Putin makes his first public appearance in almost two weeks, but it hasn't put the rumours to rest
UK 'could not cope' if Putin attacked, say military chiefs, who warn that defences have been 'decimated'
The 'free gift from nature' caused by a powerful Baltic storm prompted a rush into freezing water
Dmitry Medvedev warns of 'extremely negative consequences' after Kiev drops non-aligned status
Analysts estimate sanctions have cost Russia $140bn this year and Moscow's ultra-rich $51.4bn
'Hugely embarrassing' request for help made to US and France because of cuts to the defence budget
Danny Cooke flew his camera-equipped drone over Chernobyl and put the resulting film online
Incursion could violate the peace treaty as Ukrainian troops prepare for combat operations in the east
The deal between Moscow and Tehran has 'set alarm bells ringing' in the West and could jeopardise talks
British driver wins ninth race of the season but politics overshadows tributes to Bianchi
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