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    The first day of the new school year in Ukraine – in pictures
    Sep02

    The first day of the new school year in Ukraine – in pictures

    With flowers, bells, balloons and processions, the first day of the school year is a big event in Ukraine … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine: what does Russia’s Vladimir Putin want?  video
    Sep02

    Ukraine: what does Russia’s Vladimir Putin want? video

    More than 2,500 have been killed in the conflict in Ukraine, and relations between Russia and the west are more tense than at any time since the cold war. Where will this conflict end, and what are Vladimir Putin’s objectives in this protracted war? In recent weeks Russian involvement has become more visible. Russia has moved an estimated...

    Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated  again
    Sep02

    Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated again

    Obama’s visit will do little to lift the small Baltic state’s familiar feelings of powerlessness next to its Russian neighbourWhen Barack Obama lands in Estonia on Wednesday he will find a country anxious not just about the intentions of its big eastern neighbour but of its new western allies too.Obama’s whistlestop tour is...

    Crimea does not need gay people, says top official
    Sep02

    Crimea does not need gay people, says top official

    Sergei Aksyonov tells Russian media that police and self-defence forces will be called if the LGBT community tries to organise gatherings. RFE/RL reportsCrimeas most senior official has said sexual minorities have no chance on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.Speaking about gay people during a Crimean government session on...

    Putin claims Russian forces ‘could conquer Ukraine capital in a fortnight’
    Sep02

    Putin claims Russian forces ‘could conquer Ukraine capital in a fortnight’

    Leak reveals Russian president told José Manuel Barroso that his forces could conquer Kiev if he ordered them to do soVladimir Putin has said Russian forces could conquer the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in a fortnight if he so ordered, the Kremlin has confirmed.Moscow declined to deny that the president had spoken of taking Kiev in a phone...

    US ban on Russian-made AK-47s sets off a rifle-buying frenzy
    Sep02

    US ban on Russian-made AK-47s sets off a rifle-buying frenzy

    Demand for the assault weapon has risen sharply since US imports were halted as part of sanctions against MoscowThirty-six hours after the Obama administration banned importation of the classic brand of assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a Maryland dealer specialising in the weapon took stock of its inventory. There was nothing...

    UK, EU, and Nato – all in need of a ‘new world order’?
    Sep02

    UK, EU, and Nato – all in need of a ‘new world order’?

    Nation state boundaries less and less relevant All conflicts are connected Federalism not necessarily a dirty wordMore than 50 years ago, Henry Kissinger, America’s best known political scientist, hugely controversial diplomat and national security adviser, wrote his first book.A World Restored is a study, a celebration really, of how Count...

    While Nato swills champagne, its Putin who calls the shots | Simon Jenkins
    Sep02

    While Nato swills champagne, its Putin who calls the shots | Simon Jenkins

    This weeks lavish Nato summit wont change the fact that it has been outmanoeuvred and humiliated in Ukraine by a puffed-up PutinThis weeks absurdly lavish Nato summit in Wales could not be worse timed. It will be a public display of the impotence of what preens itself as the worlds most powerful alliance. Vladimir Putin, its historic foe, has...

    Ban Ki-moon: ‘no military solution to Ukraine crisis
    Sep02

    Ban Ki-moon: ‘no military solution to Ukraine crisis

    UN secretary general calls for a political dialogue, as Kiev accuses Russia of launching a ‘great war’UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has warned western powers “there is no military solution” to the Ukraine crisis, after the government in Kiev accused Russia of launching a “great war”.As Nato prepares to...

    Steve Bell on Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin
    Sep02

    Steve Bell on Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin

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