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Macedonian ex-PM's asylum plea puts Hungary's Viktor Orban in a jam

Macedonian ex-PM's asylum plea puts Hungary's Viktor Orban in a jam

The convicted former prime minister of the Republic of Macedonia fled to Hungary and applied for political asylum, challenging PM Viktor Orba's balancing act.

  • by Marc Santora

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Moscow honours double agent Kim Philby with city square name
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Moscow honours double agent Kim Philby with city square name

Moscow has named a square in the city in honour of British double agent Kim Philby, in a seemingly provocative response to the Skripal affair.

  • by Robert Mendick
The party is over for Russian billionaires
Opinion
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The party is over for Russian billionaires

The arrest of billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev sends a clear message to other wealthy Russians - their money is no longer as welcome in thee West.

  • by Leonid Bershidsky
Russian billionaire charged in Monaco corruption probe
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Russian billionaire charged in Monaco corruption probe

Dmitry Rybolovlev charged in relation to a probe into corruption and influence peddling in his long-running dispute with a Geneva art dealer.

  • by Gaspard Sebag & Hugo Miller
Fraud trial for acclaimed theatre director opens in Russia
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Fraud trial for acclaimed theatre director opens in Russia

Kirill Serebrennikov's arrest during a movie shoot in August last year sent shockwaves through Russia's art circles.

Mystery and fear haunt tiny Finnish island which neighbours Russia
Investigation
Investigation

Mystery and fear haunt tiny Finnish island which neighbours Russia

A secretive island owned by a Russian businessman has attracted quite a bit of curiousity from locals.

  • by Andrew Higgins
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Russia opens terrorism investigation after teenager blows himself up
Terrorism

Russia opens terrorism investigation after teenager blows himself up

The 17-year-old boy walked into the lobby of the Federal Security Service and let off a bomb in the northern city of Arkhangelsk.

  • by Andrew Osborn & Maria Kiselyova
'Something terrible might come to me at any point': the financier who became Russia's most wanted man
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'Something terrible might come to me at any point': the financier who became Russia's most wanted man

Bill Browder refuses to be spooked by the prospect he could be "tortured and killed" if he fell into Russian hands.

  • by Lucy Burton
Mail bomb suspect referred to Russian friends, held pro-Kremlin views
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Mail bomb suspect referred to Russian friends, held pro-Kremlin views

A Facebook account apparently belonging to the man charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats this week included references to Russian associates.

  • by Craig Timberg and Tony Romm
NATO holds huge drills in signal to Russia

NATO holds huge drills in signal to Russia

NATO has begun its largest military exercises since the Cold War as the West tries to keep up with Russia's growing military presence.

  • by Alec Luhn
NATO blames Russia for missile pact violation, Putin warns Europe
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NATO blames Russia for missile pact violation, Putin warns Europe

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that allies blame Russia for violating an important Cold War-era missile treaty but he does not expect them to deploy more nuclear warheads in Europe in response.