ZAGREB/BUDAPEST - The United States is mounting a diplomatic offensive to stop Hungary selling a stake in a Croatian energy firm to Russia, part of what Western powers see as Budapest's dangerous drift into Moscow's orbit.
Illegal armed units had been firing upon government forces' positions at the Donetsk airport on Friday, and cases shelling on residential areas were registered, the press center of the counterterrorist operation (ATO) has reported.
The night between Friday and Saturday passed relatively quietly in Donetsk, but artillery salvos and explosions were heard on Saturday morning, the city council website reported.
BRUSSELS- Members of the European Parliament, who decided to observe the illegal election in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), do not have a European Parliament mandate and act as private persons, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok has said.
By blocking a Friday statement of the chairman of the UN Security Council for reporters condemning the illegal election in Donbas scheduled for November 2, Russia again showed its unwillingness and non-readiness to implement Minsk agreements, one of the signers of which it is, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has stated.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given his support to Arseny Yatsenyuk from the People's Front Party for a new term as prime minister following last weekend's parliamentary election.
China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.
The humanitarian aid from Russia to Donbas residents was delivered in violation of Ukrainian law, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has reported.
NOVOSVITLIVKA - On one of the last warm days of autumn, Father Vladimir shed his priest's robes and scaled a rickety wooden ladder to replace the shattered windows on the once-golden cupola of his village church.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has congratulated Ukrainians on the occasion of the provisional application of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.
Since the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced at Kazan Helicopters, part of Russian Helicopters, have been delivered to Afghanistan.
Ukraine is ready to buy gas from Kazakhstan without Russia as an intermediary, Tengrinews reports citing Chargé D'Affaires of Ukraine in Kazakhstan Yuri Lazebnik.
The rebel Donetsk and Luhansk governments say the elections are a logical next step following local referendums in May that gave overwhelming support to their independence from Ukraine.
Ukraine's winter wheat plantings for 2015 may exceed the initially projected area of 6.2 Ml ha due to favorable weather and a good state of the world’s markets, Ukrainian Ag Minister Ihor Shvaika said at a briefing on October 22.
LOS ANGELES - Comedienne Chelsea Handler is fighting with Instagram after it took down a topless picture she posted looking similar to a famous shirtless picture of Russian President Vladmir Putin on horseback.
Stepped-up flights by Russian fighters, long-range bombers and tanker aircraft are aggravating security concerns in Europe and the United States is watching them very closely, the Pentagon said on Friday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.
Outside the iconic football stadium in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Yulia holds her four-year-old son Maxim by the hand as they wait for the food parcels to arrive.
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Nils Muiznieks, reported that Crimean authorities have exerted severe pressure on the Crimean Tatars and continue to damage, raid and search their organizations, educational institutions, mosques, as well as businesses.
More than 4,000 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine between the army and pro-Russian separatists, the UN has said as the Ukrainian president took steps to 'unite' the country after elections.