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Opposition leader Saakashvili detained in Kiev, facing deportation: spokeswoman
Feb12

Opposition leader Saakashvili detained in Kiev, facing deportation: spokeswoman

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was detained in Kiev on Monday by unidentified people in camouflage, his spokeswoman said, adding that the intention might be to deport him from Ukraine. …read more Source:...

Ukraine arrests Saakashvili in likely prelude to deportation
Feb12

Ukraine arrests Saakashvili in likely prelude to deportation

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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...

‘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...

Ukraine proposes a law that infuriates Russia

AFTER nearly four years of war in eastern Ukraine, and more than 10,000 deaths, reports from international monitors in the region sound like a grim broken record. On January 19th: 340 explosions. On January 20th: 240 explosions. On January 21st: 195 explosions and two middle-aged civilians hit by rifle fire while travelling in a bus near a...

‘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...

The Dawn Watch: a look at Joseph Conrad as a prophet of globalisation

Maya Jasanoff offers a compelling examination of the great novellist’s life and work. The steamer Mavis arrived at Lowestoft on 10 June 1878 with a most remarkable young man on board. The 20-year-old Konrad Kor­zeniowski was the son of a poet and translator of aristocratic stock, but he arrived in Suffolk as an ordinary seaman, unqualified...

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