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UN: 6,000 have died in eastern Ukraine

The estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 now exceeds 6,000 "in spite of successive ceasefires," the UN Human Rights Office announced in a statement on Monday.

The escalation in fighting in recent weeks, particularly n...

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Shaky Ukraine ceasefire takes hold

A dispute over natural gas supply flared Friday between Russia and Ukraine, even as a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be taking hold.

Both sides in the conflict have begun withdrawing their...

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Vladimir Putin: War with Ukraine is unlikely

A war with Ukraine would be "apocalyptic" but will probably never happen, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"I believe such (an) apocalyptic scenario is unlikely, and hope that it will never get to that point," he told Russian media Monday.

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Are more sanctions looming for Russia?

If rounds of gun fire keep piercing the air in Ukraine and unravel a shaky ceasefire, Russia could very well be heading for more sanctions.

But the severity of those sanctions and the timing all depend on the intensity of the fighting.

The European Uni...

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Ukraine President: Ceasefire in 'big danger'

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that a ceasefire due to go into effect over the weekend between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine is in "big danger."

Fighting continued ahead of the cessation of the bitter ...

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Ceasefire agreed to in Ukraine talks

Marathon peace talks aimed at ending the bloody crisis in eastern Ukraine concluded Thursday in a breakthrough: A ceasefire that's due to start Sunday and an agreement for both sides to pull back heavy weapons.

If the ceasefire holds -- which is far f...

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Source: Ukraine talks in Minsk end without deal

No agreement was reached in Belarus on Saturday in talks aimed at ending months of deadly fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels, a diplomat with knowledge of the discussions said.

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Flight 17 downed by 'high-energy objects,' report says

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of "high-energy objects" from outside, a preliminary report by Dutch aviation investigators said Tuesday. Take a look at images from the tragedy.

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MH-17 crash site residents traumatized

The debris of MH-17 is scattered over a wide area, so is the trauma inflicted on local residents.

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Flight 17 passengers remembered

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here are a few of those passengers' pictures and stories.

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Putin: Experts need security at site

Russian President Vladmir Putin said in a statement that it was necessary that international experts at scene of plane crash have “full and absolute security.”

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Victims' belongings scattered among the ashes

There's still no dignity for the victims of MH17, whose personal belongings are scattered among the ashes of the flight that crashed in Ukraine.

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Flight 17 downed by 'high-energy objects,' report says

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of "high-energy objects" from outside, a…

Flight 17 passengers remembered

Flight 17 passenger Quinn Schansman

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here…

Where Flight 17 passengers were from

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Malaysia Airlines has given a breakdown of the nationalities of the 298 people on Flight 17, the civilian plane that was…

Civilian planes that have been shot down

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The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has shocked the world. While it hasn't happened many times before, this isn't the…

Crisis in Ukraine: What you need to know

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There have been several recent developments with the situation in Ukraine. Take a look at the fast-moving conflict and…

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