Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Four, including three Russians, charged with murder in downing of passenger plane over Ukraine
Prosecutors announced murder charges against four men, three of them Russians and the fourth a Ukranian separatist, in the missile attack that blew Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine
Premier League: Manchester City look to extend lead at top; United aim to stay in contention for title
Manchester City underlined their determination to win the title with a gutsy 2-1 victory at Huddersfield and reestablished an eight-point lead over second placed United.
Ukraine's army on Wednesday accused pro-Russian forces of launching a new attack against its positions in breach of a brittle ceasefire, with at least one civilian killed and several others wounded in the fresh clashes.
At least three civilians were killed in east Ukraine in a further surge in shelling in several locations along the front line according to government and rebel officials
Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier.
Rocket salvoes hit a previously safe section of Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five people and damaging a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, rebels said.
Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops.
Thirteen civilians died when shells hit a trolleybus on Thursday in Ukraine's rebel bastion Donetsk as clashes forced Kiev to abandon its dogged defence of the city's airport in one of the deadliest days of the nine-month war.
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine are claiming that they have seized control of the Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced alarm over fierce fighting around the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine and called for an immediate end to the violence.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today pleaded with Russia to withdraw its troops from his country and close the border, saying doing so would create peace in the war-torn region within weeks.
Gorbachev warned that current international efforts to solve the Ukraine crisis were "unequal to the danger that threatens us all."
Putin once again expressed his displeasure over the toppling of Ukrainian Presidential Viktor Yanukovych but offered no insight into what Russia's next actions in eastern Ukraine could be.
News agency Interfax Ukraine said the problem had occurred at bloc No 3 - a 1,000-megawatt reactor - and the resulting lack of output had worsened the power crisis in the country.
The plan will enable NATO to meet "any threats from wherever they come", Stoltenberg said.
An AFP journalist found dozens of people queueing up hopefully in the biting cold outside banks around the separatist stronghold of Donetsk.
At Donetsk's main psychiatric hospital, Dr Mikhail Bero has seen hundreds of patients check in as the seven months of fighting that has cost over 4,300 lives takes its toll. At Donetsk's main psychiatric hospital, Dr Mikhail Bero has seen hundreds of patients check in as the seven months of fighting that has cost over 4,300 lives takes its toll.
Kiev and the West accuse Russia of destabilising Ukraine by providing the rebels with money, arms and reinforcements.