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    Ceasefire holds in eastern Ukraine, but war of words goes on
    Sep06

    Ceasefire holds in eastern Ukraine, but war of words goes on

    No casualties reported on first day of truce, but shape of political solution remains unclear as talks with Russia continueOn the first full day of ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the truce appeared to be holding, with only minor violations reported, as hopes mounted that the deal struck in Minsk on Friday could bring an end to the violence that...

    Ukraine crisis: Russia warns of reaction to fresh EU economic sanctions
    Sep06

    Ukraine crisis: Russia warns of reaction to fresh EU economic sanctions

    EU says measures could be suspended if Russian troops quit east Ukraine, but Moscow hits out at ‘support to party of war in Kiev’Russia has warned that there will be a reaction if the European Union imposes fresh economic sanctions against it over the crisis in Ukraine.The comment by the Russian foreign ministry came as a tentative...

    Ukraine and rebels agree to a ceasefire and steps towards ending conflict – video
    Sep06

    Ukraine and rebels agree to a ceasefire and steps towards ending conflict – video

    Ukrainian officials and rebel leaders agreed to a number of steps towards ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine on Friday. The OSCE representative overseeing the talks in Minsk, Belarus, said that a ceasefire, prisoner exchange and the delivery of humanitarian aid had been agreed upon … …read more Source: The...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Sep06

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The war against Islamic State, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Burning Man festival the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    The Guardian view on the ceasefire for east Ukraine
    Sep05

    The Guardian view on the ceasefire for east Ukraine

    Is the agreement reached in Minsk the beginning of peace or just of a new phase of the conflict?President Putin could not have contrived it better if he had tried. Perhaps he did. In any case, on the very day the leaders of Nato countries were writing up their communiques and final statements in Wales, it looked as if the five-month-old war in...

    Ukraine ceasefire holds so far as Poroshenko orders halt at dusk
    Sep05

    Ukraine ceasefire holds so far as Poroshenko orders halt at dusk

    Obama is ‘hopeful’ but with other Nato leaders expresses scepticism over longer term success of the truceA tentative ceasefire is holding in eastern Ukraine tonight after Kiev agreed a truce with separatist rebels that included a pullback of weapons and the release of prisoners; it held out the best hope so far for an end to a...

    Estonian security officer abducted on border with Russia
    Sep05

    Estonian security officer abducted on border with Russia

    Security service says officer captured and taken to Russia at gunpoint while working to prevent cross-border criminal activityAn Estonian security officer has been abducted during an operation to stop an illegal crossing on the Russian border and taken at gunpoint across to Russia, Estonia’s internal security service has...

    Putin walks a tightrope as evidence mounts of Russians dying in Ukraine | Natalia Antonova
    Sep05

    Putin walks a tightrope as evidence mounts of Russians dying in Ukraine | Natalia Antonova

    Vladimir Putin cannot appear weak, but the public wont stand for full-scale conflict. So the stalemate continuesHatred is not a tame beast. Once unleashed, it can be surprisingly hard to coax it back into its pen even for a popular leader such as Vladimir Putin. The stunning reversal of the fortunes of the Ukrainian army in rebel-held regions in...

    David Cameron presses for Nato force in eastern Europe  video
    Sep05

    David Cameron presses for Nato force in eastern Europe video

    Opening the second day of the Nato summit in Newport, the prime minister says he hopes to agree on a ‘multinational spearhead force’ with its headquarters in Poland and units in the Baltic states. Cameron says Nato member states ‘face new and evolving dangers’ from Russia and Islamic State (Isis) … …read more...

    MH370: after six months relatives still suffer in ‘emotional limbo’
    Sep05

    MH370: after six months relatives still suffer in ‘emotional limbo’

    Uncertainty surrounding the fate of their loved ones makes dealing with loss much harder for the familiesFor Wang Le, it’s glimpsing the clock at noon; the time when he would ring his mum for a chat. For Dai Xuling, it’s the battered black bag that her sister gave her years ago, which she now carries everywhere and hugs as though it...

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