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      Ukraine takes ‘odious’ path to default

      Ukraine’s decision last week to grant its government the power to stop foreign debt payments marks a distinct shift in tone...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Russia no longer wants French-made Mistral helicopter carriers

      Russia is no longer interested in receiving the two helicopter carrier ships ordered from France but which Paris held back...

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    1. May 25, 2015

      The US can talk to Vladimir Putin and stay firm on Ukraine

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, has long enjoyed a reputation for being an indefatigable diplomat, engaging in shuttle...

    2. May 22, 2015

      EU offers stronger ties to eastern nations — but cautiously

      The EU renewed its vows to strengthen ties with six former Soviet republics on Friday, but did it with circumspection and...

    3. May 22, 2015

      Ukrainian bondholders face an outbreak of ‘Greek fatigue’

      Libertarians and left wingers agree that government bailouts of banks and IMF programmes for distressed nations are...

    4. May 22, 2015

      Transcript of interview with Arseniy Yatseniuk

      Financial Times: Do you have a particular message for EU leaders at the Riga summit? Arseniy Yatseniuk: Act boldly and...

    5. May 21, 2015

      Ukraine’s Arseniy Yatseniuk urges EU leaders not to fear Russia

      Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has urged European leaders not to be “scared” of Russia or of enlarging the EU to...

    6. May 21, 2015

      Russians confronted by the ultimate test of loyalties

      As Russia became embroiled in the war in Ukraine last summer, Olga Talalay jumped at the chance to escape the politics of...

    7. May 21, 2015

      Raiffeisen insists no pressure to raise capital

      Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International insisted it was under “no pressure whatsoever” to accelerate efforts to boost...

    8. May 20, 2015

      Germany to pay €10m in compensation to Soviet prisoners-of-war

      Germany is planning to pay €10m in compensation to former Soviet prisoners of war, signalling that present-day tension with...

    9. May 20, 2015

      Only high-level talks can penetrate the fog of war

      Has Vladimir Putin scored a diplomatic victory against the Obama administration? Until last week, Washington was...

    10. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    11. May 19, 2015

      Norilsk Nickel looks to China with new copper mine

      Norilsk Nickel is in advanced talks with Chinese companies in the hope of securing financing for a large new copper mine, in...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      Moratorium on Moscow?

      On May 28, Ukraine will pay $88m in interest on its $2.25bn bond due 2022. On June 20, it will also pay a $75m coupon on...

    13. May 18, 2015

      US muscles in on Ukraine peace process brokered by Europe

      The US has started muscling in on the shaky European-brokered peace process in Ukraine as the EU approaches a deadline next...

    14. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2015

      And then there were four, Ukraine bonds edition

      Back in April, five leading owners of Ukrainian bonds formed a committee to negotiate a restructuring with their debtor –...

    15. May 18, 2015

      Free Lunch: Ukraine's weaponised debt

      The economic front When the International Monetary Fund revived its financial aid for war-torn Ukraine in February, the fund...

    16. Nick Butler

      May 18, 2015

      Another victory for Putin

      Last week’s decision by the UK’s new energy secretary, Amber Rudd, to approve Centrica’s plans for a dramatic increase in...

    17. May 17, 2015

      Reform-minded Ukraine merits debt reduction

      Ukraine, the international community and its creditors will soon have to reach a conclusion about how to handle the...

    18. May 17, 2015

      Georgia hopes over Europe turn to disappointment

      Ask David Usupashvili, speaker of Georgia’s parliament, if the country’s dozen-year commitment to integration with Nato and...

    19. May 15, 2015

      Ukraine minister says ‘all options on the table’ for debt

      Crunch talks on Ukraine’s national debt hang in the balance after the finance minister warned creditors that “all options...

    20. May 13, 2015

      Nato says Russian nuclear talk irresponsible

      Russia is irresponsibly stepping up its nuclear rhetoric in a bid to rattle the west, Nato’s military chief has said,...

    21. May 13, 2015

      Estonia ready to deal with Russia’s ‘little green men’

      Estonia has a clear plan for dealing with any “little green men” — the undercover Russian special forces operatives who...

    22. May 12, 2015

      Thousands take part in Estonia’s war games

      For more than a week now, the birch forests and heaths across Estonia have echoed with gunfire, explosions and the heavy...

    23. May 12, 2015

      Ukraine debt talks reach boiling point

      Ukraine’s $23bn debt restructuring negotiations appeared to reach boiling point late on Tuesday after the government issued...

    24. May 12, 2015

      Nemtsov’s final report says 220 Russian troops have died in Ukraine

      At least 220 active Russian soldiers have died fighting in Eastern Ukraine, a new report by Russian opposition leaders and...

    25. May 11, 2015

      Morgan Stanley oil business sold for $1bn

      Castleton Commodities International, the energy trader backed by hedge fund luminaries, has sealed a $1bn-plus purchase of...

    26. May 11, 2015

      John Kerry set for first Moscow visit since start of Ukraine war

      John Kerry is to visit Moscow on Tuesday for the first time since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis that left relations...

    27. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address newly...

    28. May 8, 2015

      West shuns Moscow second world war commemorations

      Russia shows off its military hardware When Vladimir Putin presides over Russia’s largest military parade in post-Soviet...

    29. May 8, 2015

      Ukraine move to ban Soviet symbols sparks controversy

      Ukraine slideshow Just as Russia holds a vast military parade on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 8, 2015

      Day of remembrance

      A worker installing a wreath of poppies as a red peak and ribbon on top of the 102-metre Motherland Monument in Kiev,...

    31. May 7, 2015

      Gazprom announces deal with Ankara to build Black Sea pipeline

      Gazprom says it has reached agreement with Ankara to build a “Turkish Stream” pipeline across the Black Sea, bringing the...

    32. May 7, 2015

      Investors downbeat on prospect of Ukraine debt deal by June

      Investors in Ukraine say the country is unlikely to meet its June deadline to restructure $23bn of debt, putting the...

    33. May 7, 2015

      Investment opportunities in Ukraine emerge amid political crisis

      Things have not been going according to plan for Mohammad Zahoor, one of Ukraine’s most prominent foreign entrepreneurs. In...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions on...

    35. May 6, 2015

      Wheat heavyweights battle for global market share

      An Australian agricultural official asked a pointed question at a recent conference: “Are we at risk of becoming the poor...

    36. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Modi rules by fear,” he said, “and Jaitley by favour.” - Rich hedge fund managers are still rich....

    37. May 5, 2015

      Russia rattles sabres to keep Ukraine from the west

      Violations of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine have reached their highest level since the Minsk II agreement was signed in...

    38. May 3, 2015

      Anniversary message from west to Russia

      The 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war in Europe will this week be commemorated in towns and cities across...

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