Ukraine cease-fire mostly holding: U.S.

Sep 10, 2014

Ukraine cease-fire mostly holding: U.S.

The United States said Tuesday the cease-fire in Ukraine was “mostly holding,” adding that conditions on the ground would be a factor as it mulls imposing additional sanctions against Russia in “the next few days.” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the cease-fire agreed ...

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Sep 9, 2014

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying ...

Truce falters; Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Sep 8, 2014

Truce falters; Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril Sunday, two days after it took hold. At least two houses hit by artillery fire blazed in the rural village of Spartak, which lies ...

Sep 7, 2014

Iran arrests suspected nuclear plant saboteur

Iranian authorities have arrested a Ukrainian national suspected of sabotage at the country’s sole nuclear power plant, an Iranian newspaper reported Sunday. The report in the Hamshahri daily said the “Ukrainian expert” was affiliated with a Russian contractor that works in Iran’s Bushehr nuclear ...

Kiev church leader says Putin is under Satan's influence

Sep 7, 2014

Kiev church leader says Putin is under Satan's influence

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fallen under the spell of Satan and faces eternal damnation unless he repents, a top Ukrainian clergyman said Saturday in an unusually blunt statement that squarely blamed the Russian leader for the war in Ukraine. Patriarch Filaret heads the ...