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    Ukraine crisis: EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on Russia

    EU diplomats will weigh sweeping Russian sanctions on Thursday that include a proposal to ban all Europeans from purchasing...

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    The 6am London Cut

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    Yukos investors await ruling in $100bn claim against Russia

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  8. July 23, 2014

    MPs hit out over UK arms sales to Russia

    British officials have faced criticism from MPs for granting 251 export licences for armaments and sensitive equipment to...

  9. July 23, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Fears rise of Russia-fuelled arms race

    Though barely a week has passed since MH17 was shot out of the sky over Eastern Ukraine, an aggressive anti-aircraft...

  10. July 23, 2014

    Investigators yet to reach village at centre of crash site

    In the middle of Petropavlovka, in eastern Ukraine, debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is piled in the middle of the...

  11. July 23, 2014

    EU energy saving plan targets Russian gas links

    Brussels unveiled a 30 per cent energy efficiency target on Wednesday aimed at weaning Europe off Russian gas, but appeased...

  12. July 23, 2014

    France needs support to cancel the misbegotten Mistral sale

    As far as Paris is concerned, Russia’s support of armed proxies in Ukraine and the ensuing destruction of Malaysia Airlines...

  13. July 23, 2014

    Obama pressed to act against Russia

    As Europe hesitates over whether to bring in more sanctions against Russia, US President Barack Obama is facing fierce...

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    July 23, 2014

    Guest post: the Brics Bank and Bretton Woods

    By Lucy O’Carroll of Aberdeen Asset Management The Bretton Woods conference aimed to reshape the international financial...

  15. Brussels Blog

    July 23, 2014

    The EU's confusing course on Russian sanctions

    Sweden's Carl Bildt, centre, and Lithuania's Linas Linkevicius, left, urged an arms embargo Trying to keep track of what the...

  16. July 23, 2014

    Bodies from downed MH17 flight arrive in Netherlands

    For nearly a week, their bodies lay scattered and ill-treated on an open plain in eastern Ukraine in a macabre geopolitical...

  17. July 23, 2014

    Separatist leader admits Ukraine rebels held Buk missile system

    One of the leaders of the pro-Russian separatists admitted on Wednesday that a rebel group did have the anti-aircraft...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  19. July 23, 2014

    US accuses Russia of continuing to arm Ukraine rebels

    The Obama administration has accused Russia of continuing to provide military assistance to pro-Russian separatists in...

  20. July 23, 2014

    MH17 crash: Information war poses dilemma for US intelligence community

    Five days after Flight MH17 crashed into a wheat field in eastern Ukraine, the US and Russia are locked in an information...

  21. The A-List

    July 23, 2014

    Containing Russia requires economic and political measures that impose real costs

    Since early March , there has been a debate in Europe as to what Russia’s actions in Ukraine represent. Does its forceful...

  22. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities climbed to fresh six-year highs as investors continued to place geopolitical concerns on the...

  23. July 22, 2014

    Britain accused of hypocrisy in Russia sanctions debate

    The head of France’s ruling Socialist party accused Britain’s David Cameron on Tuesday of hypocrisy for urging Paris to...

  24. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The most powerful economic sanctions of all. - The “sharing” economy — “populated mainly by...

  25. July 22, 2014

    City companies wary over Russian links

    Big companies and City firms are re-examining existing deals with Russia and backing away from new business as fears mount...

  26. July 22, 2014

    Russia has little to lose from arms embargo

    Two huge French-built Mistral warships Vladivostok and Sevastopol – on order for the Kremlin – have become a potent symbol...

  27. July 22, 2014

    EU rifts scupper new Russia sanctions

    Europe’s foreign ministers failed to agree new sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in the downing of MH17 despite...

  28. July 22, 2014

    FA chairman tackles MPs’ questions

    Many of English football’s problems – World Cup failure, manager Roy Hodgson’s ability, a dearth of homegrown players in the...

  29. The World

    July 22, 2014

    MH17 crash: did Moscow try to pin the blame on the wrong plane?

    Attempts on Monday by Russia to shift the blame for the shooting down of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine away from the...

  30. July 22, 2014

    Vladimir Putin starts to show the strain as outrage mounts over MH17

    The pressure on Vladimir Putin is intensifying. One of the Russian president’s most trusted economic advisers on Tuesday...

  31. July 22, 2014

    Putin suggests ending Gazprom pipeline monopoly

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian government to consider breaking Gazprom’s monopoly on pipeline gas exports...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    On Russian sanctions and Belgian beer...

    Given that Russian subjects are reportedly being force fed a diet of Putin-esque mis-information over the downing of...

  33. July 22, 2014

    Putin vows to lean on separatist rebels

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday pledged to lean on separatist rebels in Ukraine to agree to a transparent...

  34. July 22, 2014

    MH17 crash: Bodies prepared for flight to Netherlands

    Bodies from the downed Malaysian airline were due to arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday after days of delays that have...

  35. July 22, 2014

    Russia tensions fail to provoke reaction

    What should worry investors most about the financial market reaction to the escalating tensions between Russia and the west?...

  36. FT Tech Hub

    July 22, 2014

    Xiaomi challenges Apple with latest smartphone

    Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone looks much like Apple’s rival handsets except for one crucial difference: the price –...

  37. July 22, 2014

    Putin ally warns on Russia’s isolationist course

    Russia’s former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, one of president Vladimir Putin’s most-trusted economic advisers, has issued...

  38. July 22, 2014

    UK to hold public inquiry into death of ex-KGB spy Litvinenko

    The British government is to hold a public inquiry to establish whether Moscow was responsible for the death of Alexander...

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