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Fyodor Lukyanov: The glory years of the G20 are over

The annual G20 summit is taking place in India this weekend. Any gathering of leaders of this caliber (and the 20 largest economies are the ones that really run the world) is a major event. All the more so because, in the context of the apparent weakening of traditional institutions …

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Russia launches first Moon probe in 47 years

The Russian space program has launched a probe to the Moon for the first time since 1976. Luna-25 blasted off from the Vostochny spaceport in Amur Region and is aiming to touch down in the southern polar region by August 21. All previous probes have landed in the equatorial region. …

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Navalny sentenced to further 19 years in prison

Jailed Western-backed Russian political activist Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to a further 19 years behind bars. The news on the court ruling was broken by his associates on Friday afternoon. The opposition figure was found guilty on multiple extremism-related charges, including creating an extremist group, calling for extremist actions, financing such activities and luring …

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Demining Ukraine will take 757 years – WaPo

The conflict with Russia has turned Ukraine into the “most mined country” in the world, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing data from the nation’s government and several non-governmental humanitarian mine clearance groups. Almost one-third of Ukraine’s territory has been affected by heavy fighting and will likely require intense …

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‘Months or years’ before US arms reach Ukraine – media

Years could pass before some of the weapons in the upcoming “largest ever” package of US military assistance to Kiev actually reach Ukraine, according to Western media reports. On Tuesday, a number of mainstream media outlets cited anonymous US officials as describing the impending announcement of a $3 billion package …

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Germany to face highest inflation in 70 years – central bank

Germany is about to see its highest inflation in decades, the president of the nation’s central bank, Joachim Nagel, told the Rheinische Post on Saturday, adding that Germany might fall into a recession. “An inflation rate of even 10% is possible in the autumn months,” Nagel told the paper, adding …

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