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    MH17: body of second British football fan identified
    Aug30

    MH17: body of second British football fan identified

    Newcastle United fan John Alder died on board plane flying over Ukraine while travelling to New ZealandThe body of a second British football fan who was killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine has been identified, the Foreign Office has said.The Newcastle United fan John Alder, 63, was among the 298 people on board flight...

    EU leaders to meet in Brussels with top jobs tabled for decision
    Aug30

    EU leaders to meet in Brussels with top jobs tabled for decision

    EU leaders are set to attend a key summit on Saturday in Brussels. On the table will be recent developments in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq. But the… …read more Source:...

    Live blog: the Saturday summit
    Aug30

    Live blog: the Saturday summit

    Leaders of the European Union’s member states are holding a summit in Brussels today (30 August) to choose who will become the next EU foreign policy chief and president of the European Council. Leaders are hoping for a swift agreement so that the summit can move on to discussing the crisis in Ukraine, which reached a new level this week as...

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
    Aug30

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

    LAKE SELIGER Russia/KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Ukraine ‘slipping out of control’, Germany warns
    Aug30

    [Ticker] Ukraine ‘slipping out of control’, Germany warns

    German FM Steinmeier said in Milan Friday on Ukraine that: “the border infringements [by Russian troops] have intensified, and raised concerns that the situation is slipping out of control”. He added: “This needs to stop, especially if we want to avoid direct military confrontation between Ukrainian and Russian military...

    EU leaders meet in Brussels to seek a response to Russia
    Aug30

    EU leaders meet in Brussels to seek a response to Russia

    European Union leaders gather in Brussels Saturday to hammer out a robust response to Russian incursions in east Ukraine and to appoint new candidates to key EU posts, including a replacement for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. …read more Source: France...

    Ukraine crisis expected to overshadow EU summit
    Aug30

    Ukraine crisis expected to overshadow EU summit

    EU leaders are set to meet to try to agree on who should fill some of the bloc’s top jobs. However, recent developments in eastern Ukraine promise to have EU leaders discussing possible tougher sanctions against Russia. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    EU mulls fresh response to Russia
    Aug30

    EU mulls fresh response to Russia

    EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider how to respond to Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin’s veiled threat as he reminds the West Russia ‘is one of the largest nuclear powers’
    Aug30

    Vladimir Putin’s veiled threat as he reminds the West Russia ‘is one of the largest nuclear powers’

    Putin made the remarks after Nato accused the former Soviet state of a ‘blatant violation’ of Ukraine’s sovereignty by deploying heavily-armed troops to help rebels. …read more Source: Daily...

    EU foreign ministers consider fresh sanctions on Russia
    Aug30

    EU foreign ministers consider fresh sanctions on Russia

    The EU could be set to impose tougher sanctions on Moscow after NATO accused Russia of sending hundreds of troops into Ukraine. Germany’s foreign minster warned the situation in Ukraine could be slipping out of control. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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