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    Urban photos of the year – in pictures
    Dec29

    Urban photos of the year – in pictures

    Fire in Valparaiso, umbrellas in Hong Kong, a wall of snow towering over Buffalo … here are 13 of the most powerful images from cities around the world in 2014 … …read more Source: The...

    Rising stars of 2015: chef Olia Hercules
    Dec28

    Rising stars of 2015: chef Olia Hercules

    With a book of old family recipes the Ukrainian-born cookery writer is spreading the word about the culinary treasures of her homelandSee the Observer’s rising stars of 2015 in fullRising stars of 2015: musician KwabsWhen Olia Hercules went to work on her first cookbook, a joyful celebration of eastern European cooking called Mamushka, she...

    Fear of flying: the spectre that haunts modern life
    Dec28

    Fear of flying: the spectre that haunts modern life

    After a bad year for the air travel industry dominated by disasters and technical meltdowns, Alex Preston decides to come to terms with his ‘aviophobia’It’s been a bad year for aviophobes. About 30% of us find air travel anything from faintly disconcerting to unutterably terrifying, as we pore over reports of near-misses and midair...

    The 20 photographs of the year
    Dec27

    The 20 photographs of the year

    The world’s leading photojournalists describe how they captured 20 defining images in 2014 – from the ongoing violence in Syria to the World Cup in Brazil• Warning: some of these photographs contain graphic content … …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko greets returning prisoners of war – video
    Dec27

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko greets returning prisoners of war – video

    The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, welcomes home dozens of prisoners of war at an airport in Kiev on Saturday, after they were exchanged with hundreds of pro-Russian separatist prisoners. Video released by Ukraine’s Presidential Press Service shows Petro Poroshenko shaking the hands of those returning and embracing some, as they...

    Ukraine army begins to swap captives with rebel forces
    Dec26

    Ukraine army begins to swap captives with rebel forces

    Negotiators trying to reach broader agreement involving a ceasefire and withdrawal of troops and weapons from frontlineThe Ukrainian army has begun swapping soldiers with pro-Russia rebels under the terms of a preliminary deal agreed in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.The exchange began with 30 captives from each side and by it was expected to...

    Ukraine demands the return of its combat dolphins: a short story by Ned Beauman
    Dec26

    Ukraine demands the return of its combat dolphins: a short story by Ned Beauman

    In July, Ukraine demanded Russia return its combat dolphins, trained to detect underwater mines. They were being held near Sevastopol, watched by Russian guards. Novelist Ned Beauman imagines what might have happenedOnline from Saturday, five more stories in our Stranger Than Fiction series, in which writers reimagine the weirdest events of...

    Putin scraps New Year holidays for Russian cabinet ministers
    Dec25

    Putin scraps New Year holidays for Russian cabinet ministers

    Russian economic crisis makes traditional time off between 1 and 12 January unaffordable, Putin tells cabinet ministersRussia’s president Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.Russian private sector employees throughout the country are entitled to time off from 1...

    MH17: Russia claims to have airfield witness who blames Ukrainian pilot
    Dec25

    MH17: Russia claims to have airfield witness who blames Ukrainian pilot

    Russian investigators announce anonymous testimony of Ukrainian warplane taking off with air-to-air missiles and returning without them on 17 JulyRussian investigators announced on Wednesday that they had new proof from a witness that a Ukrainian pilot fired a missile on the day of the Malaysia Airlines crash which killed 298 people.The witness,...

    Ukraine angers Russia with landmark step towards Nato
    Dec23

    Ukraine angers Russia with landmark step towards Nato

    Moscow-Kiev relations plummet to all-time low as Ukraine votes to drop neutral status in bold move towards membershipThe Ukrainian parliament has renounced the country’s “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining Nato, angering Moscow, which views Nato’s eastward expansion as a security threat.Any accession to the western...

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