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Putin orders Russian military to act as ‘peacekeepers’ in Ukraine regions

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russia's military to act as peacekeepers in two breakaway regions of Ukraine, just hours after he recognised them as independent. Putin's recognition of the Read More

War fears mount as Putin to oversee drills, Zelensky to meet allies

Russia's leader will oversee major military drills on Saturday, further escalating tensions after Washington said Moscow would invade within days, and Ukraine's president headed to Europe to drum up support. Read More

US challenges Russia to step back from Ukraine attack

The United States said Thursday that Russia is on the verge of unleashing a massive military attack against Ukraine, dismissing Moscow's claim to be pulling forces back, as artillery fire Read More

US judge orders Trump to testify in New York fraud probe

A US judge ruled Thursday that former president Donald Trump and his eldest children must testify under oath in New York's civil probe into alleged fraud at his family business. Read More

Russia announces end of Crimea military drills, troops leaving

Russia on Wednesday said military drills in Moscow-annexed Crimea had ended and that soldiers were returning to their garrisons, a day after it announced a first troop pullback from Ukraine's Read More

Ukraine marks ‘Day of Unity’ as US warns Russian may yet attack

A defiant Ukrainian leader urged citizens to celebrate a "Day of Unity" on Wednesday, as Washington warned once again that Russia remains poised to launch a devastating assault. President Volodymyr Read More

Nord Stream 2 pipeline will ‘end’ if Russia invades Ukraine: Biden

US President Joe Biden made a categorical vow Monday at a meeting with Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz to shut down the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Read More

Japan pledges $2m for Rohingyas on Bhasan Char

The Japan government has decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of total two million USD for supporting displaced "Rohingyas" on Bhasan Char. This contribution includes one million USD to the Read More

UK accuses Moscow of trying to install pro-Russia leader in Ukraine

Britain on Saturday alleged that it had information that Moscow was "looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv" as fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine grow. Tensions have Read More

Coronavirus: Latest global developments

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: - Russia tops Covid daily record - The Russian government reports a record number of new coronavirus cases after the Kremlin Read More