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The very first war photography was staged

The Crimean War<p>The first major conflict to ever be photographed<p>In the 1850s, the Crimean War emerged from a dispute over the rights of Christian …

Russian hackers are suspected in a cyber attack that caused a huge blackout in Ukraine

Experts say they have established the world’s first known case of a cyber attack on a power grid, which cut power to more than 600,000 homes in Ukraine in late December. US intelligence agencies and cyber security experts are looking to Russia as the likely source of the …

New regulations in Ukraine ban names of streets, towns and products from glorifying communism<p>This past New Year’s Eve marked the last time Ukrainians could pop open “Soviet champagne”, as the Kiev factory that makes it has announced it is changing the popular drink’s name due to a law on …

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Ukraine Lawmaker Manhandles Prime Minister, Sparking Parliament Brawl

KIEV — Fighting broke out among members of Ukraine's ruling coalition in parliament on Friday after a member of President Petro Poroshenko's bloc physically picked up Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and pulled him from the podium.<p>Yatseniuk was defending his embattled government's record when …

• Independent review of doping claims to be released on Monday<br>• Sebastian Coe says he is ‘bloody angry’ over damage to sport<p>Pressure is expected to grow for Russia to be expelled from world athletics after the publication of a key independent doping report in Geneva on Monday.<p>The 325-page review by …

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Strip Russia of its UN veto, says Ukraine president

Petro Poroshenko says Russia is a “challenge to the democratic world” with “deadly new imperial ambitions” and should lose UN Security Council veto<p>The president of Ukraine has called for Russia to be stripped of its UN Security Council veto, calling the country a “challenge to the democratic world” …

U.S. Told Ukraine to Stand Down as Putin Invaded

Moscow was emboldened when it got Crimea, not appeased.

How Russia Hides Its Dead Soldiers Killed in Ukraine

As fighting flares with no end in sight, Kiev makes its casualties public, while Russian military deaths in ‘peacetime’ are officially a state secret.<p>…

American Paratroopers in Ukraine Have Putin Rattled

The Kremlin is worried about not just what the Americans are teaching the Ukrainians, but what they may be learning from them and the Donbas …

Russian troops desert army over Ukraine conflict

Some Russian soldiers are deserting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine. Their stories contradict the Kremlin's assertion that no government soldiers have been sent there.<p>Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Maikop, in southern Russia.

Ukraine reports heaviest shelling by eastern rebels since February | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of carrying out the heaviest artillery attacks on government positions in six months and warned of signs the conflict was escalating despite a ceasefire deal.<p>A woman walks near a residential building and a car, which locals said were …

Soldiers killed in fighting in Ukraine's east

Ukraine's military says six of its soldiers have been killed and another 14 wounded in fighting over the past day.<p>If confirmed, it would be one of the highest casualty tolls reported in a single day since an often-violated ceasefire was called more than three months ago.<p>Colonel Andriy Lysenko, a …

Fifa crisis: Blatter ‘discussed $10m World Cup payment with South African President’ – email

Payment at centre of World Cup bribery claims discussed directly by Fifa chief Sepp Blatter and Thabo Mbeki, the then South African President, according to 2007 email<p>Sepp Blatter, the head of football’s world governing body, personally discussed a $10 million "bribe" now at the centre of corruption …

Ukrainian Gay Pride march ends in violence

At least five policemen were injured when violent protestors launched an attack on an LGBT rally in Ukrainian capital Kiev<p>A peaceful march by Ukraine's LGBT in Kiev ended in scenes of violence when a group of unidentified people launched an attack on the gay pride rally.<p>Five policemen were injured …

MH17 Shot Down by Buk Missile Type Owned by Ukraine: Russian Firm

MOSCOW – A Russian arms manufacturer offered Tuesday to stage a reconstruction of the missile launch that downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in order to establish who was responsible, according to Russian media reports.<p>Officials at Almaz-Antey said their own analysis of crash wreckage photos …

Ukraine Bloggers Hunt Russian Soldiers In War-Torn East

Ukraine’s Bloggers Hunt Down Russian Soldiers In War-Torn East by EurasiaNet<p>A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL<p>Since conflict broke out in eastern …

Two men captured by Ukraine say they are 'Russian soldiers'

The men claim they had no orders to attack but were on a reconnaissance mission. Russia denies it and says the pair are former soldiers<p>Two men captured by Ukrainian forces on Saturday have admitted to being Russian soldiers, putting further pressure on the Kremlin's repeated denials of involvement …

'Russian soldiers' captured in Ukraine to face trial on terrorism charges

Two alleged Russian soldiers who were captured while fighting in eastern Ukraine will be tried on terrorism charges, Kiev has said.<p>They could reportedly face sentences of up to life in prison if found guilty of committing a lethal terrorist act. The defence ministry announced it would allow …

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