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    Violence in eastern Ukraine kills at least 12 people despite ceasefire
    Sep29

    Violence in eastern Ukraine kills at least 12 people despite ceasefire

    Nine soldiers reportedly among dead following fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops that has also left 32 woundedEastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, according to officials.Colonel...

    Why Soviet monuments should be protected
    Sep29

    Why Soviet monuments should be protected

    People who deface and destroy statues across the former USSR are confusing the past with the present, says Agata PyzikFew reminders of Soviet rule are quite as powerful as the towering statues of Vladimir Lenin that, even now, keep watch over the region.And with fears that Russia is once again in the mood for expansion, its no surprise that these...

    Goodbye Lenin: Ukrainian nationalists topple statue in Kharkiv  video
    Sep29

    Goodbye Lenin: Ukrainian nationalists topple statue in Kharkiv video

    Anti-Russian protesters in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, topple a huge statue of Vladimir Lenin on Sunday. There are loud cheers as the statue of the Russian revolutionary leader, which is one of the largest in Ukraine, comes crashing down. One demonstrator says it is insulting to have a monument to a head of another state …...

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov calls for reset of relations with US
    Sep28

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov calls for reset of relations with US

    Lavrov says west sparked Ukraine conflict in its own interests, but that Moscow wants to improve relations with WashingtonRussias foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has called for a reset with the United States, following statements by western leaders that their sanctions could be lifted if Russia works toward peace in Ukraine.In an interview with...

    Russia’s foreign minister calls for ‘reset 2.0’ in relations with US
    Sep28

    Russia’s foreign minister calls for ‘reset 2.0’ in relations with US

    Sergei Lavrov says situation in Ukraine is improving and recalls reset phrase used by Washington at start of Obama presidencyObama hails US world leadership as Isis strikes continueLavrov criticises US genetic codeMoscow called on Sunday for a new reset 2.0 in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to western...

    Russia’s Sergei Lavrov: the US cannot change the cold war in its ‘genetic code’
    Sep27

    Russia’s Sergei Lavrov: the US cannot change the cold war in its ‘genetic code’

    Defending Russia before the United Nations, foreign minister said the US must give up its claims of eternal uniquenessObama hails US world leadership as Isis strikes continueIndia PM Modi address United Nations in New YorkThe Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the US, the west and Nato on Saturday, accusing them of being...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Sep27

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The continuing crisis in Syria and Iraq, the aftermath of the Israeli offensive, the Ryder Cup the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Hungary suspends gas supplies to Ukraine under pressure from Moscow
    Sep26

    Hungary suspends gas supplies to Ukraine under pressure from Moscow

    Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban announces move after Russia threatens to cut off countries re-exporting its gas to KievBudapest has announced that it will freeze its gas deliveries to Ukraine, as the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, said his country could not afford to run the risk of losing its own Russian gas supplies.Hungary...

    Tony Abbott addresses UN General Assembly – video
    Sep26

    Tony Abbott addresses UN General Assembly – video

    Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Abbott discussed a range of issues, including his nation’s willingness to help its neighbors after natural disasters and its efforts to combat Ebola. “To us, this is all part of being a good global citizen,” he said. Abbott also talked...

    Conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and Gaza prove a turn-off for Today listeners
    Sep25

    Conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and Gaza prove a turn-off for Today listeners

    Radio 4 breakfast shows editor says he is seeking new ways to cover terrible global eventsThe editor of BBC Radio 4s Today has said the programme needs to find new ways of covering bad foreign news stories after the summer of conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and Gaza proved a turn-off with listeners.Jamie Angus said some listeners had stopped tuning...

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