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  • Sep 17, 2014
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Sanction-hit Russia faces similar problems to China after Tiananmen, says embassy

Russia is facing a similar diplomatic situation to that of China in 1989 after the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstration crackdown, the Russian embassy of China said in a commentary on its website on Thursday.

Monday, 31 March, 2014, 11:18am 2 comments

What price political risk?

Do investors really care about political risk?

7 Mar 2014 - 2:40am

Perils of Ukraine’s revolution

At a time when cynicism and scepticism about European integration are at a record high, the drama unfolding in Ukraine is a salutary reminder that the values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law remain a beacon of hope to many in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.

28 Feb 2014 - 5:12am

Praise be to the modest spender

When Radosław Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, went to Ukraine for talks last month, his Ukrainian counterparts reportedly laughed at him because he was wearing a Japanese quartz watch that cost only US$165. A Ukrainian newspaper reported on the preferences of Ukrainian ministers, several of whom have watches that cost more than US$30,000.

13 May 2013 - 1:52am

Ukraine president pardons two Yulia Tymoshenko allies

President Viktor Yanukovych signed a decree to pardon former interior minister Yuri Lutsenko, 48, who is serving a four-year sentence on charges of abuse of office and embezzlement. He also pardoned former environment minister, Heorhiy Filipchuk, who was also imprisoned for abuse of office.

7 Apr 2013 - 6:16pm

Fans deaths casts shadow over Dortmund draw

Germany defender Mats Hummels’s late header gave Borussia Dortmund a Champions League lifeline with a 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk in Wednesday’s last 16, first-leg, clash.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, January 30, 2013

Concerns have been raised about Twitter's iPhone video-sharing service Vine after pornography appeared in the "Editor's Picks". Twitter apologised for Monday's mistake, blaming "human error", but provided little detail.

30 Jan 2013 - 5:05am

Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko ends hunger strike

Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yuliya Tymoshenko agreed to end her hunger strike, her doctors said, more than two weeks after she began her protest over alleged fraud in polls won by the country's ruling party.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

I fear for my mother’s life, says Tymoshenko’s daughter

The daughter of Ukraine’s jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said she cannot talk her out of her hunger strike and wakes every day fearing for her mother’s life.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:01pm

Hundreds rally in Kiev in protest over 'stolen' Ukraine election

Hundreds of people rallied in central Kiev on Monday to protest against what the Ukrainian opposition says was vote-rigging by President Viktor Yanukovych’s ruling party in the October 28 parliamentary election.

5 Nov 2012 - 6:14pm