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    Banned Russian singer to perform in Crimea as Eurovision starts
    Apr26

    Banned Russian singer to perform in Crimea as Eurovision starts

    Yulia Samoilova will give a concert in the annexed territory after Ukraine banned her from competing in the 2017 contest in KievThe Russian singer banned from this year’s Eurovision song contest will give a concert in annexed Crimea on the same day the music tournament starts in Kiev.Ukrainian authorities banned Yulia Samoilova from...

    Trash talk: how beautiful, progressive Lviv became overrun with rubbish
    Apr24

    Trash talk: how beautiful, progressive Lviv became overrun with rubbish

    The Ukrainian city of Lviv – long noted for its Habsburg-era buildings and vibrant cafes – is in the throes of a trash crisis. Who is really to blame?An enchanting city in western Ukraine, Lviv has gained a pleasant reputation for its rugged, Habsburg-era beauty and vibrant cafe scene. More recently, however, it has become known for something...

    Winter returns to Europe with a vengeance
    Apr23

    Winter returns to Europe with a vengeance

    Farmers fear for crops after a week of frost and snow, while a persistent heatwave in India costs scores of livesAfter a very warm start to April, parts of Central and Eastern Europe reverted to winter mode over the Easter weekend and throughout last week as unusually cold air for this time of year spread southwards bringing snow and sub-zero...

    Ukraine president asks US to maintain sanctions against Russia
    Apr19

    Ukraine president asks US to maintain sanctions against Russia

    Petro Poroshenko makes appeal to Trump administration, saying policy is only way to keep Russia at negotiating tableUkraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has appealed for the Trump administration to maintain sanctions against Russia, saying it is the only way to keep Vladimir Putin at the negotiating table and Russian tanks away from...

    Russia pulls out of Eurovision Song Contest
    Apr13

    Russia pulls out of Eurovision Song Contest

    Broadcaster unable to resolve issue with TV channel after Ukraine ban on singer Julia Samoylova who toured disputed CrimeaThe Russian television station Channel One has announced that it will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest this year or take part in the competition because its contestant has been barred from the host country,...

    The money machine: how a high-profile corruption investigation fell apart
    Apr12

    The money machine: how a high-profile corruption investigation fell apart

    After a revolution overthrew Ukraine’s disgraced president, Theresa May promised to help the country’s new leaders recover stolen assets. But the UK’s first case collapsed within a yearOn 11 March 2014, a London branch of the French bank BNP Paribas received a request from a Ukrainian lawyer. He asked the bank to close accounts...

    Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row
    Apr01

    Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row

    Ukraine imposed three-year ban on Yuliya Samoilova over illegally entering Moscow-annexed Crimea to perform in 2015The organisers of the Eurovision song contest have threatened to ban Ukraine from future competitions unless it allows Russia’s entrant to enter the country and take part in this year’s show which Kiev is hosting....

    ‘A harsh but just ruler’: what do Russians think about Putin? | Eva Hartog and others
    Mar28

    ‘A harsh but just ruler’: what do Russians think about Putin? | Eva Hartog and others

    One hundred years on from the revolution, six Russians give their views on Vladimir Putin and their country’s place in the world todayThis year marks the centenary of the popular uprising that led to the fall of the Romanov dynasty and the establishment of a Bolshevik regime, under the slogan: “Peace, Bread and Land” One hundred years on,...

    Russian authorities ‘imprisoning Crimean Tatars in psychiatric hospitals’
    Mar28

    Russian authorities ‘imprisoning Crimean Tatars in psychiatric hospitals’

    Since annexation many ethnic Tatar activists have been detained in outdated mental institutions, rights activists sayLawyers and human rights activists say Russian authorities in Crimea are increasingly imprisoning human rights activists in psychiatric hospitals and submitting them to psychological abuse. Since the annexation of the region three...

    Putin’s desire for a new Russian empire won’t stop with Ukraine | Pavlo Klimkin
    Mar25

    Putin’s desire for a new Russian empire won’t stop with Ukraine | Pavlo Klimkin

    My country has suffered terribly from the Kremlin’s obsession with restoring Soviet hegemony. But the entire security of Europe and the west is at stake• A thousand miles from Moscow: how Putin forged his Russian heartland• Vladimir Putin has one reliable set of allies: Russia’s iron ladiesOver the past decade Europe has sleepwalked...

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