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Shakhtar's midfielder Teixeira in record 50 mln euro move to China

Shakhtar's midfielder Teixeira in record 50 mln euro move to China

Beijing AFP - Chinese side Jiangsu Suning bought Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk for 50 million euros $56 million on Friday, the Chinese club said on its verified microblog, the latest Europe-based player to head east.

   February 05, 2016 - 08:28 GMT
Lenin statue survives bomb plot in rebel Ukraine

Lenin statue survives bomb plot in rebel Ukraine

A Lenin statue escaped largely unharmed Wednesday after unidentified plotters tried to blow up the massive monument of the Soviet Union's founder in the de facto capital of rebel Ukraine.

   January 27, 2016 - 11:53 GMT
 US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for Ukraine talks

US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for Ukraine talks

Pro-Russian separatists near the town of Torez in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on September 14, 2015

   January 15, 2016 - 18:29 GMT
Two Ukrainian troops, two rebels first killed in east in 2016

Two Ukrainian troops, two rebels first killed in east in 2016

Two Ukrainian soldiers and two rebels have been killed in eastern Ukraine, marking the first deaths this year in the war-torn region, Kiev and breakway officials said Sunday in separate tolls.

   January 10, 2016 - 16:03 GMT
For Ukraine's rebel east, 2016 promises more tension

For Ukraine's rebel east, 2016 promises more tension

DONETSK, Ukraine - The holiday market in the central square of Donetsk, the principal city of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, has all the trappings of a celebratory time - shiny ornaments, colorful toys and a cartoon-faced kiddie train on a meandering track.

   December 30, 2015 - 13:24 GMT
Lucas and Ibrahimovic score as PSG beats Shakhtar 2-0

Lucas and Ibrahimovic score as PSG beats Shakhtar 2-0

PARIS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lucas set each other up for goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in their final Champions League group game on Tuesday.

   December 08, 2015 - 22:34 GMT
Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid beats Shakhtar 4-3

Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid beats Shakhtar 4-3

LVIV, Ukraine - Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and set up two more as Real Madrid weathered a late Shakhtar Donetsk revival to win 4-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

   November 25, 2015 - 22:36 GMT
 Mental scars of war leave Ukraine troops battling suicide threat

Mental scars of war leave Ukraine troops battling suicide threat

A Ukrainian government soldier rests in a shelter at his positions near Avdiivka, outside Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015.

   November 25, 2015 - 04:32 GMT
 Cold threatens 700,000 children in eastern Ukraine: UNICEF

Cold threatens 700,000 children in eastern Ukraine: UNICEF

A Ukrainian serviceman stands guard by a railway line, as flames erupt in the distance from a gas pipeline damaged by shelling by pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region in June

   November 13, 2015 - 17:39 GMT
Ukraine rebels complete small arms withdrawal

Ukraine rebels complete small arms withdrawal

Ukraine's pro-Russian insurgents said Thursday they had withdrawn all of their smaller weapons from a deadly buffer zone in the ex-Soviet state's separatist east.

   November 05, 2015 - 19:09 GMT
OSCE reports rise in truce violations along Ukraine front lines

OSCE reports rise in truce violations along Ukraine front lines

International monitors in eastern Ukraine have reported a sharp increase in gunfire along front lines near the airport of the rebel-held city of Donetsk, a senior official with Europe's main security and rights watchdog said on Thursday.

   November 05, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Ukraine's rebel center in limbo as fighting dies down

Ukraine's rebel center in limbo as fighting dies down

DONETSK, Ukraine - The fighting has subsided, but Donetsk is quickly sinking into the past - a shabby Soviet-like state of empty streets and deprivation.

   November 05, 2015 - 09:31 GMT
Shakhtar routs Malmo 4-0 in Champions League

Shakhtar routs Malmo 4-0 in Champions League

LVIV, Ukraine - Shakhtar Donetsk ended its European goal drought and ran riot against Malmo to win 4-0 and sustain its slim hopes of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages.

   November 03, 2015 - 22:04 GMT
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