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    Dozens die as Luhansk refugee convoy hit by rocket and mortar fire
    Aug18

    Dozens die as Luhansk refugee convoy hit by rocket and mortar fire

    Government and rebel forces blame each other for the attack, which has killed evacuees trying to escape the conflictDozens of people, including women and children, were killed on Monday when a convoy carrying refugees was hit by rocket fire near the eastern city of Luhansk, a Ukrainian military spokesman said.Government forces and pro-Russian...

    Russia says agreement reached on aid trucks into Ukraine – video
    Aug18

    Russia says agreement reached on aid trucks into Ukraine – video

    Russia says all objections to it sending a humanitarian aid convoy into eastern Ukraine have been resolved but says no progress has been made toward a ceasefire agreement. Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov speaks in Berlin following talks with Ukraine, Germany and France. More than 200 trucks are still waiting near the border with...

    Russia: no ceasefire agreed but Kiev’s objections to relief convoy dropped
    Aug18

    Russia: no ceasefire agreed but Kiev’s objections to relief convoy dropped

    Sergei Lavrov says talks with Ukraine failed to agree ceasefire but questions over Russian mission have been removedRussia’s foreign minister has said that talks with Ukraine have failed to agree a ceasefire but all objections to a Russian humanitarian convoy entering the country have now been dropped.Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that...

    Sky faces inquiry over MH17 report
    Aug18

    Sky faces inquiry over MH17 report

    Ofcom received more than 200 complaints over broadcast of reporter Colin Brazier picking through luggage at crash siteSky News is to be investigated by the media regulator for broadcasting images of one of its presenters handling a passengers belongings at the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site. … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine troops claim breakthrough in battle for rebel city Luhansk
    Aug18

    Ukraine troops claim breakthrough in battle for rebel city Luhansk

    Government troops hoist flag at police stationBerlin peace talks make some progress, says GermanyConvoy still parked at borderUkrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the rebel stronghold of Luhansk, Kiev said on Sunday, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraines efforts to crush pro-Moscow separatists. Ukrainian...

    How peaches and propaganda are helping to shape the new world order | Paul Mason
    Aug17

    How peaches and propaganda are helping to shape the new world order | Paul Mason

    Trade sanctions are just the latest weapon in the diplomatic wars threatening global stabilityItaly is back in recession and approaching deflation; Germany’s economy has shrunk and France stagnates. In Britain, we have a record number of jobs but plummeting real wages. Only the US which borrowed massively, restructured its banks and printed...

    Europes lack of growth could lead to Japanese-style stagnation | Adam Tooze
    Aug17

    Europes lack of growth could lead to Japanese-style stagnation | Adam Tooze

    The punishing austerity Germany demanded for rescuing the eurozone is creating a vicious cycle in which no one winsAngela Merkels summer could hardly have started better: the world cup win; the eurozone crisis contained; Germanys federal budget heading into surplus; her personal popularity at unassailable highs.Six weeks later, as Europe returns...

    Russia and Ukraine ministers to meet in Berlin for ceasefire talks
    Aug17

    Russia and Ukraine ministers to meet in Berlin for ceasefire talks

    Pavlo Klimkin and Sergey Lavrov will be joined by German counterparts in latest attempt to negotiate an end to fightingRussian and Ukrainian foreign ministers are meeting in Berlin for the first time in weeks for talks aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where there was heavy fighting over the weekend for control of the city of...

    David Bezmozgis: Ukraine is a broken country  that’s what attracted me to writing about it
    Aug17

    David Bezmozgis: Ukraine is a broken country that’s what attracted me to writing about it

    The author’s new novel is set in the Crimea and its main character is an Israeli politician. How could it be more topical?David Bezmozgis was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1973 and moved to Toronto with his parents seven years later. He is the author of a novel, The Free World, and Natasha and Other Stories, which was shortlisted for the...

    Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev review  an invaluable guide to the present crisis
    Aug17

    Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev review an invaluable guide to the present crisis

    Andrey Kurkov, the author of Death and the Penguin, is ideally placed to guide us through the Ukrainian revolution as it unfoldsUkraine, previously a place most foreigners happily ignored, has forced itself on the world’s attention this year.The fact that Vladimir Putin stole Crimea would have been enough on its own. It was the first...

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