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    Smugglers profit from Ukraine’s dirty war
    Nov03

    Smugglers profit from Ukraine’s dirty war

    Blockade of separatist areas is a headache for locals and a boon to illegal tradeA pillar is all that remains of the bridge’s steel structure. It stands in the calm waters of the Seversky Donets river. The bridge was destroyed by two shells, falling in quick succession, during the fighting last winter. Since then the Ukrainian army and...

    Ukrainian rebels grow restless amid cracks in alliance with Russia
    Nov02

    Ukrainian rebels grow restless amid cracks in alliance with Russia

    A trip to the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine reveals militants unhappy with the ceasefire and increasingly out-of-step with Moscow Portraits of Putin and Stalin adorn the room where the rebel commander, Yuri “Rostov” Shevchenko, holds court.In this former KGB complex in the industrial town of Alchevsk in the...

    MH17, Arctic Sunrise and illicit edam – how it all went wrong for one Dutch diplomat
    Nov02

    MH17, Arctic Sunrise and illicit edam – how it all went wrong for one Dutch diplomat

    The Netherlands’ ambassador to Russia talks to The Moscow Times about the series of disasters marking his posting When Ron van Dartel agreed to take up the post of Dutch ambassador to Russia he thought it would be the perfect ending to his career. Eighteen months later, he concedes he might have been optimistic. “If we look at the...

    At least two killed by ammunition dump explosion in Ukraine
    Oct30

    At least two killed by ammunition dump explosion in Ukraine

    Emergency services struggle to control blaze in Svatove as exploding shells force residents to take coverHuge blasts have rocked a town in eastern Ukraine after an ammunition depot exploded and a series of fireballs erupted into the night sky. At least two people were reported dead and three wounded, though the numbers of casualties are expected...

    Amateur footage ‘shows huge blast at Ukrainian ammunition depot’ – video
    Oct30

    Amateur footage ‘shows huge blast at Ukrainian ammunition depot’ – video

    Amateur footage published on YouTube purports to show a huge explosion after an ammunition storage facility reportedly caught fire in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. The footage, filmed from a distance, shows a fierce blaze sending large plumes of smoke into the sky, and a series of fireballs shooting over the nearby town. Early reports suggest...

    The Guardian film show extra podcast: Sex change controversy, 1D or 007 and Emperor Palpatine takes back power
    Oct29

    The Guardian film show extra podcast: Sex change controversy, 1D or 007 and Emperor Palpatine takes back power

    The Guardian’s daily film news podcast. Now showing… Tomboy thriller causes controversy, a younger – tuneful – James Bond and the shock election bringing Emperor Palpatine back into power … …read more Source: The...

    ‘Emperor Palpatine’ wins Ukraine city council election
    Oct29

    ‘Emperor Palpatine’ wins Ukraine city council election

    A 25-year-old man who works as ‘emperor’ for ‘LLC Palpatine Finance Group’ won a local government seat during a race that saw many Star Wars-themed names in the runningThe PR campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw an unexpected and unintended boost this week after a candidate known as Emperor Palpatine won a seat during a...

    Babushkas of Chernobyl trailer: women who refused to leave the dead zone – video
    Oct29

    Babushkas of Chernobyl trailer: women who refused to leave the dead zone – video

    Watch the trailer for filmmakers Holly Morris and Anne Bogart’s documentary about the extraordinary survival story of the Ukrainian women who refused to leave their homes following the nuclear disaster in 1986. The film follows the community living and working within the exclusion zone, which also includes scientists, bureaucrats and...

    Russian police detain director of Ukrainian library in Moscow
    Oct29

    Russian police detain director of Ukrainian library in Moscow

    Investigative committee tells court to arrest Natalya Sharina over ‘anti-Russian propaganda’Russian police detained the director of a Ukrainian library in Moscow on suspicion of inciting ethnic hatred, in the latest twist of the ongoing standoff between the two nations.The Russian investigative committee said in a statement on Thursday it...

    Chernobyl’s babushkas – the women who refused to leave the exclusion zone
    Oct29

    Chernobyl’s babushkas – the women who refused to leave the exclusion zone

    A new documentary follows the unlikely rebel grandmothers who returned to their radioactive homes after the nuclear disasterOn 26 April 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s reactor No 4 blew up after a cooling test. The resulting nuclear fire lasted 10 days, spewing 400 times as much radiation as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Today...

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