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    Angela Merkel has faced down the Russian bear in the battle for Europe | Timothy Garton Ash
    Dec22

    Angela Merkel has faced down the Russian bear in the battle for Europe | Timothy Garton Ash

    In dealing with Putin, the German chancellor has united Europe. She is the stateswoman of the yearIn 2014, the battle for Europe’s future has been fought between two leaders: Russian president Vladimir Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel. The contrast between them could not be sharper. There the Russian man: macho, militarist,...

    Ukraine forms ‘ministry of truth’ to regulate the media
    Dec19

    Ukraine forms ‘ministry of truth’ to regulate the media

    Journalists fear freedom of speech will be curtailed as Kiev follows Moscow in stepping up the propaganda war Зачем Украине “министерство правды» Ukraine has a new government ministry. This month, the parliament voted to create a ministry of information policy that will be led by Yuriy Stets, the head of the information security department...

    MH17: hundreds of human remains still unidentified
    Dec18

    MH17: hundreds of human remains still unidentified

    Agony continues for families as authorities reveal that identification process could take another five monthsThe family of a British student who was travelling to Australia when he died on MH17 has revealed there are still 700 fragments of human remains to be identified in the Netherlands.Ben Pocock, 20, was en route to Perth to study at the...

    Everything’s fine, says Putin in press conference – including my love life
    Dec18

    Everything’s fine, says Putin in press conference – including my love life

    A classic example of the Russian leader’s annual conference: just don’t mention the rouble or military involvement in UkraineWith flirtatious questions about his love life, noir wisecracks, earthy animal metaphors and forceful anti-western rhetoric, on the surface this was a classic Vladimir Putin press conference. The Russian...

    Shortlisted entries for the Terry O’Neill Photography awards 2014 – in pictures
    Dec18

    Shortlisted entries for the Terry O’Neill Photography awards 2014 – in pictures

    Death in Gaza, violence in Ukraine and an imaginative pitch for an advertising campaign for fruit are just some of the varied entries shortlisted for the Terry O’Neill Photography awards. This respected award, in partnership with the Guardian, attracted a huge range of talented and courageous photographers. The winner will be announced at...

    Ukraine ceasefire leaves frontline counting cost of war in uneasy calm
    Dec17

    Ukraine ceasefire leaves frontline counting cost of war in uneasy calm

    Lull in fighting prompts some locals to fear Moscow is retooling its strategy, while others suspect it has abandoned themIt was mid-morning when the bombs began to fall on Artyomove, a crumbling mining town on the frontline in eastern Ukraine. One mortar landed in Nina Dmitrievna’s garden. It flattened her fence. Another hit next door,...

    Moscow reacts to Russia’s rouble crash
    Dec17

    Moscow reacts to Russia’s rouble crash

    RFE/RL asks Muscovites for their opinions on why their currency is shedding value, and whether they believe authorities can stem the decline The Russian rouble’s precipitous decline this week means it now has the dubious distinction of being the world’s worst performing currency.And the central bank’s dramatic hike in its...

    Obama ‘intends to’ sign new Russian sanctions bill – video
    Dec16

    Obama ‘intends to’ sign new Russian sanctions bill – video

    A White House spokesman says the US president will likely sign a bill implementing new sanctions on Russia by the end of the week. The Ukraine Freedom Support Act was passed by Congress on Saturday, and will see more pressure put on Vladimir Putin. Josh Earnest moved on to offer condolences to those affected by the Taliban attack at a school in...

    Wrecking Russia’s economy could be a disaster for the west | Angus Roxburgh
    Dec16

    Wrecking Russia’s economy could be a disaster for the west | Angus Roxburgh

    It’s sheer folly to hope that the country is destabilised and Vladimir Putin overthrown. We’ve no idea what the outcome would beLike a rudderless ship running out of fuel and buffeted in an icy storm, the Russian economy looks as if it is heading for a crash. All the graphs – the rouble-dollar rate, the slump in GDP, bank interest...

    In 2014, people power took on the state in a battle for minds and streets
    Dec16

    In 2014, people power took on the state in a battle for minds and streets

    Civilians from Hong Kong to Mexico, Ukraine to Burkina Faso, stood up to the establishment and demanded more accountabilityIt has been a year where the question of people power versus state hard power became ever more prominent. From Russia’s actions in Ukraine to Burkina Faso’s overthrow of a president whose rule had lasted 27 years,...

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