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Russia warns Nato, US over Ukraine membership

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Nato and the US not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance, ahead of a Nato summit.

After a day of drama, who rules Ukraine?

After a day of drama in which Ukraine's president was ousted, who was left ruling the country? According to Parliament, it was not Viktor Yanukovich.

Ukraine protesters seize Yanukovich’s Kiev compound

Protesters have been holding the offices of President Viktor Yanukovich, whose exact whereabouts are unknown, for the next president.

Russia expels US journalist critical of Putin

Russia has barred a US journalist who is critical of President Vladimir Putin for five years, saying he violated his visa regulations.

‘Syria attack will hurt global economy’

China warned on Thursday that military intervention in Syria would hurt the global economy and push up oil prices.

Fugitive Snowden slips out of Moscow airport for ‘secure’ base

Fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden slipped out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after Russia granted him temporary asylum.

Putin trashed for heavy-handed crackdown on protesters

Russia's opposition is worried that Vladimir Putin is resorting to old tactics to crush dissent after riot police detained hundreds of protesters.

Putin wins Russian presidential election

Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election, exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin.

Anti-Putin protesters struggle with chaotic meetings

The groups behind anti-Vladimir Putin protests disagree on more than they agree on and chaotic meetings are often an exercise in conflict resolution.

Russia’s Kudrin pays price for going off script

Vladimir Putin's strategy for a smooth return to the Kremlin appears to have gone off script with the departure of Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.

Putin ready to return as Russian president

Vladimir Putin declared on Saturday that he planned to reclaim the Russian presidency in an election next March.

Barroso secures new term as head of EU executive

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso secured a second five-year term on Wednesday in a vote at the European Parliament.

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