Russia

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Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
Once used in the hunt for fugitive criminals, the global police agency’s most-wanted ‘red notice’ list now includes political refugees and dissidents

Josh Jacobs

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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French villagers bid to stop Tory donor Aquind laying cable under Channel
Energy firm and director Alexander Temerko have given £1.1m between them to Conservatives

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and John Lichfield in Normandy

17, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order
From China backtracking on coal to Britain’s ‘chicken king’ calling for a rethink of food production, the virus has accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky

Martin Farrer

15, Oct, 2021 @11:39 PM

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Masked men storm Moscow screening of film about Stalin-era famine
Authorities question staff of Russian NGO Memorial after mob disrupts screening of Mr Jones at its office

Pjotr Sauer in Moscow

15, Oct, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers
More than 50,000 alerts sent so far this year, including of an Iranian group that targeted a UK university

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Privacy fears as Moscow metro rolls out facial recognition pay system
Campaigners say Face Pay, launched in over 240 stations, is ‘dangerous step’ in efforts to control population

Pjotr Sauer in Moscow

15, Oct, 2021 @10:53 AM

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Lost in translation? The one-inch truth about Netflix’s subtitle problem
Subtitling is an essential art form. So why, as the streaming giant scores more global hits with shows like Squid Game and Call My Agent, isn’t it trying harder to find the right words?

Viv Groskop

14, Oct, 2021 @12:31 PM

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EU energy official says bloc must end reliance on foreign fossil fuels
Kadri Simson points to Russia’s failure to increase gas supplies as reason to scale up renewables

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

13, Oct, 2021 @3:12 PM

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The Hungarian revolution begins – archive, October 1956
On 23 October 1956, thousands of protestors gathered in Budapest to demand the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Hungary, setting off a revolt across the country. See how the Guardian reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

13, Oct, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Russia’s population undergoes largest ever peacetime decline, analysis shows
Analysis finds natural population fell by 997,000 between October 2020 and September 2021 – with Covid cited as principal cause

Pjotr Sauer in Moscow

13, Oct, 2021 @11:26 AM

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Global energy crisis: how key countries are responding
As demand increases amid the pandemic, there is a shortage of supply – and prices are rising rapidly

Jennifer Rankin, Oliver Milman and Vincent Ni

12, Oct, 2021 @6:05 PM

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G20 leaders agree to involve Taliban in distributing Afghanistan aid
Leaders agree in principle that funds can be channelled through UN agencies to avert ‘humanitarian meltdown’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Oct, 2021 @5:11 PM

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