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From Pushkin to Kalashnikov: A History of Russia-Africa Links

Russia was never a colonial power in Africa, but it has a long history of ties with the continent.

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For Moscow, a Win in Syria but Fraught with Risks

The withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria was a win for President Vladimir Putin, strengthening Russia's role as the key foreign player in the war-torn country.

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EU Angry at Turkish Offensive but Short of Responses

Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria has sparked alarm and anger in the European Union, but diplomats say concrete measures in the form of sanctions are unlikely.

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Tunisia, Cradle of the 2011 Arab Spring

Eight years after its revolution unseated a longtime dictator and sparked a regional wave of uprisings, Tunisia is hailed as the sole democratic success story of the Arab Spring.

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Turkey's Two Previous Operations in Syria

The Turkish military operation launched on Wednesday against Kurdish militia fighters in Syria is Ankara's third offensive in the war-torn country.

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With Turkey, Trump's International Ideas Thwarted Once More

Donald Trump won the presidency with vows to take a new approach on the world stage and end America's "endless wars."

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Chronology of Events in the Ukraine Scandal

Here is a chronology of events in the Ukraine scandal, which has prompted the opening of an impeachment inquiry by the Democratic-led US House of Representatives into President Donald Trump:

- July 25 -

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One Year of Protest in the Middle East

Mass protests have rocked several Arab countries this year in an echo of the 2011 revolts that toppled long-time dictators in countries including Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.

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Chirac: An affable Leader Who Said 'Non' to Iraq War

Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday at the age of 86, was a charismatic giant of French post-war politics whose popular touch gave him enduring appeal to voters, even after a conviction for graft.

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70 Years of Communist China

Key dates in the history of communist China, founded 70 years ago.

- 1949: communist republic declared - 

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