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    The west must be tough on Putin – but it may take a generation to bring Russia back | John Kampfner
    Nov17

    The west must be tough on Putin – but it may take a generation to bring Russia back | John Kampfner

    Putin is the author of his country’s misfortune, and he will probably outlast his western opponentsIn a few days Russia’s last remotely independent radio station could be silenced. Ever since the country’s energy conglomerate Gazprom took a majority holding, Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) has battled against censorship. The...

    European leaders fear growth of Russian influence abroad
    Nov17

    European leaders fear growth of Russian influence abroad

    Angela Merkel criticises destabilising strategy by Vladimir Putin to spread ‘sphere of influence’ beyond former Soviet statesEuropean governments are increasingly alarmed that Vladimir Putin is building on his destabilisation of Ukraine to extend Russian power and influence within the European Union, targeting the former Soviet bloc...

    Putin claims west is provoking Russia into new cold war as ‘spies’ deported
    Nov17

    Putin claims west is provoking Russia into new cold war as ‘spies’ deported

    Russian president denies fanning tensions and says Nato ‘expansion’ in Europe had been ‘geopolitical game changer’Vladimir Putin has suggested to a German interviewer that the west is provoking Russia into a new Cold War. The airing of the interview, which was recorded by the German channel ARD in Vladivostok last week, followed...

    David Cameron’s Commons statement on the G20 summit: Politics Live blog
    Nov17

    David Cameron’s Commons statement on the G20 summit: Politics Live blog

    Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including this morning’s Rochester byelection hustings on BBC Radio Kent 3.28pm GMTDavid Cameron will be making his Commons statement on the G20 summit in about half an hour. It would normally start at 3.30pm, but there is an urgent question about the army...

    MH17 plane crash: new footage emerges of aftermath – video
    Nov17

    MH17 plane crash: new footage emerges of aftermath – video

    Newly-emerged footage of the immediate aftermath of Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. The video, shot on a mobile phone and obtained by a Russian newspaper, shows people from the village of Rassipnoye running towards the crash site as black smoke billows over a wide area. Some 298 people were killed when the plane crashed in...

    MH17 crash wreckage removal starts in eastern Ukraine  video
    Nov17

    MH17 crash wreckage removal starts in eastern Ukraine video

    After months of delay work starts in eastern Ukraine to recovery of the remaining wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in July. The Dutch Safety Board is overseeing the 10 day operation in Donetsk, which has been delayed by heavy fighting. The debris is being loaded onto trucks and taken to a railway depot before being taken...

    Russia and Poland expel diplomats in tit-for-tat measures
    Nov17

    Russia and Poland expel diplomats in tit-for-tat measures

    Russia calls Polish action unfriendly and unfounded and says Polish diplomats left for activities incompatible with their statusRussia said on Monday several of its diplomats had been expelled from Poland and that a number of Polish diplomats had left Russia after Moscow took adequate measures in return.The Russian foreign ministry did not say...

    Angela Merkel pressures Australia to reveal its greenhouse gas targets
    Nov17

    Angela Merkel pressures Australia to reveal its greenhouse gas targets

    German chancellor tells Sydney audience climate change knows no borders and will not stop before the Pacific islandsThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has intensified pressure on Australia to say how deeply it will cut carbon emissions, telling a Sydney audience all countries should reveal their targets in the first quarter [of 2015] at the...

    Workers recover debris from MH17 crash site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine
    Nov16

    Workers recover debris from MH17 crash site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine

    Dutch investigators and OSCE officials supervise operation of loading fragments onto trains for examination in KharkivWorkers in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine began to collect debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Sunday, four months after the plane was brought down.The operation is being carried out under the...

    Brisbane G20: Vladimir Putin makes early exit amid mounting international pressure over Ukraine – video
    Nov16

    Brisbane G20: Vladimir Putin makes early exit amid mounting international pressure over Ukraine – video

    Russian President Vladimir Putin departs Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday before the formal end of the two-day G20 summit. Putin said he was leaving before the release of the official communiqué because of the long flight to Russia and he wanted to get some sleep. Putin came under intense pressure from G20 leaders over his government’s...

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