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Rory Suchet

​Rule by oligarchs: Kiev appoints billionaires to govern east
The self-proclaimed government in Kiev has appointed two of Ukraine’s richest men to govern large industrial regions in the defiant east. One of the reasons for the Maidan protest was the influence the rich have on politics in the country.

03.03.2014 05:54

Calls in Kiev to ‘regain nuclear status in six months’
Unable to resolve tensions with the largely pro-Russian autonomous region of Crimea, Kiev is bombarding Moscow with accusations and warnings. Some politicians have even threatened to restock Ukraine’s nuclear arsenal.

01.03.2014 05:14

‘Critical juncture’: Battles, attacks on convoys delay Syrian chemical weapons destruction
Syrian convoys transporting chemical weapons under the international agreement were attacked twice late last month, according to a UN report, causing a delay in chemical shipments out to sea.

01.03.2014 03:18

Russia starts giving out passports to Ukraine’s ex-Berkut officers pelted with ‘threats’
The Russian Foreign Ministry has answered SOS signals coming from the disbanded Ukrainian riot police “Berkut.” The ministry ordered the prompt issue of Russian passports for the officers, who have been threatened by lynch mobs.

28.02.2014 20:03

‘Shut the f**k up, b*tch!’ Notorious far-right Ukraine leader attacks prosecutor (VIDEO)
Ukrainian radical nationalist leader Aleksandr Muzychko went on with the rampage against regional authorities, lashing out at a local prosecutor with obscene language, punches and threats. The radical claimed the prosecutors were “sabotaging” their job.

27.02.2014 19:22

Canceled language law in Ukraine sparks concern among Russian and EU diplomats
Ukraine’s swift abolition of the law allowing the country’s regions to make Russian a second official language has worried European MPs and officials, and has been condemned outright as a “violation of ethnic minority rights” by Russian diplomats.

27.02.2014 12:44

Moscow issues demarche to US over jailed Russian pilot’s critical health
Russia has issued a demarche to the US over the critical health condition of jailed Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was found guilty of drug trafficking. His lawyer says his client has symptoms of a heart attack, but is not getting help.

14.02.2014 19:53

​Sochi Supertrack: Record-length bobsleigh track awaits Olympic sportsmen
The nearly 2-kilometer-long Sochi track can become the longest ever in the world for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. The track is going through “polishing” and soon it will become a place where all ice and speed skaters will be chasing their dreams.

31.01.2014 13:01

90 years after his death, Russians care more about Lenin’s corpse than his vision
Another Vladimir Lenin anniversary approaches, but the figure responsible for one of history’s prime turning point has lost his resonance with most of those inside the country.

21.01.2014 07:47

EU, US suspend certain sanctions as Iran halts 20% uranium enrichment
Washington and Brussels have announced suspension of certain sanctions against Iran as it halts its 20 percent enrichment of uranium. This marks the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and the six world powers coming into force.

20.01.2014 05:00

Teargas, fire, smoke as clashes erupt between police and protesters in Kiev
Ukrainian protesters clashed with police in Kiev after at least 10,000 people took to Independence Square for an anti-government demonstration. Police retaliation with tear gas and water cannons was prompted by an attempt to storm the government quarter.

19.01.2014 13:57

Syrian Kurds ask for own delegation at Geneva peace talks
Syrian Kurds are insisting on having their own delegation at next month's peace talks in Geneva. The Kurds say their demands must be heard, as they differ from the government’s and the opposition’s.

20.12.2013 04:45