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    Trump-Russia investigation: Manafort charged with tax fraud
    Oct30

    Trump-Russia investigation: Manafort charged with tax fraud

    Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign manager, Paul Manafort, faces 12 charges of defrauding the US over his dealings with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. Manafort, and one of his business associates, Rick Gates, are accused of laundering more than $18m (£14m) through offshore financial institutions to conceal purchases of...

    Overcoming corruption in Europe
    Jul27

    Overcoming corruption in Europe

    The re-affirmation of Ukraine’s anti-corruption reforms, one of three key outcomes of the recent EU-Ukraine Summit, is an encouraging, albeit heavily politicized, sign of the post-Soviet republic’s commitment to tackling corruption. However, despite some promising initial results, the ongoing reform efforts are beginning to flag in...

    MH17 crash: Missile that downed plane ‘came from Russia’
    Sep28

    MH17 crash: Missile that downed plane ‘came from Russia’

    The missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 was fired from territory held by Russian-backed rebels, a team of independent investigators have said. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked with examining the details surrounding the incident said the Russian-made Buk missile launcher was...

    Brexit puts Germany firmly in charge of Europe
    Jul12

    Brexit puts Germany firmly in charge of Europe

    Irrespective of petitions, speculation about when Article 50 will be triggered and the implosion of the UK’s two leading political parties, one thing is certain in post-referendum Britain – the country has voluntarily and irrevocably surrendered its privileged place within the inner circle of EU leaders. Nature – and politics – abhors a...

    French nationalist detained for ‘planning Euro 2016 attacks’, say Ukraine security agency
    Jun06

    French nationalist detained for ‘planning Euro 2016 attacks’, say Ukraine security agency

    A Frenchman detained last month in Ukraine had planned a series of terror attacks in France during the Euro 2016 football tournament, Ukraine’s SBU security agency has said. The man, described by French media as 25-year-old Gregoire M, was arrested on the Ukraine-Poland border and found with a large cache of arms, including guns,...

    Syria: Russian withdrawal shows Putin is a consummate political gambler
    Mar15

    Syria: Russian withdrawal shows Putin is a consummate political gambler

    Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is not an easy politician to read. He is willing to say one thing while his diplomats and military do another – as the long-running conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated. His statements are at the pinnacle of a Russian state propaganda machine shrouding any “truth” in layers of often deceptive assertions. And, as...

    Ukraine: At least 100 injured in explosion at Kiev protest
    Aug31

    Ukraine: At least 100 injured in explosion at Kiev protest

    At least 100 people, including police officers and journalists, have been injured in an explosion during clashes with protesters in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Protests erupted as MPs gave their initial support to reforms that would give greater autonomy to the disputed regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in the east of Ukraine, where a fragile...

    Ukraine crisis: Putin says Russia-Ukraine war “unlikely”
    Feb24

    Ukraine crisis: Putin says Russia-Ukraine war “unlikely”

    Vladimir Putin has said that a war between Russia and Ukraine is “unlikely”, despite the rising tensions between the two countries over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. In an interview on state television, the Russian president said that he supported the terms of the Minsk agreement to stabilise the situation in eastern Ukraine and that the...

    Russia is danger to stability of Baltic states, warns UK defence secretary
    Feb19

    Russia is danger to stability of Baltic states, warns UK defence secretary

    Russia poses a “real and present danger” to the stability of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the UK defence secretary has warned. Michael Fallon said that Russia may attempt to test Nato’s resolve in the Baltic states with the use of undercover military forces and propaganda to inflame ethnic tensions as he has done to great success in...

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev withdraws troops from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev withdraws troops from Debaltseve

    US and EU leaders have accused Russia of violating the Minsk ceasefire agreement following the “organised withdrawal” of Ukrainian troops from the embattled town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that 80% of Ukraine’s troops left the town on Wednesday morning after what he described as a “cynical...

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