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    Ukrainian MP thrown in bin by angry mob outside parliament  video
    Sep16

    Ukrainian MP thrown in bin by angry mob outside parliament video

    An angry mob outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev throws MP Vitaly Zhuravsky into a rubbish bin on Tuesday. A group of men grabbed Zhuravsky, once a member of former President Viktor Yanukovich’s party, while he was walking past the crowds outside parliament. The men held him in the bin and poured water on him, threw his briefcase at...

    Ukraine votes to give more power to east to end separatist fighting
    Sep16

    Ukraine votes to give more power to east to end separatist fighting

    President says measures pave way for decentralisation while guaranteeing ‘territorial integrity and independence’ of UkraineUkraine’s parliament has voted to give the east of the country limited self-rule as part of proposals aimed at ending the deadly separatist insurgency.Politicians also ratified deeper economic and political...

    When given the chance, countries tend to say yes to independence
    Sep16

    When given the chance, countries tend to say yes to independence

    Weve looked at about 50 independence votes since 1846, and the vote for independence has averaged 82.9%, and came out on top in 88% of the votes. The median winning margin across the votes is 92.9 percentage pointsEvery election, country and places history is unique and different. Scotland is no exception. Yet, when given the opportunity,...

    The world view of Scotland’s vote: Russia turns blue, China sees red
    Sep14

    The world view of Scotland’s vote: Russia turns blue, China sees red

    Newspapers and social media report the decision facing the Scottish people with a mixture of fervour, fear and indifferenceBeyond the confines of Britain, the prospect of an independent Scotland has produced a mixture of confusion, astonishment, glee and horror.India’s foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, looked baffled when asked to comment on...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Sep13

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The Oscar Pistorius verdict, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the referendum in Scotland the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Vladimir Putin wants to destroy us and restore Soviet Union, says Ukraine PM
    Sep13

    Vladimir Putin wants to destroy us and restore Soviet Union, says Ukraine PM

    Arseny Yatseniuk tells European leaders Ukraine is in ‘stage of war’ with Russia as renewed clashes broke out in eastThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, wants to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and resurrect the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk has said.Yatseniuk told a conference of European...

    Putin wants to destroy Ukraine and restore Soviet Union, says Yatseniuk
    Sep13

    Putin wants to destroy Ukraine and restore Soviet Union, says Yatseniuk

    Ukranian PM tells a conference of European politicians that his country is in a stage of war and Russia is the aggressorThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, wants to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and to restore the Soviet Union, Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Saturday. Speaking at an conference in Kiev attended by...

    Ukraine-EU trade pact to be delayed
    Sep13

    Ukraine-EU trade pact to be delayed

    Move after trilateral meeting is concession to Russia, which has threatened retaliation if trade barriers are loweredEuropean leaders said on Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure....

    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...

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