The Ukrainian government has taken the bold step to halt all trade with pro-Russian separatists in the east. Supporters of the ban say it will starve funding to the rebel's armed forces, but it's a gamble that may well backfire.
Voters in east Ukraine have confirmed in office interim leaders of two rebel-held regions. The polls, denounced by Kyiv and the West, are widely seen as tightening Moscow's grip on the territories.
Gianni Infantino has asked Qatar if it would share games with Saudi Arabia and other rival countries in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia has been leading a blockade of the small desert country since 2017.
Residents of parts of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists have voted in polls condemned by Germany. A rebel official accused Ukraine of using "telephone terrorism" to try to tamper with the vote.
A briefing document for Trump's last meeting with Angela Merkel, obtained by DW, underscores the White House's view of Germany. The paper focuses on Germany's demographic challenges and includes some trivial "tidbits."
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