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Russia-Ukraine war: 10 years and still no end in sight

Maryna Lyushyna was planning to give a chocolate-themed cooking class on February 24, 2022. The actress and mother of two had prepared everything the night before, and was looking forward to greeting ...

Russian elections: Can Boris Nadezhdin beat Vladimir Putin?

Boris Nadezhdin successfully cleared the first hurdle to running for president when he received permission to collect signatures for his candidacy. He'll need this proof of support to run against ...

Germany strikes balancing act in Southeast Asia

When German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock met her Malaysian counterpart, Mohamad Hasan, in Kuala Lumpur on January 12, she was on day six of a trip that had taken her from the Middle East to Sout...

Decoding China: Taiwan election must preserve status quo

"Are you committed to the Constitution of the Republic of China?" A journalist posed this question during a live television debate between three candidates contesting Taiwan's upcoming ...

How will migration affect the European Union in 2024?

The number of asylum applications to the European Union has risen over the past two years. While there were just under 1 million in 2022, the European Union Agency for Asylum has predicted that this m...

Growing acceptance of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia one day joining the EU

A survey conducted by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in November this year found that support for EU enlargement is growing in the bloc. It shows that public support has increased i...

Ukraine aid: caught between Hungary and the US Republicans

Volodomyr Zelenskyy's trip to the Americas has been marked by difficult conversations. On Sunday, the Ukrainian president witnessed the inauguration of his new Argentinian counterpart, right-wing ...

Decoding China: How Agnes Chow became an enemy of the state

John Lee, Hong Kong's chief executive, served as a police officer in the city for over three decades before entering into politics. During his various stints as a senior official in charge of the ...

Ukraine: War enters a new phase before the winter

Fierce fighting is currently underway around the town of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine. But it's not possible to independently verify the events on the ground — on some days, Ukraine reports 8...

Turkey at 100: What will become of Ataturk's legacy?

For weeks, secular Turks had been wondering whether the conservative Islamic government under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish republ...

Poland: Will anti-German rhetoric help PiS stay in power?

If Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is to be believed, no matter what the problem — from migration to security — Berlin is always to blame. Hardly a day goes by without the...

Russia's regional vote: What's left of democracy?

The results of last weekend's election in Russia and Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories could be seen as a show of strength for the Kremlin and the United Russia party. Despite the war and the...

Russian students are returning to school, where they face new lessons to boost their patriotism

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Clad in white shirts and carrying bouquets, children across Russia flocked back to school Friday, where the Kremlin's narratives about the war in Ukraine and its confrontation ...

Russia earns less from oil and spends more on war. So far, sanctions are working like a slow poison

The Russian ruble's wobble in value has exposed a crack in President Vladimir Putin's fortress economy, a vulnerability quickly plastered over by the Kremlin's economic team in a move that allowed the...

Russia's ruble has tumbled. What does it mean for the wartime economy?

Russia's ruble has fallen a long way in recent months, and the country’s central bank has stepped in to try to halt the slide. Until now, the government stood aside as the declining rub...