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Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen tonight said Russia’s move to annex Crimea had put Moscow on a “dangerous path”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Nato secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has condemned Russia’s move to annex Ukraine’s Crimea region, saying Moscow had embarked on a “dan(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel  stepped up her rhetoric and backed sanctions unless Russian president Vladimir Putin responded to a proposal to join talks in a so-called contact group. Photograph: PA

The Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations have condemned Russia’s occupation of Crimea and warned of “grave implications” should Moscow comple(...)

People attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Simferopol yesterday. Ukraine’s interim leaders established a new national guard yesterday and appealed to the United States and Britain for assistance against what they called Russian aggression in Crimea under a post-Cold War treaty. The poster (left) reads: “Crimea is Ukraine”. Photograph: Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili

The European Union is prepared to apply sanctions on Russian officials next week if they support Sunday’s planned referendum in Crimea, through whi(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: former Luxembourg prime minister is favourite to be EPP candidate

European centre-right leaders will decide today in Dublin between Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker and French EU commissioner Mi(...)

Riot police stand guard in front of a regional government building yesterday as pro-Russian demonstrators take part in a rally in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Photograph: Reuters

EU leaders will hold an emergency meeting today in Brussels to seek a united response to Russia’s Crimean advance that prevents visible cracks (...)

Released Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks with her supporter in downtown Kiev last week. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Freed Ukraine opposition leader Julia Tymoshenko, newly-elected Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Ukrainian opposition figure Vita(...)

Even now, despite CDU support, Berlin officials are concerned that Jean-Claude Juncker’s  outspoken style has put many noses out of joint in other European capitals. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has backed Jean-Claude Juncker to lead Europe’s conservative bloc in May’s E(...)

Eamon Gilmore: “The decision was made unanimously. We are targeting specifically people who are responsible for the violence.”

The European Union unanimously agreed to impose financial and travel sanctions on individuals in Ukraine yesterday, as the death toll in Kiev c(...)

Finland’s prime minister Jyrki Katainen (left)  and his Polish counterpart  Donald Tusk, both  possible candidates to be next president of the European Commission. Photograph: Mauri Ratilainen/EPA

With the European Commission and parliament entering the final stretch before elections in May, staff of all ranks are nervously looking ahead and pos(...)

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych (2-L) speaks with opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk (3-R), Vitali Klitschko (2-R) and Oleh Tyagnybok (R) during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Mykhailo Markiv/Epa/Pool

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich has offered top government posts to two liberal opposition leaders in a bid to quell protests that are growing (...)

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