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    Mikheil Saakashvili: ‘Ukraine’s government has no vision for reform’
    May25

    Mikheil Saakashvili: ‘Ukraine’s government has no vision for reform’

    A year after becoming governor of Odessa, the combative ex-Georgian president talks about his anti-corruption drive and his frustration with Petro PoroshenkoWhen Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed governor of the Ukrainian region of Odessa a year ago, the former Georgian president constantly mentioned Vladimir Putin. Reforms in post-revolution...

    How the Nuremberg trials found names for the Nazis’ crimes
    May22

    How the Nuremberg trials found names for the Nazis’ crimes

    In this extract from his book East West Street, human rights lawyer Philippe Sands tells the personal stories of how genocide and crimes against humanity were first defined in lawA little after three o’clock in the afternoon, the wooden door behind the defendants’ dock slid open and Hans Frank entered courtroom 600. He wore a grey...

    MH17 families sue Russian and Putin for compensation
    May22

    MH17 families sue Russian and Putin for compensation

    Application reportedly filed in European court of human rights seeking $10m in compensation per passengerAn Australian law firm has reportedly filed a compensation claim against Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, in the European court of human rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.The jetliner crashed in...

    For Russia, Brexit would be an opportunity not a tragedy
    May19

    For Russia, Brexit would be an opportunity not a tragedy

    While there is little sign that Moscow is trying to influence vote, the foreign policy opportunities will not have gone unnoticedWhen it comes to international views on next month’s Brexit referendum, there has been a loud chorus of foreign leaders, including the US president, Barack Obama, calling on Britain to remain in the EU. But there...

    Confusion on breasts goes beyond Britain
    May18

    Confusion on breasts goes beyond Britain

    Breastfeeding | Taking the blame | BBC recipes | EurovisionIt’s not just the UK that’s been confused about breasts (Opinion, 17 May). I had my third child in Paris in 1984, and ended up on a small beach with on L’Isle-Saint-Denis, sunbathing and topless. I was initially shy; but the other women’s display encouraged me. I...

    Donald Trump says he is open to talks with North Korea – and David Cameron
    May18

    Donald Trump says he is open to talks with North Korea – and David Cameron

    Republican candidate sets out foreign policy priorities: putting pressure on China, renegotiating Paris climate deal, and stopping countries ‘ripping us off’Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program, proposing a major shift...

    The Guardian view on the Eurovision song contest: how to protest and survive | Editorial
    May16

    The Guardian view on the Eurovision song contest: how to protest and survive | Editorial

    Jamala’s song about the fate of the Crimean Tatars in the Stalin era stands in a long and glorious tradition of political music makingMusic and politics often mingle. National anthems rely on the emotional pull of a good tune. Whether by Verdi or Bob Dylan, songs and music have inspired uprisings all through history, all over the world.In...

    How do people see Russia? Eurovision gave one answer | Mary Dejevsky
    May15

    How do people see Russia? Eurovision gave one answer | Mary Dejevsky

    Ukraine triumphed – but the popular vote suggested a more nuanced view of Russia than has often be assumedBy accident of geopolitics or diplomatic design, Ukraine has been largely absent from international headlines recently. The violence in the east has subsided; the government in Kiev has been in disarray, and Russia has been distracted by...

    Anger in Moscow, joy in Kiev, after Ukraine’s Eurovision triumph
    May15

    Anger in Moscow, joy in Kiev, after Ukraine’s Eurovision triumph

    Russian politicians call for boycott of next year’s contest in protest at the political content of Jamala’s winning song, 1944Russia’s political establishment reacted with howls of indignation on Sunday to Ukraine’s victory at the Eurovision song contest, demanding an inquiry into how a politicised song was allowed to be...

    Eurovision winner Jamala says her song touches people – video
    May15

    Eurovision winner Jamala says her song touches people – video

    Ukrainian singer Jamala speaks after being crowned the 2016 Eurovision song contest winner in Stockholm on Saturday. Her ballad 1944, evoked the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Josef Stalin and has been interpreted as a criticism of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Jamala is herself a Crimean Tatar and has not been home since the...

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