Yuri Kulikov

Court opens way for new Zuma charges

South Africa's appeals court on Monday overturned a judge's ruling dismissing graft charges against African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma.

Court upholds NDPP appeal in Zuma case

The SCA has upheld an appeal by the National Director of Public Prosecutions against a high court ruling that halted the prosecution of Jacob Zuma.

Judgement day for Zuma

The National Prosecuting Authority is no longer set on prosecuting African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma, a media report said on Monday.

Ukraine, Russia, EU sign deal to get gas flowing

Ukraine, Russia and the EU struck a monitoring agreement on Sunday that should enable the resumption of Russian supplies to Europe.

Rescue teams battle Ukraine mine fire, 80 dead

Rescue teams battled smoke and high temperatures on Monday as they pressed on with the task of tracking down 20 missing miners in a Ukrainian coal mine after a methane explosion killed at least 80 others. Distraught family members demanded information about victims more than 24 hours after the explosion.

Seventy dead as rescue teams battle Ukraine mine fire

Rescue teams battled a tenacious fire in a Ukrainian colliery on Monday as they strove to locate 30 miners missing underground after a methane blast killed at least 70 miners. The explosion at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk, heart of Ukraine's Donbass coalfield, is likely to become the country's deadliest accident since independence from Soviet rule in 1991.

Ukraine president orders election in new stand-off

Ukraine's pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko signed a decree on Monday to dissolve Parliament and order an election next month, stepping up months of confrontation with the assembly and prime minister. Parliament said the decree ''bears all the signs of a step towards a coup d'état'' and made clear the chamber would defy it.

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