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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,...

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    Russia strike kill five civilians in NW Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Bala, Syria | Updated at 10:09pm on January 18, 2020

    An air strike Saturday by Syrian regime ally Russia killed five civilians, including four members of the same family, in an opposition bastion in the...

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    Putin’s new PM promises ‘real changes’ for Russians

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:34pm on January 16, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister promised ‘real changes’ on Thursday as he was approved by lawmakers after the Kremlin announced sweeping reform plans...

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    Russia: a groundbreaking power shift

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    IN GROUNDBREAKING news president Putin announced on January 15, in his annual address to the nation, major changes in his government. First, he announced that...

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    Putin extends cash payouts for babies to counter population slump

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 06:11pm on January 15, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced new financial incentives to encourage Russians to have more children to boost the population. ‘Russia’s fate and its...