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post 21 November 2014
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Ukraine one year on: prepare for a cold diplomatic winter

It's overstating things to say Russia and the west have entered a new cold war. But one year after the Ukraine crisis began, the situation is still deeply depressing.

article 17 November 2014 UK, Qatar
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Another day, another call to boycott Fifa

Fifa is in the spotlight after former FA chairman David Bernstein said European teams should snub the 2018 World Cup. But this is just the latest boycott call against world football's governing body.

article 17 November 2014 World, Ukraine
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What's happened in Ukraine since the ceasefire agreement?

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia separatists agreed a ceasefire in September, but that hasn't stopped fighting in eastern parts of the country.

video 15 November 2014 World, Russia

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Putin to head home early from G20 - video

President Putin is not coming away from the G20 with many friends. David Cameron and the Russian leader apparently had a 'robust exchange' about Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis.

article 15 November 2014 World, Australia
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Snubs and summits: a brief history of the 'brush-past'

Geopolitical summits like the G20 are saturated in symbolism and double-meanings - so even if you're officially shunned, you can always meet away from prying eyes.

video 14 November 2014 World, Ukraine

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Russia readies for oil price collapse over Ukraine - video

Vladimir Putin has said Russia is prepared for a "catastrophic" collapse in oil prices as more European sanctions are threatened over Ukraine.

article 13 November 2014 UK, Qatar
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Fifa wrong on world cup report, says investigator

Fresh doubt is thrown on the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 world cups as the lawyer who led the inquiry into the bidding processes says Fifa is misrepresenting his findings.

video 04 November 2014 World, Russia

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'The US would like to confront Ed Snowden'

Alejandro Majorkas, deputy US homeland security chief, tells Channel 4 News the United States wants to try Ed Snowden for leaking details of alleged phone and internet surveillance.

video 03 November 2014 UK, Russia

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The Russian debutantes: partying like it's 1899 - video

Decked out in designer gowns, dripping in diamonds - the Russian debutantes at an exclusive London ball. Their aim? To pay tribute to Russia's imperial past and preserve its culture for the future.