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    Former Georgia leader claims political plot to force him from Ukraine
    Feb10

    Former Georgia leader claims political plot to force him from Ukraine

    Ukrainian court rejected Mikheil Saakashvili’s appeal for protection against extraditionThe former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili says he is the victim of an international plot to “squeeze” him out of Ukraine, where he has emerged as a vocal critic of the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko.A court in Kiev, the Ukrainian...

    Antony Beevor: why did Ukraine ban my book?
    Feb10

    Antony Beevor: why did Ukraine ban my book?

    After the Ukraine government condemned his book Stalingrad, Antony Beevor reflects on governments’ desire to alter the past and warns of the dangers of censorshipAccording to an old Spanish proverb, “history is a common meadow in which everyone can make hay”. It has also long been a battleground for the perpetuation of nationalist myths and...

    Stalingrad author Anthony Beevor speaks out over Ukraine book ban
    Feb10

    Stalingrad author Anthony Beevor speaks out over Ukraine book ban

    Historian says prohibition of his book, over passage detailing wartime murder of Jewish children by Ukrainian militia, is ‘utterly outrageous’Leading British historian Antony Beevor has described a Ukrainian ban on his award-winning book Stalingrad as “utterly outrageous”.The bestselling history, winner of the 1999 Samuel Johnson prize,...

    My grandfather, who finally came back from the second world war in 1981
    Feb10

    My grandfather, who finally came back from the second world war in 1981

    Katja Petrowskaja gained a grandfather when she was 10. He turned up after an absence of 40 years – but where had he been? And had he done or seen something so horrific it made it impossible for him to return? She resolved to find outI had two grandmothers with floral names: Rosa and Margarita. They were too old to enjoy their retirement, and...

    Meet Jessica Mauboy, the Aussie-Dane who’s already qualified for Eurovision 2018
    Feb10

    Meet Jessica Mauboy, the Aussie-Dane who’s already qualified for Eurovision 2018

    Ahead of the ten acts taking the stage tonight in their bid to represent Denmark in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in May, it might surprise many to learn that a Dane has already qualified for the final. READ MORE: Whigfield hoping for more Saturday night success in Danish Eurovision qualifier Australian-Danish singer Jessica Mauboy, who became...

    How top US diplomat pushed back against Russian hacking
    Feb10

    How top US diplomat pushed back against Russian hacking

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. By the summer of 2016, Victoria Nuland’s “Spidey sense” told her something was very wrong. That spring, Nuland, the top State Department official charged with overseeing U.S. policy toward Russia, was one of those who had “first rung the alarm bell”...

    Georgian colonel and Ukraine supporter injured in attack
    Feb10

    Georgian colonel and Ukraine supporter injured in attack

    Russian special services may have been involved in an attack in Tbilisi on Dodo Gugeshashvili, a Georgian colonel supporting Ukrainians in a conflict with Russia in eastern Ukraine, Polish Radio reported. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Topless activist gatecrashes high-society Vienna ball
    Feb10

    Topless activist gatecrashes high-society Vienna ball

    A topless activist caused an upset in Vienna on Thursday as she burst onto the red carpet of a high-society ball live on television to protest the attendance of Ukraine’s president. …read more Source: The Local...

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries
    Jan31

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

    War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affectedThe number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on...

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries
    Jan31

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

    War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affectedThe number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on...

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