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Israeli PM’s former protege could now bring his downfall
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Israeli PM’s former protege could now bring his downfall

JERUSALEM (AP) — Avigdor Lieberman entered Israeli politics as a loyal protégé of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now, the maverick…
Kyrgyzstan crisis escalates after raid on ex-president’s home
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Kyrgyzstan crisis escalates after raid on ex-president’s home

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov on Thursday ordered “urgent measures” to maintain law and order after a failed attempt to arrest…
Renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller dies at 90
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Renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller dies at 90

Renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller, who taught political theory for 25 years in New York, has died at the age…
‘I’m no hero’ says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series
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‘I’m no hero’ says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series

In the acclaimed US mini-series “Chernobyl”, Oleksiy Ananenko is hailed as one of three men who helped avert an even…
Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation
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Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation

Russia on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a move condemned by Kiev and…
Kurds’ ambitions caught in power games
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Kurds’ ambitions caught in power games

BEIRUT (AP) — They always anticipated US support would run out, but President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to rapidly pull…
US, France, Germany join UK in blaming Russia for spy attack
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US, France, Germany join UK in blaming Russia for spy attack

The United States, France and Germany joined Britain on Thursday in condemning Russia for the nerve-agent poisoning of a former…
UK readies response to Russia after spy deadline passes
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UK readies response to Russia after spy deadline passes

Britain’s prime minister was chairing a meeting of the country’s national security council Wednesday after Moscow ignored a midnight deadline…
Backed by Putin, Russian military pushes into foreign policy
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Backed by Putin, Russian military pushes into foreign policy

From Damascus to Doha, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places, a sign of the…
Barely guarded Afghan border puts ex-Soviet Tajikistan in peril
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Barely guarded Afghan border puts ex-Soviet Tajikistan in peril

The three Tajik construction workers were quietly mending a road near the Panj River last month when they stumbled on…
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