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Crimea: Enduring five years in a human rights black hole
Opinion
Opinion

Crimea: Enduring five years in a human rights black hole

This month marks five years since Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula was invaded and subsequently occupied by Russia.

  • by Dr. Mykola Kulinich

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Canada to extend military training mission in Ukraine
Canada

Canada to extend military training mission in Ukraine

Political and military sources had made clear the soldiers would stay longer, given continuing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • by David Ljunggren
Russians eye Indonesia for information security expansion
Information security

Russians eye Indonesia for information security expansion

The company is run by Natalia Kaspersky, the wife and business partner of Igor Ashmanov, considered a key thinker behind Russia’s information security doctrine.

  • by Chris Zappone and James Massola
US takes aim at China and Russia in proposed defence budget
USA

US takes aim at China and Russia in proposed defence budget

The Pentagon said the budget would help ensure peace with Russia and China by building a US military capable of defeating them in a conflict.

  • by Paul Sonne
'It's up to Congress to assert leadership': House bills target Putin
Corruption

'It's up to Congress to assert leadership': House bills target Putin

The legislation demands accountability for the slaying of a Russian opposition leader and calls for investigations of Russian President's finances

Russians take to the streets to rally against internet controls
Russia

Russians take to the streets to rally against internet controls

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Moscow and two other Russian cities to rally against tighter internet restrictions.

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The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh
Russia

The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh

The Soviet Union may have collapsed, and socialism in both Vietnam and North Korea has taken on forms barely recognisable to the ideology’s first thinkers, but one lab still performs annual maintenance.

  • by Josh Smith
US, Russia fail in rival bids for UN action on Venezuela
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United Nations

US, Russia fail in rival bids for UN action on Venezuela

Russia and China support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro while the US and its allies recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.

Daughter of Putin's spokesman wins role in EU Parliament
EU

Daughter of Putin's spokesman wins role in EU Parliament

Elizaveta Peskova, the daughter of Dmitry Peskov, is working as a trainee assistant to a French member of the European Parliament.

  • by Simon Taylor
Troops open fire on Venezuelan volunteers in aid convoy standoff
Nicolas Maduro

Troops open fire on Venezuelan volunteers in aid convoy standoff

A high-stakes bid by the Venezuelan opposition to transport aid into the country turned deadly as government forces opened fire on a group of volunteers.

  • by H. Alexander
Farewell tech utopia: how governments are readying the web for war
Opinion
Opinion

Farewell tech utopia: how governments are readying the web for war

The web is a frontier in a hardening confrontation between the autocratic world and the democratic one.

  • by Peter Hartcher