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Ukraine’s president-elect rejects Russian passport plan

Image copyright AFP/GettyImage caption Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election in April Ukraine’s president-elect has mocked Russia’s offer to give passports to his countrymen, saying the document would provide “the right to be arrested”. In a Facebook post rejecting the idea, Volodymyr Zelensky pledged to give citizenship to “suffering” Russians. Earlier […]

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Putin mulls easing Russian passport rules for whole Ukraine

Image copyright ReutersImage caption A woman poses with her Ukrainian passport (blue) and new Russian passport (red) in Simferopol, Crimea Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is considering extending a scheme that makes it easier for Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship. This week he signed a decree that offers people in eastern Ukraine’s separatist territories […]

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Thousands feared trapped by Cyclone Kenneth

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEyewitness captures moment Kenneth hits northern Mozambique Rescuers are trying to reach remote villages in Mozambique where a powerful cyclone caused widespread devastation. There are fears thousands of people may be trapped as heavy rain and high winds risk more flooding and landslides. Cyclone Kenneth struck on […]

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‘Fake Lego gang’ dismantled in $30m Chinese raid

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Police seized what appeared to be a counterfeit Star Wars Lego set Police in China have uncovered a gang accused of manufacturing and selling $30m (£23m) worth of counterfeit Lego. Officers raided a Chinese toymaker which was allegedly manufacturing fake Lego products in the southern city of Shenzhen, arresting four […]

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Donald Trump to withdraw US from Arms Trade Treaty

Image copyright AFPImage caption President Trump promised to “never surrender American sovereignty to anyone” US President Donald Trump has said he will withdraw his country from the international Arms Trade Treaty. The agreement, signed by Barack Obama in 2013, aims to regulate the sale of weapons between countries. The US National Rifle Association says the […]