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      Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia
      Oct19

      Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia

      Finland is becoming increasingly worried about what it sees as Russian propaganda against it, including Russian questioning about the legality of its 1917 independence. The country shares a 1,340km border and a difficult and bloody history with Russia, of which it was once a part. Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and sabre-rattling in...

      Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia to meet on Ukraine conflict
      Oct18

      Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia to meet on Ukraine conflict

      The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Berlin on Wednesday to discuss the stalled Minsk peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but officials quickly dampened expectation of any breakthrough. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the meeting would aim to establish a timetable for elections in the...

      Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT says loses UK banking services
      Oct17

      Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT says loses UK banking services

      State-funded Russian broadcaster RT complained on Monday that NatWest had withdrawn its banking services in Britain without explanation, questioning how the move squared with the right to freedom of speech. RT published NatWest’s letter on its web site, saying that the bank, which is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, had reached the...

      Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine
      Oct17

      Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine

      A prominent Russian separatist commander was assassinated in eastern Ukraine on Sunday evening, his allies said on Monday, accusing Ukrainian government forces of murdering him to try to destabilise an already fragile ceasefire. Arseny Pavlov, a Russian national who went by the nom de guerre “Motorola”, was blown up in the lift of his apartment...

      Britain, France seek EU condemnation of Russia over Syria
      Oct17

      Britain, France seek EU condemnation of Russia over Syria

      Britain and France sought to persuade the European Union on Monday to condemn Russia’s devastating air campaign in Syria and pave the way for imposing more sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad’s government. After a weekend of US-led diplomacy that failed to find a breakthrough, EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to call for an...

      Putin rejects accusations of meddling in US election
      Oct12

      Putin rejects accusations of meddling in US election

      Even as WikiLeaks released another trove of internal documents from Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted his country was not involved in an effort to influence the US presidential election. Last week, the U.S. government formally accused Russia of launching a hacking campaign to “interfere with...

      Putin shuns Paris visit after France offers talks only on Syria
      Oct11

      Putin shuns Paris visit after France offers talks only on Syria

      Russian President Vladimir Putin will not come to Paris next week after declining to meet President Francois Hollande only for talks on Syria, a source in Hollande’s office said, the latest deterioration in ties between Moscow and the West. French officials have been grappling for ways to put new pressure on Russia after Moscow vetoed a...

      Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia
      Oct11

      Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

      Outraged by Russia’s intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the Kremlin. While the EU says conflicts in Syria and Ukraine need to be kept separate, the latest...

      Russia to build permanent Syrian naval base, eyes other outposts
      Oct10

      Russia to build permanent Syrian naval base, eyes other outposts

      Russia will create a permanent naval base in Syria to expand its military footprint in its closest Middle East ally, a government official said on Monday, a week after Moscow said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in Vietnam and Cuba. The move, announced by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov, is further evidence Russia is...

      Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security
      Oct09

      Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security

      Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday he had detected increasing U.S. hostility towards Moscow and complained about what he said was a series of aggressive U.S. steps that threatened Russia’s national security. In an interview with Russian state TV likely to worsen already poor relations with Washington, Lavrov made it clear...