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UK’s undersea cables at risk of ‘potentially catastrophic’ attack by Russians

The head of Britain's Armed Forces has warned there is a growing risk of a Russian attack on undersea communication cables.

Rex Tillerson to visit Africa in first quarter of 2018

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning a trip to Africa in the first three months of 2018, a senior aide said.

UK premier Theresa May launches powerful attack on Russia ‘meddling’

Theresa May has launched a powerful attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign policies during a speech in the City of London.

EU countries sign key defence pact

The EU took a step towards closer defence ties Monday, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aiming to boost cooperation after Brexit and as Russia flexes its muscles to the east.

Documents reveal offshore deals with Apple, others

New revelations Monday from the "Paradise Papers" shed light on Apple's tax avoidance strategy which shifted profits from one fiscal haven to another as well as loopholes employed by Nike and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.

Russia detains dozens of protesters at nationalist march

Russian riot police detained dozens of people Saturday at a nationalist anti-Kremlin march on a public holiday known as the Day of National Unity.

China helpful, Russia hurtful on US North Korea policy

President Donald Trump has said that Russia was hurting United States efforts to disarm North Korea of its nuclear weapons, while China has been helpful.

Ukraine bans Russian banknote with Crimea image

Ukraine said on Friday it was banning a new Russian banknote showing an image of the Crimean peninsula that the Kremlin annexed in 2014.

Russian organizations procure Microsoft software despite sanctions

Software produced by Microsoft has been acquired by state organizations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring U.S-based companies from doing business with them, official documents show.

NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

NATO is set to launch a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Crimea.

Ukraine expels another Russian journalist over coverage

Ukraine has expelled a Russian journalist working for the television channel NTV as punishment for spreading anti-Ukrainian propaganda and justifying the actions of separatists, the state security service (SBU) said on Thursday.

Ugandan rugby players ‘disappear’ after tournament in Germany

Three Ugandan rugby national team players went missing in Germany at the end of a three-day 12-nation tournament which the Rugby Cranes finished 10th.

Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying.

Russia accuses US of ‘direct threat’ to diplomats’ immunity

Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday accused the US authorities of threatening the “security” of Russian citizens and violating its diplomats’ immunity with a planned FBI search of the San Francisco consulate.

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Woman in court over alleged child abuse

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More protests in Togo as president chairs Ecowas summit

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Change mantra made me team up with President Buhari – Ex-Governor Amaechi

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Fernando Torres wants to stay at Atletico Madrid for years

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