May 06, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

EU's Russia sanctions set to last until end 2015: Tusk

EU economic sanctions against Russia due to expire in July will now be tied to the full implementation of the Minsk ceasefire accord in Ukraine, which is not expected until the end of this year, EU president Donald Tusk said Thursday.

Mar 20, 2015, 04:20 AM IST

Biden, Ukraine's Poroshenko agree Russia sanctions must be tied to Minsk

US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed in a telephone call on Wednesday that sanctions against Russia must be tied to the full implementation of the Minsk peace plan, the White House said.

Mar 19, 2015, 05:53 AM IST

Pope ready to help improve ties between Belarus and EU: Vatican

Pope Francis is ready to help improve ties between Belarus and the European Union, a senior papal official said on Saturday in the latest sign of a developing thaw in relations between Brussels and Minsk.

Mar 14, 2015, 22:18 PM IST

Ukraine fighting rages ahead of ceasefire

Ferocious fighting raged in Ukraine on Saturday, threatening a ceasefire deal as Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a rebel onslaught to grab territory hours before the truce began.

Feb 14, 2015, 20:18 PM IST

UN Security Council to meet Sunday on Ukraine ceasefire

The UN Security Council is expected to meet on Sunday for an emergency session to shore up the Minsk ceasefire deal for east Ukraine, diplomats said.

Feb 14, 2015, 08:45 AM IST

Ukraine hopes for political solution after Minsk deal

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday voiced his hope that the new peace agreement reached in Minsk will pave the way for a political settlement of the crisis in his country`s east.

Feb 14, 2015, 00:32 AM IST
Russia says wanted `immediate` Ukraine truce

Russia says wanted `immediate` Ukraine truce

Russia wanted an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and the Sunday morning deadline was agreed in talks in Minsk under pressure from rebel leaders, President Vladimir Putin`s spokesman was quoted as saying Friday.

Feb 13, 2015, 13:40 PM IST
Marathon Minsk talks culminate in Ukraine ceasefire deal

Marathon Minsk talks culminate in Ukraine ceasefire deal

The marathon night-long Minsk talks have ended with a successful conclusion on Thursday as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian leader Vladimir Putin reached a ceasefire agreement to halt the 10-month long conflict and also agreed to withdraw heavy weapons.

Feb 12, 2015, 12:07 PM IST

Hospital shelled in Ukraine rebel stronghold, one dead: authorities

At least one person was killed in the shelling of a hospital in the Ukraine separatist stronghold Donetsk on Wednesday at the same time as a peace summit was held in Minsk, authorities said.

Feb 12, 2015, 01:55 AM IST
Ukraine peace summit, aimed at ending 10 months of bloodshed, starts in Minsk

Ukraine peace summit, aimed at ending 10 months of bloodshed, starts in Minsk

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Wednesday gathered for the start of a peace summit in Minsk aimed at ending 10 months of bloodshed in Ukraine, officials said.

Feb 12, 2015, 00:23 AM IST