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    Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia activists refused to retreat from occupied public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday despite an unexpected...

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    Russian debt and equity sales stall

    The crisis in Ukraine has had a chilling effect on issuance in Russia’s bond and equity markets. Total Russian bond issuance...

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  1. 16 hours ago

    Edward Snowden makes virtual appearance at Putin show

    Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden made a surprise virtual appearance on Vladimir Putin’s televised call-in...

  2. 16 hours ago

    Ukraine restricts Russian men from entering the country

    Ukraine has begun restricting Russian men from entering the country amid fears that Russian activists are fuelling...

  3. 16 hours ago

    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...

  4. The World

    19 hours ago

    The Putin Show

    Judging from Moscow’s dark warnings over the threat of civil war in Ukraine, and its war of words with the west over the...

  5. 19 hours ago

    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...

  6. 22 hours ago

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin still has friends in the west

    John Kerry has a nice phrase. The west will respond to Russia’s 19th-century behaviour with 21st-century tools. The US...

  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

    EU sanctions push on Russia falters amid big business lobbying

    Europe’s resolve to impose tough sanctions on Moscow is cracking under corporate lobbying, as companies warn governments...

  12. 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...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2014

    EM share dividends come of age

    It wasn’t so long ago that being a long-term investor in emerging market stocks came with very little short-term...

  14. 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...

  15. April 16, 2014

    The Russian bear has made monkeys of the west

    The chanceries of the west echo to the groans of self-reproach. In the Ukrainian debacle, our geopolitical advantages seem...

  16. April 16, 2014

    Putin: Russia’s great propagandist

    Igor Dolutsky finds nothing unusual in disagreeing with everyone around him. In the 35 years he has been teaching history in...

  17. April 16, 2014

    Rodin, Coliseum, London – review

    Before curtain-up at the Coliseum, a voice advises us to “report any suspicious objects” to the management. Idle words when...

  18. April 16, 2014

    Russia threatens US with WTO action over Crimea sanctions

    Pro-Russia forces on the move Russia has threatened to take the US to the World Trade Organisation over sanctions imposed in...

  19. April 16, 2014

    Xi dreams of shaking docile China from its slumber

    For the first three decades of economic reform and growth, China followed Deng Xiaoping’s advice to “hide brilliance,...

  20. 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...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    April 16, 2014

    Playing ball in Monte Carlo

    Eric Gaillard/Reuters Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia during the Monte Carlo Masters...

  22. April 16, 2014

    Pro-Russia forces intensify defiance in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia forces on the move Pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine intensified their defiance against Kiev on Wednesday,...

  23. FT Alphaville

    April 16, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at credit issuance, which is healthy, wealthy, and happening in size....

  24. April 16, 2014

    Reforms bring end of ‘currency wars’ in sight

    This year is likely to bring a significant easing of currency restrictions in the developing world. In particular, policy...

  25. 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...

  26. April 15, 2014

    William Hague warns against ‘creeping oligarchisation’ of Balkans

    William Hague warned on Tuesday of the “creeping oligarchisation” of the Balkans and parts of central and southeastern...

  27. April 15, 2014

    Both empires will lose from this treacherous tussle

    Western suspicions that Russia is following the “Crimea playbook” in eastern Ukraine are way off the mark. To begin with,...

  28. April 15, 2014

    Ukraine’s oligarchs accused of double dealing over separatism

    As pro-Russian separatists seized state buildings in eastern Ukraine this weekend, pro-European activists in Kiev sought out...

  29. April 15, 2014

    Ballettwoche (Ballet Week), Nationaltheater, Munich – review

    Russia and the US lead the world in classical dance, with help from Paris and, sometimes, London. That view, however, would...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    Putin's gold level: $1300/oz

    Not much market reaction yet to reports of an “anti-terrorist operation” in Ukraine apart from gold, which had broken...

  31. April 15, 2014

    Ukraine deploys troops near eastern cities to counter separatists

    Ukrainian troops were moving towards the towns of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk in the east of the country on Tuesday afternoon,...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - The Mystery of the Dots, Part II. - Three expensive milliseconds. - Live a modern life while...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. April 14, 2014

    More of Merkel’s mettle would sap Putin’s strength

    When Angela Merkel told President Barack Obama last month that Vladimir Putin was living “in another world”, it was a signal...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    April 14, 2014

    Pro-Russia militiaman guards the barricade

    Anatoliy Stepanov/AFP A pro-Russia militiaman stands in front of a flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic outside the...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    New York morning espresso

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

  38. 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...

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