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In the broken-down heart of Siberia, Putin is still Russias good tsar | Shaun Walker
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Irkutsk struggles with poverty and the authorities do little to help. But I found a puzzling disconnect Life for many Russians has become harder since 2014, and yet Vladimir Putin, who has effectively been in charge of the country for 17 years, has approval ratings that have not dipped below 80% since look into some […]

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Trump administration orders ‘increased scrutiny’ for visas
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Diplomatic cables provide insight into how the government is implementing what Trump has called extreme vetting of foreigners entering the US US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has directed US diplomatic missions to identify populations warranting increased scrutiny and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters. He […]

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Hungary threatens to ban Heineken’s red star as ‘communist’
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Viktor Orbans government proposes tit-for-tat measure after Dutch beer maker won trademark case against similarly named brand favoured by Hungarians The famous red star logo of Dutch beer Heineken could be banned in Hungary under a government proposal seeking to prohibit the commercial use of totalitarian symbols. The draft law was introduced this week by […]

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Friends reunited? Boris Johnson and David Cameron spotted having dinner in New York
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Despite a very public falling-out over Brexit, which scuppered prime ministerial ambitions of both, the two Etonians are back on speaking terms As far as political uncouplings go, the breakup of David Cameron and Boris Johnson was a fairly spectacular public affair. But it seems they might have buried their Brexit hatchet and resumed the […]

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Rex Tillerson says US will set up safe zones for refugees from Isis
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Unclear where interim zones of stability would be located as US secretary of state gives few details of plan at 68-country coalition meeting could ratchet up US military involvement in Syria and mark a major departure from President Barack Obamas more cautious approach. Asked about Tillersons remarks, coalition spokesman Col Joseph Scrocca said the US […]

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The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside parliament | John Crace
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Working in the Commons on the day of the attack, I became a witness to the loss of a man I had almost certainly spoken to The mind goes numb at times like these. A disconnect between brain and feeling. So it took me the best part of an hour to make sense of what […]

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South Korean ferry in which hundreds died raised after three years
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Parents of children lost on the Sewol and not yet recovered are maintaining a vigil at the site of the salvage operation Salvage operators have raised South Koreas sunken now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye. The vast majority of the dead in the countrys worst-ever maritime tragedy were schoolchildren, and parents of victims had earlier urged people […]

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French schoolchildren badly injured in Westminster attack
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Three teenagers with group from Brittany on visit to London are taken to St Thomas hospital, where two are in critical condition Three French schoolchildren from Brittany on a visit to London were injured two critically in the

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Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year
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Positive outcome of trials in Niger fuels hope that vaccine can protect children in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond from infection that causes often fatal diarrhoea A vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the […]

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