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What is Novichok? Russian nerve agent that critically wounded former spy among deadliest weapons developed by man
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What is Novichok? Russian nerve agent that critically wounded former spy among deadliest weapons developed by man

One of the Novichok group of chemicals is so toxic that it's five to eight times more potent than the VX nerve agent, which was used in the poisoning of Kim Jong-un's half brother in North Korea.

Kim Jong-un seeks China's help to end UN sanctions against Pyongyang, denuclearise Korean peninsula
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Kim Jong-un seeks China's help to end UN sanctions against Pyongyang, denuclearise Korean peninsula

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has appealed to Chinese president Xi Jinping to help Pyongyang lift UN-imposed sanctions and in the denuclearising process

Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping in China after summit with Donald Trump, discusses prospects for denuclearisation
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Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping in China after summit with Donald Trump, discusses prospects for denuclearisation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met his Chinese president Xi Jinping in Beijing Tuesday to brief his sole major ally on his unprecedented summit with US president Donald Trump.

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins Palme d’Or; Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman awarded the Grand Prix
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Cannes Film Festival 2018: Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins Palme d’Or; Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman awarded the Grand Prix

The Palme d’Or was awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters; a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family.

UK spy poisoning: Clean up starts in city of Salisbury, officials say work expected to take several months
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UK spy poisoning: Clean up starts in city of Salisbury, officials say work expected to take several months

A clean-up operation in the British city of Salisbury where a former Russian spy was poisoned began Tuesday, with officials saying the nerve agent used was delivered in "liquid form" and small quantities.

Russia, Syria deny use of chemical weapons in Douma attack, invite probe team to inspect area
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Russia, Syria deny use of chemical weapons in Douma attack, invite probe team to inspect area

Russia and Syria have invited a probe into the alleged chemical attack in Douma after Donald Trump threatened that there would be a "big price to pay".

Britain aims to resettle former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia in US with new identities: Report
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Britain aims to resettle former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia in US with new identities: Report

Britain is considering offering poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia new identities and a fresh life in the United States.

UK nerve agent attack: Scores of Russian, US diplomats pack bags amid peaking post-Cold War tensions
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UK nerve agent attack: Scores of Russian, US diplomats pack bags amid peaking post-Cold War tensions

Russian and US diplomats packed their bags a diplomatic crisis between Moscow and the West, with post-Cold War tensions peaking in the wake of a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain

NATO expels seven Russian diplomats, joins two dozen nation in condemning Moscow over UK nerve agent attack
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NATO expels seven Russian diplomats, joins two dozen nation in condemning Moscow over UK nerve agent attack

NATO joined two dozen governments around the world in expelling Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in Britain, marking what London called a "turning point" in the West's relations with Moscow

North Korea's Kim Jong Un sends 'heartfelt congratulations' to Vladimir Putin for landslide election victory
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un sends 'heartfelt congratulations' to Vladimir Putin for landslide election victory

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent "heartfelt congratulations" to Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election victory and wished him success in building a powerful nation

Following reelection, Vladimir Putin vows to cut defence spending, says Russia 'won't allow' arms race
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Following reelection, Vladimir Putin vows to cut defence spending, says Russia 'won't allow' arms race

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia would cut its military spending, a day after he won a presidential election with a landslide

UK announces it will expel 23 Russian diplomats over poisoning of former Soviet spy and daughter
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UK announces it will expel 23 Russian diplomats over poisoning of former Soviet spy and daughter

Britain announced Wednesday it will expel 23 Russian diplomats — the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War — and break off high-level contacts with the Kremlin over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in an English town.

Russian president Vladimir Putin says he will 'never' give Crimea back to Ukraine
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Russian president Vladimir Putin says he will 'never' give Crimea back to Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released ahead of his expected re-election in next week's poll.

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov calls proposed meet between Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un 'step in right direction'
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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov calls proposed meet between Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un 'step in right direction'

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday hailed a proposed meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "a step in the right direction".

Russia develops new generation 'invincible' weapons: US accuses Vladimir Putin of breaching Cold War-era treaties
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Russia develops new generation 'invincible' weapons: US accuses Vladimir Putin of breaching Cold War-era treaties

The US on Thursday accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of breaching Cold War-era treaties by developing a new generation of "invincible" weapons.

Winter Olympics 2018: From Cool Runnings to Eddie the Eagle, movies that showcase the glory of snow and ice sports
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Winter Olympics 2018: From Cool Runnings to Eddie the Eagle, movies that showcase the glory of snow and ice sports

With the Winter Olympics starting on 9 February, here's a list of movies that best epitomises and represents the feats performed by athletes of sports played on snow and ice.

US' Nuclear Posture Review a walk back to Cold War era; places nukes at centre of American military strategy
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US' Nuclear Posture Review a walk back to Cold War era; places nukes at centre of American military strategy

The recently released US' Nuclear Posture Review is a masterpiece in reconciling contradictions and making the unreasonable seem perfectly understandable.

China opposes US' new nuclear weapons policy statement, describes speculations as 'wild guesses'
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China opposes US' new nuclear weapons policy statement, describes speculations as 'wild guesses'

China said Sunday it is "firmly opposed" to the United States' new nuclear weapons policy statement, describing its speculation about Chinese intentions as "wild guesses".

China criticises US' new nuclear policy, urges America to abandon 'Cold War mentality'
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China criticises US' new nuclear policy, urges America to abandon 'Cold War mentality'

China urged the United States to drop its "Cold War mentality" and not misread its military build-up, after Washington published a document on Friday outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others.

PM at Davos: As Donald Trump puts America First, Narendra Modi stakes India's claim for global leadership
India

PM at Davos: As Donald Trump puts America First, Narendra Modi stakes India's claim for global leadership

There’s a vacuum in global leadership ever since President Donald Trump famously put America First. In his keynote address on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Narendra Modi showed he was ready to step in.