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    Ukraine may get two Christmases as national identity debate begins
    Dec31

    Ukraine may get two Christmases as national identity debate begins

    Proposal could divide country amid battle for influence between Russian and Ukrainian branches of Orthodox ChurchUkraine, which marks Christmas on 7 January in accordance with Orthodox Christian tradition, has begun a national debate about whether it should also celebrate on 25 December, a step that would bring it into line with western Europe....

    What will happen in 2016?
    Dec31

    What will happen in 2016?

    Space explorers, genetic scientists, US voters, terrorists and hackers look set to dominate our world next year – but don’t rule out the odd pleasant surpriseNever make predictions, especially about the future. So said Mark Twain, Yogi Berra or Niels Bohr – or possibly all three.But if you must, there are really only two options: play safe...

    The world in 2015 review: a year of living dangerously
    Dec30

    The world in 2015 review: a year of living dangerously

    We look back at the global spread of jihadi ideology and terror, tensions in international relations and a glimpse of hope in efforts to tackle climate change Good things did happen. Iran and the western powers reached a landmark agreement on circumscribing Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme. Israel was unhappy, as were Saudi Arabia...

    Ukrainian holiday tradition under threat as popular Soviet film faces ban
    Dec24

    Ukrainian holiday tradition under threat as popular Soviet film faces ban

    The Irony of Fate is watched on TV by millions of families each year but could be banned because one of its actors backed Russia’s annexation of CrimeaThe probable ban of a popular Soviet film in Ukraine has caused alarm among those who like to watch it annually during the festive period. The Irony of Fate, released in 1976 and set on New...

    US imposes financial restrictions to reinforce Ukraine sanctions
    Dec22

    US imposes financial restrictions to reinforce Ukraine sanctions

    US targets 34 more people and entities for helping evade sanctionsRussia threatens retaliation for move ‘that runs counter to logic’The Obama administration has imposed financial restrictions on 34 additional people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian companies evade US penalties and other infractions, prompting threats of...

    It is time to stop the indiscriminate bombing and shelling of urban areas
    Dec22

    It is time to stop the indiscriminate bombing and shelling of urban areas

    If governments do not want civilians to be forced to flee, we need to protect them from the use of explosive weapons in populated areasWhen dynamite was invented in 1867, Alfred Nobel was reportedly acutely aware of its horrendous potential. Bertha von Suttner, his personal friend and Austrian Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1905, relates how Nobel...

    Ukraine to Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst: Keep rollin’ on – you’re banned
    Dec22

    Ukraine to Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst: Keep rollin’ on – you’re banned

    Ukrainian security services have reportedly imposed a five-year ban on the nu-metal singerFred Durst, the singer in the nu-metal band Limp Bizkit, has been banned from entering Ukraine for five years by the country’s security service, according to reports. The Ukrainian publication Astropof reported that the ban had been imposed in...

    Ukraine refuses to repay $3bn loan owed to Russia after bitter row
    Dec18

    Ukraine refuses to repay $3bn loan owed to Russia after bitter row

    Kiev’s rejection of payment proposal could hinder Ukrainian efforts to restructure country’s growing debt with international creditors Ukraine has refused to repay Russia a $3bn (£2.01bn) loan after a bitter row that could put on hold Kiev’s plans to restructure its growing debt with international creditors.The Ukrainian...

    Kiev has a nasty case of anti-communist hysteria
    Dec18

    Kiev has a nasty case of anti-communist hysteria

    Ukraine has banned a party that is neither communist nor dangerous – clearing the way for a new left loyal to neither Russia nor the westAn anti-communist hysteria is prevailing in Kiev. After banning Soviet symbols earlier this year, a court has now outlawed the Communist party of Ukraine, preventing it from organising and taking part in...

    Ukraine will not pay $3bn loan owed to Russia by deadline, says prime minister
    Dec18

    Ukraine will not pay $3bn loan owed to Russia by deadline, says prime minister

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk issues moratorium on outstanding debt saying Russia has not accepted repayment terms offered to other international creditorsArseniy Yatsenyuk, the Ukrainian prime minister, has said his country will not repay a $3bn (£2bn) debt owed to Russia by this weekend after Moscow refused to accept repayment terms already offered...

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