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    1. October 24, 2014

      Ukraine elections mark generational shift

      Ukraine prepares to vote She became an icon during Ukraine’s 2004 Orange revolution and remains one of the country’s most...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Radoslaw Sikorski at centre of storm over Ukraine comments

      A diplomatic storm sparked by Poland’s former foreign minister has cast into confusion Warsaw’s approach to the crisis in...

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    1. October 22, 2014

      EU seeks alternative energy suppliers

      When Guenther Oettinger, the EU’s commissioner for energy, warned last month that Russia might cut natural gas supplies to...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Café encounter exposes reality of Russian soldiers in Ukraine

      There are no active Russian servicemen in Ukraine – or so the Kremlin has been insisting for months. Yet a recent encounter...

    3. October 21, 2014

      ‘Business is held hostage by politics’

      This is the transcript of the last speech by Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of Total, given shortly before his...

    4. October 21, 2014

      Europe needs the will to build an energy union

      The EU’s 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe’s sluggish economy. One of the most important –...

    5. October 21, 2014

      Total chief dies in Moscow air crash

      Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil group Total, has died after his business jet crashed on take-off at a...

    6. October 21, 2014

      Russian investigators probe Total corporate jet crash

      Russian investigators were on Tuesday trying to piece together how a corporate jet hit a snowplough and crashed on take-off...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE On the subject of Buffett favourites: It may be a Buffett favourite, but David Winters...

    8. October 21, 2014

      Total chief Christophe de Margerie dies in Moscow air crash

      Death of de Margerie Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil group Total, died late on Monday when a private...

    9. October 19, 2014

      Russia bites back with widening crackdown on McDonald’s

      Russia has broadened its crackdown on McDonald’s to more than 200 separate investigations, in a campaign that makes the US...

    10. October 17, 2014

      Icy weather may scupper German drone mission to Ukraine

      Germany may not be able to fulfil its offer to send drones to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as the model of...

    11. October 17, 2014

      Russian and Ukrainian presidents fail to reach breakthrough

      Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the Russian and Ukrainian presidents, failed to reach a breakthrough to end the crisis...

    12. October 16, 2014

      Russia battles to keep rouble float on track

      Russia’s central bank is battling to keep its plans for a free float of the rouble on track, in the face of mounting concern...

    13. October 16, 2014

      Citizenfour – film review

      Citizenfour is a true-life spy thriller, which means it’s a true story about lies and falsehoods. It’s a nonfiction tale of...

    14. October 15, 2014

      Moscow boosts efforts to ease shortage of dollars

      Moscow is stepping up efforts to ease a chronic shortage of dollars that is exacerbating a slide in the rouble and threatens...

    15. October 15, 2014

      Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin with military parade

      Serbia will on Thursday roll out the red carpet for Russian president Vladimir Putin, greeting him with its first military...

    16. October 15, 2014

      UK blocks €5bn Russian North Sea deal

      The UK has blocked a €5bn deal by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to acquire gasfields in the North Sea, as even private...

    17. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * HK police accused of beating protester | Officers use pepper spray and arrest 45 in clearance of road tunnel...

    18. October 14, 2014

      Can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

      The night shift at Agropolychim, Bulgaria’s biggest fertiliser plant, received a fax at 4.30am on January 6 2009 warning...

    19. October 12, 2014

      Putin pulls some troops back from Ukraine border

      Kiev, October 12 – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after...

    20. October 12, 2014

      Chinese lenders grow wary of Russia

      When Chinese premier Li Keqiang and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev start talks on Monday that are expected to...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Five reasons why Putin's objectives in Ukraine have backfired and failed

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Vladimir Putin’s strategy of creating a “New Russia” from eight Russian-speaking...

    22. October 8, 2014

      Businessmen are ‘serfs’ in Putin’s Russia, warns Sergei Pugachev

      A former close associate of Vladimir Putin has said Russian businessmen were all now “serfs” who belonged to the president,...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      Rouble's tumble hurts Russian consumers and companies while government wins

      As the rouble continues its decline – hitting a new low against the dollar and euro this week – it is Russian consumers who...

    24. October 6, 2014

      Russia: sifting in the rouble

      “All I have to do is smile and show the devil is not as frightening as he seems.” This was President Vladimir Putin’s joke...

    25. October 6, 2014

      Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax increases

      A tobacco-industry funded lobby group will attempt to derail a World Health Organisation summit aimed at agreeing increased...

    26. October 6, 2014

      Rouble touches record low versus dollar

      The rouble’s run lower has taken Russia’s currency through the Rbs40 mark against the dollar, its weakest ever level. At its...

    27. October 5, 2014

      Suicide bomber kills 5 police officers in Chechnya

      A suicide bomber killed five police officers and injured another 12 on Sunday in Grozny according to the Russian government....

    28. October 3, 2014

      Shell suspends Russian shale oil venture with Gazprom Neft

      Royal Dutch Shell has suspended work on its joint venture with Gazprom Neft to develop Russian shale oil, the latest...

    29. October 2, 2014

      Red Cross worker killed in Donetsk shelling

      A Swiss worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross was killed late on Thursday in Donetsk, as fighting between...

    30. October 1, 2014

      Russia outlines plans to beef up internet security

      Russia’s government pledged to beef up security of its internet against what senior officials said was an onslaught of...

    31. October 1, 2014

      EU slaps down Putin bid to revise Ukraine trade deal

      The EU has delivered a sharp personal rebuff to Russian President Vladimir Putin, flatly rejecting his attempts to revise...

    32. September 29, 2014

      Putin has fought his way into a corner

      Tactical victories often end in strategic defeats. That is what Vladimir Putin is in for. The Russian president’s...

    33. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Hong Kong removes riot police from streets | Government says Chinese soldiers will not be deployed *...

    34. Nick Butler

      September 28, 2014

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin's nemesis?

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky at a public meeting on April 27, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine  © Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images It might seem...

    35. September 26, 2014

      A sub-Arctic cruise via Russia’s Kamchatka

      A sub-Arctic cruise via Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula I am on a voyage to the edges of the earth. Our ship travels across...

    36. September 26, 2014

      Moscow court seizes Yevtushenkov’s Bashneft shares

      A Moscow court has seized Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s shares in Bashneft, fuelling concerns that the Russian authorities will...

    37. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine | Stoppage comes days after head of Russia’s Gazprom visited Budapest *...

    38. September 25, 2014

      Putin demands reopening of EU trade pact with Ukraine

      Vladimir Putin has demanded a reopening of the EU’s recently-ratified trade pact with Ukraine and has threatened “immediate...

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