Kremlin confirms North Korean leader's visit to Moscow, a move which will be seen as a 'significant snub' to China
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
US and EU sanctions increase pressure on Moscow to withdraw support from east Ukrainian rebels
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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