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What would happen if Russia deployed a tactical nuclear weapon?
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What would happen if Russia deployed a tactical nuclear weapon?

Russia (and before it, the Soviet Union) has built and maintained a large stockpile of tactical nuclear weapons. The initial…
24 killed on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border in latest fighting to hit former Soviet Union
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24 killed on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border in latest fighting to hit former Soviet Union

Kyrgyzstan reported “intense battles” with Central Asian neighbor Tajikistan on Friday and said 24 people had been killed in the…
Russians say farewell to USSR’s last leader Mikhail Gorbachev in funeral snubbed by Putin
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Russians say farewell to USSR’s last leader Mikhail Gorbachev in funeral snubbed by Putin

Moscow (CNN) – Russians said farewell to the last leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday in a…
Analysis: Why Gorbachev’s legacy haunts China’s ruling Communist Party
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Analysis: Why Gorbachev’s legacy haunts China’s ruling Communist Party

Tributes have poured in from around the world for Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the former Soviet Union who died…
Israeli PM’s former protege could now bring his downfall
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Israeli PM’s former protege could now bring his downfall

JERUSALEM (AP) — Avigdor Lieberman entered Israeli politics as a loyal protégé of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now, the maverick…
Kyrgyzstan crisis escalates after raid on ex-president’s home
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Kyrgyzstan crisis escalates after raid on ex-president’s home

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov on Thursday ordered “urgent measures” to maintain law and order after a failed attempt to arrest…
Renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller dies at 90
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Renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller dies at 90

Renowned Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller, who taught political theory for 25 years in New York, has died at the age…
‘I’m no hero’ says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series
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‘I’m no hero’ says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series

In the acclaimed US mini-series “Chernobyl”, Oleksiy Ananenko is hailed as one of three men who helped avert an even…
Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation
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Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation

Russia on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a move condemned by Kiev and…
Kurds’ ambitions caught in power games
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Kurds’ ambitions caught in power games

BEIRUT (AP) — They always anticipated US support would run out, but President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to rapidly pull…
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