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Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Calls on Nation to Further Reduce Dependence on ‘Toxic’ Dollar
In recent years, the Russian Central Bank dramatically reduced its holdings of dollars and Treasury obligations. Additionally, Moscow has sought to decrease the use of greenbacks in foreign trade settlements with major trade partners.
Top EU diplomats step up criticism of China’s crackdown on Hong Kong
Brussels’ foreign policy leader says the situation in the city ‘keeps deteriorating’ but did not introduce any new sanctions.
The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite easy for the part to be greater than the whole or for two o...
Vladimir Putin Signs Bill Giving Russian Presidents Lifetime Immunity
The bill, which was published online Tuesday, gives former presidents and their families immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during their lifetime.
Navalny says Russian agent has admitted to role in death plot
One of the operatives allegedly involved in the attempt to kill Alexei Navalny has confessed to his role in the plot, and has revealed that the Russian opposition leader was apparently poisoned via his underwear.
China, Russia join UN human rights body, while Saudi bid fails
Seats are allotted according to regional groups, and Russia ran unopposed, as did Cuba; China beat Saudi for its seat.
Thirty years after reunification, Germany is shouldering more responsibility
Thirty years on, German reunification has been a resounding success. East Germans were freed from the dull yoke of communism. With just three chancellors in three decades, the new, liberated Germany has been steady and pragmatic.
Road to Moscow could open opportunities to more Chinese firms
A US$760 million deal to build a section of Russia’s flagship highway programme could pave the way for more contracts.
'Hi, this is Navalny': Poisoned Putin critic posts photo from hospital as his aide says he plans to return to Russia
"I still can hardly do anything, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own for the whole day," wrote Alexei Navalny, a prominent Putin opponent.
The West doesn’t know best
I’d always rather liked the Finns, until I came across the conductor Dalia Stasevska. When I asked my mother what they were like, back when I was five or six and enjoyed staring at a globe of the world, she described them as ‘drunken and...
Navalny Was Poisoned, But His Life Isn't in Danger, German Hospital Says
Alexei Navalny, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, was poisoned by an unknown substance from a group of drugs that affect the nervous system, according to the German hospital that is treating the Russian op...
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