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# New Cold War

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# New Cold War
Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions
Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.
# Putin
While a ceasefire takes hold in Syria, the war in eastern Europe rumbles on with almost 10,000 dead
Clashes of the conflict have returned to the highest level in a year.
# Crimea
Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people
The agency says investors will be reluctant to lend to Russia during the current crisis.
# tensions
Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine "before there is a massacre"
The European Court of Human Rights has called on Russia to avoid military action, while a protester was stabbed in the west of Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Russia has sent 6,000 troops to Crimea says Ukraine
The peninsula has become a flashpoint in tensions between Russia and Ukraine.