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Russia

# russia - Today’s News

From The Daily Edge A Russian bank is giving out cats to people taking out mortgages Cat Melodeon
From TheJournal.ie Sex geckos freeze to death after being sent to space by Russia Love Rocket

Sex geckos freeze to death after being sent to space by Russia

Their fruit fly companions survived, however, and successfully did the dirty up in space.

# russia - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Beslan 10 years on: the Russian school attack which shocked the world Siege

Beslan 10 years on: the Russian school attack which shocked the world

On the 10th anniversary of the Beslan school siege, TheJournal.ie returns to the tragic events of September 2004 that cost hundreds of innocent victims their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe Crimea

Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe

The reluctance of the United States to intervene means the EU must radically rethink how it confronts Russian military power.

From TheJournal.ie Putin calls for Ukraine peace talks – but battles continue Eastern Ukraine

Putin calls for Ukraine peace talks – but battles continue

Two US Senators have called on President Obama to arm Ukrainian soldiers.

# russia - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie For the first time, Vladimir Putin’s raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine ‘statehood’ Raising The Stakes

For the first time, Vladimir Putin’s raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine ‘statehood’

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday – time to catch up on the morning’s top stories.

# russia - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Meet the new bosses: Poland’s Tusk and Italy’s Mogherini chosen for EU top jobs Message To Moscow

Meet the new bosses: Poland’s Tusk and Italy’s Mogherini chosen for EU top jobs

The nomination of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to take over as Council President will send a strong message to Moscow, amid the continuing Ukraine crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Point of no return?… EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine Escalation

Point of no return?… EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine

Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.

# russia - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it’s bizarre Shade
From TheJournal.ie Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia Crossing The Line

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia

NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.

# russia - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama: ‘It’s plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’ Tan Suit

Obama: ‘It’s plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’

However the President’s suit made more waves on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine accuses Russia of “direct invasion”, Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine accuses Russia of “direct invasion”, Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ambassador to the OSCE said that Russian troops were in the east of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine What's The Story?

Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine

And the Americans accused Russia of orchestrating a campaign inside Ukraine.

# russia - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine Russia

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine

If true, that’s not good.

From TheJournal.ie No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace) Icebreakers

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)

A peace strategy was “supported by all without exception”.

# russia - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border “by accident” Hmmmm

Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border “by accident”

“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…

From TheJournal.ie Putin V Poroshenko: Russia and Ukraine’s presidents to meet today Conflict

Putin V Poroshenko: Russia and Ukraine’s presidents to meet today

Ahead of the meeting, Kiev announced the capture of ten Russian paratroopers.

# russia - Monday 25 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian parliament dissolved on the eve of key peace talks Ukraine

Ukrainian parliament dissolved on the eve of key peace talks

The leaders of Ukraine and Russia meet in Belarus tomorrow.

# russia - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Time for peace” as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine Bad Neighbours

“Time for peace” as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in talks with Ukraine’s President.

From TheJournal.ie Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a ‘direct invasion’ Ukraine

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a ‘direct invasion’

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

# russia - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay Ukraine

Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay

Trucks were deemed a ‘Trojan horse’ by Ukrainian authorities, a claim denied by Moscow.

# russia - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence Ukraine

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence

Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.

# russia - Monday 18 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Russian man tries to jump on to a rope swing, fails horribly Swingin'
From TheJournal.ie Poland have asked the people of Ireland to eat their apples Eatpolishapples

Poland have asked the people of Ireland to eat their apples

Poland want us to eat their apples. And they’ve got a video encouraging us to do so.

# russia - Saturday 16 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border Tensions

Ukraine tensions rise as Russian aid waits at border

Ukraine claims it destroyed a Russian military convoy.

From TheJournal.ie Russian fails five times to have his wife assassinated, ends up in jail From Russia With No Love

Russian fails five times to have his wife assassinated, ends up in jail

The man did not want to split his wealth with his wife.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia Bullyboy Ban

Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia

We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.

# russia - Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russian armoured vehicles seen near Ukraine aid trucks Ukraine

Russian armoured vehicles seen near Ukraine aid trucks

A convoy of armoured vehicles is said to be moving towards the Ukrainian border.

# russia - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland goes east in bid to offload meat mountain Meat Mountain

Ireland goes east in bid to offload meat mountain

Beef, lamb, mutton and pigmeat on the way to Philippines.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine sends its own aid convoy east following fears over Russia’s “Trojan horse” Lugansk

Ukraine sends its own aid convoy east following fears over Russia’s “Trojan horse”

Kiev had a change of heart this morning over the Russian convoy, saying it will let the aid in once it has been inspected.

# russia - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine isn’t going to let Russia’s ‘humanitarian convoy’ across its border Careful Now

Ukraine isn’t going to let Russia’s ‘humanitarian convoy’ across its border

Russia insisted its military would not be involved in the convoy, but Kiev said Moscow could only play a role as part of a broader Red Cross mission.

# russia - Monday 11 August, 2014

From Business ETC Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft Hackers

Irish internet users could be vulnerable after 1.2 billion password theft

An attack by Russian hackers has seen 1.2 billion passwords stolen.

From TheJournal.ie Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis… Islamic State

Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis…

Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.

# russia - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine Donetsk This post contains images

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine

Ukraine also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.

From Business ETC “I don’t think we’re back to cheese mountains”: Coveney plays down Russian sanctions Exports

“I don’t think we’re back to cheese mountains”: Coveney plays down Russian sanctions

The Agriculture Minister has said the effect on the Irish market this year might only be €8.2 million.

# russia - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers

Plus: How many flights went in and out of Ireland’s airports last year?

From TheJournal.ie He might be back: Fianna Fáil’s Conor Lenihan won’t rule out a return to politics Back From The Ussr

He might be back: Fianna Fáil’s Conor Lenihan won’t rule out a return to politics

He has also said that the bank guarantee “wasn’t a terrible policy”.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission Incursion

Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission

The move was averted through diplomatic channels.

# russia - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Russia’s food sanctions are hurting the animals at Moscow Zoo Animal Crackers

Russia’s food sanctions are hurting the animals at Moscow Zoo

The animals have been caught in the crossfire of the tit-for-tat sanctions war.

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