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As Ukraine stares into the abyss, where is Europe’s leadership?

With Russia and the US scheming over Ukraine’s future, EU nations can only dither, mired in their fractured pastThe Ukrainian crisis is not over. The four-party statement, reached in Geneva on Thursday, means several things. It is not, however, the end…
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So where is the global HQ of Venice’s independence lobby? Answer: Kent

From his Tonbridge study, psychiatrist Giovanni Dalla-Valle hopes to rally international support for Europe’s latest separatist group Continue reading…
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Pro-Russian separatists defiant as Ukraine peace moves flounder

Occupations of public buildings across eastern Ukraine continue as separatists accuse Kiev of violating Geneva deal Continue reading…
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Ukraine crisis: Geneva talks produce agreement on defusing conflict

US, Russia, Ukraine and EU agree measures including end of violence, disarming of illegal groups and amnesty for protestersFollow the latest updates on the Geneva talks Continue reading…
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U.S. and Russia Agree on Pact to Defuse Ukraine Crisis

The foreign ministers of the United States, Russia, Ukraine and European Union reached an agreement in Geneva after hours of talks, but President Obama sounded a cautious note.
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Ukraine on verge of major armed conflict

First significant military action in east of country as troops clash with armed pro-Russian gunmen in airfield Continue reading…
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European Parliament Approves Laws on Banking Overhaul

The directives come after the Continent’s debt crisis led Britain and other countries to use public funds to bail out troubled lenders.
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Nigel Farage rejects ‘outrageous’ EU expenses allegations

Ukip leader says he makes legitimate use of flat-rate allowances after it emerged that he pays no rent on his UK office

Nigel Farage has rejected “outrageous” claims that his taxpayer-funded EU office expenses of around £15,000 a year are too high.

The Ukip leader is facing questions about his use of the EU parliamentary expenses system after it emerged that he pays no rent on a small Bognor Regis property designated as his UK office.

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