Tag: Russia government

UK shifts policy focus toward India and Pacific post Brexit

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LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday will unveil plans to shift Britain’s foreign policy focus toward India and the Pacific as the...

Russia threatens to block Twitter in a month

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MOSCOW — Russian authorities said Tuesday they would block Twitter in a month if it doesn't take steps to remove banned content, a move...

Slovakia’s health minister resigns to end political crisis

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PRAGUE — Slovakia’s Health Minister announced his resignation on Thursday in a deal to defuse a political crisis over the acquisition of a Russian...

Putin: US Capitol unrest was a ‘stroll’

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday characterized the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump as...

Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags arise

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MOSCOW — Russia's boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism at the time because...

Russian Sputnik V vaccine splits Slovakia ruling coalition

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PRAGUE — Slovakia was thrown into a political crisis Tuesday over a secret deal to acquire Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine orchestrated by the...

Putin seeks crackdown on those who push children to protest

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MOSCOW — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged police to track down people who encourage children to join in unsanctioned demonstrations, a move...

Former Soviet leader Gorbachev turns 90

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MOSCOW — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev turned 90 on Tuesday, receiving greetings from the Kremlin and global leaders while Russians remained divided over...

Russia hosts new Kyrgyzstan leader on his 1st foreign trip

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted the newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan, voicing hope for political stability in the Central Asian...

Hamas-ruled Gaza launches coronavirus vaccination drive

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip began its coronavirus vaccination drive on Monday following the arrival of the first vaccines to...