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Russia's Putin signs new military doctrine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of …

Estonia offers e-residency to foreigners

By the end of the year, people living anywhere in the world will be able to become ‘digital citizens’ without entering the physical country. But what does this mean? Nabeelah Shabbir reports<p>When Cathy Wang was stuck in Dubai without her Estonian ID card reader last summer, she tweeted a plea to …

Ukraine Crisis: Protesters Vandalize Russian Embassy In Kiev, Photos And Live Stream Of Rally

UPDATE (3:55 EDT): Kateryna Kruk, a Ukrainian activist who was at the protest told IBTimes that activists originally planned for the protest to only …

Ukrainian troops drive rebels out of Mariupol

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia separatists clashed Friday in a southern port town, as the United States confirmed earlier …

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Russia’s Gazprom part of secretive natural gas group within UN European unit

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> The Russian natural gas company Gazprom, which supplies much of Europe’s gas imports, is at the center of a secretive cabal of mostly state-owned natural gas companies that has been operating for two decades under the aegis of the United Nations, according to a first-ever audit of the …

General: Russians are staying on Ukraine border

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top NATO commander said Wednesday that the remaining Russian troops on the Ukraine border look like they intend to stay there, …

Putin's Plan To Keep Control Of Ukraine

Monday’s attack on a Ukrainian border guard post by hundreds of pro-Russia rebels is the latest evidence that the situation in eastern Ukraine remains dire and extremely volatile.<p>The democratic election of Petro Poroshenko is a good sign that Ukraine is on the path toward real reform, but so far …

Ukraine army targets separatists in new offensive in east | Reuters

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine for the second straight day on Tuesday as the army rolled out an offensive against pro-Russia separatists holding the city of Slaviansk, with dead and wounded on both sides.<p>Damaged buildings are seen at a Ukrainian border guard camp, …

Ukraine launches offensive against rebels in eastern city of Slovyansk

At least two Ukrainian troops have been killed Tuesday amid an ongoing assault against pro-Russian rebels in the eastern city of Slovyansk, according to a spokesman for the country’s anti-terror operation.<p>Vladyslav Seleznev told Fox News that 40 Ukrainian troops and dozens of rebels have also been …

Ukraine conflict wake-up call for EU's looming fuel and energy crisis – Oxfam

The turmoil in Ukraine should be a wake-up call for Europe's looming fuel and food crisis, campaigners warned on Tuesday.<p>Ahead of the G7 summit, organised by leaders after they decided to boycott a G8 summit originally scheduled this week in Russia, Oxfam said tension with Moscow because of the …

Ukraine launches air strike against rebels who seized Donetsk airport

Hours after Ukraine elected its new president pro-Russian rebels took the airport to which Kiev responded with firepower unseen so far in the crisis<p>A fierce battle for Donetsk airport, with Ukraine using air strikes and helicopter gunships against pro-Russian separatists, shattered the country’s …

Battles Rage in Donetsk as Ukraine Accuses Militia of Arms Smuggling

KIEV - Ukraine accused Russian militia of smuggling a convoy of arms across the border Tuesday as a fierce battles continued between Kievs forces and pro-Moscow separatists in the city of Donetsk.<p>A column of trucks and cars carrying Kalashnikov rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and other explosives …

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Armed Men Set Fire to Donetsk Hockey Stadium

Armed men stormed Donetsk's main ice-hockey arena and set it ablaze early Tuesday, according to the mayor's office.<p>The Druzhba arena, home to the Donbass club, had been earmarked to host several games during the 2015 world championships.<p>Ukraine said it had recaptured the city's airport following an …

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