Greece may only represent a fraction of Europe’s economy. But in everything else that can’t be easily measured by the IMF or ECB, it represents to much more.
Comedian takes the lead in Ukrainian presidential election opinion polls
Millions of Ukrainians have gone to the polls today in a presidential runoff election.
Ukrainian author on Babchenko case: ‘There is a feeling that finally the Ukrainian secret services is Ukrainian – not Russian’
As we heard earlier, much of the world is still trying to work out exactly what happened yesterday with the death and resurrection of Arkady Babchenko. Meanwhile Moscow says the whole escapade is proof of fake news against them. It’s John Le Carre meets Carry ON. Who better to decipher fiction from fact than Andrei…
‘Dead’ journalist describes how Ukraine helped to stage his murder
When someone comes to you and says here’s an order for your killing, do you say: “I’m thinking about the media’s reputation! Let me be killed”? That was the question posed by unrepentant Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who has faced widespread criticism for working with the Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death. The plan…
‘Murdered’ Russian journalist turns up alive after staged death
The Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko – reportedly murdered in Kiev – turned up alive and well at a news conference in Ukraine. The Ukranian security services said the murder had been staged to expose Russian agents in their country. Mr Babchenko’s wife was not ‘in’ on the subterfuge – she’d said her husband was shot in…
Blizzards and icy temperatures kill 60 across Europe
As many as 60 people have lost their lives in severe weather across Europe, where heavy blizzards and icy temperatures have cut off roads and forced hundreds of rail services and flights to be cancelled. Poland and Ukraine were hit by heavy snowstorms – and the Siberian conditions spread as far south as Italy, from…
Arseniy Yatsenyuk on US/Russia relations
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, on the relationship between the US and Russia.
MH17: Ukraine plane crash caused by missile
The MH17 passenger plane disaster over Ukraine was caused by a Russian-made BUK missile, according to the final report from Dutch investigators.
National guardsman dies in Ukraine parliament clashes
A Ukrainian national guardsman dies and scores more are injured as grenades are thrown at a demonstration against concessions to pro-Russian separatists.
Have thousands of Russian soldiers died in Ukraine?
A Russian website publishes what appear to be official figures showing that more than 2,000 soldiers have died fighting in eastern Ukraine, as Moscow insists its regular forces are not involved.
Chernobyl: inside the nuclear disaster exclusion zone
Almost 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which turned the area around the plant into a no-go zone, scientists are involved in a unique experiment in how nature copes with radiation.
Ukraine: far right group protests after police shootout
Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Right Sector calls for the resignation of the country’s interior minister following the deaths of two of its members in a shootout with police.
Ukraine: fighting on both sides of the front line
Fighting in Ukraine has killed more than 6,500 people. Filmmaker Patrick Wells travelled to south east Ukraine and got unprecedented access to forces on both sides of the ceasefire line.
UNHCR warn number of refugees reaches record high
A new UN report says one in every 122 people is either a refugee or seeking asylum. It says if this number of people were a country, it would be the world’s 24th biggest.
Ukraine fuel depot explosion: firemen feared dead
Several firemen are feared to have been killed in a huge blaze at a fuel depot near Kiev.