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Defence Minister says nuclear weapons needed in face of "reckless" North Korea
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Sunday, 01 October 2017
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DEFENCE Secretary Sir Michael fallon has reaffirmed the UK's commitment to nuclear weapons saying that they are needed in the face of threats from a "reckless" North Korea and "aggressive" Russia. Sir Michael spoke out after travelling HMS Naval base Clyde, where the submarine fleet is based, to....
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Russia Isn’t the Answer to America’s Problems With North Korea
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Sunday, 01 October 2017
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As tensions near a boiling point between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some observers have suggested that Russia could step in and play a helpful, moderating role. North Korea, they argue, should be one of the few issues on which Washington and Moscow can find common ground.
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Poroshenko orders filing lawsuit against Russia due to environmental harm from Kerch bridge construc
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Sunday, 01 October 2017
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. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has ordered filing a lawsuit against the Russian Federation in connection with the construction of the Kerch bridge in Crimea, presidential press secretary Sviatoslav Tseholko has said. "The president demanded to sue the Russian Federation because of....
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Anger as German ex-chancellor Schroeder heads up Rosneft board
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Sunday, 01 October 2017
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Back in August, Mr Schroeder was criticised by Chancellor Angela Merkel when he was nominated to join the Rosneft board. On Friday, shareholders voted to back his nomination. What's the background to this story? Mr Schroeder was chancellor from 1998 to 2005 - but his links with Russia go back almost as far.
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Ukraine's Military Chief Says Russia Left Troops In Belarus After War Games
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Sunday, 01 October 2017
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The Ukrainian military's chief of staff says Russia left troops behind in Belarus after staging military exercises there, despite Moscow's pledge not to do so, Reuters reports. Viktor Muzhenko's comments in an interview with the news agency on September 29 could heighten tensions further between....
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