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For more than six months, Russia has been waging war against Ukraine not only with soldiers and bullets, but also in the media - with fakes, disinformation and a broad-based propaganda strategy. We show what's behind it.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping praised "close and effective strategic coordination" between Russia and China during Russian President Vladimir Putin's appearance at the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing for the Belt and Road Initiative forum. It is Putin's first visit to China since February 2022, weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine.
It's not every day that both the Kremlin and its fiercest critics unite in outrage at the European Union. But that's precisely what happened recently, after the EU banned Russian citizens from bringing their personal vehicles into the bloc. And it wasn't just about cars. The Moscow Times reported that the ban appeared to include goods ranging from smartphones and laptops, to everyday necessities like toothpaste and toilet paper.
Analysts expect North Korea to offer artillery rounds in exchange for advanced Russian technology used for missiles, nuclear weapons and submarines. However, the details are likely to be kept secret.
The pledge comes after Moscow pulled out of a grain deal that had allowed the transport of millions of tons of Ukrainian food exports through the Black Sea.
International pressure on South Africa has eased now that the Russian leader will attend the BRICS summit via video link only. The decision leaves ties between the only African nation in the alliance and Russia intact.
Speaking at the 25th anniversary ceremony of the International Criminal Court, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said "no one should be able to lead a war of aggression and get away with it in the 21st century."
The Wagner chief's uprising has been seen as the biggest challenge to Putin since the Russian president came power. Wagner commanders are said to have been offered "alternative options for employment."
Heavy rains brought destructive floods to northern India, triggering landslides and damaging houses. People are warned not to venture outside, as weather experts warned more rain is expected.
A study shows that only 17% of Western firms with local Russian units prior to the invasion of Ukraine have exited Russia. Those that remain are paying Moscow billions in taxes, indirectly bankrolling the Ukraine war.
Russian former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov told DW he believed that Wagner and Yevgeny Prigozhin's mutiny had weakened President Vladimir Putin, and would have even left "the ruling elite" with tough questions.