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Russia names nine U.S.-backed news outlets likely to be labelled 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labelled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

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Ukraine investigators fear corruption cases could get buried 16 Nov 2017

KIEV Ukrainian investigators fear corruption probes could get buried because the national anti-corruption bureau will soon be flooded by thousands of old cases and recently passed legislation could further hobble their work.

Russia names nine U.S.-backed news outlets likely to be labelled 'foreign agents' 16 Nov 2017

MOSCOW Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labelled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

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Thailand plans joint arms factory with China 16 Nov 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's defence technology agency plans to set up a joint centre with China to produce and maintain military equipment in the latest sign of the strengthening security relationship since a 2014 coup.

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German spy chief sees Russia as danger, cites military advances 15 Nov 2017

BERLIN Germany's spy chief has warned that Russia should be seen as a "potential danger" rather than as a partner in building European security and said its big military exercise in summer showed an alarmingly high level of modernisation in its armed forces.

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Ukraine prosecutor says puzzled by lack of U.S. help on Manafort case 14 Nov 2017

KIEV Ukraine is puzzled by the lack of a U.S. response to requests it has made to question former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort as a witness over two cases involving misuse of Ukrainian state funds, the chief investigator said.

Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau launches case against sister agency 14 Nov 2017

KIEV Ukrainian investigators on Tuesday said they had opened a criminal case into suspected extortion by officials at a sister anti-corruption agency, based partly on information from a whistleblower who also implicated the president's office.

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Romania expels pro-Russian Serb for photographing military radar 14 Nov 2017

BUCHAREST Romania has expelled a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist and banned him from entering the NATO member for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on military installations, state security said on Tuesday.

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U.S. would welcome new EU sanctions on Iran - official 14 Nov 2017

BRUSSELS Any move by the European Union to impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme and alleged involvement in Middle East conflicts would be "interesting and helpful", a U.S. administration official said on Tuesday.

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EU signs defence pact in decades-long quest 13 Nov 2017

BRUSSELS France and Germany edged towards achieving a 70-year-old ambition to integrate European defences on Monday, signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces after Britain's decision to quit the bloc. | Video

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

HARARE Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for President Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald reported, the latest sign that the aging leader's authority has collapsed after an army takeover. | Video