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  • BASF torn between profit and principle

    While the European Union weighs how to exert political pressure on Moscow while shielding its own economic interests, a discussion on expanding sanctions against Russia has unsettled parts of Germany's business community. BASF recorded a ..

  • Fighter jets ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence alleges pro-Russian forces have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets. The incident reportedly occurred near the village of Dmytrivka on the border with Russia. A video has been released, purporting to show the ..

  • After MH17, Dutch to delay 2018 World Cup decision

    The Dutch football federation (KNVB) said on Wednesday that 'during these black days' it was too early to discuss the country's participation at the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the wake of the Malaysian Airlines flight crash.The issue of Holland's ..

  • Calls in Germany to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

    German politicians demanded Wednesday that Russia be stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup for fuelling the Ukraine conflict, although football officials quickly rejected the idea.Amid outrage over the downing of a Malaysian jet in ..

  • Low to stay on as Germany head coach

    The coach says he will stay until at least the end of his contract in 2016 and insists he never seriously entertained resigning despite World Cup success in BrazilJoachim Low has confirmed he will remain head coach of Germanyin the wake of leading ..

  • German politicians mull stripping Russia of World Cup

    On Wednesday, parliamentarians in Germany openly questioned Russia's suitability to host the upcoming World Cup in the wake of increasingly tense international relations. The United States and its European allies have blamed pro-Russia separatists ..

  • UK announces public inquiry into death of ex-KGB Litvinenko

    The British Home Office has announced the launch of a public inquiry into the death of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London in 2006. The ex-KGB officer died after drinking tea poisoned with radioactive polonium. ..

  • Ukraine MPs come to blows while fighting rages in east

    Ukraine’s parliament descended into chaos after a politician took issue with criticism of Russia over the MH17 plane crash and accused Kyiv of waging war on Ukrainian people. The comments came from Mykola Levchenko, from the Party of Regions of ..

  • Putin vows Russia will use influence on Ukraine rebels

    The Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his government will use its influence with separatists in eastern Ukraine to allow a full investigation into the downing of flight MH17. But he told a meeting of defence and security chiefs in Moscow ..

  • Advocaat agrees to take Serbia job

    The Dutchman has revealed that he is set to sign a four-year contract following Sinisa Mihajlovic’s resignation, rejecting South Africa's approachDick Advocaat has revealed he is set to take charge of theSerbia national team.The experienced ..