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    The 20 photographs of the week
    Feb07

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The ongoing crises in Ukraine and Syria, the plane crash in Taiwan and Super Bowl XLIX – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis will not be solved by military means, says Angela Merkel
    Feb07

    Ukraine crisis will not be solved by military means, says Angela Merkel

    German chancellor admits, however, that she is unsure whether the current diplomatic push to end the conflict in the east of the country will succeedAngela Merkel has said the crisis in Ukraine will not be solved by military means, and that the peace agreement struck last September needs to be implemented.Speaking at the Munich security...

    Eyewitness: Debaltseve, Ukraine
    Feb07

    Eyewitness: Debaltseve, Ukraine

    Photographs from the Eyewitness series … …read more Source: The...

    Martin Rowson on Greece and Ukraine – cartoon
    Feb06

    Martin Rowson on Greece and Ukraine – cartoon

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    The Guardian view on Britain’s place in the world: absent without leave | Editorial
    Feb06

    The Guardian view on Britain’s place in the world: absent without leave | Editorial

    Under David Cameron, the UK is a reluctant nation in world affairs. The general election must decide whether Britain stays on the sidelines or notSometimes a simple question can cut through all the complexity. The Queen’s celebrated question to London economists about the financial crisis of 2008 – “Why did no one see it coming?” – was a...

    Merkel and Hollande hold Ukraine talks with Putin in Moscow
    Feb06

    Merkel and Hollande hold Ukraine talks with Putin in Moscow

    Chances of breakthrough hinge on establishing a durable ceasefire, and diplomats say the prospect of that look slimAngela Merkel and François Hollande met Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday night in an attempt to prevent a major escalation in the Ukraine conflict, as Washington weighed Kiev demands for arms supplies.Talks got under way after...

    Vladimir Putin playing on divisions in west as war looms
    Feb06

    Vladimir Putin playing on divisions in west as war looms

    That Angela Merkel has gone to Moscow speaks to the sudden gravity of the situation in east UkraineIn Brussels and other European capitals, the fear of Vladimir Putin is becoming palpable. The mood has changed in a matter of weeks from one of handwringing impotence over Ukraine to one of foreboding.The anxiety is encapsulated in the sudden rush...

    Downing Street denies Cameron is ‘diplomatic irrelevance’ in Ukraine talks
    Feb06

    Downing Street denies Cameron is ‘diplomatic irrelevance’ in Ukraine talks

    PM’s office issues robust defence after being criticised by an army general and the shadow foreign secretary for not being present at the diplomatic tableStung by claims that David Cameron is a diplomatic irrelevance as France and Germany spearhead efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine, Downing Street has insisted Britain is playing an...

    In east Ukraine, life was impossibly hard even before the horrors of war
    Feb06

    In east Ukraine, life was impossibly hard even before the horrors of war

    With food and medicine scarce, grim situation in Kommunar, near Donetsk, seems likely to play into hands of Russian rebelsLife in Kommunar was never easy; the last thing the depressed mining settlement needed was a war. The conflict that ripped through the Kommunar in recent months, as elsewhere in eastern Ukraine, has added to existing social...

    Merkel and Hollande to present Ukraine peace plan to Putin
    Feb06

    Merkel and Hollande to present Ukraine peace plan to Putin

    German and French leaders to meet Russian president in Moscow as US continues talks in Kiev over potentially arming rebelsAngela Merkel and François Hollande are to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss a possible peace plan for Ukraine, as fears rise that failure to secure a breakthrough could trigger an escalation in a conflict that has already cost...

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