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Western leaders react to new regions joining Russia

The US will help Ukraine “regain control” of its former territories, President Joe Biden said

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Russia's Putin, China's Xi look to challenge 'international order' at regional summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping looked to rally Asian leaders behind a new "international order" as they met Friday for a summit aimed at challenging Western influence.

China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin Showcase Growing Ties

The two leaders meet in person for the first time since the start of the Ukraine war

Dozens dead as fresh clashes erupt along Azerbaijan-Armenia border

Armenia said Tuesday that nearly 50 of its soldiers had been killed in the worst clashes with Azerbaijan since their war two years ago, but Russia said it had convinced the historic rivals to agree to a rapid ceasefire.

Ukraine war: Putin says West's sanctions fever wrecks European lives

Vladimir Putin has condemned Western sanctions imposed because of Russia's war in Ukraine as a fever that poses a threat to the entire world.

Russia switches off Europe’s main gas pipeline until sanctions are lifted

Gazprom previously said it was halting flows through Nord Stream 1 because of a technical fault

EU fails to agree on visa ban for Russians – Hungary

Many member states refused to bar ordinary Russians from visiting Europe, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said

Gorbachev made ‘profound impact’ on world history – Putin

He led the country through difficult and “dramatic” times, the Russian president said

A post-dollar world is coming

The currency may look strong but its weaknesses are mounting

India to accept Russian debit and credit cards – media

Russia is reportedly planning to reciprocate and begin accepting Indian RuPay

Putin and Xi to attend G20 summit – host

Indonesia claims that the leaders of Russia and China have confirmed that they’ll attend the event in person

China to Join Russia Military Exercises as U.S. Rivals Deepen Ties

Moscow plans to hold drills in its Far East region near the border with China and North Korea from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

Crippling sanctions on China could be the weapon to stop war over Taiwan

There are many advantages for China if its blow-up over Taiwan turns into war – but there’s one move that could bring the Asian superpower to its knees.

China severs ties on key issues with US over Taiwan tensions

China has announced it is severing ties with the United States on a litany of key issues over the countries’ disagreement over Taiwan.

China sanctions Pelosi

Restrictions on the US House speaker and family members come in response to her visit to Taiwan

Pelosi Vows ‘Ironclad’ Defense of Taiwan’s Democracy, as China Plans Live-Fire Drills

U.S. House speaker meets with Taiwan’s president, key lawmaker during a trip that has heightened tension

Russia responds to hype over US prisoner swap offer

The interests of both sides must be taken into account during talks on a possible exchange, Moscow says

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