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    Ukraine currency plummets after interest rate hike
    Feb05

    Ukraine currency plummets after interest rate hike

    Central bank intervention fails to stem hryvnia’s decline, piling further pressure on policymakers to secure IMF bailoutUkraine’s currency lost more than a third of its value on foreign exchange markets at one point on Thursday, piling fresh pressure on policymakers to secure an emergency bailout from the International Monetary...

    Ukraine: Donetsk residential tower block hit by shelling – video report
    Feb05

    Ukraine: Donetsk residential tower block hit by shelling – video report

    The aftermath of shelling in a residential area of Donetsk on Wednesday, as fighting between Ukraine’s armed forces and pro-Russian separatists intensifies. The shells fell in areas that were previously considered safe. Officials say at least seven civilians were killed and 33 injured in the last 24 hours. More than 5,000 people have died...

    For Vladimir Putin the future is certain but the past is unpredictable | Natalie Nougayrède
    Feb05

    For Vladimir Putin the future is certain but the past is unpredictable | Natalie Nougayrède

    The 70th anniversary of the post-war Yalta conference is a reminder that totalitarian regimes rely upon controlling the historical narrativeLittle noticed in the debate on how Europe should deal with Russia, looms a big anniversary: 70 years ago this week Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met in Yalta to decide post-war arrangements following the...

    Hollande and Merkel fly to Kiev in new effort to resolve Ukraine crisis
    Feb05

    Hollande and Merkel fly to Kiev in new effort to resolve Ukraine crisis

    As John Kerry arrives in Kiev, French president says he will make new proprosal to Poroshenko and PutinFrench president François Hollande and the German chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Thursday and Moscow on Friday for talks to make a new proposal to solve the Ukraine crisis.“Together with Angela Merkel we have decided to take a...

    ‘Uzbekistan separatist movement threatens ancient culture’
    Feb05

    ‘Uzbekistan separatist movement threatens ancient culture’

    The war in eastern Ukraine has spurred calls for independence for Karakalpakstan, a depressed semi-autonomous region of Uzbekistan. But some say the campaign risks a backlash that could endanger the whole community The Republic of Karakalpakstan is one of the most depressed areas of the former Soviet Union. Much of the vast semi-autonomous region...

    Nato shows signs of battle fatigue in confrontation with ruthless Putin
    Feb05

    Nato shows signs of battle fatigue in confrontation with ruthless Putin

    Russia’s Kremlin, unfettered by the need to build consensus, is ahead of the game in clash with Europe and the US over Ukraine – and waging a propaganda warDemocracy is messy. And, when it comes to multinational clubs and coalitions like Nato or the EU, it is also very bureaucratic. Committees and task forces, summits and consensuses,...

    Europa partnership of newspapers questions Joe Biden
    Feb05

    Europa partnership of newspapers questions Joe Biden

    US vice-president responds to questions on conflict in Ukraine, relations with Russia and Islamic State in a written interviewEuropa partners: The war in eastern Ukraine is reigniting with great ferocity. President Obama has said the US is ready to “ratchet up the pressure” on Russia. What does that mean concretely? Should embargoes be tightened...

    Wladimir Klitschko on Ukraine crisis: ‘It’s a war that nobody wants to see’
    Feb04

    Wladimir Klitschko on Ukraine crisis: ‘It’s a war that nobody wants to see’

    Heavyweight champion addressed Ukraine crisis Wednesday in New York38-year-old made remarks at press conference to announce April title fightKlitschko to defend titles against Bryant Jennings at Madison Square GardenSalesmanship gave way to social consciousness Wednesday when Wladimir Klitschko concluded a news conference at Madison Square Garden...

    Dangerous plan to arm Ukraine | Letters: Pofessor Richard Sakwa and Denis MacShane
    Feb04

    Dangerous plan to arm Ukraine | Letters: Pofessor Richard Sakwa and Denis MacShane

    Timothy Garton Ash suggests it is time to arm Ukraine against the insurgency in the Donbass and to counter Russian propaganda (Sometimes only guns will stop guns. And Putin must be stopped, 2 February). This is as ill-conceived as it is dangerous and represents a fundamental misreading of the situation. It will only pile logs onto a burning fire,...

    Joe Biden dispatched to Europe to shore up Nato resolve over Ukraine crisis
    Feb04

    Joe Biden dispatched to Europe to shore up Nato resolve over Ukraine crisis

    US vice-president to discuss sending lethal weapons to Ukraine and will also meet European Commission leaders in Brussels during diplomacy tripVice-president Joe Biden has been dispatched to Europe to shore up Nato resolve over Ukraine and discuss sending lethal weapons to halt recent Russian-backed advances, according to sources in the US...

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