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    The 20 photographs of the week
    Jan31

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Australian Open tennis in Melbourne and celebration and heartache in Ukraine – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Call for immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as fighting intensifies
    Jan31

    Call for immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as fighting intensifies

    Ceasefire call comes after more than 20 civilians and 15 Ukrainian soldiers are killed in clashes with Russian-backed separatistsThe head of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine following a rapid deterioration of the situation in the past 24 hours.Ivica Dačić, who is also...

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev hopes talks will go ahead despite renewed violence
    Jan31

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev hopes talks will go ahead despite renewed violence

    Ukraine hopeful rebels will attend Saturday’s talks in MinskSeparatists say they will continue offensive if talks failTwelve people killed in rebel stronghold of Donetsk on FridayDonetsk, Ukraine: ‘They are trying to destroy us’ – videoKiev’s pro-Western leaders hope to hold truce talks on Saturday with pro-Russian...

    Ukraine: artillery fire in Donetsk kills at least 12 civilians, according to reports
    Jan30

    Ukraine: artillery fire in Donetsk kills at least 12 civilians, according to reports

    Fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops intensifies, with hostilities focused around DebaltseveArtillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk has reportedly killed at least 12 civilians as the fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops intensifies.Donetsk city hall says five people were killed early on...

    Euro 2012 left little mark on Ukraine, still haunted by its history | Richard Williams
    Jan30

    Euro 2012 left little mark on Ukraine, still haunted by its history | Richard Williams

    Few major tournaments can have felt so irrelevant to their time and place as the last European Championship and the potential fault lines in Ukraine were apparent to those who cared to lookThe Donbass Arena, built with several hundred million of an oligarch’s dollars, was as striking a modern setting for a football match as could be...

    Sundance 2015 review: The Russian Woodpecker – paranoia and prophecy from a Chernobyl soothsayer
    Jan30

    Sundance 2015 review: The Russian Woodpecker – paranoia and prophecy from a Chernobyl soothsayer

    In a documentary unlike any other at Sundance, Chad Garcia follows Ukrainian artist Fedor’s attempts to unmask a Chernobyl cover-up – and to deliver a warning as Putin heads to the brink of civil warFew people know that Soviet officials might have deliberately destroyed the Chernobyl power station to cover up a disastrous nearby attempt to...

    Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to visit Osborne and City bankers
    Jan29

    Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to visit Osborne and City bankers

    Yanis Varoufakis to meet George Osborne and City bankers on whistlestop tour of Europe to drum up support for Athens’ Syriza governmentThe new Greek finance minister is to call on George Osborne and City bankers next week as part of a whistlestop tour of European capitals to drum up support for Athens’ new leftwing government.Yanis...

    Ukrainian forces blow up railway tracks in Luhansk – video
    Jan29

    Ukrainian forces blow up railway tracks in Luhansk – video

    Ukrainian government forces destroy railway tracks in the eastern Luhansk region, which they believed were being used by pro-Russian separatists to transfer supplies. Soldiers prepared wiring near the intended target and attached explosives to the tracks, before a series of blasts were carried out destroying the transport link. The actions come...

    Donetsk, Ukraine: ‘They are trying to destroy us’ – video
    Jan29

    Donetsk, Ukraine: ‘They are trying to destroy us’ – video

    Residents of Donetsk react to an artillery attack on the outskirts of the city on Thursday. The strike killed at least three civilians and wounded another two early on Thursday morning. One resident, his comments punctuated by further shells falling, says he cannot find words to describe his experience in the east Ukrainian city anymore. The...

    ‘Doubt everything’ – Ukrainian students’ warning to Russian counterparts
    Jan28

    ‘Doubt everything’ – Ukrainian students’ warning to Russian counterparts

    Students in Kiev release YouTube video for their Moscow equivalents speaking out against ‘rampant Kremlin propaganda’ they say fuels the conflict in eastern Ukraine. RFE/RL reports“Check what you hear, doubt what you see.”This is the advice handed out by Ukrainian students to their Russian counterparts via YouTube, in a bid to tackle what...

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