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Kiev and rebels swap captives in peace push

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels are set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace.

Russia warns Nato, US over Ukraine membership

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Nato and the US not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance, ahead of a Nato summit.

Ukraine: Putin orders high alert for Russian troops

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has put combat troops on high alert for war near Ukraine in the Kremlin's most powerful gesture yet.

Ukraine’s acting president heads armed forces

Ukraine's presidential website has announced that acting president Oleksander Turchinov has assumed the duties of head of the armed forces.

Ukraine’s Yanukovich wanted for ‘mass murder’

Ousted Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovich is being hunted by police for "mass murder" linked to the revolt against his rule.

After a day of drama, who rules Ukraine?

After a day of drama in which Ukraine's president was ousted, who was left ruling the country? According to Parliament, it was not Viktor Yanukovich.

Ukraine peace deal signed to open way for early election

Ukraine opposition leaders have signed an EU-mediated peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovich, aiming to end a violent standoff.

Ukraine leaders declare deal, opposition silent

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych says a deal has been reached with the opposition, who has not confirmed the news after "very difficult" talks.

Kiev burns as Ukrainians rise up

Protests were peaceful until government security forces launched an unexpected assault on Maidan square. But now protesters 
are fighting back.

At least nine killed as Kiev clashes continue

Deaths have been reported after Kiev demonstrators were told to end their efforts to occupy government buildings.

Ukraine: Yanukovich, opposition meet on Kiev protest violence

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich has tried to calm protest violence in Kiev that has claimed three lives. But the opposition remains sceptical.

Ukraine crisis talks enter second day

Ukraine's president and prime minister will resume talks on Saturday in a bid to defuse an escalating political crisis and settle a dangerous arm-wrestle between the rivals for control of special security forces. President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych met for three hours late on Friday.

Ukraine leader demands Parliament rescind vote

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko demanded on Thursday that Parliament rescind its vote taken earlier in the week to sack his pro-Western government. The president said that lawmakers who supported a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Yury Yekhanurov's government on Tuesday did so "in order to form an unstable situation in Ukraine".

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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