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    ‘Serf’ comedy becomes top- grossing Russian film

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:06pm on February 04, 2020

    A comedy that tells the story of a misbehaving rich kid waking up as a 19th century serf has become the highest grossing Russian film...

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    Four Turkish soldiers killed, nine hurt in Syria attack on Idlib

    Agence France-Presse. Ankara | Updated at 02:28pm on February 03, 2020

    Four Turkish soldiers were killed Monday by Syrian regime shelling in the northwestern region of Idlib, Turkey’s defence ministry said...

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    EU’s fragile democracy

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on February 03, 2020

    AN ASSOCIATED Press report datelined January 30, 2020, Brussels — ‘EU: Russia, China use “digital war” to undermine democracies’ — cites European Commission vice-president Vera...

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    Strikes hit Syria rebel bastion

    Agence France-Presse . Ariha | Updated at 05:17pm on January 30, 2020

    Air strikes killed 10 civilians near a bakery and a medical clinic in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib region on Thursday, as government forces kept up a...

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    Japan arrests former SoftBank staff suspected of spying for Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:02pm on January 26, 2020

    Japanese police have arrested a former SoftBank employee for allegedly stealing proprietary information from the telecom giant and giving it to Russian officials, police and...

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    China, Russia require revising Rohingya strategy

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:32am on January 26, 2020

    The claim of jurisdiction by UN apex court International Court of Justice in Rohingya genocide case would require concerned countries, especially Russia and China, to...

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    The game’s afoot

    Ilya Matveev | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2020

    RECENT years have shown that the Russian authorities are most comfortable operating in the regime of ‘special operations’ — whether inside Russia or outside. Sudden...

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    Medvedev resigns, what’s going on?

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2020

    THERE has been a major shakeup this week in domestic Russian politics. It kicked off with president Vladimir Putin’s annual address to the federal assembly...

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    Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:19am on January 20, 2020

    More than a thousand opposition activists of various stripes marched in central Moscow on Sunday after president Vladimir Putin proposed re-drafting the constitution, unleashing political...

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    Putin says ‘transition’ crucial after political shake-up

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 07:03pm on January 19, 2020

    President Vladimir Putin has said he does not want Russia to return to the Soviet-era practice of rulers dying in office without a succession plan,...