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Nato plans east European bases to counter Russian threat

Nato forces

Nato chief announces move in response to Ukraine crisis and says alliance is dealing with a new Russian military approach

Russia admits its soldiers have been caught in Ukraine

Issue of captured soldiers to be discussed at meeting between Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday afternoon

Four Russian servicemen are seen in a video released by the Ukrainian Security Service

A video released by the Ukrainian security service purporting to show Russian servicemen captured on Ukrainian territory. Photograph: Reuters TV

Sources in Moscow have admitted that a number of men captured inside Ukraine were indeed serving Russian soldiers, but said they crossed the border by mistake. The admission comes as President Vladimir Putin meets his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, for talks in Minsk. The pair shook hands ahead of the talks on Tuesday afternoon.

Beijing independent film festival shut down by Chinese authorities

Li Xianting, Beijing independent film festival organiser, holds document up to the cameras 

Organisers forced to sign documents promising not to hold festival, as China’s crackdown on freedom of speech continues

Opinion

Why Hillary Clinton should keep her mouth shut

She might not be the change liberals are looking for, but her no-comment policy – on Ferguson and beyond – will keep her the frontrunner

Megan Carpentier

hillary clintonYou want Hillary Clinton to do what? Photograph: Steven Senne / AP

Hillary Clinton is not going to save you.

She’s not your mother, your best friend or your confessor; a time machine to the 90s, the solution to the nation’s increasing divisiveness, or the correct variable in a complicated equation that equals 538; a reflection of what you want to hear, or the embodiment of what you want a “leader” to believe.

What she is: a politician with two successful Senate campaigns under her belt – both in Democrat-friendly New York – and one ultimately unsuccessful presidential campaign; the former US secretary of state; an author; the former First Lady of both the United States and the state of Arkansas; a lawyer; a soon-to-be grandmother; a flawed human being; and, despite the fact that she hasn’t even said if she plans to run for office ever again, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 (if a vote were held today, which it won’t be)……………………

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Why Israel's bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers 'stunned'

Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers ‘stunned’

Analysis: Military sources say Pentagon’s assessment of Shujaiya shelling alarmed even Secretary of State John Kerry

Photos: Gaza celebrates as Palestinian president announces ceasefire

International

Photos: Gaza celebrates as Palestinian president announces ceasefire

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announces a ceasefire is reached in the Gaza Strip.

Topics:
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
International
Environment
International Location
Middle East
Palestine
Still #NoAngel: For NYT, the balance is the bias

U.S.

Still #NoAngel: For NYT, the balance is the bias

Times editors defend the Michael Brown profile, even as they admit their ‘mistake’

Topics:

Flashpoint Ferguson

Media

The New York Times

Race & Ethnicity

Crime

Missouri

Police

U.S.

Opinion

U.S.

The character assassination of Michael Brown

The New York Times’ disgraceful smear captures America’s unwillingness to give black teenagers equal respect

Topics:

Flashpoint Ferguson

Race & Ethnicity

Media

The New York Times

U.S.

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