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Ukrainians want democracy and freedom, not war

BY RIPSIME OVSEPYAN Ukraine’s government has reacted to aggressive Russian movements in Crimea, with the country’s acting president Oleksandr Turchinov declaring that Ukrainian soldiers have prepared an army to defend the eastern regions of the country. This has led to an agglomeration of soldiers and military equipment on the country’s border with Russia, despite the […]

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Breaking news | March 7

Ukraine regions. Illustration: Peter Fitzgerald/Wikimedia Commons   BY MOHAMMAD AL-AZAR AND LEON ELIA   Crimean parliament votes to join Russia On Thursday the parliament in Crimea voted to join Russia, and its Russian-backed government has set a referendum within 10 days of the decision in an escalation of the issue over the Ukrainian Black Sea […]

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Ukraine update | March 4

Riot police in Kiev in December, early in the conflict being called the ‘Euromaidan’, or ‘Ukraine Spring’. Photo: Ivan Bandura/flickr   Russia’s continued push for war affects more than just the Ukraine, writes STEPHANIE ATHANASSIOU.   World leaders have urged Russian President Vladimir Putin against military interference after the Russian parliament granted authorisation to deploy […]

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Breaking news | March 3

Cate Blanchett arrives at the 2014 Academy Awards. Photo: Disney|ABC Television Group/flickr   BY HUGH WIDJAYA, CHLOE TAYLOR AND PETER SANKOH Blanchett wins Best Actress Cate Blanchett has won the Oscar for Best Actress at the 2014 Academy Awards, held Monday in California. Blanchett is the first Australian woman to win the award, for her […]

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Breaking news | February 24

Protesters throw Molotov cocktails at troops in Kiev, January 19, 2014. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov/unframe   BY CHLOE TAYLOR AND HUGH WIDJAYA   Ukraine government unrest The Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has fled and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has been freed from prison after anti-government protests ended the Putin-backed leaders reign. The protests, which began two weeks […]