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  1. 2 hours ago

    Israel’s silence on Ukraine puts country at odds with US

    Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for the subtlety or restraint he uses when finding the words or – as needed – crudely drawn...

  2. 2 hours ago

    A united Europe can end Russia’s energy stranglehold

    Regardless of how the stand-off over Ukraine develops, one lesson is clear: excessive dependence on Russian energy makes...

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  1. 3 hours ago

    Russia steps up rhetoric on potential east Ukraine intervention

    Russia stepped up its angry rhetoric against the Ukraine government on Monday with its toughest warning yet about a possible...

  2. 5 hours ago

    Russia bars Ukraine banks from Crimea

    Russia’s central bank on Monday barred four Ukrainian banks from operating in Crimea, saying they had failed to meet their...

  3. 11 hours ago

    Asia stocks subdued in holiday-thinned trade

    TOKYO, April 21 – Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday, as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious amid an absence...

  4. 20 hours ago

    Russia’s reliance on Ukraine for military hardware raises fears

    The Motor Sich plant in Zaporozhia, 230km west of Donetsk, makes the engines for most Russian military helicopters,...

  5. 21 hours ago

    US could send troops to Poland, Estonia

    The US is considering the deployment of small numbers of ground troops to Poland and Estonia for short military exercises in...

  6. Nick Butler

    April 20, 2014

    How secure is Mr Putin?

    One of the greatest mistakes in the analysis of what is happening in Ukraine is the view of Russia as a one man...

  7. April 20, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Lethal shootout casts shadow over Geneva deal

    Russia on Sunday accused the Ukrainian government of failing to implement last week’s Geneva accord, saying there had been...

  8. 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...

  9. April 18, 2014

    Geneva agreement does little to counter Russian military threat

    For a moment, the four-party agreement in Geneva on Thursday appeared to be a breakthrough. But by yesterday it was already...

  10. 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...

  11. April 18, 2014

    Ukraine tensions cast shadow over art world

    The art world faces a nervous build-up to its crucial June auctions, amid concern that the fallout from the crisis in...

  12. April 18, 2014

    ‘Defiance and confusion’ in Ukraine over Geneva deal, says OSCE

    Pro-Russia forces on the move The deputy head of the international monitor charged with implementing the Geneva agreement to...

  13. 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...

  14. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2014

    Guest post: take Putin on Ukraine with pound of salt

    Ievgen Vorobiov, Polish Institute of International Affairs. The four hour Q&A session of Vladimir Putin televised on April...

  15. 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...

  16. April 18, 2014

    Estonia’s Cassandra finally gets message across on Russia

    Toomas Hendrik Ilves is not afraid of standing out from the crowd. Estonia’s president, habitually dressed in a bow tie, has...

  17. April 18, 2014

    Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian activists were in no mood to retreat from the public buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine despite an...

  18. April 18, 2014

    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...

  19. April 17, 2014

    Weighing up Europe and emerging markets

    If you were an international bond investor, which of these entities would you lend to? Country A is an economic powerhouse,...

  20. April 17, 2014

    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...

  21. April 17, 2014

    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...

  22. The World

    April 17, 2014

    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...

  23. 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...

  24. April 17, 2014

    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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. April 16, 2014

    Hedge funds suffer worst start to year since crisis began

    Hedge funds have had their worst start to the year since the start of the financial crisis as political uncertainly in...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. 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...

  36. April 16, 2014

    Oil trader Gunvor lifts earnings by a quarter amid expansion

    Gunvor, the Swiss-based oil trader drawn into the political confrontation over Ukraine, has announced a sharp rise in...

  37. 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,...

  38. FT Alphaville

    April 16, 2014

    Capital controls, Ukraine style

    From the National Bank of Ukraine: 15.04.2014 press release The National Bank has passed the decision to temporarily...

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