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Village in Russia to be evacuated following nuclear accident

Russian authorities have announced evacuation of Nenoksa village, as it is the closest to the military area where a nuclear accident recently happened. This may mean the situation there is far more dangerous than initially reported, as reported by New York Times.

Shooting at Norway mosque considered a terror act

The shooting that took place at the end of the week at a mosque in Oslo is tackled by police as a possible terror act, as reported by BBC.

Navalny’s Russia anti-corruption organisation sees its accounts frozen

A court in Russia has frozen the bank accounts of an anti-corruption group that leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny established to expose the riches of senior government officials.

Disorderly Brexit expected to bring food shortages to UK, manufacturers say

Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is expected to bring supply disruption that would continue for weeks or months, according to the United Kingdom’s food manufacturers.

Russian authorities challenge child custody of protest participants

Russian authorities seek to challenge the custody rights of parents, who came to a Moscow protest for fair elections. Prosecutors allege that the toddler had been put in danger as the parents had given it in the hands of a protester.

Estonia – no-country for Russian citizens from Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk

Russian passports of people from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in Ukraine, which are illegally controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists, will not be recognised in Estonia, the Estonian Foreign Ministry has stated.

Moscow wants arms negotiations with U.S. as nuclear treaty ends

Moscow has announced that Russia would only deploy new intermediate-range missiles in case Washington chooses to do so and urged to hold arms control talks to prevent a chaotic arms race.

U.S.-China trade tensions rise after Beijing called currency manipulator

Washington has called Beijing a currency manipulator increasing the stark trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Politologist: events in Moscow are a strong signal for protests to expand further

The cause of protests in Russia is the government’s disrespectful treatment of the people. On top of that, the recent protests in Moscow are a strong signal for similar activities to repeat on a larger scale, considering residents’ exhaustion with Russian President Vladimir Putin, says politologist Kārlis Daukšts.

«From child refugee to president»: BBC interviews ex-Latvian president

As part of a series of programmes «Her Story Made History», BBC has interviewed ex-Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, giving the interview the title «From Child Refugee to President».

Police in Moscow arrests 800 people in another election protest

As Russians took to the streets of Moscow for another protest to demand free and fair elections, police arrested hundreds of people and used violence against protestors.

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