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    Banking overhaul seeks to shut Latvian money laundromat
    Apr15

    Banking overhaul seeks to shut Latvian money laundromat

    Eurozone member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after US authorities accused its third largest lender of large-scale money laundering with connections to North Korea’s nuclear weapons development programme. Desperate to restore credibility, Riga is eliminating deposits in US dollars, cracking down on dealings with shell...

    Russia says Britain must cut over 50 diplomats as spy crisis deepens
    Mar31

    Russia says Britain must cut over 50 diplomats as spy crisis deepens

    Russia said on Saturday that Britain had to reduce its diplomatic staff by more than 50 more people as a crisis in ties between Moscow and the West escalated over the nerve agent attack on a former spy. The new measures came after 23 British diplomats left Russia earlier this month and are seen as Moscow’s punishment after Britain’s...

    Putin wins fourth term with record vote
    Mar19

    Putin wins fourth term with record vote

    Vladimir Putin was Monday set for another six years in power after his landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election but so far only close allies have congratulated him on Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best election performance with 76.67 percent...

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls
    Mar18

    Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

    Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With the vast country stretching across 11 time zones, polls opened in the Russian far east at 2000 GMT on Saturday and will close in Kaliningrad, the...

    Putin: villain abroad, hero at home
    Mar11

    Putin: villain abroad, hero at home

    To the West he is public enemy number one: snatching land from his neighbours, interfering in foreign elections and unveiling weapons that he says render Washington’s missile defence systems obsolete. But despite , or because of, his reputation abroad, Vladimir Putin is still widely popular in Russia and is all but guaranteed to win a...

    Johnson to make first visit to Russia by UK minister in five years
    Dec21

    Johnson to make first visit to Russia by UK minister in five years

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson heads to Moscow this week on the first official visit by a minister from London in five years. Johnson will hold talks on Friday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign ministry said, eight months after a previous visit was cancelled over Moscow’s support for the Syrian regime...

    Man Utd, Man City face clash of ice and fire
    Dec10

    Man Utd, Man City face clash of ice and fire

    Manchester United and Manchester City will have to contend with snow and sub-zero temperatures, as well as each other, in Sunday’s Premier League title showdown at Old Trafford. Snow is forecast to fall across northwest England in the hours leading up to kick-off and temperatures are set to drop to -1 degree Celsius (30 Fahrenheit). While...

    Man Utd, Man City face clash of ice and fire
    Dec10

    Man Utd, Man City face clash of ice and fire

    Manchester United and Manchester City will have to contend with snow and sub-zero temperatures, as well as each other, in Sunday’s Premier League title showdown at Old Trafford. Snow is forecast to fall across northwest England in the hours leading up to kick-off and temperatures are set to drop to -1 degree Celsius (30 Fahrenheit). While...

    Wanted Russian arrested over Forbes editor’s murder
    Nov18

    Wanted Russian arrested over Forbes editor’s murder

    Ukraine’s security agency said Saturday it has arrested a Russian man wanted by Interpol over the 2004 murder of American journalist Paul Khlebnikov. The suspect, originally from Chechnya, was arrested in Kiev. “According to Interpol, the foreigner participated in a series of sponsored murders, in particular that of Forbes’...

    Victoria’s Secret gala hits snag in China as model pulls out
    Nov17

    Victoria’s Secret gala hits snag in China as model pulls out

    Top US fashion model Gigi Hadid on Friday pulled out of the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai after an online video showing her apparently making a slant-eyes face sparked criticism in China. The announcement is the second apparent snag to hit the US lingerie maker’s A-list underwear extravaganza set for Monday,...

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