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Ukraine files 'terrorism' case against Russia at top UN court

Ukraine has filed a case at the UN's top court accusing Russia of sponsoring "terrorism" and demanding Moscow pay damages for the shelling of civilians and the downing of flight MH17, the court said today.

US Marines land in Norway for contested deployment

Some 300 US Marines arrived in Norway today for a rotational deployment in the Scandinavian country, to neighbouring Russia's dismay amid rising tensions with the West.

US vice president visits Ukraine in show of support

Outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine today to support the war-scarred country's leaders amid concerns that ties could chill under Donald Trump.

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Andy Murray sets out tomorrow to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats as his great rival Novak Djokovic vies to become the tournament's greatest champion of all-time.

Israel says `reducing` ties with nations over UN vote

Israel`s foreign ministry said Tuesday the country was "reducing" ties with nations that voted for last week`s UN Security Council resolution demanding a halt to settlement building in Palestinian territory.

Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine

Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian officials say five soldiers have been killed in the latest outburst of fighting with pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine.

France blocks extradition of Kazakh oligarch to Russia

Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine all accuse Mukhtar Ablyazov of having embezzled billions of dollars during his time as head of the Kazakh bank BTA.

Putin hopes to mend ties with US, boost anti-terror efforts

Putin hopes to mend ties with US, boost anti-terror efforts

"Russia-US Cooperation in solving global and regional problems answers the interests of the entire world," AP quoted Putin as saying. 

Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests: TASS

Russian air defence forces in Crimea have been placed on high alert on the eve of planned Ukrainian missile tests near the Black Sea peninsula, the TASS news agency cited a Crimean military source as saying on Wednesday.

Polish Prime Minister calls for `good compromise` on Brexit

Polish Prime Minister calls for `good compromise` on Brexit

Britain`s shock vote in June to leave the European Union sparked fear among the 800,000 Poles living in Britain, particularly following a spate of xenophobic attacks after the referendum.
 

Russia accuses Ukraine of abducting two soldiers in Crimea

Russia seized Crimea in 2014 by sending in thousands of special forces to take control of Ukrainian bases and holding a hastily organised referendum that was rejected by the international community.

Kremlin expects `no breakthrough` on Ukraine at Berlin talks

The conflicts in Ukraine and Syria have seen Moscow`s relations with the West plunge to their post-Cold War nadir. 

Angela Merkel to host Russian President Vladimir Putin for Berlin summit on Ukraine

Angela Merkel to host Russian President Vladimir Putin for Berlin summit on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Berlin on Wednesday for a summit on Ukraine amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West 

Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine

A prominent Russian separatist commander was assassinated in eastern Ukraine on Sunday evening, his allies said on Monday, accusing Ukrainian government forces of murdering him to try to destabilise an already fragile ceasefire.

Relations with US have fundamentally changed: Russia Foreign Minister

Relations with US have fundamentally changed: Russia Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said relations between Russia and the US have undergone fundamental changes.

Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States

Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States

Russia said on Wednesday it was suspending its nuclear and energy research agreement with the United States.

38 killed from alcohol poisoning in Ukraine

At least 38 people were killed after they consumed a batch of spurious alcohol circulating across Ukraine, the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said on Friday.

Ukraine marks 75 years since Babi Yar mass slaughter of Jews

A sombre Ukraine on Thursday marks 75 years since the World War II slaughter of some 34,000 Jews on the outskirts of Kiev, one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust.  The carnage by Nazi forces at the Babi Yar ravine has caused years of soul-searching and debate in Ukraine over the participation of local collaborators in the killings and atrocities that followed. 

EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

EU leaders to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

Countries sceptical about extending sanctions include Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Slovakia and Hungary. 

Kie Nishikori helps Japan return to Davis Cup elite

Kie Nishikori helps Japan return to Davis Cup elite

"We had never played together before and we had to change some things during the match," he added.