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    MH17 crash: first Australian victims formally identified
    Aug15

    MH17 crash: first Australian victims formally identified

    Family of Mary and Gerry Menke are relieved the couple have been identified and wish to thank all those who have helpedForensic experts have formally identified the first victims of the 38 Australian citizens and residents killed in the MH17 crash.Mary and Gerry Menke from the small coastal community of Mallacoota in far eastern Victoria were...

    Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border
    Aug14

    Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border

    Column of 23 armoured personnel carriers and support vehicles cross border after dark, while 280 trucks come to halt separatelyThe white trucks of humanitarian aid rumbled through Russia in a convoy stretching for miles, moving slowly southwards on the M4 highway, amid a landscape of fertile fields and Ladas stopped at the roadside their boots...

    Russians will pay heavier price in sanctions war
    Aug14

    Russians will pay heavier price in sanctions war

    Ban on lending to some Russian state-owned companies is beginning to biteCrates of peaches are turning to mush on the roadside. Not just Greek stone-fruit growers but farmers across Europe, the US and Asia are feeling the pinch after Russia’s decision to impose tit-for-tat sanctions. Among the losers are German pig farmers, British fishing...

    Ukrainian MP punches colleague in the face in parliament – video
    Aug14

    Ukrainian MP punches colleague in the face in parliament – video

    Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Ukraine’s populist Radical Party, is punched by a colleague after an argument over soldiers fighting in east Ukraine. Lyashko and independent deputy Oleksandr Shevchenko square-off in front of media, exchanging profanities and engaging in a brief scuffle. The pair then face-off again and Shevchenko strikes...

    Ukraine says it will accept Russian aid convey  under Red Cross distribution – video
    Aug14

    Ukraine says it will accept Russian aid convey under Red Cross distribution – video

    A Russian aid convoy left the south-western Russian city of Voronezh in the early hours on Thursday and can be seen advancing towards the Ukrainian border. Kiev declared that the convoy would not be allowed to pass on Wednesday, but a presidential spokesman says a compromise might be found, bringing the distribution under the control of the...

    Russian convoy stops close to Ukraine border
    Aug14

    Russian convoy stops close to Ukraine border

    Group of 280 trucks, reportedly carrying humanitarian aid, stops in field 25 miles from rebel-controlled border crossingA large Russian convoy reportedly carrying humanitarian aid has arrived close to the border with eastern Ukraine, near a crossing point controlled by pro-Russian separatists.The route of the 280-truck convoy, which set off from...

    Lukashenko’s popularity in Belarus on the rise
    Aug14

    Lukashenko’s popularity in Belarus on the rise

    Violence in neighbouring Ukraine has enhanced presidents standing as voters choose stability over change The popularity of the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, has increased since the start of the Ukrainian crisis, a survey found, as voters show their appreciation for stability in their country. Despite deteriorating economic...

    MH17: no victims remains found in Australian teams final three days
    Aug14

    MH17: no victims remains found in Australian teams final three days

    Russia slams Australia for having oversized ambitions and making absurd and irresponsible statementsNo victims remains were found at the MH17 crash site in the three days before Australian investigators pulled out of the area, Australias special envoy has said, as Russia accused Australia of having oversized ambitions and losing sight of the...

    UN identifies escalation of violence in Ukraine as death toll doubles
    Aug14

    UN identifies escalation of violence in Ukraine as death toll doubles

    Objective of Russian ‘aid convoy’ remains unclear as UN observers say death toll has doubled in two weeksThe death toll from conflict in eastern Ukraine has doubled in the past fortnight, the UN’s human rights office said on Wednesday, as international wrangling continued over a controversial Russian aid convoy to the region.The...

    The Guardian view on Russias Ukrainian aid convoy: mission indecipherable | Editorial
    Aug13

    The Guardian view on Russias Ukrainian aid convoy: mission indecipherable | Editorial

    There can be no doubt that those who have ordered the convoy south have more than succour in mindRarely in history can the outcome of a mission of mercy have been awaited with such trepidation. The Russian trucks heading for the Ukrainian border are supposedly carrying supplies to relieve the suffering of the civilian population in the besieged...

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