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    Nato awakes to the crisis in Ukraine
    Sep03

    Nato awakes to the crisis in Ukraine

    Since 1945, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history, outside the Balkans. It has been so long that we have settled into the comfortable assumption that a conventional war on European soil can never happen again. When Nato originally agreed to hold its summit in Newport on Thursday and Friday, it seemed that it would be an...

    Steve Bell on Nato  cartoon
    Sep03

    Steve Bell on Nato cartoon

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    David Cameron warns of ‘appeasing Putin as we did Hitler’
    Sep03

    David Cameron warns of ‘appeasing Putin as we did Hitler’

    British dilemma over Russian president’s actions in Ukraine likened to conduct of Neville Chamberlain in 1930s MunichDavid Cameron has told European leaders that the west risks making similar mistakes in appeasing Vladimir Putin over Ukraine as Britain and France did with Adolf Hitler in the run-up to the second world war.In a heated debate...

    VIDEO: Video shows Ukraine soldiers ‘abuse’
    Sep03

    VIDEO: Video shows Ukraine soldiers ‘abuse’

    Ukraine’s defence minister has accused Russia of launching a “great war” that could claim tens of thousands of lives. …read more Source:...

    EU gas link helps Ukraine after Russia turns off taps
    Sep03

    EU gas link helps Ukraine after Russia turns off taps

    Slovakia opened a pipeline on Tuesday which can deliver natural gas from the European Union to Ukraine. The EU’s so-called reverse (ie eastbound)… …read more Source:...

    Final report on MH17 crash in summer 2015
    Sep02

    Final report on MH17 crash in summer 2015

    It will take about a year to compile the final report on the causes of the Malaysian Boeing crash in eastern Ukraine, …read more Source:...

    Putin’s World Cup faces boycott over Ukraine invasion
    Sep02

    Putin’s World Cup faces boycott over Ukraine invasion

    European Union officials have discussed banning footballers from participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as part of a… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine bailout could need extra $19bn if conflict continues, warns IMF
    Sep02

    Ukraine bailout could need extra $19bn if conflict continues, warns IMF

    Factories shutting down, industrial heartlands under attack and currency in freefall, contributing to sharp increase in pricesUkraine could need a further $19bn in emergency international funding by the end of next year if there is no resolution to the escalating conflict in the east of the country, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has...

    Ukraine crisis: Europe looks to President Obama as Baltic states demand West takes tougher action against Russia
    Sep02

    Ukraine crisis: Europe looks to President Obama as Baltic states demand West takes tougher action against Russia

    Barack Obama lands in a nervous Estonia this morning for talks with the leaders of the Baltic states, who will demand the United States and Nato take firmer steps to bolster their security amidst the continuing crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Putin and the Ukraine crisis will force moribund Nato to reinvent itself
    Sep02

    Putin and the Ukraine crisis will force moribund Nato to reinvent itself

    Military alliance lost its role after cold war but can it respond effectively to the unconventional warfare of Russia and Isis?Nato generals and officials have good reason to be grateful to Vladimir Putin. Struggling to find a role for the 28-member alliance since the end of the cold war, Russia’s actions in Ukraine have provided the...

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