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    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...

    Femen protesters target Vladimir Putin before meeting with Ukraine president
    Oct16

    Femen protesters target Vladimir Putin before meeting with Ukraine president

    Topless demonstrators accuse ASEM summit in Milan of welcoming a killer before Russian leaders expected meeting with Petro PoroshenkoThe Ukrainian feminist protest group Femen has staged a two-woman demonstration against Vladimir Putin in Milan, where he is expected to attend a major summit of world leaders on Thursday.The protesters stood in...

    Tanya Plibersek urges Tony Abbott to use more sober language with Putin
    Oct16

    Tanya Plibersek urges Tony Abbott to use more sober language with Putin

    Deputy Labor leader responds to Abbotts shirtfront threat, saying Russia needs to know how seriously Australia takes the MH17 investigation Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has urged Tony Abbott to use more sober language after his shirtfront threat to Vladimir Putin, so that Russia can see how seriously Australia regards the MH17 crash...

    Russian PM warns Abbott: serious politicians should ‘choose their words’
    Oct15

    Russian PM warns Abbott: serious politicians should ‘choose their words’

    Shirtfront row takes another turn as Dmitry Medvedev tells Australian leader that Putin is adept at sportsRussian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned Tony Abbott that politicians need to choose their words carefully following the Australian prime ministers promise to shirtfront Vladimir Putin.In a comment very similar to Russian embassy...

    Russian hackers suspected of Kremlin ties used Windows bug to spy on west
    Oct14

    Russian hackers suspected of Kremlin ties used Windows bug to spy on west

    Cyber-threat intelligence firm iSight says Sandworm Team used unknown bugs from 2009 to steal EU and Nato documentsRussian hackers suspected of ties to the Kremlin have spied on the Ukrainian government, European Union, Nato and others through a previously unknown bug in Microsoft Windows, researchers say.The cyber-threat intelligence firm iSight...

    Violent clashes in Kiev over demands for recognition for nationalist partisans
    Oct14

    Violent clashes in Kiev over demands for recognition for nationalist partisans

    Unrest coincides with key votes on anti-corruption measures aimed at kick-starting Ukrainian economyClashes broke out on Tuesday between demonstrators and police in front of Ukraines parliament in Kiev as deputies inside repeatedly voted down proposals to recognise a contentious second world war-era Ukrainian partisan group as national...

    MH17 victims families face lengthy battle for compensation
    Oct14

    MH17 victims families face lengthy battle for compensation

    Australian law firm says families could receive as much as $10m each as it urges the government to join with other nations to fight for reparationsThree months after the shooting down of a civilian airliner over eastern Ukraine, the families of the 298 victims face a complex and lengthy journey towards compensation. One leading law firm...

    Tony Abbotts threat to shirtfront Putin immature, Russian official says
    Oct14

    Tony Abbotts threat to shirtfront Putin immature, Russian official says

    Embassy official says Australian-Russian relations at a historic low and Abbott more interested in muscle flexing than investigating MH17 Tony Abbotts threat to shirtfront Vladimir Putin has been labelled as immature by a Russian embassy official, who pointed out while Abbott may be a fit cyclist, the Russian president was a judo champion....

    Quotation quiz: was it Tony Abbott or Vladimir Putin? Who said what?
    Oct14

    Quotation quiz: was it Tony Abbott or Vladimir Putin? Who said what?

    Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, has been shaping up to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, ahead of the G20 in Brisbane next month, saying he is going “shirtfront” him. But do these two macho leaders have more in common than they realise? Can you tell who uttered what? … …read more Source: The...

    Booming Chinese frontier town reveals growing Russian ties  and old divide
    Oct13

    Booming Chinese frontier town reveals growing Russian ties and old divide

    Manzhouli is thriving as China sucks in Russian raw materials and exports its consumer goods, but mutual distrust persists At the base of the giant matryoshka, five storeys high, restaurant is spelt out in Cyrillic script: PECTOPAH. But the face on the Russian doll is evidently Asian and the welcome to diners scrolls across a screen in Chinese...

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