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    Interview: Svetlana Alexievich—A melody of voices
    Mar14

    Interview: Svetlana Alexievich—A melody of voices

    ©Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images In a vast, draughty exhibition centre at the Minsk book fair, hundreds of people stand in line. The queue straggles past the children’s bookstand and around a fake red phone box installed by the British embassy. People have been here for hours. At the other end of the hall, a slight woman sits at a table...

    [Ticker] Sweden boosts defence budget
    Mar14

    [Ticker] Sweden boosts defence budget

    Sweden will increase its defence spending by 500 million Swedish Krona (€52.5 million) this year, defence minister Peter Hultqvist said on Monday. He argued that it was important for the country, which is not a Nato member, to respond to “a deterioration of the security situation” due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other...

    State security arrests armed activists in eastern Ukraine
    Mar14

    State security arrests armed activists in eastern Ukraine

    Both sides of the conflict had agreed that the activists’ blockade threatened power supplies in the region. A group of opposition lawmakers and nationalists accused the separatists of funding illegal activitities. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukrainian judge is mocked for ‘looking like Ursula’
    Mar14

    Ukrainian judge is mocked for ‘looking like Ursula’

    A Ukrainian judge who is the spitting image of a Disney villain has become the butt of numerous jokes on the Internet after an image of her in frightening make-up went viral. …read more Source: Daily...

    Eurovision in Ukraine: Russian entry causes controversy
    Mar14

    Eurovision in Ukraine: Russian entry causes controversy

    The conflict between Kiev and Moscow looks set to enter a new arena after Russia announced its musical entry for this year’s Eurovision song contest. …read more Source:...

    Trump’s Jekyll and Hyde Foreign Policy
    Mar14

    Trump’s Jekyll and Hyde Foreign Policy

    “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel of 1886, tells the story of the seemingly virtuous Dr. Henry Jekyll who drinks a serum that transforms him into Mr. Edward Hyde so he is free to indulge his vices without fear of discovery. Donald Trump was elected as the Mr. Hyde of American foreign policy,...

    Opinion: Russia makes smart move for Eurovision
    Mar13

    Opinion: Russia makes smart move for Eurovision

    A wheelchair-bound singer is Russia’s Eurovision contestant in Kyiv. Ukraine should welcome her, writes Andreas Brenner. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine threatens to block Russian singer from Eurovision as Crimea conflict looms over the competion
    Mar13
    Brussels brings Gazprom to heel, for now
    Mar13

    Brussels brings Gazprom to heel, for now

    Gazprom is set to escape an EU antitrust probe without a fine under a deal announced Monday, but only after making sweeping concessions that just a few years ago would have seemed unimaginable. By settling, Russia dropped its long-held position that, as a Kremlin-controlled company, Gazprom could not be subjected to EU competition rules....

    Brussels brings Gazprom to heel, for now
    Mar13

    Brussels brings Gazprom to heel, for now

    Gazprom is set to escape an EU antitrust probe without a fine under a deal announced Monday, but only after making sweeping concessions that just a few years ago would have seemed unimaginable. By settling, Russia dropped its long-held position that, as a Kremlin-controlled company, Gazprom could not be subjected to EU competition rules....

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