PARIS - French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday world powers must work together to prevent a further worsening of relations between Russia and NATO member Turkey after Turkish forces downed a Russian jet.
Ukraine on Nov. 25 barred Russian passenger aircraft from flying across its territory amid a spiralling trade war, as tensions mounted over a continuing power blackout in Russian-annexed Crimea.
MOSCOW - Russian state oil giant OAO Rosneft's net profit soared in the third quarter, bucking the trend at most major energy companies where earnings have plunged because of the collapse in oil prices.
Sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis could be lifted if Moscow fulfils commitments it made to help resolve the conflict, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Nov. 25.
Tensions in the Middle East ratcheted up dangerously on Nov. 25, a day after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, with the Turkish President accusing Russia of deceit and Russia announcing it would deploy anti-aircraft missiles to Syria.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart on Nov. 25 to urge calm and dialogue between Turkey and Russia after Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane at the Syrian border.
As Russian authorities in Crimea scramble to restore power after a massive blackout over the weekend, residents are learning to live with thawing fridges, pitch-dark highways, and shuttered schools.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine's prime minister, says all Russian flights have been banned from operating over Ukrainian airspace.
Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko and Director of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine Alexander Vinnikov have discussed the state and prospects of cooperation in enhancing the operational capabilities of the Ukrainian army.
For five hours, commentators in Moscow barely reacted after Turkey shot down a Russian jet along the Syrian border. The state media machine clicked into gear once President Vladimir Putin gave them their cue.
The EU, Moldova and Ukraine have signed an agreement to strengthen their cooperation in border and customs matters, the press service of the EU Delegation in Ukraine has reported.
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new conservative ruling party has shut down government websites that carried the findings of an investigation into the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski, reopening debate over a disaster overshadowed by conspiracy theories.
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated on Nov. 25 as Ukraine said it will stop buying Russian natural gas - hoping to rely on supplies from other countries - and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.
Russia on Nov. 25 accused Turkey of a "planned provocation" over the downing of a warplane on the Syrian border as a rescued pilot claimed that no warning had been given.
Moscow's Tagansky District Court has sentenced three activists accused of flying a Ukrainian flag from a landmark Stalin-era skyscraper to 10 days in custody, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, quoting a spokeswoman for the court.
BRUSSELS - The Brussels metro and schools reopened on Nov. 25 as the Belgian capital edged back to normal after a four-day security lockdown but the hunt went on for militants police fear may mount a Paris-style mass attack.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has submitted a bill on amendments to the constitution of Ukraine on the judicial system to the Verkhovna Rada, the presidential press service has reported.
A criminal case has been lodged in Russia against Vera Savchenko, the younger sister of captured Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who went on trial in southern Russia's Rostov region on Sept. 22, defense lawyer Mark Feygin wrote on Twitter on Nov. 25.
The court hearing on Nov. 23 in the trial of two Russians captured in May 2015 in eastern Ukraine demonstrated yet again what an uphill battle the men’s defense lawyers will have to convince anybody that their clients, Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Aleksandr Aleksandrov, were not active Russian military intelligence officers. Efforts at previous hearings to claim that the men had been pressured or even tortured into presenting themselves as military intelligence officers fail to explain why they told this to everybody, including their compatriots during one to one conversations.
The number of transit flights by Russian airlines across Ukraine's airspace totaled 30,426 in January-September 2015, the Infrastructure Ministry told Interfax-Ukraine on Nov. 25.