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German Chancellor Merkel Vows EUR 500M Loan to Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Kiev on her visit to the country since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

World | August 23, 2014, Saturday // 16:52 | Viewed: 722

Russian Aid Convoy Enters Ukraine Despite Protests (Updated)

The first vehicles of a Russian aid convoy have reached the war-torn Ukrainian city of Luhansk this afternoon, ignoring charges of ‘direct invasion’ by the government in Kiev.

World | August 22, 2014, Friday // 21:16 | Viewed: 824

Russian Humanitarian Convoy Enters Ukraine

A convoy of lorries from Russia has entered Ukrainian territory, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow has announced.

World | August 22, 2014, Friday // 13:15 | Viewed: 771

Islamic State 'Holding Up to 20 Westerners' Hostage

The US is mulling a response to Islamic State after a video showed the beheading of James Foley, amid reports the group could be holding more people.

World | August 22, 2014, Friday // 09:11 | Viewed: 828

Turkey’s Ruling Party Names Foreign Minister Davutoglu as New PM

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over as chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and thus become the next prime minister.

World | August 21, 2014, Thursday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1519

Ukrainian President Likely to Dissolve Parliament Next Week

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is to sign a decree on dissolving the Verkhovna Rada and calling early parliamentary elections next week.

World | August 21, 2014, Thursday // 14:29 | Viewed: 785

US Admits Secret Mission Failed to Free James Foley

US officials acknowledged that a military mission aiming to free reporter James Foley and other hostages from IS captivity had failed.

World | August 21, 2014, Thursday // 12:52 | Viewed: 650

Turkey's Ruling Party to Name New PM

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is due to pick a successor to take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkey's Prime Minister.

World | August 21, 2014, Thursday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1389

Ukraine Ready to Compromise on Russian Gas Price

Kiev is prepared to pay an interim compromise price for Russian gas, energy minister Yuri Prodan said, and criticised Russia's Gazprom for being unwilling to negotiate.

World | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 17:42 | Viewed: 772

Ukrainian Flag Raised Over Iconic Moscow Skyscraper

Ukrainian flag was raised on the spire of a famous Moscow's Stalin-era skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment early on Wednesday.

World | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1002

IS Purportedly Beheads US Reporter James Foley

Jihadist militant group Islamic State (IS) has posted a video online Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley.

World | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1272

Ukraine Says 15 Bodies Recovered after Refugee Convoy Attack

Ukrainian authorities have recovered 15 bodies from the site where a convoy carrying refugees from Eastern Ukraine was hit by a rocket on Monday, Reuters has reported.

World | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 12:57 | Viewed: 517

Ukraine Refugee Convoy 'Hit' by Rockets, Mortars

Ukrainian military officials say a convoy carrying refugees from Eastern Ukraine has been hit in the Luhansk area.

World | August 18, 2014, Monday // 13:13 | Viewed: 637

US National Guard Intervenes to Quell Missouri Protests

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed an order sending in the National Guard to help deescalate the situation in the town of Ferguson.

World | August 18, 2014, Monday // 11:05 | Viewed: 653

German Foreign Minister Reports Progress in Ukraine Crisis Talks

Four-way talks on alleviating the crisis in eastern Ukraine had been difficult, but some progress was made, the German foreign minister has said.

World | August 18, 2014, Monday // 10:58 | Viewed: 464

11 Injured in Train Derailment in Swiss Alps

Three train cars derailed and 11 people were injured after a Swiss passenger train ran into a landslide in the Alps, Wednesday.

World | August 14, 2014, Thursday // 09:32 | Viewed: 999

Train Derails in Swiss Alps Due to Landslide

A passenger train has derailed due to a landslide on a mountain railway in southeastern Switzerland, Wednesday.

World | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 17:21 | Viewed: 1126

Turkey's PM Erdogan Wins First Presidential Election

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now only awaiting official conformation that he will become the country's next president.

World | August 10, 2014, Sunday // 23:26 | Viewed: 1149

West Seeks Way Out of Iraq Crisis as US Carries Out Strikes

Western countries are concentrating their diplomatic effort in Iraq's capital Baghdad, in a push to stop the Sunni insurgents called Islamic State.

World | August 10, 2014, Sunday // 16:14 | Viewed: 751

Turkey Votes for President for First Time in History

Millions of Turkish citizens are casting ballots on Sunday in the country's first direct presidential elections.

World | August 10, 2014, Sunday // 10:16 | Viewed: 660

Portugal Flag Carrier Strike Prompts Canceled Flights

Portuguese flag carrier TAP Air pilots are staging a 24-hour strike over work conditions, causing the cancellation of flights on Saturday.

World | August 9, 2014, Saturday // 16:50 | Viewed: 888