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Russia accuses US of stoking military tensions with missile test

Russia on Tuesday criticised the U.S. for ramping up military tensions by testing a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile weeks after withdrawing from the INF pact with Moscow.
Supporters of the former Kyrgyzstan president Almazbek Atambayev clash with special forces outside his home. Vyacheslav Oseledko-AFP-Getty

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president remanded in custody amid mass protests

Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev was remanded in custody on corruption allegations on Friday as his supporters waged mass protests overnight near his residence and in the capital, Bishkek.
US President Donald Trump (right) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin speak over phone on trade, wildfires

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation regarding bilateral trade and the raging wildfires in Russia’s Siberia, the White House said Wednesday.
Iran has passed the uranium enrichment cap set in its 2015 nuclear deal, marking the second time in a week that it made good on a promise to reduce compliance with the international pact following the United States's unilateral exit last year.

Iran passes new nuclear deal limit as China blames US for crisis

Iran has passed the uranium enrichment cap set in its 2015 nuclear deal, marking the second time in a week that it made good on a promise to reduce compliance with the international pact following the United States's unilateral exit last year.
Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine on 17 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko-EPA

Russians, Ukrainian accused of downing flight MH17

Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

The Chinese telecom giant has concluded a deal with one of Russia’s leading mobile and internet providers amid US pressure on Huawei. Citing security concerns and accusing the firm of being too close to the Chinese government, the US has barred Huawei equipment from American soil and is pressing allies to do the same.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the International Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Vladimir Putin wants to ‘fully restore’ ties with US

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to “fully restore” strained ties between Washington and Moscow, during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Maria Butina drafted a proposal entitled Description of Diplomacy Project in March 2015 to develop ties with the Republicans with the aim of influencing US foreign policy. AP

US judge sentences Russian agent Maria Butina 18 months in prison

Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in United States prison on Friday after the Siberia native, her voice breaking with emotion, begged a judge for mercy and expressed remorse for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence US conservative activists and Republicans.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky island in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on April 25, 2019. (Photo by Alexey NIKOLSKY - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un vow to seek closer ties at first talks

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look to counter US influence.
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, was welcomed by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Vladivostok on Thursday. Pool photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko

Spurned by Washington, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seeks a friend in Vladimir Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un poses for a photograph while shaking hands with Vietnam’s National Assembly chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the National Assembly in Hanoi on March 1, 2019. (Photo by SeongJoon Cho - POOL - AFP)

Kremlin: Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un to meet on Thursday in Vladivostok

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un will meet in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Thursday, the Kremlin has confirmed.
Comic Volodymyr Zelensky has won Ukraine's presidential runoff vote, defeating incumbent President Petro Poroshenko with more than 73 percent of the vote against about 25, according to official preliminary results.

Comedian wins Ukraine’s presidential election

Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday. His victory, according to AFP report dealt a “stunning rebuke to the country’s political establishment.”
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russia bans oil exports to Ukraine

Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday said Russia has banned exports of oil and petroleum products to Ukraine, as well as certain Ukrainian imports.
About 20 Ukrainian news outlets have called on presidential frontrunner Volodymyr Zelensky to stop avoiding the media before a runoff vote on Sunday.

Comedian on track to be next Ukraine leader

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky appeared on track Thursday to become Ukraine’s next leader as incumbent Petro Poroshenko fought for his political survival three days before a presidential run-off vote. Polls showed Zelensky, a 41-year-old standup comic and television star with no political experience, sailing to victory in Sunday’s second-round vote.
Libya militia troops

Libya clashes resume with 35 dead, thousands displaced

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar pushed on with his assault on Tripoli on Monday, defying international calls for a ceasefire days into a battle that has left dozens dead.

UN chief to meet eastern Libyan strongman as fighters close in on Tripoli

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was due to meet Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi on Friday as fighters close in on Tripoli.
One Ukrainian soldier has been killed in a flare-up of the conflict with Russian-backed rebels in country’s east, the army said Saturday, one day before the country’s presidential election.

One killed in ‘significant’ escalation in eastern Ukraine ahead of vote

One Ukrainian soldier has been killed in a flare-up of the conflict with Russian-backed rebels in country’s east, the army said Saturday, one day before the country’s presidential election.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a pro-government demonstration in Caracas on March 23, 2019. – It is two months since Juan Guaido has asserted he is Venezuela’s interim president. Domestically, he has been unable to shake President Nicolas Maduro from power. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP)

Venezuela’s Maduro announces ban on rival holding public office

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, bolstered by a Russian military deployment infuriating the US, on Thursday announced a ban on Washington-backed self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido holding public office.

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Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus

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