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    Ukrainian MP punches colleague in the face in parliament – video
    Aug14

    Ukrainian MP punches colleague in the face in parliament – video

    Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Ukraine’s populist Radical Party, is punched by a colleague after an argument over soldiers fighting in east Ukraine. Lyashko and independent deputy Oleksandr Shevchenko square-off in front of media, exchanging profanities and engaging in a brief scuffle. The pair then face-off again and Shevchenko strikes...

    Russian Trucks ‘Heading For Rebel-Held Ukraine’
    Aug14

    Russian Trucks ‘Heading For Rebel-Held Ukraine’

    The supposed aid convoy sent to eastern Ukraine by Moscow will try to enter the country near Krasnodov, Sky Sources say. …read more Source: Sky...

    Russia bans Ukrainian beer imports over ‘calorie counts’
    Aug14

    Russia bans Ukrainian beer imports over ‘calorie counts’

    Russia on Wednesday banned all imports of Ukrainian alcohol products over alleged inaccuracies in the nutrition information on their labels, saying their calorie counts and alcohol content did not add up. …read more Source: France...

    Russia and the West: Flexing its mussels
    Aug14

    Russia and the West: Flexing its mussels

    A NEW dish may soon appear in Moscow restaurants: “Belarusian” mussels. So goes a rather Soviet-style joke making the rounds since August 5th, when Russia blocked food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions on it. Seafood from America and Europe is now banned, but can still get into landlocked Belarus, which enjoys a customs-free zone...

    Russia’s aid convoy: Putin’s PR coup
    Aug14

    Russia’s aid convoy: Putin’s PR coup

    HELP is on the way. Or so Russian state television declared on August 12th, as nearly 300 lorries with food, medicine and generators set off from a base outside Moscow for the besieged city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.Confusion reigns over what the lorries are carrying, and over how they will cross into Ukraine. As The Economistwent to press,...

    Russian aid convoy close to separatist held border crossing with Ukraine
    Aug14

    Russian aid convoy close to separatist held border crossing with Ukraine

    The sprawling Russian convoy, allegedly carrying humanitarian aid to people trapped by conflict in the rebel held town of Luhansk, is some 40km from… …read more Source:...

    [Live updates] Ukraine – Cliff Richard – Egypt – Gaza – Suarez – Pope Francis
    Aug14

    [Live updates] Ukraine – Cliff Richard – Egypt – Gaza – Suarez – Pope Francis

    *Welcome to euronews’ live updates on all the major and breaking stories from across the globe.* Please feel free to join the conversation and send… …read more Source:...

    EU to compensate farmers for Russian food ban
    Aug14

    EU to compensate farmers for Russian food ban

    The European Commission will next week come forward with market stabilisation measures to compensate a number of perishable fruit and vegetable producers for losses suffered as a result of Russia’s ban on food from the European Union. The Russian ban is a counter-measure against EU sanctions on Russian individuals and financial institutions...

    Crimea’s rocky path to Russia
    Aug14

    Crimea’s rocky path to Russia

    As Russian President Putin holds meetings in Crimea, a yearning is palpable among people there. A yearning for a time when many believe life was better. People want Russia to restore that past, but it’s not an easy path. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    In the Fight Against Russia, Ukraine Flirts with Kremlinesque Internet Censorship
    Aug14

    In the Fight Against Russia, Ukraine Flirts with Kremlinesque Internet Censorship

    A new Ukrainian law was supposed to allow the government to shut down media and block websites without a court order. Images mixed by author. A new draft law in Ukraine threatened to empower the government to shut down media outlets and block websites in the name of national security. The law, which passed its first reading in parliament...

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