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16th Jul 2018

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Germany calls for UN mission in Ukraine

Germany's foreign minister has called for setting up an armed UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine ahead of Russia's March presidential election, to protect Ukraine's territorial integrity. "This has to be a strong, armed mission that is present across the entire territory of the conflict zone," Sigmar Gabriel told reporters in Kiev, adding that Germany and France will propose such a mission to the UN Security Council.

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Opinion

How the World Cup exposed Russian chauvinism

The suggestion that Russians themselves play a role in the condition of their state today is often dismissed as "xenophobic" or "Russophobic". But if not addressed, the evils of nationalism, chauvinism, and imperialism will continue even after Putin is gone.

Stage set for Trump-Putin finale

Trump hoped to befriend Putin at a showcase summit in Helsinki, following US president's attacks on Nato and British leaders this week.

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