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Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea
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Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea

Mar 24th 2014, 6:01 PM 11,358 Views 146 Comments

Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.

Russia seizes another Crimean military base
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Russia seizes another Crimean military base

Mar 24th 2014, 7:17 AM 7,349 Views 166 Comments

Ukrainian marines were carried out of the base with their hands tied by Russian troops.

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack
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“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:33 PM 27,081 Views 264 Comments

The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:26 PM 20,690 Views 39 Comments

Patrick Nulty resigned unexpectedly, a veteran republican appeared in court over the Jean McConville case… and Margaretta D’Arcy was released from prison.

Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession
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Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession

Mar 21st 2014, 3:26 PM 8,874 Views 175 Comments

The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.

Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people
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Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people

Mar 21st 2014, 6:44 AM 5,526 Views 70 Comments

The agency says investors will be reluctant to lend to Russia during the current crisis.

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Mar 20th 2014, 11:00 PM 19,061 Views 6 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea
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US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

Mar 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 12,376 Views 191 Comments

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

The Taoiseach is back in Brussels today for talks on the Ukraine crisis
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The Taoiseach is back in Brussels today for talks on the Ukraine crisis

Mar 20th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,627 Views 55 Comments

EU leaders will also take stock of work on banking union and taxation issues.

Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief
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Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief

Mar 19th 2014, 9:47 PM 9,728 Views 156 Comments

Kiev today reneged on a post-Soviet agreement to allow freedom of movement for Russians into Ukraine.

"Putin's Mein Kampf" - How the world reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea
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"Putin's Mein Kampf" - How the world reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea

Mar 19th 2014, 7:55 AM 13,947 Views 172 Comments

Almost worldwide condemnation.

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Mar 18th 2014, 11:00 PM 20,225 Views 3 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the death of a man found outside Cabra House pub, the murder of Michael Hunt in London and surrogate mothers.

"Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen" PM claims
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"Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen" PM claims

Mar 18th 2014, 6:09 PM 11,437 Views 151 Comments

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said a soldier was shot dead in Crimea, leading to the defence ministry to allow soldiers to “use arms”.

8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today
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8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today

Mar 18th 2014, 2:37 PM 9,076 Views 136 Comments

The process of integration has started and the international community isn’t happy as Russia sets itself up as a powerful entity once more.

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation
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Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation

Mar 18th 2014, 7:49 AM 10,050 Views 186 Comments

An agreement is still to be signed but the UK has already said Russia has taken is ‘paving the way for the annexation of part of Ukraine’.

Crimea officially asks to rejoin Russia in Cold War-style stand-off
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Crimea officially asks to rejoin Russia in Cold War-style stand-off

Mar 17th 2014, 2:45 PM 17,074 Views 233 Comments

The final tally shows 96.6 per cent of voters in Crimea chose to secede from Ukraine and rejoin Russia.

Poll: Should Europe accept that Crimea wants to rejoin Russia?
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Poll: Should Europe accept that Crimea wants to rejoin Russia?

Mar 17th 2014, 9:35 AM 14,217 Views 287 Comments

Voters in Crimea overwhelmingly endorsed a referendum to split from Ukraine. What do you think – should they go ahead with it or not?

The 9 at 9: St Patrick's Day
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The 9 at 9: St Patrick's Day

Mar 17th 2014, 8:40 AM 15,641 Views 17 Comments

Morning, folks. Here are the nine stories you need to know this St Patrick’s Day.

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 16th 2014, 8:20 PM 35,985 Views 8 Comments

Investigations continued into two Dublin murders, Crimea voted… and the triumphant BOD & co. returned home.

93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls
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93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls

Mar 16th 2014, 7:47 PM 14,448 Views 162 Comments

Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.

Ukraine and Russia agree a 'temporary' Crimea truce
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Ukraine and Russia agree a 'temporary' Crimea truce

Mar 16th 2014, 3:04 PM 7,770 Views 30 Comments

Citizens in Crimea are voting in a referendum today on whether the region should break away from Ukraine.

Will Crimea break away from Ukraine for Russia? The people decide today
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Will Crimea break away from Ukraine for Russia? The people decide today

Mar 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,156 Views 115 Comments

The referendum on secession is taking place today, with Russia saying it will recognise the vote.

Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea
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Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea

Mar 15th 2014, 7:13 PM 13,146 Views 160 Comments

Moscow has vetoed a resolution criticising tomorrow’s succession referendum in Crimea. China, which often backs Russia, abstained from the UN vote.

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow
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"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow

Mar 15th 2014, 3:38 PM 7,431 Views 121 Comments

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

Two Ukrainians killed on eve of Crimea breakaway vote
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Two Ukrainians killed on eve of Crimea breakaway vote

Mar 15th 2014, 11:25 AM 5,742 Views 106 Comments

The incident occurred on the second successive day of deadly unrest.

'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure
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'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure

Mar 14th 2014, 7:25 PM 6,284 Views 71 Comments

The talks between John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “did not find common ground” according to US officials.

Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine "before there is a massacre"
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Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine "before there is a massacre"

Mar 13th 2014, 10:13 PM 9,160 Views 62 Comments

The European Court of Human Rights has called on Russia to avoid military action, while a protester was stabbed in the west of Ukraine.

Russian Ambassador asks why the EU accepts "Nazi" elements in Ukraine
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Russian Ambassador asks why the EU accepts "Nazi" elements in Ukraine

Mar 12th 2014, 4:50 PM 6,513 Views 77 Comments

Speaking to the Foreign Affairs committee this afternoon, Maxim Peshkov stressed that troops that have appeared in Crimea in recent weeks are not Russian.

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador
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Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Mar 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,019 Views 1 Comment

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

Crimean lawmakers' vote for independence 'does not violate international law'
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Crimean lawmakers' vote for independence 'does not violate international law'

Mar 11th 2014, 7:47 PM 8,515 Views 63 Comments

It is thought the move will lay the legal framework for joining the Russian Federation.

Cameron calls Putin and the Russian President says he wants "diplomatic solution"
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Cameron calls Putin and the Russian President says he wants "diplomatic solution"

Mar 9th 2014, 7:45 PM 8,466 Views 87 Comments

David Cameron called Vladimir Putin as it was announced that the Ukrainian PM will meet Barack Obama on Wednesday.

Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis
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Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis

Mar 8th 2014, 6:38 PM 7,756 Views 93 Comments

The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats
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Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

Mar 8th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,221 Views 89 Comments

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre
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Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre

Mar 7th 2014, 9:20 PM 11,183 Views 111 Comments

Around 20 attackers entered the base without firing a shot, report say.

Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win'
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Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win'

Mar 6th 2014, 7:35 PM 18,996 Views 137 Comments

Yulia Tymoshenko and Klitschko have addressed the EPP Congress in Dublin where the situation in Ukraine has dominated.

Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia
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Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia

Mar 6th 2014, 6:20 PM 9,903 Views 129 Comments

The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'
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'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Mar 6th 2014, 12:43 PM 8,760 Views 39 Comments

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia
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Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia

Mar 6th 2014, 10:48 AM 8,964 Views 198 Comments

Crimeans will be asked to choose between Russia or Ukraine.

"A big public show"... Russia Today hits back after anchor quits live on air
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"A big public show"... Russia Today hits back after anchor quits live on air

Mar 6th 2014, 10:26 AM 28,213 Views 110 Comments

“I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth” the newscaster said. Her bosses say she should have “quit like a professional”, in private.

Russia under pressure as EU, UN hold emergency talks on Ukraine crisis
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Russia under pressure as EU, UN hold emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Mar 6th 2014, 7:57 AM 5,041 Views 99 Comments

EU leaders hold a summit in Brussels today to decide how strongly to respond to Moscow’s troop deployment.