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Russian critic Vladimir Kara-Murza suffers sudden organ failure

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  Image copyright GETTY IMAGESImage caption Mr Kara-Murza (L) was a close associate of the killed opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (R) A prominent Russian opposition activist has been hospitalised with organ failure, two years after he almost died of suspected poisoning. Journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who works for pro-democracy group Open Russia, fell …

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Russian Gas Crisis: War With Ukraine Affects Energy Flow In Europe

  Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis Simmers Ukraine is increasing its reliance on European gas more than a year after it stopped purchasing energy from Russia over its annexation of Crimea. Ukraine started purchasing gas from French energy giant Engie last week in a costly show of defiance toward the Kremlin’s outsized influence in the region. Kiev …

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Russia & China announce new ‘unspecified’ measures to US’ anti-missile system in S. Korea

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  Russia and China will be taking further “unspecified” countermeasures to the US plan to deploy an anti-missile system in South Korea, according to Chinese news agency, Xinhua. According to the statement, Moscow and Beijing urge all those involved in the system’s deployment to consider the escalation in tensions it …

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Trump’s CIA nominee grilled on his advocacy of surveillance database

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  Senators question how Pompeo would limit his proposed U.S. metadata database President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency wants to create a massive surveillance database by resurrecting a U.S. telephone records collection program, but some senators questioned what limits he would accept. CIA nominee Mike Pompeo, currently …

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