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    Exclusive: Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit
    Dec11

    Exclusive: Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for summit talks. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine looms large on summit agenda
    Dec11

    Ukraine looms large on summit agenda

    Donald Tusk will next week (18-19 December) preside over his first European Council. Although he wants to keep the focus on economic issues, particularly a €315 billion investment plan announced by Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, the situation in Ukraine will feature prominently in the discussions. Ukraine’s...

    Poroshenko pleads Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine
    Dec11

    Poroshenko pleads Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine

    A day after a ceasefire was held on the frontline in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has urged Russia to withdraw its troops. His visit to Australia also saw talks over potential uranium and coal supplies. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Fear among Crimean Tatars
    Dec11

    Fear among Crimean Tatars

    There have been an increasing number of abductions in Crimea. It is usually Tatars who disappear in unexplained circumstances. Relatives of the victims have made serious allegations against the Russian police. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Budget and tar sands dominate the year’s last plenary session
    Dec11

    Budget and tar sands dominate the year’s last plenary session

    MEPs will devote their final plenary session of 2014 in Strasbourg next week to debating the European Union’s budget for 2015, the EU economy and whether to reject a European Commission proposal easing the way for oil from Canadian tar sands to enter the EU. This will be the sixth plenary session of the term, and the new MEPs have largely...

    The splintering of Visegrád
    Dec11

    The splintering of Visegrád

    Any statement beginning with ‘we’ is a lie, declared the French philosopher Simone Weil. At the Chateau Béla meeting last weekend – organised by an Atlanticist think-tank in the Hungarian-speaking south of Slovakia – the ‘we’ was pretty clear. ‘We’ were a bunch of hardened security wonks from central Europe, Germany, Britain and...

    Tony Abbott says Australia may send uranium and coal to Ukraine
    Dec11

    Tony Abbott says Australia may send uranium and coal to Ukraine

    Prime minister tells Ukraine’s president exports from Australia could help secure Ukraine’s energy sources against Russian threatsAustralia is considering exporting coal and uranium to Ukraine it was announced, as the leaders of the two countries met for a historic state visit.President Petro Poroshenko became the first Ukrainian...

    What does Putin want?
    Dec11

    What does Putin want?

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin addresses more than 1,000 journalists at his annual press conference in Moscow, December 2013. © Sasha Mordovets/Contributor/Getty Images What does Vladimir Putin want? Russia’s President’s annexation of Crimea in the spring, and continued aggression since then, have made this one of the...

    Editorial: the big ideas of 2015
    Dec11

    Editorial: the big ideas of 2015

    As we move into the holiday season and around the turn of the year, we offer you our view of the big ideas that will shape 2015. We proved prescient in many of last year’s ones, such as the debate about “secular stagnation,” the “politics of protest,” and the increasing clash between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East (even if “the...

    Ukraine leader begins Australia tour
    Dec11

    Ukraine leader begins Australia tour

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko begins a two-day visit to Australia, with the shooting down of the MH17 flight set to dominate the agenda. …read more Source:...

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