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    Ukraine’s back-to-school ceasefire
    Aug27

    Ukraine’s back-to-school ceasefire

    Government forces and pro-Russian separatists aim to reinstate a fracturing ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the time students return to school next week, according to negotiators meeting with Ukrainian and Russian officials. “The three-sided contact group considers it important to reach a solid ceasefire from the beginning of the next school...

    Dope and glory
    Aug27

    Dope and glory

    When Usain Bolt battled to victory in the 100-meter final on the second day of the Track and Field World Championships in Beijing, he struck a blow not only for his competitive reputation but also for the image of his besieged sport. Like track and field, Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medallist, has been struggling this season. He had been...

    Putin’s magnificent messaging machine
    Aug26

    Putin’s magnificent messaging machine

    In trying to create a likeness of Soviet power, Vladimir Putin is doing one thing demonstrably better than the Kremlin masters of old: propaganda. During the Cold War Soviet outlets like Pravda would disseminate outlandish claims so crass and obviously false that even true comrades turned the page or flipped the channel (and there were a lot...

    Brussels hopes to end Ukraine-Russia gas war
    Aug26

    Brussels hopes to end Ukraine-Russia gas war

    The European Commission is trying to restart gas talks between Russia and Ukraine, but the same issue that caused a breakdown in June — a dispute over prices — is still keeping the two sides apart. However, mounting urgency on both sides could help build a compromise: the Ukrainians want to top up their gas storage before the start of winter,...

    Radioactive banking
    Aug26

    Radioactive banking

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency will open a novel will create a novel nuclear fuel bank in uranium-rich Kazakhstan this week where countries who build nuclear power plants will be able to make withdrawals of low-enriched uranium — hopefully removing the temptation to further enrich it for use in weapons. Suspicions that Iran...

    Russia jails Ukrainian filmmaker
    Aug25

    Russia jails Ukrainian filmmaker

    A Russian court sentenced Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison on Tuesday on charges of plotting terrorist attacks in Crimea — prompting an outcry from fellow filmmakers and human rights organizations. Sentsov gave up filmmaking to help coordinate support for Ukrainian servicemen trapped in their military base when Russian...

    The Calais paradox
    Aug25

    The Calais paradox

    The Calais crisis has dominated headlines in the U.K. this summer and a number of politicians and commentators have been quick to point the finger of blame at the EU. They rightly raise the question of whether this will play into the EU referendum that looks increasingly likely to happen in a year or so. While some in Britain have already decided...

    Tycoon takeover puts Euronews funding in focus
    Aug25

    Tycoon takeover puts Euronews funding in focus

    The opening of its brash, ultra-modern headquarters on a rejuvenated stretch of Lyon’s riverfront marks a new era for Euronews. Not only does the 24-hour TV news network have bright new premises for its journalists; after years of underfunding, it also has a new billionaire owner. But if the arrival of Naguib Sawiris, a prominent Egyptian...

    Bogus carbon offsets increased emissions
    Aug25

    Bogus carbon offsets increased emissions

    A flawed scheme that allowed companies to earn tradable carbon credits for projects supposed to abate industrial gases actually created a “perverse” incentive to generate more waste, leading to an increase in global emissions instead of cuts, according to a new study. The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) found that the credits may have...

    Hollande, Merkel urge ceasefire in Ukraine
    Aug24

    Hollande, Merkel urge ceasefire in Ukraine

    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called Monday for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and fresh talks with Russia, as fighting flared up between troops loyal to Kiev and Moscow-backed rebels in the country’s east. The two leaders, who met in Berlin with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at...

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