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    Shakhtar Donetsks Donbass Arena hit by blast damage from shelling
    Oct20

    Shakhtar Donetsks Donbass Arena hit by blast damage from shelling

    Powerful explosion damages Euro 2012 venueShakhtar have moved their home matches to LvivShakhtar Donetsk say armed men have occupied officesShakhtar Donetsks Donbass Arena suffered serious blast damage from shelling on Monday despite a ceasefire agreed between the Ukraine government and Russian-backed separatists.Photographs posted on Twitter...

    Hung parliament following the 2015 general election would hurt economy
    Oct20

    Hung parliament following the 2015 general election would hurt economy

    Item Club warns growth and business investment may be squeezed as businesses are nervous over political uncertaintyBritains economy could suffer a huge uncertainty shock if next years general election delivers a hung parliament, a leading economic forecaster warns.The prospect of no clear winner when Britain heads to the polling booths in May is...

    MH17: parents of three children killed call for an end to pointless war
    Oct19

    MH17: parents of three children killed call for an end to pointless war

    Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris pay emotional tribute to Mo, Evie and Otis, who were killed with their grandfather Nick Norris, and say their lives are an ongoing hellAn Australian family that lost three children and a grandfather in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has published an emotional tribute calling for an end to the...

    Julie Bishop has ‘constructive’ talks with Vladimir Putin on MH17 access
    Oct18

    Julie Bishop has ‘constructive’ talks with Vladimir Putin on MH17 access

    Shirtfronting doesnt get a mention, but Australias foreign minister says investigators may gain entry to the MH17 crash site after her meeting Independent investigators could soon be at the scene of the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine after Australias foreign minister, Julie Bishop, had a constructive discussion with Russias president,...

    Russian and Ukrainian presidents edge towards gas deal
    Oct17

    Russian and Ukrainian presidents edge towards gas deal

    Putin holds talks with Poroshenko on summit sidelines to try and resolve fragile ceasefire in east Ukraine and reach energy dealVladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart were on Friday night edging towards a deal to reopen gas supplies before winter sets in.The Russian president held one-on-one talks with Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of a...

    Putin is destroying Russia. Why base his regime on corruption? asks Navalny
    Oct17

    Putin is destroying Russia. Why base his regime on corruption? asks Navalny

    Russias opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner, held under house arrest, says president is using war to stay in powerHigh in a dilapidated Soviet-era tower block miles from the centre of Moscow, the door opens to a small, tidy flat. It belongs to Alexei Navalny, once touted as the most potent threat to the Russian president, Vladimir...

    Vladimir Putin under pressure to denounce rival elections in Ukraine
    Oct17

    Vladimir Putin under pressure to denounce rival elections in Ukraine

    EU leaders urge Russian president to demonstrate commitment to Minsk peace pact to stop crisis becoming a frozen conflictDavid Cameron and other EU leaders have urged the Russian president to criticise elections planned by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine next month as a key sign of commitment to the fragile peace plan in the region.At a...

    Sanctions against Russia hit Chechen leaders prize-winning racehorses
    Oct17

    Sanctions against Russia hit Chechen leaders prize-winning racehorses

    Thoroughbreds Zazou and Dashing Home unable to race and winnings frozen because Ramzan Kadyrov is target of sanctionsWestern sanctions against Russia have hit high-ranking officials, banks, oil companies, and now two prize-winning racehorses.The trainer of the celebrated thoroughbreds Zazou and Dashing Home cannot collect prize money won in races...

    Russias turbulent ties in Europe   the Guardian briefing
    Oct17

    Russias turbulent ties in Europe the Guardian briefing

    Relations between Russia and some of its traditional European allies have soured over its role in the Ukraine crisis. As a result, Moscow is attempting to forge new alliances in the region with smaller eastern and central European states, many of which have important trade ties with their more powerful neighbour. Now many face a tricky balancing...

    Putin under pressure to commit to fragile peace plan for eastern Ukraine
    Oct17

    Putin under pressure to commit to fragile peace plan for eastern Ukraine

    Russian president meets Poroshenko and EU leaders as violence continues to spread across region despite ceasefireThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will come under intense pressure on Friday from EU leaders to commit fully to the fragile peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he meets his counterpart in Kiev for the first time since the truce was...

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