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    Ukraine and Puerto Rico: struggles with conflict, corruption or dependency
    Jul11

    Ukraine and Puerto Rico: struggles with conflict, corruption or dependency

    External debts and war have pushed Kiev to the brink while the Caribbean island is suffering because of terms of trade engagement with the USGreece is not the only place in the world that is close to bankruptcy: Ukraine and Puerto Rico are also in serious trouble. Ukraine is now under the wing of the International Monetary Fund while Puerto Rico,...

    Former Kremlin critic changes tack to launch television station in Donetsk
    Jul10

    Former Kremlin critic changes tack to launch television station in Donetsk

    Andrei Babitsky was labelled a traitor in Russia for his coverage of the Chechen wars. So why is he espousing pro-Putin views in Ukraine?In an office just off Lenin Square in Donetsk, a small group of journalists is plotting the launch of a new television channel, to be based in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. In the...

    Ukraine crisis needs a political solution to reinforce EU aid efforts | Christos Stylianides
    Jul09

    Ukraine crisis needs a political solution to reinforce EU aid efforts | Christos Stylianides

    Though the EU has doubled its aid budget for Ukraine, where 1.5 million people have received vital humanitarian assistance, the conflict is blighting their futureThere is a humanitarian crisis right on the doorstep of the EU. More than 2.2 million people have been forced to leave their homes because of the fighting between Ukrainian forces and...

    The 90-year-old Russian youth camp inflaming tensions in Crimea
    Jul09

    The 90-year-old Russian youth camp inflaming tensions in Crimea

    Former Soviet children’s resort is expanding, thanks to Kremlin investment. But locals are outraged by what they say is an illegal land grab. The Moscow Times reportsOnce a dream destination for children from across the Soviet Union, the huge Crimean children’s camp Artek is one of the Kremlin’s most prized projects in the...

    MH17 crash one year on: blame game continues over who shot down plane
    Jul09

    MH17 crash one year on: blame game continues over who shot down plane

    Truth no closer for families of the 298 people killed in Malaysia Airlines disaster as pro-Russia separatists, Moscow and Ukrainian forces all deny involvement When she heard the bang, Natalia Voloshina rushed out of the small, one-storey house that passes for the village administration office in Petropavlovka, and looked up at the sky.“I could...

    Spread of global conflict transforming humanitarian work, says Red Cross chief
    Jul08

    Spread of global conflict transforming humanitarian work, says Red Cross chief

    Failure to find political solutions in areas of violent crisis is forcing ICRC to extend its core humanitarian remit, says organisation’s president Peter MaurerThe world’s inability to deal with the proliferation of conflict driven-crises is forcing the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to shoulder an ever-larger burden...

    ‘The west is too paranoid about Russia’s information war’
    Jul07

    ‘The west is too paranoid about Russia’s information war’

    Before stepping up the propaganda arms race America and Europe should realise how clumsy the Kremlin’s media campaign really is, argues Mark GaleottiThere is something of a panic in the west at the moment over fears that it is losing the “information war” with Russia.On one level, this may be true. The Kremlin is undoubtedly engaged in a...

    Poland integrates thousands of people from eastern Europe | Letter from Witold Sobkow, Polish ambassador
    Jul06

    Poland integrates thousands of people from eastern Europe | Letter from Witold Sobkow, Polish ambassador

    Having read your article (‘Poles don’t want immigrants. They don’t understand them, don’t like them’, 2 July), let me assure you that the Solidarność generation is “eager to prove its own solidarity”, but the expression of such solidarity must be multidimensional. The article does not mention at all what Poland has been...

    Ukraine ceasefire: ‘There is shooting all the time’
    Jun30

    Ukraine ceasefire: ‘There is shooting all the time’

    Skirmishes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels continue despite a truce signed in February, giving little cause for hope of an end to the conflict“This doesn’t smell like peace to me,” said the Monk, sighing heavily in his makeshift control centre, a former chandelier shop in the basement of a block of flats, near the remains of...

    Exclusive: behind the scenes as Pussy Riot gatecrash Glastonbury – video
    Jun26

    Exclusive: behind the scenes as Pussy Riot gatecrash Glastonbury – video

    The Guardian team were backstage with Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina as they prepare their stunt ahead of a Q&A with Charlotte Church. Nadya stands unrecognised in the crowd before climbing over the barriers and on top of an army van, declaring that ‘we need a culture of rebellion’ … …read more Source: The...

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