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    The Dawn Watch: a look at Joseph Conrad as a prophet of globalisation

    Maya Jasanoff offers a compelling examination of the great novellist’s life and work. The steamer Mavis arrived at Lowestoft on 10 June 1878 with a most remarkable young man on board. The 20-year-old Konrad Kor­zeniowski was the son of a poet and translator of aristocratic stock, but he arrived in Suffolk as an ordinary seaman, unqualified...

    EU takes billion-euro battle to Russia
    Jan05

    EU takes billion-euro battle to Russia

    Brussels is ratcheting up pressure on Russia in a tit-for-tat sanctions battle that has raged since the early days of the Ukraine crisis in 2014. The European Union is now pressing to claw back €1.4 billion each year from Moscow, arguing that the Kremlin unlawfully banned imports of pork meat from Europe in January 2014, just as President Vladmir...

    An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet
    Jan05

    An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

    Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe: New year, more war in Syria The new year has not been kind to civilians in northern Syria, where a spike in fighting between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and...

    Moscow-led church in Ukraine refuses to bury boy from Kiev branch
    Jan05

    Moscow-led church in Ukraine refuses to bury boy from Kiev branch

    Death of a baby crushed by a man jumping from apartment block exposes religious divide in the Orthodox Christian countryThe death of a baby crushed by a drunk man who committed suicide by jumping out of an eighth-floor apartment in Ukraine has exposed the religious divide in the Orthodox Christian country.A Moscow-led church in the central city...

    Tillerson asks Russia to ‘lower the level of violence’ in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday asked his Russian counterpart to reduce the levels of violence in eastern Ukraine, where Russian troops have intervened on the side of separatist militias in their ongoing clash with the Ukrainian government. “Underscoring the U.S. concern with the rising violence in eastern Ukraine, the...

    The double-exile of Dr. Anton
    Jan05

    The double-exile of Dr. Anton

    KIEV — At sunset, on the outskirts of Kiev, Anton lights a cigarette and looks out from his balcony, hundreds of miles from war, from home, from love. Life for this middle-aged, soft-spoken doctor had become unbearable in his hometown of Donetsk, a frontline city held by Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine. His decision to leave, however,...

    Ukraine’s Rinat Akhmetov has $820m of assets frozen
    Jan05

    Ukraine’s Rinat Akhmetov has $820m of assets frozen

    Cypriot court imposes order on billionaire oligarch over telecoms dispute …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine: killing of lawyer sparks protests against ‘criminal system’
    Jan05

    Ukraine: killing of lawyer sparks protests against ‘criminal system’

    Iryna Nozdrovska, whose body was discovered on 1 January, disappeared days after helping to block release from jail of nephew of a judge The brutal killing of a human rights lawyer in Kiev has sparked widespread anger and protests amid allegations of entrenched corruption within the Ukrainian justice system.Iryna Nozdrovska’s body was...

    [Ticker] Germany calls for UN mission in Ukraine

    Germany’s foreign minister has called for setting up an armed UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine ahead of Russia’s March presidential election, to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. “This has to be a strong, armed mission that is present across the entire territory of the conflict zone,” Sigmar Gabriel...

    Kyiv protesters rally over murder of crusading lawyer Iryina Nozdrovska
    Jan02

    Kyiv protesters rally over murder of crusading lawyer Iryina Nozdrovska

    Protesters rallied in the Ukrainian capital after the body of lawyer Iryina Nozdrovska was found in a river. Nozdrovska had campaigned against the man who killed her sister. He is related to a prominent judge. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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