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Adviser to Putin Glazyev says Ukrainian President Poroshenko is a Nazi

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at Ukraine’s president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal. Sergei Glazyev said Petro Poroshenko was a “Nazi” and his endorsement of the deal was “illegitimate”. Mr … read more

Ukraine crisis: Kerry demands Russia action ‘in hours’

 US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Russia to show “within hours” it is working to disarm separatist militants in eastern Ukraine. He was speaking to reporters in Paris a day before a shaky ceasefire was due to … read more

Beyond cure? Europe euthanasia rulings sear debate

PARIS (AP) — A French doctor was acquitted Wednesday of poisoning charges after giving lethal injections to seven terminally ill patients, and Britain’s Supreme Court said an assisted-suicide ban is incompatible with human rights, fueling the arguments of those who … read more

Sanctions on Russia could be delayed : Officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sanctions aimed at key economic sectors in Russia because of its threatening moves in Ukraine might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Obama administration officials. The United States and its … read more

Ukraine to sign EU deal that sparked revolution

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — On Friday, Ukraine will sign a sweeping economic and trade agreement with the European Union, a 1,200-page telephone book of a document crammed with rules on everything from turkeys to tulips, cheese to machinery. Yet the … read more

Week-long cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president : Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — The weeklong cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president should be extended and accompanied by talks between the government and the rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. The seven-day cease-fire Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Friday wasn’t … read more

Ukraine military helicopter downed by rebel fire, 9 feared dead

KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian helicopter used for carrying military cargo was brought down by rebel fire near the town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and nine people were feared dead, a government forces spokesman said Asked about … read more

Poroshenko ready to hold talks with opponents in eastern Ukraine

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new president signaled on Wednesday he would be ready to hold talks with opponents in eastern Ukraine if pro-Russian separatists waging an insurgency there agreed to lay down their weapons. The rebels show no sign of … read more