The tragic Malaysian MH17 flight crash must not be politicised and the international experts on the scene should be able to carry out their work in complete safety, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Gazprom plans to use other pipelines to deliver natural gas to European markets, if Ukraine tries to intercept some of the 185 million cubic meters Russia sends through, Gazprom head Aleksey Miller said on Monday.
Thousands of businessmen, policymakers, and economic experts will descend upon Russia's northern capital on May 22-24 for the 18th annual investment forum. Less foreigners will attend this year, as CEOs have bowed to political pressure to cancel.
Maidan activists are no longer burning tires and throwing Molotov cocktails. Now the former protesters, running out of food, are growing vegetables in the center of Kiev, right where they were recently protesting.
An attempted radio-electronic attack on Russian television satellites from the territory of Western Ukraine has been recorded by the Ministry of Communications. It comes days after Ukraine blocked Russian TV channels, a move criticized by the OSCE.
A Russian pilot imprisoned in the US on questionable charges is receiving no medical treatment, despite suffering from pre-infarction angina. His lawyer said that a review of Konstantin Yaroshenko’s case will only become possible in August.
Greek authorities have stepped up security after a leftist extremist group declared war on the “German capitalist machine.” The group has claimed responsibility for attacks on a Mercedes-Benz branch and on the German ambassador’s residence in Athens.
An independent Scotland will not be able to use the pound as its currency, Britain’s finance minister George Osborne warned on Thursday, seven months before Scots vote on a referendum which could end their 307-year union with the UK.
A judge who recently dealt with a case concerning riots has been shot dead in central Ukraine by unknown assailants, according to the Interior Ministry. The police presume his murder is connected with his judicial work.
President Hamid Karzai has confirmed he is engaged in secret talks with the Taliban, which reportedly wants to join the Afghanistan peace process. Washington is pushing for Karzai to sign a security pact that would extend the US military presence.