Ukrainian authorities have blocked the release of a film about Soviet footballers who defied Nazi Germany amid fears it could ignite explosive emotions just weeks before the country co-hosts the Euro 2012 tournament.
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Sunday 04 September 2011
Friday 02 September 2011
Thursday 25 August 2011
Thousands of opposition activists held demonstrations yesterday against the detention of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, clouding official celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Ukraine's independence declaration.
Friday 12 August 2011
Saturday 06 August 2011
Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, was locked up yesterday, after a judge accused her of systematically disrespecting the court in a case against her that supporters say is politically motivated.
Monday 25 July 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
Friday 20 May 2011
The star falls sick, the understudy takes over and becomes a star: one of the nice things about opera is the way this time-honoured tradition repeats itself year after year. The latest example was when the much-hyped Italian soprano Micaela Carosi suddenly discovered a few days before curtain-up – suddenly? – that her advanced pregnancy would prevent her starring in Covent Garden's Aida.
Friday 20 May 2011
Reporter says fine weather compensated for the injustice, lawlessness and chaos rife in the country
Sunday 01 May 2011
John Higgins was challenged by an angry fan here last night who called him "a disgrace" over last year's frame-fixing furore. The three-time world champion was engulfed by the affair 12 months ago following a newspaper sting operation on a trip to Kiev with former manager Pat Mooney.
Thursday 28 April 2011
The trial of one of Belarus's leading opposition politicians began yesterday in Minsk. Andrei Sannikov, who stood against the authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in elections in December, is accused of organising riots in the aftermath of the vote, and could be jailed for up to 15 years.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
On 27 April 1986, the Chernobyl atomic power plant near Kiev in the USSR exploded in the world's worst ever nuclear disaster.
Sunday 24 April 2011
A full quarter of a century after the Chernobyl disaster, and the sarcophagus over the wrecked reactor is cracked and deteriorating, hundreds of tons of highly radioactive material remain to be dealt with, attempts to raise many millions of pounds to make the site safe are falling short, the health of Ukrainian children unborn in 1986 is still being damaged, and it will be 20,000 years before vegetables grown in the area will be safe to eat.
Friday 08 April 2011
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
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