World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 22, 2015
Crimea declared a state of emergency on Sunday after its main electricity power lines from Ukraine were blown up, leaving the Russian-annexed peninsula in darkness after the second such attack in a matter of days.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 29, 2015
Moscow said on Tuesday that Russia and the United States intended to build upon a key meeting between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama and look for ways to fight the Islamic State group.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 19, 2015
Ukraine has launched a criminal probe into wine-tasting by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after they allegedly quaffed a $100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine in Crimea, prosecutors said Saturday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 11, 2015
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Friday of challenging the "entire democratic world" by annexing Crimea and allegedly arming separatist rebels in the east of his ex-Soviet state.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 19, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image on Tuesday by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 18, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday slammed alleged "external control" over Ukraine's government as he made his third visit to the Crimean peninsula since Moscow seized the region from Kiev last year.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 6, 2015
France's defence minister said on Thursday that "several" countries had expressed an interest in buying its Mistral-class warships, after Paris refused to deliver them to Russia because of the Ukraine crisis.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 3, 2015
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today accused his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of wanting to take over the "whole of Europe" and potentially aiming his sights next at Finland and the Baltics.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 31, 2015
Finland has asked the United States to explain why two Finnish citizens and four enterprises have been slapped with sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, the Finnish foreign ministry said today.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 9, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government courted Beijing on Wednesday before a BRICS summit, playing down a stock market plunge in China and proposing better terms for investors from Beijing.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 21, 2015
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit his European counterparts this week to take stock of cooperation with NATO in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 20, 2015
Russia today slammed the EU's extension of sanctions over its annexation of Crimea as "blackmail" and vowed it would not be pressured into returning the peninsula to Ukraine.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 19, 2015
The European Union today prolonged until 2016 a sanctions package over Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, days after rolling over a series of damaging punitive measures against Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 12, 2015
The United States needs to increase its military presence in central Europe, likely US Presidential candidate Jeb Bush said today on a visit to Poland, staking out a tough position on the need to contain Russia. "I do know that we need to expand our presence here ... we
World News | Reuters | Wednesday June 10, 2015
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi welcomed visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin today but offered no sign of breaking ranks with international partners over European Union sanctions against Moscow.
World News | Reuters | Saturday June 6, 2015
Russia fully backs the Minsk peace agreements in Ukraine, but progress is being stalled by Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 5, 2015
The Bavarian Alps venue may look tranquil, but global turmoil -- from Ukraine to Islamist militants and the Greek crisis - dominates the agenda of the G7 summit, which is being held without Russia.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 30, 2015
Moscow has released a blacklist of European Union politicians barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 18, 2015
Ukraine vowed today to present to the public two Russian soldiers it claimed to have captured while fighting Moscow-backed forces in the separatist east.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 15, 2015
A Russian court in Crimea on Friday jailed a local activist for four years for throwing a rock at police during pro-Western protests in Kiev last year.
World News | Reuters | Friday April 17, 2015
Ukraine wants the International Criminal Court to investigate all alleged war crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, where it has been fighting pro-Russian rebels, foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview, broadening an existing probe.
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 16, 2015
Russia's relations with Japan over disputed Pacific Islands have not changed following Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 23, 2015
Russia has more claim to Crimea than Britain has to the Falkland Islands, a senior Russian lawmaker insisted on Sunday as London again denounced Moscow's "illegal annexation" of the peninsula.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 20, 2015
In just one year, Crimea has gone from being a picturesque tourist destination in Ukraine to a Russian military base that will likely end up hosting nuclear weapons, the United Nations heard Thursday.