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‘A return to the cold war’: Putin and Kim have joined forces as global delinquents | Andrew Roth

The defiant Russia-North Korea friendship pact raises big questions for Washington and Seoul – but also for BeijingA quarter of a century ago, Vladimir Putin flew to Pyongyang to sign a ­“friendship treaty” with Kim Jong-il that helped revive Russia’s …

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Russia-Ukraine war: EU to open enlargement talks with Ukraine and Moldova next week – as it happened

Countries in the 27-nation bloc formally approve the launch of accession negotiations on TuesdayA member of Russia’s lower house of parliament said law enforcement authorities need to do more to protect civilians from ex-convicts who have returned home…

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Putin praises North Korea’s ‘firm support’ for war ahead of Pyongyang visit – as it happened

This live blog is closedChina has urged Nato to “stop shifting blame” over the war in Ukraine after the western military alliance’s chief accused Beijing of worsening the conflict through support of Russia.Nato’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, on…

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