Free Press Journal
  • US to offer $200m to Ukraine

    Pentagon says it will help the war-torn nation bolster defence capabilities

  • Chernobyl’s stray dogs offered new life in US

    Chernobyl (Ukraine) : The restricted zone around Chernobyl is eerily quiet but one building near the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster is full of barking and whining.

  • Will prosecute those responsible for downing MH17, says Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia said on Friday that it was determined to “prosecute those responsible” for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and has “resolved to seek justice for the victims”. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it would study the joint investigation team’s findings and reiterated the team’s call for information from insiders and witnesses, Efe news reported.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Russia on May 24

    Paris : French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Russia, commencing on May 24. The two leaders are set to discuss Iran, Syria and Ukraine during their meeting, the Kremlin said.

  • US slams Russia for ‘most destructive, costly cyber-attack’ in history

    Washington: The US has slammed Russia for “the most destructive and costly cyber attack in history” that crippled computers worldwide and said it “will be met with international consequences”, media reports said. The attack, titled NotPetya, initially targeted computers in Ukraine last year but affected companies around the globe, like British advertising group WPP, Oreo maker Mondelez, drugmaker Merck and global shipping company FedEx, reports CNN. “It was part of the Kremlin’s

  • Ministry of external affairs helps defrauded Indian students in Ukraine

    Geneva : Indian students in Ukraine were saved from losing an academic year and lakhs of rupees after being duped by private consultants who arranged fake admissions for them in various universities in the country. The students were helped by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Embassy in Ukraine after they tweeted that some consultants had duped them by arranging fake admissions in various universities in Ukraine. “Mam, Indian students

  • On third MH17 anniversary, families to unveil ‘living memorial’

    The Hague, Three years after Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile over war-torn Ukraine, more than 2,000 relatives gather today to unveil a “living memorial” to their loved ones. A total of 298 trees have been planted in the shape of a green ribbon, one for each of the victims who died on board the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will

  • China commissions its biggest naval destroyer

    Beijing : China’s Navy on Wednesday launched its biggest new generation destroyer weighing 10,000 tonnes as part of a massive expansion to become a global naval power.

  • Hostage to Wanna cry

    London/New Delhi : A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries, including India, on Friday.

  • Separatist leader killed in Ukraine

    Moscow : A prominent rebel leader in eastern Ukraine has been killed in an explosion in his office, his associates said on Wednesday.

  • Trump to speak to Poroshenko as Ukraine unrest snowballs

    Avdiivka (Ukraine) : US President Donald Trump was to hold his first talks with Ukraine’s leader on Saturday as a surge in fighting killed dozens refocusing world attention on the conflict in Europe’s backyard.

  • 6 killed in violence; Putin says Ukraine seeking US support

    Avdiivka (Ukraine) : Salvos of artillery shook eastern Ukraine on the fifth day of escalated fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels. Two Ukrainian troops were killed overnight and 10 others wounded, the government said, while rebels said one of their fighters was killed.

  • Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must go to Kiev

    The Hague : A Dutch court ruled that priceless Crimean art treasures loaned to an Amsterdam museum shortly before Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014 should go back to Ukraine, reports AFP.

  • Ukraine launches missile drills near Russia-annexed Crimea

    Kiev : Ukraine on Thursday unleashed a barrage of missile tests near Russian-annexed Crimea in a show of strength and defiance bound to irritate Moscow, reports AFP. The two-day military drills near the Black Sea peninsula are a first for the former Soviet republic and it was not immediately clear what sparked them.

  • Putin calls Trump, wants better ties

    Washington/Moscow : US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke over phone for the first time and agreed on the need for jointly working to normalise “extremely unsatisfactory state” of ties between the two nations, reports PTI. Putin “called to offer his congratulations on winning a historic election,” according to a Trump statement. The two leaders discussed issues including shared threats, strategic economic issues and the historical US-Russia relationship.