"While Merkel herself may not be missed much, a power vacuum in Berlin is a blow for hopes to revive the EU"
Former economic adviser to the European Commission president
"If we do not set a successful narrative ourselves, Russia’s 'malign influence' will do that for the EU."
Radu Magdin, Adelina Jelescu
Strategy consultants and regional analysts
"This is how it is... Romanians are used to a hard life"
"“In ten years we will still have this same character that we have now. The character of the city with balance, with balance of nature, of leisure, of good quality of economy, and good accessibility from abroad.""
"Early diagnosis is essential."
Edmond Van Eeckhout
Alzheimer's patient carer
"If they misbehave and continue their silly games, they’ll find themselves staring at an empty chair in Brussels. The Golden Goose would have flown, without lea"
UK communications manager
"I feel much better, much safer after my meeting with Theresa May"
European Council President
"There is still time to change the direction and ensure that human rights are respected, but the point of no return is quickly coming into sight."
Poland Researcher, Amnesty International
She's married to one of Russia's most famous actors, is the daughter of Vladimir Putin's political mentor and has her own TV show. Now Ksenia Sobchak wants to be President of Russia.
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The themed gift came after Putin previously gave the 81-year-old a double bed, where prostitute Patrizia D’Addario alleged Berlusconi slept with her in 2008
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19 dead in Russian train-bus collision near Pakrov
Saudi Arabia has signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of S-400 air defence systems from Russia's state arms exporter.
First world problems caused a hiccup for Saudi Arabia’s King Salman
Salman bin Abdulaziz is on an historic first visit to Russia by a monarch of the Gulf kingdom.
1. Sputnik started the space race
The launch of Sputnik on October 4th, 1957, started the space race between the Soviet Union and United States
A Moscow court has sent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to jail for 20 days for calling for an unsanctioned protest
Russia says it is getting rid of its final remaining chemical weapons.
The device looks more like a drone, with just its seat reminiscent of a motorbike.
Sixty years ago, Sputnik became the first satellite in space and changed the world forever.
Western concerns over Russia-Belarus military drills
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