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France slammed for deporting Chechen refugee to Russia despite risk of torture

France has been criticised for deporting Chechen refugee Magamoed Gadaev to Russia despite several court rulings saying he should not…

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Poland expels three Russian diplomats over ‘hostile actions’

Poland expelled on Thursday three Russian diplomats accused of “hostile actions,” the Polish Foreign Ministry said. The move comes after…

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Is eastern Ukraine slipping back into a full-blown war?

Tension is growing in eastern Ukraine where the army has been locked in a conflict with Russian-backed separatists for seven…

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Merkel demands Russia withdraw troops near border

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Thursday for Russia to withdraw troops deployed along the Ukrainian border during a phone…

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Russian military presence expanding in the Arctic region, satellite images show

Russia is boosting its military efforts in the Arctic Circle in an effort to expand its presence in the polar…

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Ukraine wants to speed up joining NATO to send ‘real signal to Russia’

Ukraine’s president wants to speed up the country’s path to NATO membership to send a “real signal to Russia”. Volodymyr…

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Putin signs law allowing him two more terms as Russia’s leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move…

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Rome expels two Russian embassy officials and arrests Italian naval officer in espionage sting

Italy ordered two Russian Embassy officials expelled Wednesday and arrested an Italian Navy captain on spying charges after police caught…

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Austria in talks to purchase Sputnik V vaccine from Russia, says Chancellor Kurz

Austria has announced that it is in talks with Russia to buy one million doses of the Sputnik V coronavirus…

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Biden says Xi, Putin welcome at White House climate summit

The United States has invited China and Russia to be among 40 nations to participate in a global summit on…

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