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Arms race for space

In the 1950s, the US raced to dominate space - to launch objects, and people, into the unknown - hoping to show off its technological superiority. In 2016, they are preparing for a space war.

Russia sanctions costs the EU €30 billion

New research – which was carried out by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) - showed EU exports to Russia declined annually by 15.7 percent since 2014 when the sanctions were put into place.

IMF chief tells bankers to not dismiss cryptocurrency

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be luddites.

BRICS nations to stand up against western protectionism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers.

Is Warsaw prepared to face EU consequences?

The European Union executive holds only limited leverage to stop ruling nationalists eroding the rule of law in Poland.

Separatist turn to conquering all of Ukraine

Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country.

Donald Trump shakes hands with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit

The day before Trump met with Putin, he acknowledged the possibility of Russian interference in the election, but said other countries could have been responsible as well.

Will Donald Trump receive a warm welcome on his Euro trip?

President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent.

Here’s why Britain can’t count on Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is breaking with tradition by visiting Poland, an ex-communist country in central Europe, before making a presidential visit to longtime allies Britain, France or Germany.

Russia warns US after Syrian warplane downed, cancels hotline

Moscow has only once before suspended the hotline, which was established in October 2015 to prevent conflict between the different forces operating in Syrian airspace.

Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead or alive?

Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike.

Mass anti-corruption rallies across Russia

Hundreds were arrested, including opposition leader and protest organizer Alexei Navalny, who was seized outside his Moscow residence while heading to the rally in the city center.

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