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    ‘Ukraine’s Banksy’ on his time imprisoned by separatist rebels – in pictures
    Sep15

    ‘Ukraine’s Banksy’ on his time imprisoned by separatist rebels – in pictures

    After being captured by militants in Donetsk, artist Sergey Zakharov is working on a comic to shed light on political prisoners in the ongoing conflict … …read more Source: The...

    Spare a thought for Hungary
    Sep15

    Spare a thought for Hungary

    The feverish rancor and self-loathing among Europeans over the migrant crisis should alert us to a potential catastrophe that would eclipse even the Syrian boat people’s suffering: the danger of instability within Europe itself. Under constant pressure from recurrent crises — the great recession, Ukraine, Greece, Islamist terror — the...

    Why Merkel changed her mind
    Sep15

    Why Merkel changed her mind

    BERLIN — Angela Merkel’s abrupt decision to reinstate controls on Germany’s border with Austria followed a hectic weekend during which the chancellor faced intense pressure from state and local officials expected to house and feed the growing wave of asylum seekers heading to the country. Their message to the German leader: genug,...

    Orban’s police state
    Sep14

    Orban’s police state

    With refugees skirting a razor-wire fence to enter the country, overflowing the Keleti station in Budapest, forced into closed migrant camps and hiking in desperation along the highways to Vienna, the Hungarian government’s brutal treatment of migrants has been on display for all to see. It is about to get much worse. According to a law...

    Sanctions against Putin’s associates and pro-Russian militants in Ukraine to be extended
    Sep14

    Sanctions against Putin’s associates and pro-Russian militants in Ukraine to be extended

    On Monday, 14 September, leaders of European Member states decided to extend sanctions against pro-Russian militants in Ukraine and people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin by six more months. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    ‘Normandy Quartet’ leaders hope for consolidation of ceasefire in Donbas
    Sep14

    ‘Normandy Quartet’ leaders hope for consolidation of ceasefire in Donbas

    The participants of the meeting stressed a need to consolidate the cease-fire in Donbas, which has been observed for two weeks. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU ministers extend Russia blacklist
    Sep14

    [Ticker] EU ministers extend Russia blacklist

    EU ministers in Brussels Monday extended the duration, by six months, of visa bans and asset freezes on 150 Russians and Ukrainians deemed guilty of stoking the war. The sanctions were due to expire 15 September but will now last until March. Move comes despite hope of new peace deal. …read more Source:...

    Dutch banks invest in massive Ukraine poultry farm
    Sep14

    Dutch banks invest in massive Ukraine poultry farm

    Dutch banks have invested millions of euros in a massive chicken farm in Ukraine which is competing with Dutch poultry… …read more Source:...

    Crimea should not be sidelined – former Czech foreign minister
    Sep14

    Crimea should not be sidelined – former Czech foreign minister

    Moscow – The problem of Crimea in international relations was sidelined and there is the danger that the anti-Russian sanctions will be lifted if Western politicians believe that Russia fulfils the… …read more Source: České...

    [Ticker] Steinmeier sees ‘significant progress’ in Ukraine-Russia relations
    Sep14

    [Ticker] Steinmeier sees ‘significant progress’ in Ukraine-Russia relations

    There is “significant progress” towards a resolution to the war between Ukraine and Russia, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Sunday, after meeting with foreign ministers from France, Ukraine, and Russia. “We’re hoping that Ukraine and Russia will stabilise the ceasefire in the long term”, he...

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