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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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Ukraine Crisis
Russia Massacres Ukrainian Volunteer Battalions—Surviving Members Alleged

By IBTimes AU

Surviving members of Ukrainian volunteer battalions alleged hundreds of their men were killed by pro-Russian forces (2:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, TONY ABBOTT, INVESTMENT

Putin addresses the audience during a rally and a concert called "We are together" in Moscow
Russia Retaliation: Bans Western Leaders from Airport's Duty Free Shop

By IBTimes AU

Russia has decided to ban the Western leaders to go shopping at its Vladivostok airport duty-free store. (10:50 am)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, TONY ABBOTT

stock market indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 1, 2014

By Comsec

The local share market has started the week on a positive footing, gravitating towards the 5650 area for the ASX 200. Sentiment was helped by US share markets which ended modestly higher on Friday. Investors remained wary as they monitored both the s... (3:09 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HSBC, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, WESFARMERS

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels
NATO Seeks More Funding To Tackle New Threats: Canada, Germany Not Convinced

By IBTimes AU

NATO Summit in Wales can give more clarity whether any new funding is worthwhile to handle the Russian threat evident at the Ukraine crisis. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, GDP

Putin walks past Obama at the G20 in St. Petersburg
Ukraine Crisis: Putin Dangles Nuclear War Threat, US Senators Advise Sending Defensive Weapons

By IBTimes AU

US senators have advised sending defensive weapons to Ukraine so the latter can fight off pro-Russian rebels as President Vladimir Putin dangled the threat of nuclear war. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

(L-R) Brazil's Neymar fights for the ball with Colombia's Juan Cuadrado and Mario Yepes during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza July 4, 2014.
British PM Pushes For FIFA To Revoke Russia’s Hosting Of 2018 World Cup As Part Of Political Sanction Over Ukraine Troops Deployment

By IBTimes AU

There is a growing clamour for Russia to be stripped of its winning the bid to host the 2018 World Cup as part of political sanction over Moscow's deployment of troops in Russia. British Prime Minister David Cameron is spearheading the move, reports Daily Mail. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, G20

Sabine Lisicki of Germany reacts after defeating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Top 10 WTA Fastest Tennis Serves of All Time

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Here is the list of top 10 WTA fastest tennis serves of all time (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: BNP PARIBAS, GERMANY

Iron Ore Mining
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 29, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market is unchanged at lunch, with weakness from the mining sector and consumer staples holding the broader market back. Shares in the US fell for the first time this week while remaining near record highs. (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, WESFARMERS, WOOLWORTHS

Ukrainian army tanks move past a checkpoint as they patrol the area near eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve
West Looks Divided in Tackling Russian Invasion In Ukraine

By IBTimes AU

The process of adopting Ukraine into the EU fold is becoming a looming problem for the West (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

UKRAINE-CRISIS/NATO
Canada Vs Russia War Erupts Via Twitter on Russia-Not Russia Maps

By IBTimes AU

Canadian and Russian delegate of NATO are waging war against each other via Twitter (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, TWITTER, RUSSIA