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    Eurosceptics playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, says Labour
    Mar11

    Eurosceptics playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, says Labour

    Shadow Europe minister Pat McFadden says it is incoherent for David Cameron to call for tougher European action against Putin and then threaten to leave EUThe willingness of Vladimir Putin to test European resolve has exposed the weakness of the Eurosceptic case and it requires a reinvigorated British membership of the European Union, according...

    Pro-Russia fighters have withdrawn weapons, says Ukraine president
    Mar10

    Pro-Russia fighters have withdrawn weapons, says Ukraine president

    ‘Russian-backed fighters have withdrawn significant amount’ of weaponry from frontline in east of country, says Petro Poroshenko The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, says pro-Russia rebels have withdrawn a significant amount of weaponry from the frontlines in eastern Ukraine, three weeks after a ceasefire deal was struck.Attacks have...

    Frontline Ukraine: ‘How Europe failed to slay the demons of war’
    Mar10

    Frontline Ukraine: ‘How Europe failed to slay the demons of war’

    In an extract from his new book, historian Richard Sakwa argues that the current conflict has its roots in the exclusion of Russia from genuine partnerships since the end of the cold war In 2014, history returned to Europe with a vengeance. The crisis over Ukraine brought back not only the spectre but the reality of war, on the 100th anniversary...

    Nato, Ukraine and the EU army plan | Letters
    Mar09

    Nato, Ukraine and the EU army plan | Letters

    The EU was founded to bring peace and prosperity to the peoples of western Europe after a century of catastrophic wars, by co-operation, pooling of sovereignty and free trade. Its first objective, as stated in the Lisbon treaty, is “to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples”. On the global stage its role should be to promote...

    Vladimir Putin describes secret meeting when Russia decided to seize Crimea
    Mar09

    Vladimir Putin describes secret meeting when Russia decided to seize Crimea

    Documentary shows Russian president discussing how he decided to rescue fleeing Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych President Vladimir Putin has revealed the moment he says he gave the secret order for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and described how Russian troops were ready to fight to rescue Ukraine’s deposed, pro-Moscow president.In...

    Putin’s Russia risks further EU sanctions over Ukraine, warns Philip Hammond
    Mar08

    Putin’s Russia risks further EU sanctions over Ukraine, warns Philip Hammond

    UK foreign secretary warns of response to any new offensive by Moscow-backed separatists and says ‘difficult’ Russian president treats west as adversariesVladimir Putin risks a further round of punitive EU economic sanctions against Russia if Moscow-backed separatists mount another large offensive in the Ukraine, UK foreign secretary Philip...

    ‘Slowly, change is coming’: life for women in the post-Soviet world
    Mar08

    ‘Slowly, change is coming’: life for women in the post-Soviet world

    From bride kidnapping to the gender pay gap, women in the 15 countries that emerged from the ashes of the USSR describe the challenges they face today‘We want a voice’: women fight for their rights in the former USSRIn Russia, the word “feminism” is often spoken with negative connotations these days.The generation that is now 15 already...

    ‘We want a voice’: women fight for their rights in the former USSR
    Mar08

    ‘We want a voice’: women fight for their rights in the former USSR

    Campaigners have their work cut out in the patriarchal societies that dominate the region, especially where the Kremlin’s family values agenda holds sway‘Slowly, change is coming’: life for women in the post-Soviet worldWomen had stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the Russian Revolution of 1917, according to its leader Vladimir...

    Ukrainian military says heavy weapons pullback is complete
    Mar07

    Ukrainian military says heavy weapons pullback is complete

    Rebel official says separatists have also completed pullback from buffer zone ahead of deadline under peace agreementUkraine’s military says it is completing its pullback of heavy weapons under the terms of a peace agreement aimed at ending the war with separatist rebels that has killed more than 6,000 people.An internationally brokered...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Mar07

    The 20 photographs of the week

    Nigerians fleeing from Boko Haram, Harrison Ford’s plane crash, devastation in Ukraine, fashion week in Paris, Los Angeles skid row shooting – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

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