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Mexican football star Alan Pulido escaped by wrestling gun from kidnapper

Alan Pulido, the Mexican footballer who was kidnapped for 24 hours at the weekend, freed himself by wrestling with one of his armed captors, taking his gun and mobile phone and calling police, according to fresh accounts of his escape.<p>Initial reports suggested he was rescued by Mexican police but …

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Russia, Ukraine set for peace talks after Kiev step towards NATO

The talks in the Belarussian capital Minsk are expected to bring together envoys from Ukraine, Russia, pro-Moscow separatists and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).<p>Progress in the peace efforts had been in doubt for more than two weeks and Tuesday's vote by the …

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Putin warns Ukraine could face gas shutdown

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned leaders in Europe on Thursday that Russia could cut supplies of natural gas to Ukraine if its unpaid bill …

Russia

NATO chief calls on Russian troops to withdraw from Ukraine border

SOFIA (Reuters) - Russia must withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border and enter into sincere dialogue with the West, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on a visit to NATO-member Bulgaria on Friday.<p>A satellite image provided to Reuters by Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers …

Exclusive: Key General Splits With Obama Over Ukraine

The commander of NATO is insisting that the West do more to protect Ukraine from a possible Russian invasion. But the Obama administration has other …

Russia ends broadcasts by Voice of America 'propaganda' tool

The Russian government has cut off broadcasts of Voice of America after a leading state media figure denounced the U.S. government-funded radio as "spam on our frequencies."<p>VOA's contract with the Russian media oversight agency wasn't renewed after it expired at the end of March because the Kremlin …

Humanitarian news agency faces closure as UN funding comes to an end

The world's first independent humanitarian news service, Irin, could face closure unless it can secure new funding.<p>Irin was founded after the 1994 Rwandan genocide and its aftermath exposed a paucity of humanitarian reporting. It has since reported on forgotten crises and neglected aspects of …

Fifty Lions Face Starvation at Crimean Safari Park

Fifty African lions are among a menagerie of animals that have become caught in the crossfire of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.<p>The majestic animals, …

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