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US condemns Russian convoy into Ukraine

The US demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbour and threatening more sanctions.

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Dozens killed in attack on convoy in Ukraine

Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said. Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of targe

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Russia bans US food, EU fruit and vegetables

Russia will ban all imports of food from the US and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The me

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Gulf Air reviews flight routes threat

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, is setting up contingency plans to counter the growing threat of war-torn countries along its flight routes, a report said. Both Gulf Air and the Dubai-based Emirates had flown over easte

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Moscow fights back after new US, EU sanctions

Russia fought back on Wednesday over new US and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian ai

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Ukraine hails US, EU sanctions on Russia

Ukraine's foreign minister welcomed US and European sanctions on Russia announced on Tuesday and pledged Kiev would not attack cities now controlled by pro-Russian separatists in its drive to re-establish control over its territory.

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Ukraine rebels had BUK missile, admits leader

A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. In

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Malaysian jet's voice recorder 'in good condition'

The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the U.N. civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflic

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Ukraine rebels hand black boxes to Malaysia experts

A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk in the early hours of Tuesday. "Here they are, the black box

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Obama puts pressure on Putin in crash probe

US President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet last week. In remarks at

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