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Ukraine says 'nyet' to Soviet bubbly in commie purge
Ukraine says 'nyet' to Soviet bubbly in commie purge
This past New Year’s Eve marked the last time Ukrainians could pop open Sovetskoye Shampanskoye or Soviet Champagne – the Kiev factory...
Ostracised Putin suddenly finds himself in demand
Ostracised Putin suddenly finds himself in demand
What a difference a war makes. Twelve months ago, Vladimir Putin was on the menu at the G20 summit in Brisbane. Western leaders queued up hungrily...
MH17 crash one year on: blame game continues over who shot down plane
MH17 crash one year on: blame game continues over who shot down plane
When she heard the bang, Natalia Voloshina rushed out of the small, one-storey house that passes for the village administration office in...
Thousands march over death of Putin critic
Thousands march over death of Putin critic
Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the...
Ukraine on back foot as key city falls
Ukraine on back foot as key city falls
A long line of military vehicles crawled north on the highway leading out of the abandoned government positions in Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine,...
Ukrainians dodge the draft
Ukrainians dodge the draft
Journalist Ruslan Kotsaba posted a video addressed to the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, last week in which he said he would rather go to...
World leaders hope to secure Ukrainian peace deal
World leaders hope to secure Ukrainian peace deal
Fighting between pro-Moscow separatists and government forces in Ukraine has killed at least 45 people in the past 24 hours, Kiev officials and rebel...
Russia's falling stock market faces new sanctions
Russia's falling stock market faces new sanctions
Russia's RTS index fell three percent at opening on Tuesday, a day after the Standard and Poor's ratings agency stripped the country of its...
Kiev and Moscow talk of war and peace
Kiev and Moscow talk of war and peace
Moscow and Kiev again traded mutual accusations of warmongering, as fighting and heavy shelling continued this week in eastern Ukraine and...
Kiev and rebels swap captives in peace push
Kiev and rebels swap captives in peace push
This is despite Kiev's decision to cut off key transport links to breakaway Crimea.
Disagreement over Ukraine truce in 'difficult' talks
Disagreement over Ukraine truce in 'difficult' talks
The latest push for peace in Ukraine appeared moribund on Thursday after initial talks failed to agree when the warring sides should meet again to...
[Slideshow]Our world in pictures 2014
[Slideshow]Our world in pictures 2014
M&G's photo editor Paul Botes brings you a selection of captivating photos from around the world, including some of the events that made headlines this year.

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