Russian backed rebels serve hot tea to civilians on February 25th in Debaltseve, Ukraine. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Russia has been planning to annex Crimea and a large part of southeastern Ukraine for more than 12 months, a Russian newspaper has reported.A leaked m(...)

Seán Quinn: his family   owned  Kiev shopping mall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Accumulated rent of about $5 million (€3.8 million) from a shopping mall in Kiev formerly owned by the family of businessman S(...)