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    MH17 bodies arrive in Malaysia
    Aug22

    MH17 bodies arrive in Malaysia

    Nation goes into mourning as first remains are brought home of 43 Malaysians who died when plane was shot downA plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster has returned home to a sombre reception on a national day of mourning.The special Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam touched down shortly before 10am...

    Russian aid convoy clears customs at east Ukraine border
    Aug21

    Russian aid convoy clears customs at east Ukraine border

    Guards fill in paperwork at rebel-held crossing after demands for Kiev-led cargo check and Red Cross safety guaranteesThe first trucks in a vast Russian aid convoy have cleared customs at a rebel-held border point in east Ukraine and are poised to move further into the country after almost two weeks of speculation over Moscow’s intentions...

    Rabobank warns of Ukraine crisis fallout
    Aug21

    Rabobank warns of Ukraine crisis fallout

    Institution warns of knock-on effects from Russia sanctions after announcing 3% fall in net profitsThe conflict in Ukraine and its potential impact on the world economy has led Rabobank, the largest Dutch mortgage lender, to warn of possible knock-on effects to its business.The bank said its net profit slipped by 3% to 1.1bn (£880m) in the...

    The rebel leaders dropping out of the fight in eastern Ukraine
    Aug20

    The rebel leaders dropping out of the fight in eastern Ukraine

    As Ukraines forces surround the last pro-Russian separatist strongholds in Donetsk and Luhansk, several of the rebellions most prominent faces have been replaced. RFE/RL reportsSome are in Moscow. Others seem to have mysteriously disappeared.As Ukraines forces surround the last pro-Russian separatist strongholds in Donetsk and Luhansk, many of...

    Activists paint Moscow’s ‘Stalin Tower’ with Ukraine colours
    Aug20

    Activists paint Moscow’s ‘Stalin Tower’ with Ukraine colours

    Authorities in the Russian capital have detained four people after climbers scaled to the top of one of the citys Seven Sisters high-rises to paint it blue and yellow. RFE/RL reportsAnyone who has visited Moscow will recognise the Seven Sister high-rises commissioned by Joseph Stalin between 1947 and 1953, that jut out across the citys...

    Ukrainian troops attack pro-Russia rebels as peace efforts continue
    Aug20

    Ukrainian troops attack pro-Russia rebels as peace efforts continue

    Soldier killed and four wounded as Ukrainian president prepares to hold meetings with Angela Merkel and then Vladimir PutinGovernment troops carried out attacks on Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and...

    Ukrainian military: fighting ongoing in eastern city of Luhansk  video
    Aug19

    Ukrainian military: fighting ongoing in eastern city of Luhansk video

    Fighting is taking place in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, according to a spokesman for the Ukrainian military. The clashes in the region have halted a recovery mission for the bodies of dozens of civilians who were killed on Monday by a rocket attack on a refugee convoy. Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered … …read more...

    Ukraine crisis: 15 bodies found after strike on refugee convoy
    Aug19

    Ukraine crisis: 15 bodies found after strike on refugee convoy

    Military spokesman says search continues after convoy was hit by rocket fire near LuhanskFifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of Monday’s rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.”By 7pm last night we had retrieved 15 bodies The search continued...

    MH17: Australia’s rhetorical offensive was cathartic, but self-defeating | Raoul Heinrichs
    Aug19

    MH17: Australia’s rhetorical offensive was cathartic, but self-defeating | Raoul Heinrichs

    Australias response to the MH17 tragedy lost sight of the real situation: that virtually every aspect of the crisis is contingent on factors out of our controlThe Abbott government has received considerable praise for its diplomatic response to the tragic downing of MH17. While other countries vacillated, Canberra galvanised an international...

    Moscow and Kiev may both need a deal over Ukraine soon | Shaun Walker
    Aug18

    Moscow and Kiev may both need a deal over Ukraine soon | Shaun Walker

    The situation is an untenable mess for both sides a lasting solution may yet be found at the negotiating tableAs the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its nastiest phase yet, with reports of a convoy of refugees coming under fire on Monday and civilian casualties increasing by the day, there are signs that both Moscow and Kiev are looking for a...

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