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    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:...

    Chechen ‘death’ unit fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine
    Dec10

    Chechen ‘death’ unit fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine

    Hundreds of fighters from the Russian republic of Chechnya have joined the insurgents in East Ukraine. The so-called “death unit” has made a former… …read more Source:...

    Kiev, Separatists to Extend Ceasefire as `Day of Silence` Mostly Observed
    Dec10

    Kiev, Separatists to Extend Ceasefire as `Day of Silence` Mostly Observed

    The Ukrainian army is planning on extending the ceasefire with the pro-Russian separatists, following a one-day truce on Tuesday during which the warring sides largely abstained from attacking each other. The military spokesman Andriy Lysenko announced that although government positions have been attacked, there was a serious decrease in the...

    Ukraine-Russia truce holds, but peace talks remain uncertain
    Dec10

    Ukraine-Russia truce holds, but peace talks remain uncertain

    Ukraine has reported a drop in rebel attacks during the second day of a new truce dubbed the “Day of Silence.” It remains unclear, however, whether hoped-for peace talks will go ahead. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Time Magazine: Ten characterizing photos of 2014 (Warning: Viewer discretion is advised)
    Dec10

    Time Magazine: Ten characterizing photos of 2014 (Warning: Viewer discretion is advised)

    In a few days, 2014 will be passed. But not the moments that have been captured by a photographer’s lens. From Ukraine, to Ferguson, Gaza to Liberia, Time magazine presented the most important and impressive pictures of the year that’s about to say goodbye. 1. The most famous selfie USA, California, Academy Awards, 2nd of March 2....

    Exclusive: EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea
    Dec10

    Exclusive: EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is considering widening its ban on investment in Crimea to include barring the sale of technology for oil and gas exploration and stopping EU firms running tourist businesses there, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. …read more Source:...

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