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    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...

    Ukraine ceasefire ‘agreed for east of country’ at Minsk peace talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine ceasefire ‘agreed for east of country’ at Minsk peace talks

    News reports say ceasefire due to come into effect at 1600 GMT, although there was fighting on ground near port city of MariupolA ceasefire for east Ukraine has been agreed during talks in Minsk between Ukrainian government representatives and separatist leaders, according to news reports from the Belarusian capital.The agreement came shortly...

    Russian TV shows funeral of soldier killed ‘on leave’ in Ukraine
    Sep05

    Russian TV shows funeral of soldier killed ‘on leave’ in Ukraine

    State TV says Anatoly Travkin didn’t tell his wife or commanders he was heading to Ukraine to fight with pro-Russia rebelsRussian state television has for the first time shown the funeral of a soldier killed fighting in east Ukraine, but said the serviceman died on the frontline while on leave.State-controlled TV station Channel One showed...

    Nato to announce 4,000-strong rapid reaction force to counter Russian threat
    Sep05

    Nato to announce 4,000-strong rapid reaction force to counter Russian threat

    British troops to make up 25% of ‘spearhead’ unit initially based in eastern Europe to ease fears of Baltic member statesThe UK is to contribute a quarter of the troops in a new 4,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force for initial deployment in the Baltics, easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border that the Kremlin...

    Ukraine endures heavy shelling hours before agreed ceasefire
    Sep05

    Ukraine endures heavy shelling hours before agreed ceasefire

    Reports of overnight artillery fire by Russia-backed rebels on key eastern port of Mariupol as truce set to take effect from middayHours before an expected ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, heralded as a significant breakthrough by Nato leaders meeting in Newport, heavy shelling has been heard on the outskirts of Mariupol.A commander of a Ukrainian...

    Missing Russian photojournalist found dead in eastern Ukraine
    Sep05

    Missing Russian photojournalist found dead in eastern Ukraine

    A Russian photojournalist, Andrei Stenin, who was reported missing more than a month ago has been found dead in eastern Ukraine. It appears his car had come under heavy fire near Donetsk. Stenin, who worked for Russia’s state-run news agency, RIA Novosti, had been missing since 5 August. His car was found burned out and riddled with bullet...

    Nato summit in Wales – US forming ‘core coalition’ to fight Isis: Politics live blog
    Sep05

    Nato summit in Wales – US forming ‘core coalition’ to fight Isis: Politics live blog

    Rolling coverage of the Nato summit in Wales, including press conferences with David Cameron and other world leaders as the summit concludes 11.32am BSTNato is going to play a role in helping Iraq fight Isis, it has emerged. This is from Reuters.Nato leaders are set to agree at a summit on Friday to help organise security assistance for Iraq in...

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