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1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to ensure his country remains in a permanent state of war. That's the premise of a new book, published by a French political scientist as the world has been marking the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that Western weapons deliveries to Ukraine have ended up in the hands of Hamas and other terror groups in the Middle East. Russian television has been quick to exploit the Israel-Hamas conflict for propaganda purposes.
1 day ago
Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre spoke to FRANCE 24 about the war in Ukraine ahead of the second anniversary this week of Russia's full-scale invasion.
3 days ago
Two years after Russia's full-scale invasion began, around a fifth of Ukrainian territory remains under Russian occupation – a repressive regime where arbitrary detentions, beatings and torture are the norm.
4 days ago
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in South Korea amid reports that communist North Korea is supplying weapons to Russia for its war against Ukraine. The alleged arms transfer was condemned at this week's meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Tokyo.
23 Feb
Poland’s top diplomat, Radek Sikorski, says Alexei Navalny's death shows Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing. Speaking to DW at the Munich Security Conference, he also voiced the opinion that alliances are still vital to US interests, despite remarks by former US President Donald Trump, the front-runner as Republican presidential candidate, that seemed to call NATO into question.
23 Feb
Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre spoke to FRANCE 24 about the war in Ukraine ahead of the second anniversary this week of Russia's full-scale invasion. The conflict has prompted senior Scandinavian defence officials to warn about the heightened threat of war with Russia; while Norway is a founding member of NATO, Finland joined the alliance just last year while Sweden is in the process of doing so.
20 Feb
A court in the Russian capital ruled Tuesday to keep Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in custody pending his trial on espionage charges that he denies.
19 Feb
Two years ago Russia was hit with severe sanctions after it invaded Ukraine. Yet predictions of an economic meltdown have not come to pass.
19 Feb
Alexei Navalny's supporters who attended events held to commemorate his death were detained in dozens of Russian cities. Meanwhile, an independent news site claims the opposition leader's body showed signs of bruising.
18 Feb
Leaders and campaigners around the world are blaming the reported death of Russia's most prominent opposition figure on President Vladimir Putin. According to Russian authorities, Alexei Navalny has died at the prison colony where he was transferred to in December.
17 Feb
The tiny Baltic state has become a go-to stopover point to ship alcohol to Russia. The bustling export business has more to do with paperwork than shifting trade routes, but does it square with a tough line on Putin?

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