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    ‘It’s a pretty disturbing time for Ukraine’: Trump’s Russia ties unnerve Kiev
    Dec06

    ‘It’s a pretty disturbing time for Ukraine’: Trump’s Russia ties unnerve Kiev

    The Obama administration has been a strong supporter of Ukraine – a relationship many fear will evaporate once Trump enters the White HouseKiev was far from the only capital city in which the ruling elite reacted with alarm to the election of Donald Trump, but the Ukrainian government has more reason than most to fear the new US...

    Kiev apartment resident turns scruffy stairwell into a gilded palace
    Dec05

    Kiev apartment resident turns scruffy stairwell into a gilded palace

    Vladimir Chaika has spent years installing ornamental plaster mouldings and art reproductions in a Soviet-era block of flatsFrom the outside, number 11A is a drab block of flats like any other in Troyeshina, a scruffy Kiev suburb of identikit Soviet-era housing. The entrance door is daubed with graffiti, the ground floor hallway dingy and...

    Ukraine missile drill to avoid Crimea airspace, military officials say
    Dec01

    Ukraine missile drill to avoid Crimea airspace, military officials say

    Move averts possible confrontation with Russia, which annexed the peninsula in 2014 and was angered by military exerciseUkraine’s military has said a two-day missile drill will avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia, which annexed the peninsula in 2014. News of the tests starting on Thursday had...

    The Guardian view on world chess rivalries: no return to the cold war | Editorial
    Nov29

    The Guardian view on world chess rivalries: no return to the cold war | Editorial

    It is tempting to present the Carlsen-Karjakin tussle in world chess championship as a clash between east and west. Thankfully times have changedFrom Wednesday night chess lovers can finally get some sleep. The world chess championship, which has been gripping chess fans for three weeks, with some games lasting seven hours or more, must be...

    Timelapse shows Chernobyl shelter construction – video
    Nov29

    Timelapse shows Chernobyl shelter construction – video

    Timelapse footage shows the construction of a steel shelter designed to prevent radiation leaks from the site of reactor No 4 at Chernobyl. The series of videos captures the shelter’s progression over several years up to its placement on Tuesday. High radiation levels near the reactor meant parts had to be assembled several hundred metres...

    Chernobyl disaster site enclosed by shelter to prevent radiation leaks
    Nov29

    Chernobyl disaster site enclosed by shelter to prevent radiation leaks

    Ukraine plant’s reactor four, scene of worst nuclear accident in history in 1986, covered with airtight structure after years of workReactor number four at Chernobyl, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in history, has been fully enclosed by a vast steel shelter designed to prevent radiation leaks from the site.The structure covers the...

    Inside a virtual war: can video games recreate life in a conflict-ridden city?
    Nov29

    Inside a virtual war: can video games recreate life in a conflict-ridden city?

    This War of Mine follows civilians trying to survive in a war-torn city, telling a story that’s become increasingly poignant amid the current refugee crisisIn March 2014, a few months before the release of This War of Mine, the developers at 11 Bit Studios were discussing potential endings to their video game story of civilians trying to...

    European leaders call for urgent arms talks with Russia
    Nov25

    European leaders call for urgent arms talks with Russia

    Fourteen countries, including Germany and France, concerned about ‘unstable’ Europe and want new dialogueThe leaders of 14 European countries led by Germany have issued a statement calling for the reopening of arms control talks with Russia and warning the existing arms control regimes are crumbling.The statement says the countries are...

    A poor choice of words to describe rich people | Brief letters
    Nov23

    A poor choice of words to describe rich people | Brief letters

    Plastic packaging | The lure of London | Lewis Carroll’s Latin pun | ‘Ultra-high-net-worth individuals’ | Yugoslavia | Humanities v sciences | HyggeIf we are not recycling all our plastic waste, largely because many councils cannot deal with all the variations (Just a third of plastic is recycled, survey shows, 22 November), why are...

    Ukraine appoints law graduate, 23, to lead purge campaign
    Nov23

    Ukraine appoints law graduate, 23, to lead purge campaign

    Anna Kalynchuk’s lustration department will seek out corrupt officials, with justice minister saying she was chosen on meritUkraine’s justice minister has appointed a 23-year-old law graduate to lead a campaign to purge officials tainted by corruption of the ousted regime.The “lustration” move was a key demand of anti-government...

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