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US-Russia relations in deep freeze?

The spike in Washington-Moscow tensions over Syria dominated the two countries' bilateral discussion on Wednesday.

Ostracised Putin suddenly finds himself in demand

European leaders, backed by President Barack Obama, have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: they need Russia.

Russia won’t punish West over sanctions – Putin

President Vladimir Putin said Russia would rather focus on strengthening its domestic market, but if he wanted, he could invade Kiev in just two days.

New sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate continues

A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation.

East Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal

Separatists are holding public buildings in Ukraine, saying they need more assurances about security before complying with an international deal.

Russia threatened states ahead of vote on Ukraine

Russia threatened several states with retaliation if they voted in favour of a resolution declaring Crimea's secession vote from the Ukraine invalid.

Obama warns Putin: Might is not right

The US president tells his Russian counterpart his political strategy is a generation out of date.

West, Russia signal line drawn in Ukraine crisis

Major industrialised nations have warned Moscow of tougher economic sanctions if it goes beyond the seizure of Crimea.

Economic week ahead: SA waits on latest rates decision amid Ukraine tension

Rates decisions from Africa's two largest economies, developments in Ukraine and key US, European and Asian reports are likely to move markets.

Russian troops seize Crimea airbase as Moscow consolidates control

Elite Russian troops have stormed a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea as Russia's defiant march rolled on despite sanctions and growing global isolation.

Putin completes Crimea’s annexation

Vladimir Putin has signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea as investors took fright at a US decision to sanction his inner circle.

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