Half a year after annexation much has changed in Crimea, but confusion and tension remain
Presidents Putin and Poroshenko agree to steps towards a truce as US and EU sanctions bite in Russia
Russia says it will review its own military doctrine in response to the 'growing Nato threat' in Europe
Call comes while pro-Russian forces push westwards and Russian foreign minister urges Ukraine to withdraw
Putin and Poroshenko agree to work together, but Russia says it's up to Kiev to end the fighting
As he prepares to meet Vladimir Putin, the Ukrainian president has called elections for October
Russia's space agency says it has discovered sea plankton in space – but Nasa isn't convinced
Ukraine forces and pro-Russian rebels blame each other for attack outside eastern city of Luhansk
UK defence watchdog says major overhaul is required to defend against cyber-warfare and 'irregular militias'
America never apologised for shooting down an Iranian passenger jet, killing 290 people, 66 of them children
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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