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    Putin has defended the Nazi-Soviet pact. Time for the west to wake up | Linas Linkeviius
    Nov07

    Putin has defended the Nazi-Soviet pact. Time for the west to wake up | Linas Linkeviius

    It was the pact that led to world war two. Western democracies must no longer turn a blind eye to Putin the aggressorMany historic anniversaries are being celebrated this year in a rather grim security environment. They invoke spooky allusions to the past and invite us to draw lessons from them. But not everyone, obviously.Vladimir Putin has...

    Voting in Donetsk, Ukraine – in pictures
    Nov07

    Voting in Donetsk, Ukraine – in pictures

    Getty photographer Dimitar Dilkoff captured the buildup to last weeks leadership election in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Called by the rebels for the Donetsk Peoples Republic, the election which most countries have dismissed as illegitimate named rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko as the winner with more than 70% of the vote … …read...

    Ukraine says Russian military column has entered east of country
    Nov07

    Ukraine says Russian military column has entered east of country

    Tanks, howitzer artillery systems and trucks carrying ammunition and fighters in column, says militaryA column of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer artillery systems and trucks carrying ammunition and fighters has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, the Kiev military said on Friday.The deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries...

    Rouble crashes as Russian economy teeters on brink of recession
    Nov07

    Rouble crashes as Russian economy teeters on brink of recession

    Currency instability is reviving memories among Russians who suffered during the countrys default in the 1990sRussias economic difficulties intensified on Friday as the beleaguered rouble crashed during morning trading, stoking fears that the country was on the verge of a full-blown currency crisis reminiscent of the 1990s.The rouble has fallen...

    First he brought down the Berlin Wall. Now the Hoff hopes to solve Ukraines crisis
    Nov06

    First he brought down the Berlin Wall. Now the Hoff hopes to solve Ukraines crisis

    You might think David Hasselhoff had made a big enough contribution to international affairs ending the cold war back in 1989, but he is far from resting on his laurelsRead about Pippa Middletons new careerWhy Liz Hurley isnt one of the plastic peopleOnce again, the wests failure to have a coherent foreign policy means big-hearted entertainers...

    Ukraines rebel peoples republics begin work of building new states
    Nov06

    Ukraines rebel peoples republics begin work of building new states

    Coming winter and threat of renewed fighting hang over Donetsk and Luhansk after rushed electionsNew metallic letters have already been hung above the entrance of what was once the Ukraine tax service headquarters in Donetsk, spelling out: Taxes and Revenues Ministry of the Donetsk Peoples Republic. A sign on one of the large wooden doors reminds...

    Tony Abbott will speak to Vladimir Putin about MH17 ‘one way or another’
    Nov06

    Tony Abbott will speak to Vladimir Putin about MH17 ‘one way or another’

    We owe it to our dead to secure justice, Australian leader says in joint press conference with his Dutch counterpart, Mark RutteTony Abbott says one way or another he will speak to Vladimir Putin in the coming week about the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and the death of 38 Australians.In mid-October the prime minister declared his...

    Russia’s ruling party hosts exhibition of patriotic cartoons
    Nov05

    Russia’s ruling party hosts exhibition of patriotic cartoons

    Youth wing of United Russia party organised a free show of nationalist illustrations celebrating President Vladimir Putin and satirising world leaders. The Moscow Times reportsPolitical cartoons are usually satirical, filled with often grotesque caricatures parodying those in power, but the Young Guard the youth wing of the ruling United Russia...

    Finland warns of new cold war as EU and US fail to grasp situation in Russia
    Nov05

    Finland warns of new cold war as EU and US fail to grasp situation in Russia

    Finnish president Sauli Niinisto set to meet David Cameron and other northern European leaders at conference in HelsinkiWestern countries are at the gates of a new cold war with Russia sparked by the Ukraine crisis and a continuing failure to grasp the depth and seriousness of President Vladimir Putins grievances with the US and EU, the Finnish...

    Ukraine Crisis: What It Means for the West by Andrew Wilson  review
    Nov05

    Ukraine Crisis: What It Means for the West by Andrew Wilson review

    This is a vivid study of Russian expansionism and civil insurrection. Has the turmoil reached its peak? How much further will Putin go?It has been a tumultuous year for Ukraine. Last November a handful of middle-class activists took to the streets of Kiev. They were protesting against a decision by Viktor Yanukovych, the countrys burly...

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