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Russia to open Ukraine ‘humanitarian routes’, but fears persist

Kyiv insisted the move was a publicity stunt and people would not be able to escape.

Putin orders nuclear alert as Ukraine fiercely resists Russian invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement that his nuclear forces were on alert sparked outcry in the West as the invading troops faced stiff resistance on Monday. The...

Russia’s Putin launches ‘military operation’ in Ukraine

Weeks of intense diplomacy and the imposition of Western sanctions on Russia failed to deter Putin, who had massed between 150 000 and 200 000 troops along the borders of Ukraine.

Boris Johnson to launch ‘first barrage’ of sanctions after Putin mobilises troops

Ukraine on Tuesday urged its Western allies to hit Russia with "tough sanctions" after President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions as independent and ordered in his troops.

Defying West, Putin orders troops to Ukraine rebel regions

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into two Moscow-backed rebel regions of Ukraine Monday, prompting a furious response from the West with the United States denouncing the move at the UN Security Council as a "pretext for war".

Strauss-Kahn in prime time bid to escape trial shame

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will try to put two attempted rape accusations behind him in a television interview.

Monaco lights the braais for royal wedding

Monaco's royal house invited the population of its tiny realm to join them in celebration as the Grimaldi clan prepared to embrace Charlene Wittstock.

Romance and intrigue in Monaco … and The Eagles?

Monaco has begun three days of royal wedding festivities marked by glamour, romance, rumours, suspense, intrigue and, yes, The Eagles.

Anger, grief as Middle East turmoil mounts

The Middle East boiled with anger as protestors trying to topple more of the region's rulers staged fresh mass demonstrations after Friday prayers

Confident SA attends Davos as fifth Bric

SA set out its stall at the Davos meeting of the global elite on Wednesday, proud to be attending for the first time as a member of the Bric stable.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Gbagbo faces West African ultimatum

A trio of West African leaders tried on Tuesday to persuade Côte d'Ivoire's strongman Laurent Gbagbo to stand down.

UN hears of Côte d’Ivoire atrocities

United Nations human rights officials said on Thursday that at least 173 people have been killed in Côte d'Ivoire in the past week.

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