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      Ukraine appeals for military help in fight with pro-Russian rebels

      Ukraine has appealed for urgent international military assistance to combat an “electronic warfare” offensive, which it said...

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      Battle rages in eastern Ukraine as Minsk peace talks stall

      Peace talks aimed at brokering a ceasefire in Ukraine’s breakaway east stalled before they had even started on Saturday....

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    1. January 30, 2015

      Outflows continue to seep out of Franklin funds

      Franklin Resources, the asset management group that counts bond investor Michael Hasenstab among its top managers, missed...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2015

      Abkhazia: a new El Dorado on the Black Sea coast?

      Thousands of immigrants attracted by a construction boom is hardly front page news – but what if the latest El Dorado is an...

    3. January 29, 2015

      EU fails to agree new Russia sanctions

      Increasingly divided EU ministers failed to issue a specific threat of further economic sanctions against Russia on...

    4. January 29, 2015

      Carlsberg to close two Russian breweries

      Carlsberg is closing two of its 10 Russian breweries as the Danish drinks company responds to the deepening economic woes in...

    5. January 28, 2015

      Raiffeisen hit by rouble and Swiss franc

      Raiffeisen Bank International is to slash its assets by 20 per cent, as Austria’s third-biggest lender struggles with the...

    6. January 28, 2015

      West must help Ukraine to defend itself against Russia

      In the past few days, Vladimir Putin’s objectives in eastern Ukraine have taken a new and darker turn. The Russian president...

    7. January 27, 2015

      Ukraine fighting points to Russia designs for puppet state

      An escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine in recent days has once again left western governments and military strategists...

    8. January 27, 2015

      Greeks rebuff EU call for more Russia sanctions

      Greece’s new radical leftwing-dominated government signalled on Tuesday that friction with its European partners might...

    9. January 27, 2015

      Arm Ukraine to show Russia conflict has a cost

      There can be no doubt that the recent escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine is the direct result of the increased...

    10. January 27, 2015

      Russia’s downgrade deepens political crisis with Europe

      On Monday Standard & Poor’s downgraded Russia to BB+, one notch below investment grade. The country retains an...

    11. January 27, 2015

      Ukraine crisis: EU leaders warn of more sanctions against Russia

      European leaders have threatened to impose more sanctions on Russia, as fears grow that Moscow is seeking to open a new...

    12. January 26, 2015

      Nato accuses Russia over worsening Ukrainian crisis

      Nato has accused Russia of “sharply” escalating the crisis in eastern Ukraine in recent days by sending even more of its own...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      January 26, 2015

      Mariupol burials

      Relatives of Alexander Demyanenko, a victim of Saturday’s shelling, stand near a grave during funerals in Mariupol, Ukraine,...

    14. January 26, 2015

      IMF pressed to increase lending to Ukraine

      The International Monetary Fund is under growing pressure to stump up billions of additional dollars to avert a financial...

    15. January 25, 2015

      Ukraine crisis: Obama threatens more Russia sanctions

      President Barack Obama has signalled that he was prepared to significantly increase US sanctions against the Kremlin, saying...

    16. January 24, 2015

      Ukraine separatists in deadly rocket attack on Mariupol

      At least 30 people were killed and nearly 100 injured after a residential neighbourhood of Mariupol came under rocket attack...

    17. The World

      January 24, 2015

      Real world intrudes on Davos

      Holding the World Economic Forum in a ski resort in the Alps sounds like an eccentric decision. In fact, the choice of Davos...

    18. January 23, 2015

      Dispute between Russia and Poland overshadows Auschwitz tributes

      A political war of words between Warsaw and Moscow has overshadowed the planning of events to commemorate the liberation of...

    19. January 22, 2015

      Oxford Instruments tumbles 30% on profit warning

      Shares in Oxford Instruments plunged almost 30 per cent on Thursday after the maker of nanotechnology products slashed its...

    20. January 22, 2015

      Shelling of Donetsk bus stop kills 13 and injures 20

      At least 13 civilians were killed and 20 people injured after a bus stop in central Donetsk was shelled on Thursday, in the...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Explosion in Donetsk

      Local people inspect the site of an explosion near a bus stop in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine. At least nine people were killed...

    22. January 21, 2015

      Ukraine seeks larger IMF deal and hints at debt restructuring

      Ukraine is seeking a larger and longer-term bailout programme from the International Monetary Fund to replace its existing...

    23. January 21, 2015

      Richard Nixon’s madman theory enjoys a Russian revival

      It is called the “double bind” and it is said to be a cause of schizophrenia: an authority figure gives instructions so...

    24. January 21, 2015

      Donetsk airport descends from showcase to shambles

      Built for almost $1bn ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship that Ukraine co-hosted with Poland, the Donetsk airport...

    25. January 20, 2015

      Falling rouble piles the pressure on Putin

      Less than six months ago Vladimir Putin seemed invincible. Russia’s president had triggered a clamour of outrage across...

    26. January 20, 2015

      Only Russia can halt Ukraine’s drift to war

      After a brief winter lull, fighting has returned to Ukraine. The past week has seen the renewal of the conflict that has...

    27. January 19, 2015

      EU foreign ministers attack call to soften Russia stance

      A suggestion from the EU’s new foreign policy chief that the bloc consider softening its approach toward Russia drew a harsh...

    28. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

    29. January 16, 2015

      RWE poised for UK asset sale to Russian oligarch

      RWE has agreed to complete the sale of North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire — with the proviso that the German...

    30. January 14, 2015

      Poland: One-way traffic

      Poland has some enviable numbers to support its claim of being Europe’s economic success story of the past decade. It has...

    31. January 14, 2015

      The Balkans are the soft underbelly of Europe

      Could the Balkans be the next playground for Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and his politics of destabilisation?...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2015

      Frozen fishing

      Ukrainians fish in the frozen river Dnipro in Kiev, Ukraine.   ...

    33. January 13, 2015

      US offers $2bn of financial support to Ukraine

      The US pledged to provide as much as $2bn in new financial assistance for Ukraine this year, even as the IMF and the new...

    34. January 12, 2015

      Challenges confront Germany’s Merkel on all sides

      For German chancellor Angela Merkel 2015 has already brought an unusual and diverse array of pressures: An embarrassing row...

    35. January 12, 2015

      Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of talks

      Violence has flared up again in eastern Ukraine, bringing an end to a month-long lull and casting further into doubt a...

    36. January 9, 2015

      Ukraine’s Poles pray for Warsaw rescue

      They have been in limbo for weeks, nervously watching for a flare-up in the conflict and praying for a swift rescue. “In the...

    37. January 8, 2015

      Russia: Dangers of isolation

      Welcome to Russia,” says the big sign marking the border from Belarus on the main road from Minsk to Moscow. But as Roman, a...

    38. January 8, 2015

      Be glad someone had the courage to be Charlie

      Je ne suis pas Charlie. I am not Charlie, I am not brave enough. Across the world, and certainly across Twitter, people are...

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