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      World Cup adopted teams: who’s following who around the world
      Jun24

      World Cup adopted teams: who’s following who around the world

      Not having a team in Brazil does stop mean fans have to miss out, with many cheering on other countries for a host of reasonsAs the World Cup approaches the knock-out stages, spare a thought for those whose team was not even in Brazil. Billions of people around the world have had to adopt countries to follow. Sometimes the affiliation is...

      Polish government expletive tapes lead to snap election rumours
      Jun24

      Polish government expletive tapes lead to snap election rumours

      President Bronislaw Komorowski distances himself from the PM, Donald Tusk, over embarrassing transcripts published in WprostFor the Polish government, it has been a week of blushing and cringing: over the last nine days, Polish news magazine Wprost has published transcripts of expletive-laden conversations between leading politicians and...

      Ukraine separatists agree to ceasefire
      Jun23

      Ukraine separatists agree to ceasefire

      Separatist leaders in Luhansk and Donetsk will observe ceasefire until Friday and release OSCE observers held captiveSeparatist leaders in two main areas of Ukraine’s east have agreed to observe a ceasefire until Friday, one of the leaders has said.Alexander Borodai made the comments after meeting a “contact group” that included...

      Ukraine ceasefire under pressure as fighting flares again
      Jun23

      Ukraine ceasefire under pressure as fighting flares again

      Ukraine presses Putin for unqualified support for peace plan as both sides report violence despite Friday’s truceFighting has flared between Ukrainian and pro-Moscow separatist forces, both sides reported, further straining a unilateral ceasefire declared by Ukraine as Russian president Vladimir Putin pressed Kiev to talk to the rebels....

      Putin and Poroshenko mark anniversary of Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union – video
      Jun22

      Putin and Poroshenko mark anniversary of Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union – video

      Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko attend ceremonies in Moscow and Kiev on Sunday to mark 73 years since the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union began. Poroshenko said at the ceremony that ‘the stench of war is in the air today’ as a ceasefire was broken between the Ukrainian military and...

      Putin calls on both sides in Ukraine conflict to lay down arms
      Jun22

      Putin calls on both sides in Ukraine conflict to lay down arms

      Russian president backs counterpart Poroshenko’s peace plan, though separatist fighters appear less than eager to complyVladimir Putin has called on both sides in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms and compromise, giving his strongest backing yet for the peace plan announced by Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko.”The...

      Vladimir Putin backs Ukraine ceasefire but orders huge military exercise
      Jun22

      Vladimir Putin backs Ukraine ceasefire but orders huge military exercise

      Kremlin’s commitment to quelling violence still in doubt as Russian president warns that talks are needed on peace planThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has expressed his support for Ukraines unilateral ceasefire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and has appealed to both sides to halt all military operations.However, he...

      Continued separatist attacks put strain on fledgling Ukraine ceasefire
      Jun21

      Continued separatist attacks put strain on fledgling Ukraine ceasefire

      Military posts on the Russian border attacked, while Ukrainian troops also repel pro-Russian separatists from an airforce basePro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian posts on the border with Russia and a military base and tried to storm an airforce base overnight into Saturday, government forces said, putting a Ukrainian unilateral ceasefire...

      Eastern Ukrainian separatists defy the president’s peace plan – video
      Jun21

      Eastern Ukrainian separatists defy the president’s peace plan – video

      Separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk take an oath of allegiance on Saturday after Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko declared a week-long ceasefire. The self-proclaimed leader of the movement defies Poroshenko’s peace plan, calling it unrealistic, and says that he and his troops want a referendum to join Russia …...

      The 20 photographs of the week
      Jun21

      The 20 photographs of the week

      Luis Suárez, protests and Costa Rica at the World Cup in Brazil, the increasing violence in Iraq, London fashion – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...