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    1. November 9, 2014

      Heaviest shelling since truce renews Ukraine war fears

      Clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s breakaway eastern regions intensified this...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2014

      Guest post: Russia annexes Donbas but loses Ukraine

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Internationally unrecognised ‘elections’ held on November 2 in the so-called...

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    1. Republic of Macedonia 2013

      EU membership eludes Macedonia but in spite of ethnic stresses it has raced up the Wor...
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    1. October 28, 2014

      Russian government behind cyber attacks, says security group

      Russian state-backed cyber spies are behind co-ordinated, sophisticated digital attacks in the past two years against...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Drones plan aims to help Ukraine ceasefire monitoring

      Germany and France have offered to send drone aircraft to help monitor the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, in a move...

    3. July 19, 2014

      MH17 crash: A macabre investigation at gunpoint

      Malaysia Airlines has called for protection of the MH17 crash site as the Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists suspected of...

    4. July 19, 2014

      MH17 crash: UK and Netherlands urge review of EU-Russia relations

      The UK and the Netherlands have called on the EU to review its ties with Russia as evidence mounted that pro-Russia...

    5. July 18, 2014

      US points finger over fate of Flight MH17

      Slideshow: The MH17 disaster Barack Obama said on Friday that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was brought down by a missile...

    6. July 2, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: Kiev and Moscow in call for ceasefire talks

      France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday called for a new effort for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, setting a...

    7. June 29, 2014

      Ukraine government urged to take firmer actions in east

      Several hundred soldiers and activists staged a protest on Sunday outside the Kiev office of Petro Poroshenko, urging...

    8. The World

      May 8, 2014

      Putin's change of tone may have some substance

      Barely 18 hours after Vladimir Putin called on pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine to postpone “independence”...

    9. May 8, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russia separatists defy Putin on vote

      Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine are to press ahead with a referendum on independence, snubbing a request from...

    10. May 7, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: Putin calls on pro-Russia groups to delay vote

      Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called on pro-Russia groups in eastern Ukraine to postpone a planned...

    11. May 3, 2014

      US urges Russia to end support for separatists

      John Kerry, the US secretary of state, threatened Russia with further sanctions unless the country stopped backing...

    12. May 1, 2014

      Pro-Russia separatists storm Donetsk prosecutor’s office

      Eastern Ukraine: symbols of an uprising Pro-Russia separatists strengthened their control of Ukraine’s eastern regions on...

    13. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2014

      Macedonia returns pro-investment PM to power

      By Kerin Hope and Tatjana Mitevska Another solid win for the governing right-of-centre party in Macedonia’s early...

    14. April 18, 2014

      Geneva agreement does little to counter Russian military threat

      For a moment, the four-party agreement in Geneva on Thursday appeared to be a breakthrough. But by yesterday it was already...

    15. April 18, 2014

      ‘Defiance and confusion’ in Ukraine over Geneva deal, says OSCE

      Pro-Russia forces on the move The deputy head of the international monitor charged with implementing the Geneva agreement to...

    16. April 18, 2014

      Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

      Pro-Russian activists were in no mood to retreat from the public buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine despite an...

    17. April 17, 2014

      Four-way talks end with agreement on calming Ukraine tensions

      International talks between Ukraine, Russia, the US and the EU ended in Geneva on Thursday evening with an unexpected...

    18. April 7, 2014

      Monitors take aim at Orban election win

      European monitors cast doubt on the legitimacy of prime minister Viktor Orban’s landslide election victory in Hungary,...

    19. April 1, 2014

      OSCE monitors deployed to Ukraine in effort to ease tensions

      Monitors from the OSCE have arrived in Kiev and fanned out to nine cities across Ukraine on a six-month mission to study...

    20. March 8, 2014

      Ukraine says progress made on Crimea mediation plan

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, has emphasised America’s readiness to facilitate dialogue between Ukraine and Russia but...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2013

      Rakhmon re-elected as Tajikistan faces critical period

      By Clare Nuttall of bne Unsurprisingly, Emomali Rakhmon, Tajikistan’s president, has been re-elected for a fourth term with...

    22. September 12, 2013

      Old Macedonian rivals get to know each other in quest for political stability

      Even after seven uninterrupted years in power, premier Nikola Gruevski’s Internal Macedonian Revolutionary...

    23. November 6, 2012

      US voters face long lines

      Millions of Americans went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes in presidential, congressional and local elections,...

    24. November 6, 2012

      Fresh ballots raise doubts over Ukraine poll

      Ukraine’s parliament has approved re-runs of last week’s elections in five disputed seats after opposition groups alleged...

    25. November 2, 2012

      Election jibes cap Kremlin critique of US

      American voters worried about the integrity and fairness of the US electoral process, take heart. You have a friend in the...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 31, 2012

      Ukraine: Yanukovich clings to power as economic storm clouds gather

      Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich (pictured) and his ruling Party of Regions may be jubilant after Sunday’s election....

    27. March 8, 2012

      Putin ‘victory’ rests on narrow definition of fraud

      From Dr Judith Kelley. Sir, In his article “Trouble in store even as Putin tastes sweet victory” (March 6), Charles Clover...

    28. March 5, 2012

      Police and protesters clash in Moscow

      Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests against...

    29. March 5, 2012

      Monitors raise Russian election concerns

      International monitors on Monday said that Russia’s presidential elections were clearly skewed in Vladimir Putin’s favour,...

    30. beyondbrics

      February 29, 2012

      On the road with Mikhail Prokhorov

      Russians vote in presidential elections on March 4, and few doubt the return of prime minister Vladimir Putin to the job he...

    31. January 16, 2012

      Kazakhstan election falls short of promise

      ASTANA - Kazakhstan’s tightly controlled parliamentary election fell short of its democratic promise by limiting the number...

    32. April 3, 2011

      Kazakh poll criticised as president wins

      Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s veteran president, has won another crushing election victory with 95 per cent support,...

    33. January 25, 2011

      Correction: OSCE

      ● The OSCE mission in Tirana issued a joint statement with the US and EU against violence during protests in the Albanian...

    34. January 24, 2011

      Leaders trade blame for Albania’s strife

      Albania’s feuding political leaders have brushed aside an appeal by the international community for calm after four...

    35. January 12, 2011

      Dictator non grata

      For most of its 20-year existence as an independent, post-Soviet state, Belarus has richly deserved its reputation as...

    36. December 20, 2010

      Hundreds arrested in Belarus protests

      Policemen arrest an activist of Mlady Front, a Belarus youth organisation, during a rally in Minsk on Monday Police in...

    37. December 19, 2010

      Hungary protesters fight media regulations

      On Monday evening Gyorgy Kalman will shun the comfort of his warm home for the sub-zero temperatures of Budapest’s Freedom...

    38. October 17, 2010

      Paris and Berlin seek ‘reset’ with Moscow

      France and Germany are hoping to do their own pressing of “the reset button” on the European Union’s uneasy relationship...

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