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    EU forced to stand firm on Russia
    Mar05

    EU forced to stand firm on Russia

    European leaders are embarking on two weeks of intense debate about whether to exert further pressure on Russia over violence in eastern Ukraine. The question will come to a head at a European Council on 19-20 March, but will be uppermost in a series of meetings over the next week, beginning with a meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers in...

    Why do Russians still support Vladimir Putin?
    Mar05

    Why do Russians still support Vladimir Putin?

    Talking to Russians young and old, Jana Bakunina found five main reasons why support for the president has not declined in the face of international pressure. Vladimir Putin addressing a rally of supporters at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow in 2012. Photo: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images The news of the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian...

    Transport and gender equality on plenary agenda
    Mar05

    Transport and gender equality on plenary agenda

    The plight of European lorry drivers affected by Russian sanctions will kick-start a parliamentary plenary sitting in Strasbourg next week (9-12 March). The Parliament’s transport and tourism committee has submitted a number of written questions that Violeta Bulc, the European commissioner for transport, is expected to answer in person. The...

    A region in flames
    Mar05

    A region in flames

    The European Union yesterday launched a consultation on its neighbourhood policy that if the conclusions are as far-reaching as the questions could enlarge, deepen and focus the EU’s engagement with the world, not just with the 16 countries that it currently labels ‘neighbours’. The consultation, which should translate into a revised...

    Why was Boris Nemtsov murdered?
    Mar05

    Why was Boris Nemtsov murdered?

    Boris Nemtsov, my closest friend in Russian politics, is dead. My immediate reaction to his murder was misery and fury. Now, it is fear for what it may herald. One set of possibilities surrounds the theory that his assassination was ordered by the Putin regime. It could be a simple attempt to silence him. Nemtsov was about to release a report on...

    Ukraine mine explosion: At least 24 dead and nine missing following methane blast
    Mar05

    Ukraine mine explosion: At least 24 dead and nine missing following methane blast

    A methane gas explosion in a coal mine has killed at least 24 workers in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Libya asks U.N. for arms, jets, tanks to battle Islamic State: letter
    Mar04

    Libya asks U.N. for arms, jets, tanks to battle Islamic State: letter

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Libya has sought permission from the United Nations to import 150 tanks, two dozen fighter jets, seven attack helicopters, tens of thousands of assault rifles and grenade launchers and millions of rounds of ammunition from Ukraine, Serbia and Czech Republic. …read more Source:...

    Evidence mounting of Russian troops in Ukraine
    Mar04

    Evidence mounting of Russian troops in Ukraine

    Evidence is mounting that Russian soldiers are officially fighting in eastern Ukraine. Reporters and human rights activists describe their attempts to remain undercover. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Mukhtar Ablyazov: French court orders wanted former Kazakh minister to be extradited to Russia or Ukraine
    Mar04

    Mukhtar Ablyazov: French court orders wanted former Kazakh minister to be extradited to Russia or Ukraine

    Former billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov, who fled what was the biggest ever fraud case to be heard in the UK, has been ordered by a French court to be extradited. …read more Source: The...

    US official Victoria Nuland calls Russia’s actions in Ukraine an ‘invasion’
    Mar04

    US official Victoria Nuland calls Russia’s actions in Ukraine an ‘invasion’

    Comment by assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs might be the first time a senior US official has used the term to describe conflictAssistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland has admitted the US considers Russia’s actions in Ukraine “an invasion”, in what might be the first time a senior American official has used...

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