GENEVA - FIFA has apologised for an embarrassing diplomatic faux-pas when its video launching the 2018 World Cup logo portrayed the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.
Ukraine's worst political crisis since its independence in 1991 is focused in eastern regions, notably Donetsk and Luhansk, which plan a contested leadership vote on Nov. 2 that Moscow says it will recognise.
Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after it pays off the first debt installment next week. Alexei Miller, the chief of Russia's state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, made the statement Friday hours after Russia, Ukraine and the European Union thrashed out a $4.6 billion deal that will guarantee Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and further on to the EU.
DONETSK, Ukraine - A Russian action film star is in hot water after he was caught on film wearing press gear while firing a machine gun toward Ukrainian lines with Moscow-backed rebels at Donetsk airport.
PARIS - The European Union will "fully play its role" to implement the gas deal signed by Ukraine and Russia on Oct. 30, the French and German leaders said in a joint statement.
Mention a cyborg to a Ukrainian these days and they probably won't think of "cybernetic organisms", or man-machines of science fiction. Instead, the word now conjures up images of rugged, heavily-armed men holed up inside what remains of Donetsk Airport in war-torn eastern Ukraine.
The gas deal struck on Oct. 30 between Russia and Ukraine is perhaps the first sign of an easing of tension between the two countries, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Oct. 30.
Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and the European Union on Oct. 30 agreed a deal on the resumption of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and are to sign the accord shortly, sources close to the talks said.
Soccer's governing body FIFA apologized after organizers of the 2018 World Cup in Russia displayed a map that showed Crimea as part of the host country. Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula in March after the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's former pro-Moscow president, in an uprising. The takeover prompted the U.S. and the European Union to impose sanctions on Russian individuals and companies.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local elections.
Russia will resume talks on supplying gas to Ukraine today after the Kremlin said it wants the European Union to guarantee payments as pro-Russian rebels stepped up attacks on Kyiv government forces in the east.
When there is chaos in the streets, some of the first targets for killing are always journalists. Ukraine is no exception. Seven journalists and their assistants have been killed there in the first six months of this year alone, as groups on both sides have sought to eliminate eyewitnesses and dissenting voices.
On a campaign trip, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic lit candles at a Russian Orthodox Church and kissed icons of Jesus and the Virgin Mary before dashing off to meet about 100 voters in a local factory.
Ukraine and the European Union have agreed that the EU's executive arm will serve as guarantor in any deal for Russia to restart its supply of natural gas to Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Thursday, Oct. 30.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Thursday, Oct. 30 he believed the European Union had successfully brokered a deal on gas supplies between Russia and Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin has turned the idea of fascism into a political tool, and now Russian historians are adapting to the Kremlin line
Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday, Oct. 30 as Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kyiv's pre-payments for energy.
Ukraine's economy shrank 5.1 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the most in almost five years, as industrial production and the hryvnia slumped amid the bloody conflict in the country's east.
Ukraine will have to pay Russia $378 per 1,000 cubic metres in the fourth quarter of 2014 and $365 in the first quarter of next year, an official at Russia's Energy Ministry was quoted as saying on Oct. 30 by RIA news agency.
Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said on Oct. 30 that Ukraine's position at three-way talks in Brussels was that the price of Russian natural gas should be $378 per 1,000 cubic metres by the end of 2014 and fall to $365 in the first quarter of 2015.