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U.N. finds growing signs of Russian involvement in Ukraine war

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GENEVA - A separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine is revealing increasing evidence, but not yet conclusive legal proof, of Russian state involvement, senior United Nations human rights officials said on Monday.

Russia dismisses EU criticism of travel blacklist

MOSCOW - Russia criticised the European Union on Monday for allowing the publication of a list of European officials barred from entering the country in the diplomatic fallout over the Ukraine crisis.

World, 01 Jun 2015

Russia wants precise wording for U.N. resolution on Libya human smugglers

MOSCOW - Russia said on Monday any U.N. Security Council resolution allowing for the use of force in the Mediterranean to stop gangs smuggling migrants must define the powers of an EU naval mission precisely to win Moscow's backing.

World, 01 Jun 2015

Ukraine names Georgia's Saakashvili as governor of Black Sea hotspot

KIEV - Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko has appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region, in a surprise move that is certain to raise hackles in Moscow.

World, 31 May 2015

Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer in Black Sea: RIA

MOSCOW - Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior.

World, 30 May 2015

EU criticizes 'unjustified' Russian travel blacklist

BERLIN - Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, according to a list seen by Reuters, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict. | Video

World, 30 May 2015

EU criticizes 'unjustified' Russian travel blacklist

BERLIN - Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, according to a list seen by Reuters, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict. | Video

World, 30 May 2015

Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer in Black Sea: RIA

MOSCOW - Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous source in Russia's armed forces in Crimea.

World, 30 May 2015

Hollande, Merkel call for rapid implementation of Minsk agreement

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rapidly implement measures agreed under the Feb.12 Minsk ceasefire, Hollande's office said in a statement.

World, 29 May 2015

Special Report: Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow

KIEV - From his hospital bed in the Ukrainian capital, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by his country, its leaders and even the local Russian consul.

World, Special Reports 29 May 2015
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Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar coast: government

YANGON - More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar's navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted off the country's coast. | Video