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    America’s geopolitical tool in Central Asia

    Vladimir Odintsov | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2019

    CENTRAL Asia has long been one of the key fronts in America’s ideological battle and information war against Russia. A year ago, the American geopolitical...

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    Macron’s wake-up call to European Union

    Rakesh Sood | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    IN NOVEMBER, French president Emmanuel Macron created a political stir with a far-reaching interview in which he declared that ‘Europe is on the edge of...

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    Renowned Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons dies aged 76

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 09:43pm on December 02, 2019

    Renowned Latvian maestro Mariss Jansons, who conducted some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, has died at his home in Saint Petersburg, Russian authorities...

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    NATO is as good as dead

    Scott Ritter | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2019

    WHEN the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was founded some 70 years ago, its first secretary-general, Lord Ismay, famously noted that the purpose of the treaty...

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    US troop presence in Japan a concern: Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Nagoya, Japan | Updated at 10:26pm on November 23, 2019

    The presence of US soldiers on Japanese soil is hindering closer ties between Tokyo and Russia and remains of concern to Moscow, Russian foreign minister...

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    OPEC+ likely to extend oil supply cuts until June

    Reuters . Dubai/ Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2019

    OPEC and its allies are likely to extend existing oil output cuts when they meet next month until mid2020, with non-OPEC oil producer Russia supporting...

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    Russia air raids, regime strikes in Syria kill 21

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:06am on November 22, 2019

    Attacks by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces and air raids by his ally Russia killed at least 21 civilians including 10 children in rebel-held Idlib...

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    HRW censures China, Russia, 7 other nations

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:30am on November 18, 2019

    Human Rights Watch on Sunday criticised nine countries for their failure in supporting adaptation of a resolution at the UN on the situation of human...

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    Russian strikes kill 9 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:14pm on November 17, 2019

    Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday killed nine civilians in the jihadist-run enclave of Idlib in the northwest of the country, a...

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    West pushes Russia, China closer together

    Ron Henry | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2019

    WITH Beijing celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s rule, there has been a heated discussion across the Western world about the role...

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