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    MH17: Dutch investigators’ verdict on crash over Ukraine – live updates
    Sep09

    MH17: Dutch investigators’ verdict on crash over Ukraine – live updates

    Dutch Safety Board to publish preliminary reportFirst official account of what happened to MH17All 298 passengers were killed, most were Dutch US and Ukraine said plane shot down by pro-Russians 8.17am BSTConspiracy theories abound among pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine about how MH17 came down, writes Shaun Walker in Donetsk. Russia has...

    Donetsk’s pro-Russia rebels celebrate expelling ‘fascist Ukrainian junta’
    Sep08

    Donetsk’s pro-Russia rebels celebrate expelling ‘fascist Ukrainian junta’

    Amid second world war commemoration, regions say they still plan to declare independence despite ceasefire dealWith jaunty pop ballads about “expelling the fascist junta”, rousing war poetry and somewhat incongruously a parade of performing dogs, the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic celebrated on Monday...

    Europe’s dependency on Russian gas may be cut amid energy efficiency focus
    Sep08

    Europe’s dependency on Russian gas may be cut amid energy efficiency focus

    EU leaders in talks about imposing new sanctions focused on fundraising capabilities of Russian oil and gas companiesEurope’s deep dependency on Russian gas could be slashed by a third if EU leaders place a higher priority on energy efficiency savings, according to the Institute for Public and Policy Research.Europe imports around a third...

    You know it’s a bad day when Ukraine and Isis come as a bit of light relief
    Sep08

    You know it’s a bad day when Ukraine and Isis come as a bit of light relief

    Is the prime minister contemplating the prospect of Nato’s spearhead force taking out a newly independent Scotland?When coming to the House of Commons to make a statement about a Nato summit aimed at preventing a third world war starting in Ukraine and the formation of a terrorist state in the Middle East is the chillax option, you know the...

    MH17: Dutch Safety Board to publish preliminary report on disaster
    Sep08

    MH17: Dutch Safety Board to publish preliminary report on disaster

    Document will contain details from data devices on board downed Malaysia Airlines jet but won’t apportion blameAuthorities in the Netherlands are due to publish a preliminary report on the July downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) says the report, due on Tuesday, will include details...

    Ukraine conflict death toll rises above 3,000, says UN
    Sep08

    Ukraine conflict death toll rises above 3,000, says UN

    True death toll is likely to be higher than figure announced by UN human rights official that includes victims of MH17 plane crashThe number of people confirmed killed in the Ukraine conflict has risen above 3,000 if the victims of the MH17 plane crash are included, a senior UN human rights official said on Monday.Ivan Simonovic, UN assistant...

    David Cameron’s Commons statement about the Nato summitL Politics live blog
    Sep08

    David Cameron’s Commons statement about the Nato summitL Politics live blog

    Rolling coverage of all todays political developments as they happen, including David Camerons Commons statement about the Nato summit 9.08am BSTNothing else matters now in British politics apart from the Scottish independence referendum, is the headline above Martin Kettles front-page column in todays Guardian. Hes right, of course, and shortly...

    Russian PM warns west against further sanctions
    Sep08

    Russian PM warns west against further sanctions

    Medvedev says Russia would respond ‘asymmetrically’ to new measures over Ukraine, possibly stopping flights in its airspaceThe Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has said Moscow would respond to any new western sanctions “asymmetrically,” possibly preventing airlines flying through Russian airspace, if the US and EU...

    Ukraine: shelling threatens fragile truce
    Sep08

    Ukraine: shelling threatens fragile truce

    Both sides accuse each other of violating ceasefire agreement in east Ukraine with fighting centred on the town of MariupolShelling and gunfire in east Ukraine on Sunday threatened a fragile ceasefire agreed on Friday, with both sides accusing the other of violating the truce. One woman was killed overnight in the city of Mariupol, which is still...

    This ceasefire is Ukraines best hope | Mary Dejevsky
    Sep07

    This ceasefire is Ukraines best hope | Mary Dejevsky

    The agreement may seem fragile now but its terms for peace make sense for Putin as well as PoroshenkoOn Friday, in the incongruous setting of a Welsh golf resort, President Petro Poroshenko stole the headlines from a tub-thumping Nato by announcing that talks in Minsk had produced a ceasefire agreement for Ukraine. Just days on, after new...

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