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  1. The World

    April 8, 2014

    How to destroy a state, Putin style

    Vladimir Putin speaking at a session of the Russian security services board April 7 (Getty) At one level, what is happening...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Kerry accuses Moscow of creating ‘pretext’ for Ukraine invasion

    The US has accused Russia of fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, calling its efforts “illegal and illegitimate” and warning...

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  1. The President's New Challenge 2013

    Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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  1. April 4, 2014

    Kerry’s energetic diplomacy fails to disguise flaws in Mideast talks

    Who would want to be John Kerry’s pilot? Last Saturday, the US secretary of state’s plane was refuelling in Ireland on...

  2. April 3, 2014

    Europe’s dangerous addiction to Russian gas needs radical cure

    Russian gas and Europe The way America sees it, Europe has to kick the habit. The continent is dangerously addicted to...

  3. April 3, 2014

    US plays the crooked lawyer in an Israeli-Palestinian drama

    Washington’s attempts to shepherd Israelis and Palestinians into a so-called framework deal – yet another road map towards...

  4. April 2, 2014

    Kerry battles to keep alive Israel-Palestine talks

    Israelis and Palestinians accused each other on Wednesday of bad faith and of breaking agreements as US secretary of state...

  5. April 2, 2014

    Middle East peace efforts hit hurdle

    The fate of the Middle East peace process was thrown into doubt on Tuesday evening after US secretary of state John Kerry...

  6. April 1, 2014

    US attempts to use spy as bargaining chip in Mideast peace deal

    The US is discussing with Israel the possibility of releasing the convicted spy Jonathan Pollard as it attempts to keep...

  7. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets were upbeat on the final day of the quarter but for most major indices the climb did little to...

  8. March 31, 2014

    John Kerry warns on ‘intimidation’ of Ukraine

    Moscow had created a climate of “fear and intimidation” in Ukraine, John Kerry, US secretary of state, said after talks in...

  9. Gavyn Davies

    March 30, 2014

    President Putin's economic Achilles heel

    The Ukraine crisis has been widely described as the most dangerous confrontation between Russia and the west since the end...

  10. March 30, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev ‘outrage’ over Russia’s demands

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, met Sergei Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, on Sunday evening in Paris for talks that...

  11. March 20, 2014

    The Russian challenge for America’s odd couple

    Picture Barack Obama in the White House. The US president is closeted with advisers, examining and re-examining every...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2014

    On a wing and a prayer over Argentina debt

    What a headache debts can cause. No one knows this better than Cristina Fernández, who after receiving mixed messages...

  13. March 14, 2014

    US prosecutors file indictment against Indian diplomat Khobragade

    US prosecutors filed an indictment against Devyani Khobragade, an Indian diplomat accused of falsely acquiring a visa for...

  14. March 14, 2014

    Russia and US fail to reach breakthrough on Ukraine

    Key developments ● Foreign ministers Kerry and Lavrov fail to make breakthrough on Crimea referendum ● Russia accuses Kiev...

  15. The World

    March 14, 2014

    Ukraine, Syria and global attention-deficit-disorder

    How do we decide what matters in the world? The question is prompted by the coincidence of the crisis in Ukraine and the...

  16. March 12, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US warns of reprisals if Crimea poll goes ahead

    The stand-off between Russia and the US over Ukraine reached its gravest point on Wednesday as the US and its allies warned...

  17. March 10, 2014

    Europe prepares sanctions against Russia

    European officials were preparing sanctions against Russia and additional aid for Ukraine as diplomats acknowledged their...

  18. March 7, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Pretext and plotting behind Crimea’s occupation

    The silent occupation of Crimea Under cover of darkness, they made their move. Just before 5am on February 27 – a Thursday –...

  19. Westminster Blog

    March 6, 2014

    What happened to Britain's role as the Atlantic Bridge?

    For many years, and most noticeably during the tenure of Tony Blair, the UK used to pride itself on acting as a bridge...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    March 5, 2014

    Family photo

    Ian Langsdon/EPA French President Francois Hollande and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius speak with US...

  21. March 5, 2014

    Russia snubs talks with Ukraine government

    Russia on Wednesday resisted western efforts to persuade Moscow to engage in direct talks with Kiev’s interim government at...

  22. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses climbed, joining global stocks in a relief rally as tension between western powers and Russia over...

  23. March 5, 2014

    Calm returns as focus shifts from Ukraine

    Wednesday 21:05 GMT. Calmer conditions returned to global markets as the focus began to shift away from events in Ukraine...

  24. March 4, 2014

    Kerry unveils $1bn in US aid for Kiev’s transitional government

    The US announced on Tuesday that it would provide Ukraine with $1bn in new loan guarantees amid signs that the EU and the...

  25. Westminster Blog

    March 3, 2014

    What can the UK do about Crimea?

    Pro-Russian troops in Crimea As MPs return to Westminster after a tumultuous weekend in Ukraine, recriminations are flying...

  26. March 3, 2014

    Search on to find face-saving Ukraine exit for Vladimir Putin

    The emergency strategy adopted by the US and European allies towards Russia can be summed up by two phrases repeated...

  27. March 3, 2014

    West scrambles to counter Russia

    Ukraine: the deepening crisis The west scrambled on Monday to counter Moscow’s creeping invasion of Crimea as markets took a...

  28. March 2, 2014

    Obama must get real with Netanyahu

    When Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, meets Barack Obama, the US president, at the White House on Monday, the...

  29. March 2, 2014

    John Kerry to set out ‘framework’ for future Middle East talks

    After spending the past six months shuttling around the Middle East in an effort to revive the peace process between Israel...

  30. February 27, 2014

    Uganda’s currency falls after president signs anti-gay law

    Uganda’s central bank intervened for a second day to shore up its currency on Thursday as the financial risks of its...

  31. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Stocks in Greater China climbed as China’s central bank allowed the country’s currency to rise slightly, ending a...

  32. February 26, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Putin pressed by Russian nationalists

    When Vladimir Putin ordered an unscheduled military drill on Wednesday, a nervous Washington rushed to respond to the...

  33. February 19, 2014

    North Korea detains Australian missionary

    North Korea has detained an Australian missionary who was visiting the country as part of a Chinese tour group, according to...

  34. February 18, 2014

    Syria opposition lobbies Washington for weapons after talks fail

    Syria’s main opposition group is stepping up efforts to convince the US government to give rebels fighting the regime of...

  35. February 18, 2014

    US leaves South Korea in limbo over contested Dokdo Islands

    When John Kerry was asked in Seoul last week whether the contested Dokdo Islands were covered by the US-South Korea mutual...

  36. February 17, 2014

    John Kerry warns on threat to Asian stability

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, warned on Monday that the future stability of the Asia-Pacific region will depend on...

  37. February 16, 2014

    John Kerry warns on catastrophic climate change

    US secretary of state, John Kerry, has issued a dramatic plea for action on global warming, saying it was as big a threat as...

  38. February 14, 2014

    John Kerry warns China against declaring second air defence zone

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, warned China against declaring a second air defence zone three months after Beijing...

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