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    Russia exerts influence in France with tree diplomacy – and loans to Le Pen
    Nov27

    Russia exerts influence in France with tree diplomacy – and loans to Le Pen

    After Paris halted delivery of warships in protest over Ukraine, Moscow has hit back with a Christmas tree and €9m to the FNThe Chinese have panda diplomacy. The Russians, it appears, prefer trees.France may have just announced it is delaying the delivery of two warships to Russia in a protest over the crisis in Ukraine, but the French...

    Ukraine’s new parliament sits for first time
    Nov27

    Ukraine’s new parliament sits for first time

    War in east of country visible in makeup of Rada, with dozens of men in fatigues walking the corridors as newly elected MPsParamilitary commanders in fatigues, investigative journalists and a fighter pilot absent because she is in a Russian jail are among the members of Ukraine’s new parliament, which sat for the first time on Thursday,...

    The west is letting Putin get his way on Ukraine | Ian Birrell
    Nov27

    The west is letting Putin get his way on Ukraine | Ian Birrell

    Since Russia annexed Crimea, the response of western leaders has been gesture politics of the worst kindUkraine’s new parliament was sworn in today. More than 400 members took their oaths, but 27 seats remain vacant – the annexation of Crimea, plus the war in eastern Ukraine, prevented deputies being elected there.It is just one year since...

    MPs brawl in parliaments around the world – video
    Nov27

    MPs brawl in parliaments around the world – video

    Ukraine’s parliament is notorious for brawls and scuffles between MPs – but many other countries have a history of parliamentary fisticuffs. As Ukraine’s MPs attend their inaugural session of parliament on Thursday, we take a look at parliamentary brawling from around the world, including India, Afghanistan, Japan, Italy, Turkey,...

    Guardian’s Luke Harding wins prestigious James Cameron prize
    Nov26

    Guardian’s Luke Harding wins prestigious James Cameron prize

    Ex-Moscow bureau chief recognised for his work on WikiLeaks, Ukraine and Russia, as well as the Snowden revelationsThe Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding has won the prestigious James Cameron prize for 2014 for his work on Russia, Ukraine, Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks.The honour is given in memory of the celebrated foreign correspondent...

    Ukraine banks axe services in pro-Russian regions
    Nov26

    Ukraine banks axe services in pro-Russian regions

    Cash machines and credit cards suspended after central bank orders cessation of all operations in rebel heartlandsUkraine’s government has begun cutting off payments and banking services to areas of the country under the control of pro-Russian rebels, in a further sign that Kiev has given up trying to control the territory.There has been a...

    Unrest in Ferguson lets Moscow score points against Washington
    Nov26

    Unrest in Ferguson lets Moscow score points against Washington

    Schadenfreude from Moscow unmistakeable, but officials seize opportunity to take revenge for US State Department’s hectoring statements regarding Russia’s internal politicsFrom Cairo to Moscow: how the world reacted to FergusonSocial tension, police brutality and public disorder – and all of it in the heart of the United States. For...

    Why Angela Merkel is saying farewell to Ostpolitik | Natalie Nougayrède
    Nov26

    Why Angela Merkel is saying farewell to Ostpolitik | Natalie Nougayrède

    The German chancellor’s well-founded belief that Putin is a threat to Europe is shifting power relations in the regionOne thing we know for sure about Angela Merkel: she takes time to ponder her decisions and she weighs her words carefully. So the speech the German chancellor gave in Australia, a few days after Vladimir Putin stormed out of...

    France suspends warships deal with Russia
    Nov25

    France suspends warships deal with Russia

    First of two vessels had been due for delivery this month but now will not be handed over until further notice due to Ukraine crisisFrance will not hand over the first of two state-of-the-art warships built for the Russians until Moscow halts its military action in Ukraine, the Elysée Palace has announced.The Vladivostok has been undergoing sea...

    ‘Russia’s treatment of Crimean Tatars echoes mistakes made by Soviets’
    Nov25

    ‘Russia’s treatment of Crimean Tatars echoes mistakes made by Soviets’

    Repression of Crimea’s original inhabitants is the gravest conflict in Russia today, says opposition politician and historian Vladimir Ryzhkov The gravest ethnic and political conflict in Russia today is not to be found in Chechnya nor in the xenophobic capitals of Moscow and St Petersburg.Rather, it stalks the newly acquired peninsula of...

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