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    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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    Kazakhstan is latest Russian neighbour to feel Putin’s chilly nationalist rhetoric
    Sep01

    Kazakhstan is latest Russian neighbour to feel Putin’s chilly nationalist rhetoric

    As Obama reassures Baltic states of Nato’s protection, Kazakhs wonder if they will follow Ukraine, Chechnya and GeorgiaBarack Obama leaves Washington on Tuesday for the small Baltic state of Estonia on Russia’s north-western border to reassure the vulnerable country that it is safe within Nato from Vladimir Putin’s clutches.En...

    ‘Russian tank battalion’ helps rebels make gains in east Ukraine, Kiev claims
    Sep01

    ‘Russian tank battalion’ helps rebels make gains in east Ukraine, Kiev claims

    Ukraine says Moscow is providing direct military support to rebels as army and volunteer battalions report heavy casualtiesPro-Russia rebels are making decisive gains against Ukrainian forces in the east of the country, a turning of tides on the battlefield that Kiev says is due to Moscow providing direct military support.The Ukrainians suffered...

    Manufacturing first in British economy to feel the heat from Ukraine crisis
    Sep01

    Manufacturing first in British economy to feel the heat from Ukraine crisis

    PMI, a key monthly measure of business at UK factories, hits 14-month low, fanning fears overall economic growth is tailing offBritain’s manufacturers suffered a sharp slowdown last month as the Ukraine crisis shows the first signs of hitting the UK economy.A key monthly measure of business at Britain’s factories hit a 14-month low,...

    Thousands of Russian soldiers sent to Ukraine, say rights groups
    Sep01

    Thousands of Russian soldiers sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

    Moscow denies deploying regular troops, but reports suggest up to 15,000 soldiers have been sent to assist separatists since JulyUp to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine over the past two months, and at least 200 may have died in combat there, according to rights groups.Moscow denies that it has deployed regular troops to Ukraine...

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