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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, charged with violating the terms of a 2014 suspended sentence for embezzlement, stands inside a glass cell during a court hearing in Moscow on February 2, 2021. Photo: Handout / Moscow City Court Press Service / AFP
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny... […]

EU sends top envoy to Moscow as Navalny controversy grows

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell jets to Moscow on Thursday under pressure to confront the Kremlin over the jailing of Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on protesters
US Air Force photo shows an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launching during a developmental test at 12:33 a.m. Pacific Time on February 5, 2020, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Photo: Clayton Wear / US Air Force / AFP
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New START: expiring arms accord between Cold War rivals

Russia and the United States have until February 5 to prolong a key agreement to curb their nuclear arsenals, the last remaining arms reduction pact between the former Cold War rivals
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen talks on the inauguration of the new President of the United States and the current political situation during a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels on January 20, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
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EU chiefs express relief as ‘friend’ replaces Trump

The European Union's top officials express relief that they will again have a 'friend' in the White House as Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump as US president
31.10.2020, Berlin: An oversized cardboard display with the picture of US President Trump stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: Paul Zinken/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
31.10.2020, Berlin: An oversized cardboa... […]

After 4 years of Trump, Europe pins hopes on Biden win to repair ties

If he loses to Joe Biden, current US President Donald Trump will not be missed by Europe's foreign policy establishment. But even under new management, the White House will not necessarily see eye-to-eye with its European allies.
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier reports on last week's European summit during plenary session at European Parliament in Brussels on October 21, 2020. Photo: Olivier Hoslet / Pool / AFP
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UK-EU Brexit talks back on as clock ticks to trade deadline

European Union negotiators headed to London on Thursday to resume Brexit trade talks after Britain called off a boycott, with both sides vowing to work round the clock to seal a deal in the time left
A police officer looks at a destroyed house after shelling in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region's main city of Stepanakert on October 7, 2020. Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP
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Shadow of history makes Karabakh solution elusive

Two weeks into the fiercest fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh since a 1990s war, analysts say the historical burden is making a long-term agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan elusive
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament, during a session to answer MPs questions on July 1, 2020 in Berlin. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)
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Merkel’s legacy at stake as Germany takes EU reins

Germany has taken over the European Union's presidency, with Chancellor Angela Merkel staking her legacy on a massive economic recovery plan to help the bloc with the coronavirus fallout