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    MH17 crash site: Australian foreign minister pushes for access
    Jul24

    MH17 crash site: Australian foreign minister pushes for access

    Julie Bishop says negotiations are under way amid reports Australian police and troops may be deployed to areaThe crash site of MH17 remains under the control of Russian-backed separatists and negotiations for access for international investigators are under way, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has said. The Dutch foreign minister,...

    Federica Mogherini – Italy’s scapegoat
    Jul24

    Federica Mogherini – Italy’s scapegoat

    Even for a politician who has built a career around delivering grace under pressure, the intensity of the campaign against Federica Mogherini mounted over the past few weeks will have been unsettling. The youngest foreign minister in Italy’s republican history has been attacked for her politics (too left-wing), her views on Ukraine (too...

    Commonwealth Games open in Scotland
    Jul24

    Commonwealth Games open in Scotland

    Athletes from 71 nations have begun the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland. A minute of the opening ceremony was dedicated in silence to victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Belarus: island of stability?
    Jul24

    Belarus: island of stability?

    Sunday, 20 July, marked the twentieth anniversary of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s presidency of Belarus – a European record for longevity in leadership with which, until last year, only Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker could compete. So what has life been like under the man usually described as ‘Europe’s last...

    More Russia sanctions: no EU concrete decision
    Jul24

    More Russia sanctions: no EU concrete decision

    Author(s): Dan Alexe warship_russia_france.jpg No immediate sanctions on Russia and no core sanctions against the inner circle of the Kremlin: the meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers on sanctions against Russia, chaired by the High Representative Catherine Ashton, took on Tuesday longer than announced, as an agreement proved hard to find,...

    Britain ‘still sending millions of pounds of military equipment to Russia’
    Jul24

    Britain ‘still sending millions of pounds of military equipment to Russia’

    Despite a promise to stop sales of equipment which could be used against Ukraine, permits for sniper rifles, small arms ammunition and gun mountings remain in place …read more Source: Daily...

    Separatists shoot down two Ukrainian fighter jets
    Jul24

    Separatists shoot down two Ukrainian fighter jets

    Pro-Russian separatists shot down two Ukrainian air force jets yesterday close to the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines… …read more Source: The...

    Villagers still await crash investigators
    Jul24

    Villagers still await crash investigators

    Chaos surrounds the investigation into the cause of the Malaysian flight’s destruction over eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Financial...

    New sanctions on Russia could mean capital flight from UK
    Jul24

    New sanctions on Russia could mean capital flight from UK

    Britain faces the loss of billions of pounds of Russian investment if the European Union imposes fresh sanctions against the… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine claims Russia shot down two military jets
    Jul24

    Ukraine claims Russia shot down two military jets

    Ukraine planes shot down as rebel commander ‘admits’ separatists had Buk anti-aircraft missiles …read more Source: The...

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