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    Rising tension over Ukraine forces down European markets
    Aug06

    Rising tension over Ukraine forces down European markets

    Euro falls to nine-month low as Italy falls back into recession, Kremlin unveils tit-for-tat sanctions and Poland warns of Russian military build-upGrowing fears of a military conflict between Russia and Ukraine sent shares lower on Europe’s bourses and pushed the euro to a nine-month low against the dollar.Market jitters increased markedly...

    The Guardian view on rising tension in Ukraine | Editorial
    Aug05

    The Guardian view on rising tension in Ukraine | Editorial

    Is Russia getting ready to intervene in Ukraine with its regular forces, and are there any diplomatic exchanges under way to avert such a disaster?Ukraine is the crisis that wont go away. Once again the warning signs are multiplying, as troop levels on the Russian side of the border rise, military exercises that could overnight turn into the real...

    Ukraine’s revolution dream stalling due to war in the east and political stasis
    Aug05

    Ukraine’s revolution dream stalling due to war in the east and political stasis

    President Yanukovych is long gone, but war-weariness and a sense of politics as usual are fostering whispers of a ‘new Maidan’ Nearly six months after the decisive battles between protesters and police on Kiev’s Independence Square, the charred barricades of burned tyres and twisted metal still stand in memorial to the more than...

    Russia’s Eurasian vision contest
    Aug05

    Russia’s Eurasian vision contest

    Putin’s long-term vision is to build a rival EU – or an EAU, the Eurasian Union trade zoneThe escalating conflict in Ukraine between the Western-backed government and Russian-backed separatists has focused attention on a fundamental question: what are the Kremlin’s long-term objectives? Though Russian President Vladimir...

    Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine ‘use ambulances to move fighters’
    Aug05

    Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine ‘use ambulances to move fighters’

    Human Rights Watch report says rebels expropriated emergency vehicles, and criticises both sides for using imprecise weaponryPro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have expropriated ambulances to transport able-bodied fighters and threatened medical staff, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report due out on Tuesday.The organisation, which...

    MH17 investigators frustrated at limited access due to fighting
    Aug05

    MH17 investigators frustrated at limited access due to fighting

    Renewed violence between separatists and government forces in Ukraine has limited the ability of officials to carry out mission Worsening clashes between separatists and government forces in Ukraine have again frustrated investigators trying to recover bodies and possessions from the MH17 crash site.The joint team of Australian, Dutch and...

    Is western media coverage of the Ukraine crisis anti-Russian?
    Aug04

    Is western media coverage of the Ukraine crisis anti-Russian?

    Many column inches have been devoted to analysing biased Russian media reports of the Ukraine crisis, but is coverage in the west as objective as it should be?In war, it is said, truth is the first casualty. That has certainly been the case with the conflict in Ukraine.The western media however are not guilt free. Almost routinely they have...

    Russia’s tank biathlon world championship kicks off outside Moscow
    Aug04

    Russia’s tank biathlon world championship kicks off outside Moscow

    Teams from ex-USSR republics and Nato were supposed to compete, but event takes place amid new diplomatic lowIt was meant to be a celebration of peace, love and tanks as former cold war foes raced through obstacles and fired at targets.Instead, Russia’s tank biathlon world championship, which started on Monday at testing grounds outside...

    Russia holds military exercises near Ukraine border
    Aug04

    Russia holds military exercises near Ukraine border

    Air force says 100 aircraft will participate and conduct missile practice, as Ukrainian army advances on rebel-held DonetskRussia is conducting military exercises with more than 100 aircraft in the country’s central and western districts, in a show of strength near the border with Ukraine.A Russian air force spokesman, Igor Klimov, told the...

    MH17: memorial service held in Perth for three Australian children killed  video
    Aug04

    MH17: memorial service held in Perth for three Australian children killed  video

    A memorial service for three children and their grandfather who were killed over Ukraine on flight MH17 has been held in Perth, Western Australia. The children’s parents, Rin Morris and Anthony Maslin, paid tribute to Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin and to Nick Morris in front of about 1,000 mourners at Scotch College. Maslin said his children had...

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