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BRITAIN’S top shares yesterday were pegged back by tension between the west and Russia over Ukraine, although robust results lifted insurance and pensions group Prudential. The FTSE 100 closed down 0.4 of a point – flat in percentage terms – at 6,632.42 points. A convoy of 280 trucks that Russia said were carrying humanitarian aid [...]
A Russian aid convoy will be turned back from the Ukrainian border amid fears the mission may be used to send in soldiers. The Ukrainian government has said that the convoy lacks Red Cross (ICRC) certification and will not be allowed to enter the country. If the aid is to cross the border, a Ukrainian [...]
TENSIONS between Russia and the West threatened to flare up again yesterday as President Putin vowed to press on with plans to send an aid convoy into eastern Ukraine. It comes as the Russian leader, blamed for arming rebels and stoking conflict in the ex-soviet state, has amassed 45,000 troops on the border with its [...]
The UK and US governments have advised Russia against using humanitarian assistance as a cover-up for sending troops to eastern Ukraine. "I am deeply concerned by reports of an increased flow of heavy weapons crossing into Ukrainian sovereign territory from Russia and by reports of Russian armed forces exercising for a 'humanitarian intervention' in [...]
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), today admitted that the Ukraine crisis represented a threat to the Eurozone economy. The geopolitical concerns surrounding the Ukraine crisis and in particular the import ban imposed by Russia, were highlighted as a potential risk to European economic outlook by Draghi, but he insisted that [...]
GERMAN bond yields touched another historical low yesterday, with the benchmark 10 year bond’s yield dropping to just 1.1 per cent, down from just below two per cent at the beginning of the year. Some analysts attributed a build up of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border as one of the reasons for the drop. [...]
THE FTSE 100 yesterday fell after being pummelled by disappointing economic data and growing fears over the crisis in Ukraine. The FTSE 100 fell 46.32 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 6,636.16 points after earlier hitting a three-month low of 6,588.43 points. Pharma stocks were the biggest fallers as investors worried that interest from US [...]
Pro-Russian militants have handed over the two black boxes from the downed MH17 aircraft to Malaysian officials. After an agreement with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday evening, separatist leader Aleksander Borodai signed them over to the Malaysian experts at a meeting in the eastern Ukranian city of Donetsk. A number of reporters were [...]
An international news channel is being launched in Ukraine to challenge the allegedly pro-Putin narrative of Russian state broadcasters as the two countries continue to place blame on each other for the downing of flight MH17. As the two neighbour states continue their war of words amid growing tensions over the disaster, English-language channel Ukraine Today, run [...]
Russia and Ukraine’s political row over who is responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has surfaced on wikipedia after a Russian state broadcaster was caught changing a wikipedia page about the disaster. A change was made to the Russian language wikipedia page on flight disasters by a user with the IP address for [...]
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