Oct 17, 2014

EU hopeful of Ukraine progress after Putin talks

European Union leaders expressed optimism on the chances of progress toward a resolution of the deadly crisis in Ukraine after talks in Milan with Vladimir Putin on Friday. “In general, I am really positive after this meeting,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told reporters ...

Oct 17, 2014

NATO sees no sign of major Russian pullback from Ukraine border

NATO said Thursday it saw no sign of any significant Russian pullback from Ukraine’s border, despite President Vladimir Putin ordering thousands of troops to withdraw ahead of truce talks. “We would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, as this ...

Oct 16, 2014

Femen activist fined for stabbing Putin waxwork

A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over €6,000 ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum. Iana Jdanova, 26, is the first member of ...

Oct 15, 2014

Chinese media say Putin's tiger attacked henhouse

Chinese media say a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has attacked a henhouse in northeastern China, raising concerns that farmers may hunt it down. The official Xinhua News Agency says the animal, known as Kuzya, was believed ...

Oct 14, 2014

Abe to promise Kiev coordination over Ukraine crisis

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to promise Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Tokyo will closely coordinate with Kiev to help peacefully resolve the Ukraine crisis if they meet later this week on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan, according to Japanese ...