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    A century on, the first world war is still being played out | Timothy Garton Ash
    Aug01

    A century on, the first world war is still being played out | Timothy Garton Ash

    From Ukraine to Syria these wars are a legacy of the 1914 clash of empires and the patchwork territories left behindThere is war in Europe. No, Im not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914 (and rile John Humphrys). Im talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war ambiguous war, as a British parliamentary...

    Ben Jennings on Russia’s defiance  cartoon
    Jul31

    Ben Jennings on Russia’s defiance cartoon

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    Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putins soaring popularity at home |  Marc Bennetts
    Jul31

    Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putins soaring popularity at home | Marc Bennetts

    Neither western sanctions nor claims of Russias involvement in flight MH17 influence its citizens, who live on a diet of state propagandaThere is a satirical cartoon doing the rounds online in Russia that depicts a figure slouched in front of a television set, both the screen and the anonymous viewers brain filled with identical swirls of...

    Foreign investigators reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine
    Jul31

    Foreign investigators reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine

    Dutch and Australia experts expected to focus initially on retrieving bodies still on site and collecting victims’ belongingsAn international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine has reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17.Fighting between government troops and pro-Russian separatist rebels had kept the delegation from...

    Tony Abbott says airlines should tell passengers about routes over war zones
    Jul31

    Tony Abbott says airlines should tell passengers about routes over war zones

    However, the prime minister says he would not force Qantas to bypass IraqTony Abbott has called on airlines to tell passengers about flight routes over war zones, but resisted union demands for a prescriptive approach to force Qantas to bypass Iraq.The Transport Workers Union called on the government to compel all Australian-registered airlines...

    Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs
    Jul31

    Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs

    Cross-party report issued as group of former Russian and European defence ministers warn of risk of accidental warNato is ill-prepared to confront new threats posed by Russia, and members of the western military alliance may not have the collective political will to take concerted action to deter an attack, a cross-party group of MPs warn on...

    Europe adds Putin cronies, aide and bank to sanctions blacklist
    Jul31

    Europe adds Putin cronies, aide and bank to sanctions blacklist

    Expanded list of those subject to EU asset freezes and travel bans is unprecedented in its reach into president’s inner circleThe EU has added three longstanding “cronies” of Vladimir Putin, an important presidential aide and a Russian bank to its sanctions blacklist in the latest punitive measure aimed at Moscow for its...

    MH17: Bishop reacts to claim rebels are laying landmines near crash site
    Jul31

    MH17: Bishop reacts to claim rebels are laying landmines near crash site

    If true, it is utterly despicable, says foreign minister Julie Bishop, while reports suggest remains of up to 80 bodies are still on siteJulie Bishop has responded to claims that MH17 investigators are being deterred from the crash site by the laying of landmines, saying such an act would be utterly despicable.The Australian foreign minister says...

    The Guardian view on sanctions against Russia | Editorial
    Jul30

    The Guardian view on sanctions against Russia | Editorial

    The Ukraine crisis did not come out of nowhere but followed a long period in which trust between Moscow and the west had eroded. Are we heading for a new cold war?The United States and the European Union have now enacted a substantial range of sanctions on Russia, cutting off credit, banning arms exports and limiting the transfer of so-called...

    MH17: vast majority of Russians believe Ukraine downed plane, poll finds
    Jul30

    MH17: vast majority of Russians believe Ukraine downed plane, poll finds

    Independent survey discovers 82% of Russians blame Kiev for downing Malaysia Airlines aircraft with loss of 298 livesThe vast majority of Russians believe the Ukrainian military shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a new poll has shown, underlining how differently the tragedy has been presented in Russia than in the west.Western leaders have...

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