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    The British brain surgeon who joined the fight against corruption in Ukraine
    Sep12

    The British brain surgeon who joined the fight against corruption in Ukraine

    Doctor and acclaimed author Henry Marsh had worked in Kiev for more than 20 years then found himself in the middle of a revolutionI went to Kiev in December last year. The hospital where I work is in the centre of Kiev and only a few hundred yards away from Independence Square where Maidan the demonstration against Yanukovych and his government...

    Sweeping new US and EU sanctions target Russia’s banks and oil companies
    Sep12

    Sweeping new US and EU sanctions target Russia’s banks and oil companies

    Putin remains defiant as Russian companies such as Sberbank and Gazprom are barred from western capital in dramatic sanctions over Ukraine Armoured Russian vehicle seen inside Ukraine Despair in Luhansk after weeks of fire, fighting and GradsRussias largest banks, oil producers and defence companies will be cut off from international finance and...

    Armoured Russian vehicle found inside Ukraine
    Sep12

    Armoured Russian vehicle found inside Ukraine

    Personnel carrier bearing blue circle and yellow writing of peacekeepers was seen after Ukrainian convoy was destroyedThe Guardian has found more evidence of Russian military hardware operating inside Ukraine, spotting an armoured vehicle marked with the symbol of the Russian army’s “peacekeeping forces”.The armoured personnel...

    EU would be safer with Ukraine as member, says Ukrainian president
    Sep12

    EU would be safer with Ukraine as member, says Ukrainian president

    Petro Poroshenko says at Kiev summit that it would be impolite for Brussels to refuse Ukraine a ‘membership perspective’Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has said he expects Ukraine to join the European Union eventually, and said Europe would be safer, richer and younger with his wartorn country as a member.Speaking at a...

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: ‘most likely’ it was shot down from ground
    Sep12

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: ‘most likely’ it was shot down from ground

    Chief Dutch prosecutor says the shooting-down explanation is getting the most attention in international criminal investigationThe possibility that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down from the ground is the “most likely” scenario being explored by dozens of detectives, according to the Dutch prosecutor overseeing the criminal...

    Belarus is no longer ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’
    Sep12

    Belarus is no longer ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’

    Analysis: Minsk severely restricts freedoms but the regime is far from totalitarian. Now that the president is playing peacemaker in the Ukraine conflict, its time for the west to review the way it sees Belarus, writes Ryhor AstapeniaFormer US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice labelled Belarus Europes last dictatorship in 2005 and since then it...

    EU imposes further Russia sanctions
    Sep12

    EU imposes further Russia sanctions

    Sanctions target arms maker Kalashnikov and energy firms, as well as individuals including deputy speaker of parliamentSome of Russia’s best known companies including the arms maker Kalashnikov and the energy firms Rosneft and Gazprom have been targeted in the latest round of EU sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.Under the sanctions,...

    Russia reacts to EU sanctions with further western trade embargos
    Sep11

    Russia reacts to EU sanctions with further western trade embargos

    Moscow imposes import ban on used cars, clothes and consumer products amid Ukraine crisisRussia is preparing to hit back at fresh EU sanctions with a new list placing embargos on imports of consumer goods and secondhand cars from western countries, deepening a tit-for-tat trade war sparked by the crisis in Ukraine.Andrei Belousov, an aide to...

    Despair in Luhansk as residents count the dead
    Sep11

    Despair in Luhansk as residents count the dead

    The worst-hit city in eastern Ukraine is struggling with the aftermath of violence as a semblance of normality returnsEach time a body arrives, Anatoly Turevich opens a word file on his computer and adds details to his list. Often the only detail he is able to add is “man” or “woman”. There are 511 entries.Turevich, the...

    Russia stokes tensions with the west by cutting gas exports to Poland
    Sep10

    Russia stokes tensions with the west by cutting gas exports to Poland

    Gazprom claims maintenance is behind the shortfall, as it is accused of penalising Poland over supplying gas to UkraineA decision by Russia to cut its gas exports to Poland without warning rekindled fears last night about Europe’s reliance on Siberian gas at a time of increasing tension between Moscow and the west.The Polish state energy...

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