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    Ed Miliband: small-minded isolationism has damaged British influence
    Apr24

    Ed Miliband: small-minded isolationism has damaged British influence

    In a foreign policy speech, Labour leader will attack David Cameron for ‘stepping away from the world’ and outline his conditions for interventions abroadEd Miliband will today say that the small-minded isolationism of David Cameron has led to the most substantial loss of British influence abroad in a generation.In a foreign policy speech,...

    US says Russia is building air defence systems in eastern Ukraine
    Apr23

    US says Russia is building air defence systems in eastern Ukraine

    As well as conducting training exercises involving drones, it is sending extra troops to Ukrainian border, spokeswoman says The United States has accused Russia of building up air defence systems in eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian rebels in breach of a European-brokered truce. A state department...

    Brussels accuses Gazprom of unfair pricing of gas in eastern Europe
    Apr22

    Brussels accuses Gazprom of unfair pricing of gas in eastern Europe

    EU competition commissioner says Kremlin-controlled energy multinational charged eight countries up to 40% more for their gas than elsewhere in unionEurope’s anti-trust regulator has accused Russia’s massive gas monopoly, Gazprom, of unfair pricing practices in Moscow’s former satellite states of eastern Europe, launching a...

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko against Russia boycott, say IOC
    Apr22

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko against Russia boycott, say IOC

    • President had wanted a boycott of the 2018 World Cup• United Nations resolution supports full participationThe International Olympic Committee says that the Ukraine state president, Petro Poroshenko, does not support boycotts of sports events.Last month, Poroshenko suggested to European allies that boycotting football’s 2018 World Cup...

    US paratroopers begin training national guard units in Ukraine
    Apr20

    US paratroopers begin training national guard units in Ukraine

    Nearly 300 US soldiers hold joint exercises with 900 of Ukrainian counterparts in a move Moscow said could destabilise the situation in the east of the countryUS paratroopers have started training national guard units in Ukraine, despite Moscow’s warnings that it could destabilise the peace process with Russia-backed rebels in the east of...

    Ukraine to rewrite Soviet history with controversial ‘decommunisation’ laws
    Apr20

    Ukraine to rewrite Soviet history with controversial ‘decommunisation’ laws

    President set to sign measures that ban Communist symbols and offer public recognition and payouts for fighters in militias implicated in atrocities In Kiev, a Soviet memorial to the second world war stands at one end of Shevchenko boulevard, which is named after the poet who formulated Ukrainian language and literature as distinct from...

    Kharkiv’s Derzhprom: Europe’s first skyscraper complex  – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 19
    Apr20

    Kharkiv’s Derzhprom: Europe’s first skyscraper complex – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 19

    Opened in 1928, this underappreciated Soviet masterpiece was a precursor to brutalism – three decades before the term was coinedDerzhprom, the House of State Industry, is a large governmental building at the centre of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. It is also arguably the most interesting – and one of the least known – buildings of...

    Norway asks Moscow to explain visit from banned minister
    Apr19

    Norway asks Moscow to explain visit from banned minister

    Dmitry Rogozin posted pictures of himself on Svalbard island, despite being on list of people banned after Russia annexed Crimea from UkraineNorway has sought an explanation from Moscow for a visit to a Norwegian island by Russia’s deputy prime minister, who is banned from Norway in keeping with international sanctions against him over...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Apr18

    The 20 photographs of the week

    Shipwrecked immigrants arrive in Europe, xenophobic violence in South Africa, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    ‘Words are our weapon’: video mocking Ukrainian separatists goes viral
    Apr17

    ‘Words are our weapon’: video mocking Ukrainian separatists goes viral

    An art group satirising the anthems of fighters in eastern Ukraine say they are countering Russian propaganda about the conflict, RFE/RL report A Ukrainian group is making waves online with satirical musical parodies decrying Russia’s support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The group, which goes by the name of Mirko Sablic, was created...

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