Europe

US should restrain Ukraine: Russia

Russian foreign minister says US should persuade Ukraine to end military campaign against rebels.

Russia, Ukraine talks end in stalemate

No progress seen in negotiations between Russia, Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists.

EU gives Russia sanctions ultimatum

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Russia given one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face fresh sanctions.

Sanction Putin over Ukraine: Plibersek

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Tanya Plibersek says stronger sanctions needed from West.

EU seems ready to impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Foreign ministers accuse Russia of staging an invasion of Ukraine ahead of meeting.

IMF approves Ukraine bailout payment

Board gives green light to $US1.4bn of $US17bn program for embattled nation.

US working on Iraq, Syria, Russia strategies: Obama

US President says no immediate plans for expanded military action, slams Russian incursion.

EU to discuss tougher sanctions: Merkel

European leaders will discuss stepping up economic sanctions against Russia on Saturday.

NATO to hold urgent Ukraine talks amid 'incursion'

NATO says Russia has well over 1,000 troops in Ukraine, emergency meeting slated for Friday.

IMF chief faces negligence probe

Christine Lagarde will challenge investigation relating to her time as French finance minister in higher court.

Hollande announces reshuffle

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Cabinet reshuffle quickly pursued by French President after political crisis.

Putin eyes trade amid peace talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin focused on trade issues as Ukraine talks begin.

Crisis du jour: why French ministers are saying au revoir to Hollande’s agenda

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Francois Hollande’s austerity measures and government overhauls are creating a deep chasm through the French political landscape that some believe he will not be able to recover from.

Merkel renews push for Ukraine calm

Germany is fresh push for easing of tensions ahead of key Tuesday meeting.

Foley beheading a terrorist attack against US: White House

Senior official says Obama administration 'actively considering' next step.

Russians using artillery in Ukraine: NATO

NATO Secretary-General Rasmussen says action is 'worrying' and a 'blatant breach' of Russia's commitments.

Putin G20 ban possible: diplomat

EU official says Europe very anxious about Ukraine, Russia's behaviour, says report.

Ukraine warns on economic fallout

Ukraine's prime minister warns that conflict is causing long-term economic damage.

Russia reveals huge cost of Western bans

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Agriculture minister warns billions must be spent subsidising farmers to avoid a food shortage.

Ukraine forces advance on rebel stronghold

Ukrainian forces move on Luhansk, one of pro-Russia rebels' two main strongholds.

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