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Why won't Russia be at Eurovision 2017?

It comes down to a political disagreement over the annexed Crimea peninsula, and a disabled singer

It comes down to a political disagreement over the annexed Crimea peninsula, and a disabled singer

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Putin: the US is planning more strikes in Syria

Vladimir Putin says Russia has information that the US is planning to launch new missile strikes on Syria. The Russian president also says there are plans to fake chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Vladimir Putin says Russia has information that the US is planning to launch new missile strikes on Syria. The Russian president also says there are plans to fake chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Eiffel Tower switched off as mark of respect to St Petersburg victims

Perhaps Paris’ most well-known landmark, the Eiffel Tower will turn off its lights at midnight on Tuesday, as a mark of respect to the victims of Monday’s explosion on the St Petersburg metro…

Perhaps Paris’ most well-known landmark, the Eiffel Tower will turn off its lights at midnight on Tuesday, as a mark of respect to the victims of Monday’s explosion on the St Petersburg metro…

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Lithuania warns Russia could attack 'with 24 hours notice'

Lithuania's intelligence service has raised the alarm in a report but its concerns have been dismissed by the Kremlin as 'Russophobia'

Lithuania's intelligence service has raised the alarm in a report but its concerns have been dismissed by the Kremlin as 'Russophobia'

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Russia and the West: how to avoid an escalation in Europe

By Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since

By Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since

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Lithuania emphasises NATO strength in the Baltics

Lithuania says the build-up of NATO troops near its border with Russia sends a clear message about the alliance's power in the Baltics.

Lithuania says the build-up of NATO troops near its border with Russia sends a clear message about the alliance's power in the Baltics.

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Is it all going swimmingly for Vladimir Putin?

By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have

By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have

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Ukraine in the Trump and Brexit era: what Kyiv should do now - VIEW

By Radu Magdin, analyst, vice-president of the Strategikon think tank. He was advisor to the Romanian Prime Minister Irrespective of how one looks

By Radu Magdin, analyst, vice-president of the Strategikon think tank. He was advisor to the Romanian Prime Minister Irrespective of how one looks

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Russian sanctions speculation debated at Davos

The change of administration at the White House has led to speculation about the possible lifting of US sanctions against Russia over its incursion into Crimea.

The change of administration at the White House has led to speculation about the possible lifting of US sanctions against Russia over its incursion into Crimea.

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Klitschko: Conflict in Ukraine is controlled from outside the country

Ukrainian politician and former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko says the Ukraine conflict is being controlled by forces outside the country and without money and weapons com

Ukrainian politician and former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko says the Ukraine conflict is being controlled by forces outside the country and without money and weapons com

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Opinion: What would the revival of Russian imperial instincts mean for Europe?

"Step by step, whenever opportunities present themselves, the Kremlin is ready to use all means at its disposal to regain what it considers its own...", A VIEW by Carl Bildt

"Step by step, whenever opportunities present themselves, the Kremlin is ready to use all means at its disposal to regain what it considers its own...", A VIEW by Carl Bildt

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Russia calls NATO deployment in Poland threat to national security

NATO is deploying armour and troops in Poland for its biggest military exercises in years, but Moscow has called the move an agressive step threatening Russian national security.

NATO is deploying armour and troops in Poland for its biggest military exercises in years, but Moscow has called the move an agressive step threatening Russian national security.

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US tanks and troops arrive in Poland

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.

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Protesters urge the EU to put more pressure on the Kremlin over Ukraine

“Russia must withdraw all occupational forces from Ukraine” – this was one of the main demands from the participants of worldwide protests organized by the campaign “StopPutinsWarInUkraine…

“Russia must withdraw all occupational forces from Ukraine” – this was one of the main demands from the participants of worldwide protests organized by the campaign “StopPutinsWarInUkraine…

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Russia extends ban on Western food products

President Vladimir Putin has extended a Russian ban on food products from Western countries until the end of 2017.

President Vladimir Putin has extended a Russian ban on food products from Western countries until the end of 2017.

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EU sanctions against Russia likely to be renewed

EU sanctions against Russia, which were due to expire in a few weeks, now look set to continue According to diplomatic sources who spoke to AFP, the European Union could renew sanctions for another si

EU sanctions against Russia, which were due to expire in a few weeks, now look set to continue According to diplomatic sources who spoke to AFP, the European Union could renew sanctions for another si

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Russian lorries stuck as Poland and Ukraine close borders

Russian lorries are facing a tortuous journey to Europe because of separate disputes with Poland and Ukraine. Hundreds have been stuck at three

Russian lorries are facing a tortuous journey to Europe because of separate disputes with Poland and Ukraine. Hundreds have been stuck at three

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Litvinenko's widow wants all Russian spies kicked out of London

The widow of murdered former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko wants all Russian agents expelled from the UK, following a report blaming the Russian

The widow of murdered former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko wants all Russian agents expelled from the UK, following a report blaming the Russian

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Putin probably approved Litvinenko murder - inquiry

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. That’s the conclusion of

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. That’s the conclusion of

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Thousands of Moldovans protest over appointment of new PM

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Moldovan capital Chisinau, to vent their anger over the appointment of Prime Minister Pavel

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Moldovan capital Chisinau, to vent their anger over the appointment of Prime Minister Pavel

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EU calls on Russia to end bombing campaign in Syria

The EU is piling pressure on Russia to end its aerial bombing campaign in Syria. Foreign ministers, who have been meeting in Luxembourg, are warning

The EU is piling pressure on Russia to end its aerial bombing campaign in Syria. Foreign ministers, who have been meeting in Luxembourg, are warning