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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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Global miner BHP Billiton is facing a two-week work stoppage at its Illawarra Coal Appin Mine unit as some 50 supervisors demand for an 18 per cent increase in their pay.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/16/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market is continuing to add to Tuesday's gains in the early session on Wednesday, after US markets rode out a volatile session on a high note. (12:10 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DOW JONES, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, QANTAS

Will Australia Launch Cyber War Soon?

By IBTimes AU

Australia is second to US in terms of cyber-capabilities, ahead of China, Japan and South Korea (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA

Gold Near Two-week High as Ukraine Tensions Boost Safe-haven Bids
Gold Holds near Three-week High on Ukraine Tensions

By Reuters

Gold was trading near its highest in three weeks on Tuesday as heightened tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine lifted the metal's safe-haven appeal. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, GOLD, RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Pro-Moscow Protesters Seize Arms, Declare Republic; Kiev Fears Invasion
Separatists Tighten Grip on East Ukraine, EU Agrees more Sanctions on Moscow

By Reuters

Armed pro-Russian separatists seized more buildings in eastern Ukraine on Monday, expanding their control after the government failed to follow through on threatened military crackdown leaving Moscow's partisans essentially unopposed. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE

Pro-Moscow Protesters Seize Arms, Declare Republic; Kiev Fears Invasion
Ukraine's East Braces for 'Full-Scale' Anti-rebel Operation

By Reuters

Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces after Kiev gave pro-Russian separatists a 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

Nikkei Slips to New six-month Low on Wall St Slide, Ukraine Jitters
Nikkei Slips to New six-month Low on Wall St Slide, Ukraine Jitters

By Reuters

Tokyo stocks slipped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: TOYOTA, JAPAN, EARTHQUAKE, BANK OF JAPAN, MANAGEMENT, TSUNAMI

Gold Slips Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data; on Track for Third Weekly Loss
Gold at Three-week High on Ukraine Tensions

By Reuters

Gold jumped to a three-week high on Monday as mounting geopolitical tensions in Ukraine curbed investor appetite for risk, sending equities lower and boosting bullion's safe-haven appeal. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA

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Moscow Protest for Media Freedom Draws 5,000 People

By Reuters

About 5,000 Russians, some waving Ukrainian flags, rallied in central Moscow on Sunday to protest at what they say is a government crackdown on independent media intended to stifle debate about the crisis in Ukraine. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

U.N. Security Council Meets over Ukraine Hours Before Deadline
U.N. Security Council Meets over Ukraine Hours Before Deadline

By Reuters

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency session on Sunday night to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine, just hours before a deadline by Kiev for pro-Russian separatists to disarm by Monday morning or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS

Pro-Moscow Protesters Seize Arms, Declare Republic; Kiev Fears Invasion
More U.S. Sanctions Likely if Russian Actions in Ukraine Continue

By Reuters

The United States prepared to step up sanctions against Moscow if pro-Russian military actions in eastern Ukraine continue, a senior U.S. envoy said on Sunday, but it is unclear whether new measures will win European support or slow the Russian-backed separatist revolt. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA