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Gorbachev hails Bush for role in ending Cold War

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday praised former US president George H.W. Bush for his role in ending the Cold War, calling him a “true partner”. Gorbachev, 87, expressed his “deep condolences” to the family of the 41st US president and the entire American …

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Russia poses bigger threat to UK than terror groups: army chief

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Russia “indisputably” now poses a bigger threat to Britain’s security than terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda, the head of the British army said in an interview published Saturday. General Mark Carleton-Smith warned Moscow had shown a willingness to use its military …

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Chief of Russia’s military intelligence agency Korobov dies

Moscow, Russia | AFP | The head of the Russian military intelligence agency linked to a series of notorious operations abroad has died after a long illness, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Igor Korobov, 62, had headed the military’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) since 2016 and was the target …

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Russia warns France over C. Africa peace role

United Nations, United States | AFP | Russia warned France on Thursday that it must put aside “parochial national interests” and recognize its peace efforts in the Central African Republic as negotiations continued on a contentious UN Security Council resolution. France has presented a draft resolution that takes aim at …

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France, Russia, US wrangle at UN over C. Africa

United Nations, United States | AFP | France, Russia and the United States were locked in negotiations Wednesday to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of a deadline for renewing the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission there. The Security Council must vote on prolonging …

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US delays UN approval of aid for North Korea

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States is delaying approval of several requests for sanctions exemptions to deliver tractors, spare parts and other goods needed for humanitarian relief in North Korea, according to documents seen by AFP on Thursday. Russia asked the Security Council to discuss the …

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Kremlin says Putin, Trump to speak ‘briefly’ in Paris

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Vladimir Putin will speak “briefly” with Donald Trump when the two presidents meet in Paris this weekend for World War I centenary events, an advisor for the Russian leader said Wednesday. “It has been agreed that the leaders of the US and Russia will talk …

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