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Eight people are known to have died although it was not immediately clear how many people were at the hotel (Reuters)

Eight killed in Ukraine hotel fire

Eight people were killed and ten were injured in a hotel fire in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa early Saturday, emergency services said.
Ismael Diomande has joined Turkish Super Lig side Caykur Rizespor from Caen after agreeing to a two-year deal.

Ivorian midfielder Ismael Diomande joins Rizespor from Caen

Ismael Diomande has joined Turkish Super Lig side Caykur Rizespor from Caen after agreeing to a two-year deal.
Former Nigeria Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi is expected in Austria to join Turkish club, Trabzonspor on a Pre Season tour ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign.

Mikel Obi heads for Austria for pre-season tour with Trabzonspor

Former Nigeria Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi is expected in Austria to join Turkish club Trabzonspor on a Pre Season tour ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign.
In this file photo taken on June 29, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan. YURI KADOBNOV - AFP - POOL

Turkey, Russia forge closer ties after major rupture

Ankara and Moscow have forged closer cooperation after overcoming a major rupture in 2015 following the downing of a Russian fighter jet.
Secular opposition Republican People’s Party ‘CHP’ candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on June 22, 2019. – Voters in Istanbul will take part in a re-run of the mayoral election on June 23, after a vote in March was annulled over alleged irregularities. Local elections around Turkey on March 31 showed the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained the most popular overall, but it suffered a shock defeat in Istanbul, as well as losing the capital Ankara. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey’s rising political star

A softly-spoken football fan and former district mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, seems to have come from nowhere to become a figurehead of the long-suffering Turkish opposition.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the International Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Vladimir Putin wants to ‘fully restore’ ties with US

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to “fully restore” strained ties between Washington and Moscow, during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Vladimir Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation

Russia on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a move condemned by Kiev and its Western allies but celebrated by most Russians.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Russia’s Vladimir Putin to mark five years of annexation in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Crimea on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, condemned by the West but celebrated by most Russians.
An image grab taken from AFP TV on January 21, 2019 shows a burning ship after a fire engulfed at two gas tankers in the Black Sea off Crimea. – Fourteen people were killed and five were missing off Russia-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea on January 21, 2019 after a fire engulfed gas tankers sailing under the flag of Tanzania, authorities said. (Photo by – / AFPTV / AFP)

20 presumed dead from ship fires off Crimea

Up to 20 people were presumed dead off Russia-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea after a fire engulfed two ships sailing under the Tanzanian flag, authorities said Tuesday.
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is set to hold talks with foreign ministers from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva to discuss setting up a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country.

Russia, Iran, Turkey seek deal on Syria constitutional body at UN

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is set to hold talks with foreign ministers from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva to discuss setting up a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin deliver a joint press conference at the Casa Rosada presidential house in Buenos Aires, in the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit on December 01, 2018. The leaders of countries G20 leaders on Saturday found the minimum common ground on the global economy at a summit in Buenos Aires with a closing communique that left divisions on clear display. ALBERTO RAGGIO / AFP

Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he briefed his US counterpart Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis as he came under pressure over Moscow's robust foreign policy at the G20 summit in Argentina.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine restricts entry for Russian men age 16 to 60

Ukraine on Friday limited entry for Russian men age 16 to 60 after Moscow seized three of its ships in a sea confrontation last weekend, the head of the country’s border service said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel: We sanction Russia for sake of international law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the West was imposing sanctions on Russia to stand up for international law.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s first-ever martial law comes into effect

Thirty days of martial law has taken effect in 10 of Ukraine's 27 regions on Wednesday with President Petro Poroshenko saying it aims to prevent an all-out Russian invasion.

US warns Russia over violation of Ukraine sovereignty

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Russia on Monday that its seizure of three Ukrainian vessels was an “outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory” .
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Bulgaria seizes $14.3 million in fake bills

Bulgarian Authorities raided a print shop on Monday that was making counterfeit cash, and seized fake euro and dollar bills worth more than 14.3 million dollars, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
Meet Vladislav Roslyakov, the man behind Crimea's college massacre

17 students killed in Ukraine’s school attack

At least 17 people were killed and dozens more wounded, most of them teenagers, after an attack on a college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, with conflicting versions referring to a lone shooter and a bomb.
Russian President Vladimir Poutin, visiting the Artek camp in Crimea in June 2017

Russia poetry competition in CAR offers holiday in Crimea camp

Russia is promoting a competition for teenagers in the Central African Republic with the prize a holiday in a Soviet-era youth camp in Russian-annexed Crimea.

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