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  1. April 18, 2014

    Ukraine: The ‘war without war’ that rumbles on

    In the decrepit mining village of Standartny in eastern Ukraine, Boris points towards the collapsed shell of a house next to...

  2. April 18, 2014

    Banks retreat from Moscow deals

    Japanese banks have made a marked retreat from Russia pulling back from deals and suspending credit lines underlining the...

  3. April 18, 2014

    VimpelCom settles dispute with Algeria over Djezzy arm

    Mobile operator VimpelCom has resolved its dispute with the Algerian government, selling a 51 per cent stake in operator...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2014

    Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

    Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

  5. The World

    April 18, 2014

    Geneva deal won't counter Russian resolve

    By Neil Buckley With pro-Russian separatists refusing to leave captured buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, it is...

  6. April 17, 2014

    Putin says Russia stands firm but will not return to isolationism

    Vladimir Putin on Thursday delivered a firm but measured message to America and Europe, saying that Russia would stand up to...

  7. April 17, 2014

    Putin says Russia ready to act in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of his readiness to deploy troops in eastern Ukraine if diplomatic efforts fail...

  8. The A-List

    April 17, 2014

    Putin's strategic miscalculations will cost Russia

    As the situation in Ukraine escalates the immediate focus is on the Geneva talks among Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU to...

  9. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets are struggling to maintain an upbeat tone in spite of solid gains on Wall Street, but Hong Kong...

  10. April 16, 2014

    Kiev’s weak grip on east falters

    Moscow is only an hour ahead of Donetsk but the inflammatory descriptions emanating from Russia over events in eastern...

  11. April 16, 2014

    Expectations low as ministers hold Ukraine peace talks

    As the tense stand-off in eastern Ukraine continues, the main protagonists will meet on Thursday to try to find a diplomatic...

  12. April 16, 2014

    Ukraine’s ‘little green men’ carefully mask their identity

    Pro-Russia forces on the move In eastern Ukraine, as in Crimea last month, they are nicknamed the “little green men” – the...

  13. April 16, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US gets hot under the collar at cold war allusion

    The KGB is back in vogue. The best television show in the US at the moment is The Americans, a spy thriller about the tense...

  14. FT Alphaville

    April 16, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific bourses were on the rise, led by Japan, but Greater China equity markets pared gains after the world’s...

  15. April 15, 2014

    Ukrainian forces move to dislodge separatists in the east

    Ukrainian forces late on Tuesday launched special operations to dislodge pro-Russian forces from at least two cities in the...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Ukraine raises rates to defend economy | US President Barack Obama warns Vladimir Putin of his ‘grave...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Japanese stocks were on pace to end a seven-day slump after Wall Street stocks rebounded from a two-month low,...

  18. April 14, 2014

    Sanctions ‘grey zone’ leaves west in quandary

    Western leaders have been quick to express indignation at what they see as new Russian-inspired efforts to create...

  19. April 14, 2014

    Putin’s insidious tactics in Ukraine

    For the past three weeks Vladimir Putin has massed some 40,000 troops on his country’s border with Ukraine. Nato commanders...

  20. April 14, 2014

    Golden Mask Festival, Moscow – review

    The Golden Mask is Russia’s equivalent of the Olivier Award, but as befits a country where the performing arts are revered...

  21. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: why is Akhmetov not combating separatism?

    By Taras Kuzio After the fall of president Viktor Yanukovich, the Euromaidan leadership turned to Ukraine’s eastern...

  22. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Pro-Russia separatists defy Ukraine deadline | Pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings in...

  23. April 14, 2014

    Ukraine raises rates as west discusses more sanctions

    Ukraine’s central bank unexpectedly raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in eight months in an attempt to...

  24. April 14, 2014

    Wall Street climbs off two-month lows

    Monday 21:00 BST. US stocks recouped some of their recent losses as forecast-beating results from Citigroup and a robust set...

  25. April 13, 2014

    Russia’s ambitions in eastern Ukraine remain unclear

    Weeks after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the growing unrest in eastern Ukraine appears to be following an eerily similar...

  26. The World

    April 13, 2014

    Eastern Ukraine and western reaction

    As the situation in eastern Ukraine gets ever more volatile, the West is still trying to figure out what to do. On Monday...

  27. April 13, 2014

    Russia calls on UN as Ukraine sends troops to eastern cities

    An emergency session of the UN security council was due to meet last night after Russia denounced Kiev’s decision to crack...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    April 11, 2014

    Watch this space

    Sergei Karpukhin/EPA Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visits the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. On Saturday,...

  29. April 11, 2014

    Andrei Linde on the Big Bang and the biggest discovery of all time

    The past few weeks have been the most exciting in the professional life of Andrei Linde since the Russian émigré cosmologist...

  30. April 10, 2014

    Kiev in dilemma over Donetsk People’s Republic

    Days after Viktor Yanukovich was ousted as Ukraine’s president in late February, Kiev’s new leaders reckoned they could...

  31. April 10, 2014

    Russia problem rumbles on for BP

    BP’s deep involvement in Russia, home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas, was once considered a key competitive...

  32. April 10, 2014

    Sanctions should not meddle with private contracts

    Recent victories and looming threats have heightened the appeal of sanctions. Their triumphant proponents claim credit for...

  33. April 10, 2014

    Europe supply in jeopardy as Putin warns of Ukraine gas cut

    Vladimir Putin warned that Russia was poised to halt gas supplies to Ukraine – placing European customers in jeopardy –...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2014

    The Presidential Regiment march

    Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Soldiers of the Presidential Regiment march during the Change of Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the...

  35. April 9, 2014

    Russia presses Kiev on gas as armed stand-off continues

    Russia threatened to force Ukraine’s cash-strapped government to pay in advance for its gas imports, adding fresh pressure...

  36. April 8, 2014

    Nato: Northern exposure

    In the weary peace succeeding a morale-sapping Afghan war, Rudyard Kipling has his hoary Bengali spy, Hurree Mookherjee...

  37. April 8, 2014

    Putin bares his teeth at Ukraine

    Since Russia intervened in Crimea the west has been left wondering what Vladimir Putin’s next move might be. Would the...

  38. 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...

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