Friday

19th Jan 2018

Ticker

Russia threatens to expand Ukraine conflict

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has issued a veiled threat to expand the conflict in east Ukraine if the US supplied Ukraine with weapons. "It's hard to imagine how the self-declared republics would respond. Perhaps they would deploy weapons to other conflict zones," he said at a BRICS summit in China on Tuesday. The "self-declared republics" of Donetsk and Luhansk are two Russia-armed and controlled territories in east Ukraine.

Nato prepares to take in Macedonia

Macedonia to be invited into Nato as soon as it solves name dispute, but Russia-linked Greek nationalists could slow things down.

Opinion

Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe

Newly-announced financial help for so-called 'supercomputers' can help both EU member states, and small and medium-sized companies to grow - in fields such as health diagnostics, driverless cars and even earthquake predicting.

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