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Ukraine

 

Ukraine is the second largest country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine is a unitary state composed of 24 oblasts (provinces), one autonomous republic (Crimea), and two cities with special status: Kiev, its capital, and Sevastopol, which houses the Russian Black Sea Fleet under a leasing agreement.

It is bordered by the Russian Federation to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south.  Read More

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Gas tanks are pictured at Austria's largest natural gas import and distribution station in Baumgarten May 2, 2014.
EU Nations Importing Russian Gas Now Searching for Alternative Sources

By IBTimes AU

Russia's might on energy makes it adorable even among rivals (5:29 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft parks on tarmac of Kuala Lumpur International Airport outside Kuala Lumpur June 14, 2014.
Fate of MH370, MH17 Trigger Mass Resignation of Crew in Malaysia Airlines

By IBTimes AU

The mysterious disappearance of MH370 and the downing of MH17 have caused employees to resign from Malaysia Airlines, fearing for their safety. (5:13 pm)

MORE TOPICS: DISASTERS

A man walks past wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 26, 2014. Nearly 300 people, 193 of them Dutch citizens, were killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Ams
MH17: Nations Conspire To Keep Investigations Classified – Leaked Document Reveals

By IBTimes AU

Ukraine, the Netherlands, Australia and Belgium agreed to a non-disclosure agreement on any data obtained from MH17 investigation (12:57 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

A pair of Adelie penguins are pictured at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, in this December 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Pauline Askin/Files
Russia Accuses New Zealand of Disguising MPAs as Claim to Antarctica

By IBTimes AU

Russia accused New Zealand of trying to disguise territorial claims as marine protected areas or MPAs. The Russian head of research said his country has blocked the proposed MPAs because of possible claims. (11:28 am)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, CHINA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA

Perth parents of a victim walk near wreckage of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove
MH17: Shorten Calls For Strongest Possible Reaction Against Culprit

By IBTimes AU

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten expressed strong support for the strongest possible reaction to MH17 culprit. (9:59 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, G20, TONY ABBOTT

Ukraine Protest
Ukraine Breaks Up Parliament, Sets Oct 26 as Parliamentary Election; Russia Plans 2nd Aid Convoy

By IBTimes AU

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has scheduled Oct 26 as a day for parliamentary election in his country, effectively breaking up the present composition of Ukraine's Parliament. He said the dissolution and early parliamentary elections were part of his plan to regain peace in Ukraine. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS

Housing in Venezuela
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 26, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, new home sales fell by 2.4% in July to a four month low. New home sales are up 12.3% on a year ago. A lift in the stock of properties on the market and slower price gains should help stimulate demand in months ahead. The Markit Services Purchasing Managers Index dipped from 60. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, DOW JONES, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES, AUSTRALIA

Russian President Putin At a Meeting in Moscow's Kremlin
Serbia Wants EU Membership and Russia’s Friendship: Rebuffs EU Demand For Sanctions on Russia

By IBTimes AU

Economic gains stemming from foreign trade cannot be sacrificed for political gains. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA

Ukraine Independence Day
Ukraine Hikes Military Budget: Merkel Cautions Russia

By IBTimes AU

Dialogue with the rebels and Russia can soften the strife (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

Ukraine Independence Day
Pro-Russian Rebels Parade Captive Soldiers as Ukraine Celebrates 23rd Independence Day

By IBTimes AU

Pro-Russian rebels forced captive Ukrainian soldiers to march in a parade in Donetsk while in Kyiv, Ukraine celebrates its 23rd Independence Day (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, LAWYER, INVESTMENT