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    EU threatens Russia with unspecified new sanctions if Ukraine crisis worsens
    Aug31

    EU threatens Russia with unspecified new sanctions if Ukraine crisis worsens

    European Union leaders agree only to draw up measures within a week, amid concern over economic ramificationsThe European Union has threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. After a...

    EU leaders try to defuse Ukraine crisis as fears over war grow
    Aug31

    EU leaders try to defuse Ukraine crisis as fears over war grow

    Warnings that Putin decision to send troops and armour risks spiralling into all-out conflictEuropean leaders gathered in Brussels on Saturday night to wrestle with how to get a failing policy on Ukraine back on track, amid fears that Vladimir Putin’s campaign in the east of the country could spiral into full-scale war.The summit was...

    No sweet dreams for David Cameron
    Aug31

    No sweet dreams for David Cameron

    Chris Riddell on the prime minister’s mounting woes … …read more Source: The...

    The readers’ editor on sharp-eyed readers
    Aug31

    The readers’ editor on sharp-eyed readers

    It may be August, but our readers remain alert to errors, and offer some clever, wise and sometimes funny observationsThese are the dog days of August when our UK readers have been enjoying the delights of the summer holidays, but that doesn’t mean that they or others around the world are any less engaged with their Sunday paper. People...

    David Cameron is caught between the virtues and vices of Europe
    Aug31

    David Cameron is caught between the virtues and vices of Europe

    In Brussels this weekend the PM will plead for a European response to the crises in Ukraine and Iraq. But at home he has to appear stridently anti-EU to placate the right of his partyDavid Cameron has become accustomed to going to EU summits to fight battles over the budget, veto treaties, or try to block appointments of federalists.In December...

    Ukraine: Mariupol residents fortify the city in preparation for rebel advance – video
    Aug30

    Ukraine: Mariupol residents fortify the city in preparation for rebel advance – video

    Residents of eastern Ukrainian port city Mariupol dig trenches and build sand barricades on Saturday after separatist rebels threatened to take the city. Rebels have been advancing along the Sea of Azov coast. Mariupol is a strategically important industrial city for the Ukrainian government and is situated around 35m from the Russian border...

    Putin warned by European leaders not to go past ‘the point of no return’ – video
    Aug30

    Putin warned by European leaders not to go past ‘the point of no return’ – video

    Outgoing European commission president José Manuel Barroso says the EU is willing to listen to Russia’s concerns if the conflict in eastern Ukraine does not go past ‘the point of no return’. As Russia prepares to send a second aid convoy and shelling continues in the east, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is in Brussels for...

    Tension high in Ukrainian border towns menaced by Russian forces
    Aug30

    Tension high in Ukrainian border towns menaced by Russian forces

    Russian soldiers are nowhere to be seen in city captured by rebels, but locals insist that the Kremlin’s troops led the advanceAs Ukraine’s president told an EU summit in Brussels that there were now “thousands” of Russian troops operating in his country, they had all but disappeared from view in the eastern town that has...

    Vladimir Putin says Ukraine’s actions reminiscent of Nazi siege – video
    Aug30

    Vladimir Putin says Ukraine’s actions reminiscent of Nazi siege – video

    Russian president Vladimir Putin likens the actions of the Ukrainian military in the country’s east to the Nazi siege of Leningrad during the second world war. At an event at a youth camp on Friday, Putin said what is happening in Ukraine is a ‘huge tragedy’ and expressed his belief that Russians and Ukrainians are...

    Ukraine crisis: Barroso warns Putin not to push EU to ‘point of no return’
    Aug30

    Ukraine crisis: Barroso warns Putin not to push EU to ‘point of no return’

    European commission president insists it isn’t too late for a political solution but tells Russia not to underestimate the EUVladimir Putin has been warned that the crisis in Ukraine could be reaching the “point of no return” as European leaders said the EU was ready to defend its principles.As the Ukrainian president, Petro...

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