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Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Ukraine to contribute troops to UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday signed a decree to send officers from the Ukrainian Armed Forces to participate in the United Nations (UN)...

Merkel, Macron Appeal to Russia Over Ukrainian Sailors

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors who were detained during the tensions...

Ukraine may lose almost third of fruit harvest due to cold snap

Ukraine's horticulture farmers may lose at least 29 percent of this year's harvest as the recent cold snap has caused damage to the blossoms,...
Banks

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian state banks

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday has signed a decree to impose sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of five Russian state-run banks, the presidential...
Presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine urges new sanctions on Russia over rebel documents recognition

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday has called on the European Union (EU) to consider fresh sanctions against Russia over Moscow's decision to recognize...
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard ahead of India's Republic Day celebration in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 25, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir Monday intensified security and surveillance ahead of India's Republic Day, officials said. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

Feb. 15 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ANKARA -- A total of 834 people linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been detained over the last two days in anti-terror...
referendum vote

Ukraine unlikely to hold referendum on NATO membership soon – Experts

Ukrainian experts see no prerequisites for holding a referendum on the country's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the near future,...

Ukraine’s military plane under attack over Black Sea

The AN-26 cargo plane of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was shot by small arms while flying over the Black Sea, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan...
Syrian refugees arrive in Lebanon earlier this year after fleeing their homes in western Syria. The number of Syrian refugees has passed 2.563 million. UNHCR/A.McConnell

Jan. 31 world news summary at 0030 GMT

GENEVA -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Monday said that he is deeply worried by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees...
AFP/File / Fred Dufour China's industrial output rose 6.0% year-on-year in April, down from a 6.8% jump in March

Ukraine’s industrial production sees recovery in 2016

Ukraine's industrial production has recovered from the four-year-long crisis, growing by 2.4 percent in 2016, local media reported Wednesday, citing data from the State...
ICRC

Ukraine to get US$60 million aid from ICRC in 2017

Ukraine will get the humanitarian aid worth 60 million U.S. dollars from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this year, the Ukrainian...

Dec. 27 world news summary at 0030 GMT

TEHRAN -- Iran is planning to offer at least 10 new contracts for the development of oil and gas projects to international energy companies...

Oct. 28 world news summary at 0030 GMT

YAOUNDE -- At least 10 people were killed in an attack by suspected ex-rebeL Seleka Thursday morning in Grimari in the center of Central...
AFP/File / Yasuyoshi Chiba An open letter addressed to the WHO by international doctors, scientists and researchers said holding the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the second worst Zika virus affected city in Brazil, would be "irresponsible" and "unethical"

Oct.25 world news summary at 0030 GMT

RIO DE JANEIRO -- At least six people were killed and another 40 injured after a passenger bus and pickup truck collided head on...
President Barack Obama

Sept. 28 world news summary at 0100 GMT

MADRID -- The provincial court on Tuesday handed out 15 prison sentences for those considered responsible for the 2012 tragedy in the Madrid Arena. ...

July 26 world news summary at 0030 GMT

GENEVA -- The International Swimming Federation (FINA) on Monday said seven Russian swimmers were not eligible to compete at the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympic...
AFP/File / Wang Zhao Reports suggest Chinese authorities should accelerate reforms, allow migrant workers to settle in cities to expand demand, and further cut taxes

May 29 world news summary at 1530 GMT

MYTILENE, Greece -- A 26-year-old Syrian migrant who arrived on the Greek island of Lesvos this spring has just won an appeal against a...
Ukraine

May 17 world news summary at 0100 GMT

KIEV -- Representatives of the Ukrainian government and independence-seeking militants said on Monday that violence has resumed in eastern Ukraine after a period of...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

April 11 world news summary at 1530 GMT

MOSCOW -- No civilians or policemen were hurt when a police station in the southern Russian region of Stavropol was hit by three suicide...

April 10 world news summary at 1530 GMT

KIEV -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk on Sunday announced that he will tender his resignation to parliament on Tuesday. "I decided...
Boko Haram

March 28 world news summary at 1530 GMT

KIEV -- At least eight people were killed and five others injured after a truck collided head-on with a minibus in Ukraine's central Poltava...
Ukraine

Ukraine supports protest against a possible reshuffle

"We came to the cabinet as a single team and we will continue to work as a single team. If a decision is...
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian President confers with German and French leaders

The Ukraine crisis is set to return to Europe's political stage on Monday when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets German and French leaders in...
Auto

Auto production in Ukraine results to 86.7 percent in H1

Vehicle production in the crisis-hit Ukraine plunged 86.7 percent year-on-year to 3,181 units in the first half of 2015, the Ukravtoprom Analysis Group said...
Ukraine

Rebels in Luhansk ponder over asserting martial law

The self-styled leader of the self- proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine Igor Plotnytsky on Tuesday signed a decree to declare a martial...
tax

Ukraine to initiate a tax system reform by fall

Ukraine's newly appointed head of the State Fiscal Service, Roman Nasirov, said Tuesday that by autumn his country will implement a "comprehensive" taxation system...
European Union

Ukraine echoes its commitment to European integration

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reiterated here Monday his country's commitment to moving toward integration with the European Union (EU). "The...
nuclear

France to supply Ukraine with nuclear fuel

Ukraine's state nuclear power company Energoatom said Friday that it has signed an agreement with French energy conglomerate AREVA on supplies of enriched uranium...
Soldiers are manning Kiev's Independence Square

Putin says Russia is ready to restore relations with Kiev

The restoration of relations with Kiev is in Russia's interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during his annual live Q-and-A session. "We would seek...

Search resumes at MH17 crash site

A search and recovery operation restarted on Thursday at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed last July, killing all...