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Russia-Taliban ties a 'dangerous new trend'

US and Afghan officials are increasingly worried by ties between Russia and the Taliban, despite a denial from Russia that they are providing aid to the insurgents.

US and Afghan officials are increasingly worried by ties between Russia and the Taliban, despite a denial from Russia that they are providing aid to the insurgents.

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Syrian army advances on Aleppo airport

The Syrian army and its allies have advanced deeper into rebel-controlled areas, taking over a major access road leading to Aleppo International Airport.

The Syrian army and its allies have advanced deeper into rebel-controlled areas, taking over a major access road leading to Aleppo International Airport.

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We are not seeking enemies - Putin

The Russian president has given his highly-anticipated annual address to the country's Federal Assembly in the Kremlin.

The Russian president has given his highly-anticipated annual address to the country's Federal Assembly in the Kremlin.

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EU passes anti-propaganda resolution, angers Russia's Putin

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

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Russia withdraws from the International Criminal Court

Officials are quoted as saying the Hague-based tribunal is not "truly independent" and has not lived up the hopes of the international community.

Officials are quoted as saying the Hague-based tribunal is not "truly independent" and has not lived up the hopes of the international community.

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Syria's Assad sees Trump as 'an ally against terrorism'

President Assad gives his first reaction to the election of Donald Trump describing him as a possible 'ally in the fight against terror'

President Assad gives his first reaction to the election of Donald Trump describing him as a possible 'ally in the fight against terror'

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Trump and Putin agree to 'improve relations'

US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed in a telephone conversation to try to mend ties between their two countries .

US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed in a telephone conversation to try to mend ties between their two countries .

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Trump and Putin talk on the telephone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump have agreed to work towards "normalising relations" between their two countries.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump have agreed to work towards "normalising relations" between their two countries.

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Putin says Russian military threat to NATO is 'imaginary'

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

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''Global economic recovery fragile'' warns China's Xi at Brics summit

The so called Brics countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have vowed to forge closer trade ties at the end of their annual summit in Goa.

The so called Brics countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have vowed to forge closer trade ties at the end of their annual summit in Goa.

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Ukraine: Radical nationalist fighters form political party

Thousands of activists, notably members and supporters of Ukraine’s far-right Azov regiment and the ultra-radical Right Sector group, have marched through Kyiv, brandishing banners and…

Thousands of activists, notably members and supporters of Ukraine’s far-right Azov regiment and the ultra-radical Right Sector group, have marched through Kyiv, brandishing banners and…

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Frosty Franco-Russian relations

The Chief French Diplomat Jean-Marc Ayrault is leading the charge to save aleppo but it is putting him at odds with Russia

The Chief French Diplomat Jean-Marc Ayrault is leading the charge to save aleppo but it is putting him at odds with Russia

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Saudi Aramco boss warns low prices threaten future energy supplies

Saudi Aramco's head Amin Nasser says low prices mean cash-strapped energy companies are not investing risking shortages of oil and gas in the future.

Saudi Aramco's head Amin Nasser says low prices mean cash-strapped energy companies are not investing risking shortages of oil and gas in the future.

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Putin pulls out of Paris trip amid Syria tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned trip to Paris next week, after his French counterpart said he would see him only for talks on Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned trip to Paris next week, after his French counterpart said he would see him only for talks on Syria.

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The rocky relations of Russia and Turkey

A look at the ups and downs in diplomatic relations between Moscow and Ankara over the last year

A look at the ups and downs in diplomatic relations between Moscow and Ankara over the last year

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United Russia claims majority in state Duma

Natalia Marshalkovich: "How should we interpret the results of the Russian general election? We are joined from Paris by Tatiana Stanovaya from the Centre for Political Technologies.

Natalia Marshalkovich: "How should we interpret the results of the Russian general election? We are joined from Paris by Tatiana Stanovaya from the Centre for Political Technologies.

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Russian election: Putin's party wins absolute majority

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats following this weekend’s parliamentary elections.

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is on track to take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats following this weekend’s parliamentary elections.

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United Russia Party's victory clears way for Putin's 4th term

Putin’s, United Russia party’s landslide victory in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, where they were on track to increase their majority to 76 percent, gives Vladimir Putin a clear run at a fou

Putin’s, United Russia party’s landslide victory in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, where they were on track to increase their majority to 76 percent, gives Vladimir Putin a clear run at a fou

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United Russia set to win 343 of 450 seats in lower house of parliament

With 93 percent of the votes counted in Russia’s parliamentary elections, the country’s Central Election Commission announced the governing United Russia party is on track to win 343 seats in the 450-

With 93 percent of the votes counted in Russia’s parliamentary elections, the country’s Central Election Commission announced the governing United Russia party is on track to win 343 seats in the 450-